Did you Get an Ereader for Christmas? Mr. Popper’s Penguins ebook giveaway

Did you get an ereader for Christmas? Or did your child or teen? I predict that’s one of the hot gifts of the year. If you did get or give one, I’d love to know which ereader and from whom it came (or was received).

Once you get that ereader, you need to stock it up with titles. The beauty of my Kindle is that I will never run out of books to read! What’s more, I make sure that there are titles on there for my kids as well. I keep a good eye out for sales (I bought several titles for me, and each of my 2 kids, for less than $4 a few months ago), and I’m always watching the Kindle Free bestsellers, which include small press and self-published books as you’d expect, but also has backlist titles from authors you love.

Today I’m proud to feature a wonderful ebook title from Open Road Media. I love the versions of books that I’ve read from them, including Pat Conroy‘s The Prince of Tides (they have published most of his backlist), and the Boxcar Children books by Gertrude Chandler.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins is one of their newest releases. This is a great movie (sharing very little with the movie except the heart and the name). My son read it last summer before we saw the movie, and enjoyed it. He’s a young, high-level reader, so it was perfect for him (a challenge, but no inappropriate content). I’d recommend this book for readers on the 4th – 6th grade levels, but I remember reading it aloud to my older daughter when she was much younger (5, I think).

This book also comes with enhanced features (available on a PC or a tablet that supports this format): extended, illustrated biography of the authors, photos, and two videos from Fox Entertainment: the first is the charming story of how Mr. Popper’s Penguins became a book, told partly by the Atwaters’ grandchildren, and the second is a trailer of the feature film.

One of you will win a free download of the enhanced version of the Newbery-Award winning Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Leave a comment, and we’ll announce the winner right here in our weekly book giveaway column on Monday January 9.


  1. says

    Thanks for the tip on looking for free books – I am always on the hunt for free books and keep our Kindle packed for the kids – totally brilliant to have a bookshelf in my bag packed with books to read… it is amazing how much has become available for kids in the last year – brilliant!!!

  2. says

    I got a Kindle Fire from my husband, and we gave our little reader girl a Kindle reader also. She would LOVE to have Mr. Popper’s Penguins on there. I am currently on the lookout for good free (or cheap) books.

  3. Mary says

    I bought a Kindle for myself this summer and LOVE it! I bought a Kindle Touch for my daughter and a Fire for my son-in-law. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great book download!

  4. says

    I love this book! I read it aloud to my kids when they were 5, 9, and 12. We haven’t seen the movie yet; we are more book people. :) I use the Kindle app on my iPhone, as do all of my kids (now 13, 17, and 21!!!!). I would love a Kindle someday, but this fills the need until then. :) Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  5. Audrey Griffis says

    I would love this on my kindle we love the movie and i’m alwasy looking for good kids book to bring on vacations

  6. Hailey Ramsey says

    We’ve had our Kindle for about a year and we LOVE it:) My hubby gave it to me for Christmas. We homeschool and it’s a lifesaver for sure. Ironically we are starting a unit on penguins in the next week or so that I was wanting to center around this book. What a blessing it would be to win and save a little! Thanks for the chance:)

  7. says

    I’d love to win! I actually have two Kindles right now (the keyboard and the touch), but one of them has been passed on to my hubby :-) I love getting the free books, and I’ve also signed up for Lendle to borrow books for free. Pretty great!

  8. Debbie Kennedy says

    Santa didn’t bring me an e-reader, so I’m saving to buy one. I’d love to have some e-books to get started when I buy it! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. JoJo says

    My husband got me a kindle but it is really for the kids. I prefer actual books, but we are saying it is mine, makes it easier for kids just to share mine. Have downloaded a lot for the kids from amazon. Really loved Lionel’s Grand Adventure, Andy the Spider and Willow Crossing for the kids.

  11. LeAnn V says

    This was one of my favorite books as a child. I’d love to be able to add this to the family kindle. My girls would love it!


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