The waters in the gulf turned calm after a brisk Thanksgiving week.
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We spent several days at the end of November in Panama City Beach, Florida. It was a wonderful trip--even with the cold front dropping the temperatures and stirring up the waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fortunately, when the weather got rough, we had some games and art supplies--and the Bookboard children's book subscription service--to keep us company. Did you know that the Bookboard folks regularly feature thematic collections of books, including this one with a beach theme?
Pictured above is a page from Lobster's Secret by Kathleen Hollenbeck and illustrated by Jon Weiman as delivered to us in Florida via Backboard. Don't the colors in the illustrations just POP on the virtual page?
In case you haven't heard, 2013 has been a very good year for Bookboard, the innovative children’s digital subscription library. Not only have the service's reviews been outstanding, but the company has also been recognized with several recent awards including the coveted Family Choice Award, a WebEspy, and a National Parenting Publications award.
More than that, the Bookboard team has built a solid following of families--families just like mine--who value the quality of the content available through the service. As of this posting, the service offers 400 books for kids, all accessible electronically and matched to each individual child's reading level. That's a phenomenal number of books, all of which are curated by the company's in-house librarian.
I've written about the service--and its value for working homeschool parents in particular--before here, here and here. If you've been on the fence about trying it out, then I've got some news that might help you take the plunge.
This holiday season the folks at Bookboard have graciously offered to readers of How to Work and Homeschool a chance to win a one year subscription to the service (a $59.88 value).
All you have to do register for a chance to win is:
- Leave me a quick note in the comments section of this post telling me why you're interested in this amazing service;
- Sign up for a FREE TRIAL of Bookboard using this specific link; and
- Read one book from the service no later than midnight PST on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
The winner will be selected from random by the very nice Bookboard team on Friday, December 6.
That's it--you leave a quick comment, sign up for a free trial, read a book from the curated collection with your kid (or kids), and then you've got a chance to win a free year of Bookboard.
Good luck, everyone!
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