Nonfiction Monday Giveaway: Ocean Sunlight




by Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm

The Blue Sky Press, 2012

Category: Picture book

If you were reading this blog back in 2010, you might remember my love for LIVING SUNLIGHT, the brilliant picture book, also by Bang and Chisholm, that introduced young readers to the process of photosynthesis and the chemistry of life on our planet. I still recommend that book to kids, teachers, and strangers on the street; it is simply the most accessible look at the topic I’ve ever seen.

And now, a sequel to sing about!

OCEAN SUNLIGHT furthers the story, sharing with readers the tale of a “billion billion billion” tiny plants floating in the ocean’s surface layer, turning sunlight into energy that further fuels life on Earth. With only 781 words spread across forty-four beautifully illustrated pages, Bang and Chisholm have created another masterpiece. This is a book everyone can read and learn from. This is a book everyone should read and learn from.

So, would you like a copy? Signed by Penny Chisholm?

Great! Just leave a comment on this post by 5pm EST on Thursday, March 14, 2013.  If you spread the word about the contest on your social media outlets, leave me a second comment telling me so and I’ll add your name to the raffle drawing a second time. On Thursday night I’ll hold the raffle and on Friday morning I’ll post the winner.  A couple rules:

1. Winners must live in the continental United States. I’ll send the book to the winner by USPS Media Mail next Monday.

2. Please remember to check back on Friday to see if you’ve won; I’ll post instructions then for how to get me your mailing address.

3. If you already won a giveaway this month (I’m looking at you, Mary Laughton and Laura Purdie Salas) you can’t enter again.

4. Good luck, and happy reading!

A few last links before you go:

For a peek at the other SB&F Prize-winning titles raffled off here lately, check out this post about Sy Montgomery’s TEMPLE GRANDIN and this post about Terrie Williams’ THE ODYSSEY OF KP2.

And for a the weekly lode of great children’s nonfiction, check out this week’s round-up of Nonfiction Monday posts over at Sally’s Bookshelf.

23 Replies to “Nonfiction Monday Giveaway: Ocean Sunlight”

  1. Hi Loree,
    This looks like a wonderful book on an important topic and I would love a chance to win it. Love your blog. Thanks for your book giveaways — what a great idea!

  2. Sounds like a great book, Loree! I particularly like your description of “the tale of a ‘billion billion billion”’ tiny plants floating in the ocean’s surface layer.”

  3. Would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for sharing. Learning about the ocean is an ongoing effort. At Stackingbooks we have had an opportunity to read several books which are ocean themed. Hope you can stop by and take a look at our non-fiction section!

  4. a billion billion billion – that’s a really big number that I can’t even begin to imagine. But those little phytoplankton are so tiny that, heck, maybe there is room for that many in the oceans. What a cool idea – it sounds like a completely fun book to read.

  5. I don’t live in the US so don’t add me, but this looks fantastic! I have been looking for a good book on photosynthesis so I will definitely be picking up Living Sunlight. Thanks!!

  6. As a toddler, one of my very favorite books was “Tuntuni the Tailor Bird” by Betsy Bang, illustrated by daughter Molly. As a teacher, it was my joy to rediscover more books by Molly Bang. Tuntuni is on the bookshelf waiting for my daughter due in June and I look forward to adding this one! I am happy to share on Twitter… thanks!

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