Wednesday, July 22, 2009



lets get ready 1 Do you know a child going into Kindergarten this fall? It’s a lot harder now than when we were in Kindergarten. Schools must comply with the “no child left behind” policies, so we, as parents, need to prepare them for this curriculum in advance.

Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten (in English and Spanish) and Let’s Get Ready for First Grade can help you get your kids ready for what’s to come in the year ahead. Each of these books focuses on the skills needed when entering these grades.

Stacey Kannenberg of Cedar Valley Publishing has put a great deal of research and thought into these books. From the Cedar Valley Kids and their teacher Mrs. Good guiding your child through the book, to the parent/caregiver tips helping us work with our kids, she has thought of it lets get ready mrsgoodall. The books are colorful and appealing to children, which makes them seem less like schoolwork and more like funtime!. And best of all, the pages are designed to use a dry erase marker so each book can be used over and over again. Because these are such heavy-duty pages, it’s next to impossible to tear them. (Okay, let’s face it, if they REALLY want to tear the pages, they’ll find a way, but at least this makes it more difficult for them!)

Some of the topics covered in the Kindergarten book are the alphabet in upper and lower case, shapes, colors, numbers, money, and so much more. My kids loved these books, and I loved knowing they would have some of the necessary skills needed in the classroom.

Oh, and one more thing that this Mom-turned-author-publisher-consultant-public speaker does: She donates 10% of her profits to various literacy programs. WOW!


Stacey has generously offered a set of Let’s Get Ready books for one lucky winner. This includes the Kindergarten book in either English or Spanish and the First Grade Book. The contest will end on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at midnight CST, when the winner will be picked at random.


Primary Entry: Go to the Cedar Valley Publishing
website to check out what they have to offer. Let me know what part of either of the books is your favorite.

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(I will send out an email to the winner and you will have 48 hours to respond back to me or I will pick another winner.)


  1. I like the opposites that are shown with pictures in the Kindergarten book.. pictures help everything!

  2. I joined on google friend connect

  3. I follow on twitter! @babydickey

  4. I love the Let's Get Ready for 1st grade lesson on capitalization! What great books, thanks for the contest!

  5. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:

  6. Actually my favorite also was the opposites but I see someone else already chose that so, I'm going to say the Alphabet because your child can visually see every letter that is in the alphabet and since most of us have sung that to their kids/grandkids, this book brings it all together.

    Love the giveaway..thanks

  7. Not sure if I mentioned name of book in my initial entry so I am doing it now to be on the safe side. The alphabet from Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten book. Thanks

  8. Subscriber to your blog via email

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  10. I follow you on twitter

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  11. Congratulations to "cherdon" for winning the Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten and Let's Get Ready For First Grade books by Stacey Kannenberg. Enjoy your books!