Stand Up {a giveaway}

Children’s books are a HUGE part of our family life in Sluiter Nation.

Eddie has so many that I am running out of shelf room in his bedroom.  Charlie has so many board books they are taking over the nursery. And yet, I would never ever say, “oh, we have enough books.”  There is just no such thing as “enough” when it comes to books.

Recently we added one more book to our growing pile, Stand Up. But this book is extra special. This one is authored by David Stefanich, otherwise known as “Uncle Dave” in our house since he is, in fact, the kids’ uncle.

Stand Up is a book about Xavier, a student at Parker Elementary. Xavier is a victim of bullying. The book follows Xavier from Kindergarten through 3rd grade and shows the importance of bystanders and how they can make all the difference.

David works in education as an elementary school principal and he is acutely aware of the challenges kids face at this age. Not only is the plot of the book wonderful for kids of all ages, but because of his work in education, it’s also the perfect book for making predictions, making inferences, and opening up discussion between parents and children.

Eddie and Charlie have listened to “Uncle Dave’s Book” countless times in the short week we’ve had it, and every time something new comes up when we are finished.

Stand Up would make the perfect gift this holiday season, but one of you has the chance to win a copy signed by the author here!

Just follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below. A winner will be chosen at midnight on November 25.
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We received two copies of the book because we paid for two copies. Now I want to give one to one of you because we love it and its author.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. I have MANY favorites!! Good Night Moon, Are You My Mother, If you Give a Moose a Muffin to name a few.

  2. Oh gosh. That’s a HARD question! Right now, my big two are both reading Diary of a Wimpy kid, and seeing them share the books and fight over them? Kind of makes my day.

  3. Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

  4. I have to pick a favorite? We love ALL of the Elephant & Piggy books over here. We’ve been reading them since the girls were babies.

  5. I don’t know that I can pick one, but Make Way for Ducklings was a favorite of mine as a kid and my kids still love it.

  6. Oh a favorite book.. hmmm there was one when my oldest was a little one called Under the Sea. He knew it so well he could recite it from memory at 3, without the book in sight. Even now I can remember the front page and opening lines.

  7. Oh I would love that book! I already love Maurice Sendak and Margaret Wise Brown (pretty much anything of theirs). And I do love that Here’s to You!” book, even though I’m a cow people and I don’t like being a cow people.

  8. So many favourite children’s book, but The Runaway Bunny stands out right now! 🙂

  9. Our current favorite is The Polar Express, but we are huge Dr. Seuss fans regularly.

  10. My favorite kids books keeps changing as my kids get new ones, but right now The Monster at the End of This Book is in heavy rotation (and I love it because it was one of my favorites as a child too).

  11. I need this for my first grader. He is struggling with kids being mean and having a big heart and learning to stand up for himself and others!

  12. Such a great book! Congratulations to David!

  13. Oh gosh my favorite children’s book? I love reading Dr. Seuss books out loud, and I loved the Giving Tree as a kid. I’m also a sucker for Shel Silverstein. And Mo Willams.

  14. I can’t wait to read this book!!!

  15. I can’t pick just one! For my son, our favorites have been anything by Dr, Seuss and Goodnight Moon when he was a baby. For me, its my Laura Ingalls Wilder boxed set. I still have them (at almost 40!) and every now and then I pull them out and read through them again.

  16. Sounds like a perfect book, can’t wait to read it!! Plus, my son’s name is Xavier and we never find books with his name 🙂

  17. A favorite book of ours is I Want My Hat Back!

  18. Oh that’s like asking for a favorite child. I love the Llama Llama books and the Pete The Cat books and I really love The Kissing Hand because it reminds me of the boys going to Kindergarten.

  19. I have no idea if I have an overall favorite. Right now I am loving the Elephant and Piggie Series. My daughter loves the Pete the Cat books. I love Madeline. We also have an abundance of books with no end in sight. 😉

  20. My current favorite is the if you give a series… If you give a mouse a cookie… Yummy!


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