Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop: Win 3 @BravestSquirrel #kidlit #print #chapterbooks

I'm giving away a print copy (US only) of the first three books in The Bravest Squirrel series ($23.97 value) to one person who signs up for my newsletter.

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Squirrels?! Yep, I really write chapter books about squirrels from the squirrels' point of view. But here's the deal: The fears and emotions my squirrels face are the same ones that kids face as they start to grow up--feelings we've all had to deal with at some point. Reading about sweet, determined, plucky squirrels never giving up despite the tough odds against them, we can discover we're braver and stronger than we ever imagined, just like Pippi, Max and Lana.

The Bravest Squirrel Ever

Scared of thunder, lightning and being "flopped" by the humans, Pippi the squirrel wants to return to her mama’s warm, cozy nest. Instead, she and her siblings stumble on a better forbidden human territory.

The attic nest is too perfect to resist, and soon she is drawn into a dangerous game of teasing the people. When their teasing goes too far and puts their lives in danger, she is forced to abandon the perfect nest. However, she returns in order to rescue her brother. Instead, she becomes trapped inside.

With little food and the humans plotting her demise, Pippi must depend on her wits to survive, proving to herself and the world just how brave a little squirrel can be.

The Bravest Squirrel in the Forest

Everyone thinks Max’s sister is braver than he is, and he’s sick of it. He’s determined to prove he is the bravest squirrel ever. He devises a plan for the humans to trap him, so he can rescue his Uncle Louie.

But things don’t go according to plan. First, he is forgotten in the cage and sprayed by a skunk. Then he is dumped out of a truck and abandoned in the forest with a hungry coyote hot on his trail.

Max has to give up being brave and beg others to help him. When he has the chance to save Uncle Louie or risk his life to save a friend, suddenly Max discovers just how brave he really is.

The Bravest Squirrel in School

Lana has no interest in being brave like her brother and sister. However, she would like to be cuddled by a human, as long as another squirrel is nearby to keep her safe and rescue her.

But the plan goes horribly wrong. She ends up in a school bus full of children with no other squirrel to take care of her. Inside the school, she is discovered by a crowd of children who think she is a toy to poke and toss around.

With no one coming to rescue her, Lana needs to stand up for herself against the playground bullies and figure out a way to get back home. If she’s not brave enough to rescue herself, she’ll be stuck in school forever.

My mind is still racing with a lot more squirrelly adventures, so you haven't seen the last of my brave friends. Until then, channel your inner squirrel and be brave!


  1. I signed up! Thanks for this opportunity!

  2. Looks great! I signed up for your newsletter, now *fingers crossed* Thank you for the chance!

  3. I am all signed up :) and Thanks for the chance and good luck to all

  4. I am all signed up! Thanks for the chance!

  5. It said I was already on your mailing list so I hope I am still in the giveaway. Thanks for this offer.

  6. I'm on the hop roster, just stopped by to say hey:)

  7. I signed up for your newsletter.

  8. been signed up mortalsinn At

  9. My daughter loves squirrels! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. I signed up, These would be great for my 2 youngest daughters. Thank you for the chance.

  11. I was already subscribed. Thanks for the chance and Happy Halloween!

  12. Thank you to everyone who signed up for my newsletter and entered to win print books from The Bravest Squirrel series. Penny Olsen was the winner of the set of 3 books and should have received an email from me. For those who didn't win, anyone who sends a US postal address to sarashafer at rocketmail dot com (no spaces, etc.), I will send you one print Bravest Squirrel book. Have a great day, and thanks for checking out The Bravest Squirrel series!