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Week 1: Woobo’s ‘Teacher-Approved’ Kids’ Book Giveaway

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This week’s contest is over 🙁 BUT no worries! Head over to our blog post for Week 4 of our ‘Teacher-Approved Book Giveaway’ contest to enter!

With the summer coming to a close and the school year quickly approaching, let’s get some kids ready for the new school year with some amazing, hand picked books by our favorite teachers! Check out our featured teacher below, the four books we are giving away this week, and how to enter the contest.


Week 1: Featured Teacher

Roopa Hashimoto


Mrs. Hashimoto’s Favorite Books That She Wants to Share With You!

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    Mommy Doesn't Know My Name

    Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name is full of gentle humor and helps children learn about the difference between the literal meaning of a word or phrase (“my little monkey”, “my little chickadee”) and what it connotes when it is used as a term of endearment.

    Author: Suzanne Williams

  • Connector.

    Not Norman: A Goldfish Story

    Not Norman is about a boy disappointed with the pet he has (a goldfish) when he would much rather have a more substantial, furry, huggable pet. How he learns to find comfort and affection in all the good things his goldfish seems to do to support him is a good lesson in making the best of a situation one can’t change.

    Author: Kelly Bennett

  • Connector.

    Fox Makes Friends

    Fox Makes Friends is a good read-aloud for the beginning of a school year, as a lonely little fox tries to “make a friend” as advised by his mom—by constructing one out of twigs and apples and things he finds. As neighborhood animals his age come to help him with the project, he ends up making friends after all!

    Author: Adam Relf

  • Connector.

    How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

    I like to introduce elements of geography to my kindergarten students. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World takes us on a tour of the world to find all the ingredients for an apple pie; what else would you do if your neighborhood market was closed?

    Author: Marjorie Priceman

Week 1: Featured Teacher

Roopa Hashimoto


Mrs. Hashimoto’s Favorite Books That She Wants to Share With You!

Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name is full of gentle humor and helps children learn about the difference between the literal meaning of a word or phrase (“my little monkey”, “my little chickadee”) and what it connotes when it is used as a term of endearment.

Author: Suzanne Williams

Fox Makes Friends is a good read-aloud for the beginning of a school year, as a lonely little fox tries to “make a friend” as advised by his mom—by constructing one out of twigs and apples and things he finds. As neighborhood animals his age come to help him with the project, he ends up making friends after all!

Author: Adam Relf

Not Norman is about a boy disappointed with the pet he has (a goldfish) when he would much rather have a more substantial, furry, huggable pet. How he learns to find comfort and affection in all the good things his goldfish seems to do to support him is a good lesson in making the best of a situation one can’t change.

Author: Kelly Bennett

Not Norman is about a boy disappointed with the pet he has (a goldfish) when he would much rather have a more substantial, furry, huggable pet. How he learns to find comfort and affection in all the good things his goldfish seems to do to support him is a good lesson in making the best of a situation one can’t change.

Author: Kelly Bennett

About Mrs. Hashimoto

  • Tell us a little bit about yourself!

    I am a kindergarten teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have been a teacher for 18 years. I love children’s literature; it has all the elements of adult literature (plot, characters, a problem to solve, a denouement, and an ending) in 32 pages with enchanting illustrations to provide pictorial cues and to engage those of us still learning to read!

  • Can you share something you find special about the children you teach?

    My students, 5 and 6 years old, have curiosity, a sense of wonder, a sense of humor, and are eager to learn everything. To hear them laugh at the funny parts of a book just makes my day and brings back memories of reading with my own children.

  • Do you have any thoughts on reading with children that you’d like to share?

    Children are fascinated by the information and real-life photographs in non-fiction books as much as they love the storytelling and illustrations in fiction, so it is important to draw from a variety of genres in choosing books to read aloud.

Thank you, Mrs. Hashimoto, for being a dedicated teacher for 18 years and being Woobo’s very first ‘Featured Teacher’ of the Week!


Now it’s time to win some books!


Our contest for Week 1 has ended! Click the link to the right to head over to our Week 4 blog post to enter!

  • Mommydoesntknowmyname
  • Not Norman
  • Fox Makes Friends
  • How to make apple pie

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Unfortunately, our Teacher-Approved Book Giveaway has ended 🙁 But get ready for a really fun contest we will launch in a few days giving away some of our favorite STEM toys over here at Woobo. Check out this youtube video for one of our favorites called a Makey Makey. Make sure to sign up for our mailing list to know when the giveaway begins!!

Thank you so much for being a part of our Teacher-Approved Book Giveaway! We are so happy to share these books with you and are so grateful to the teachers who participated!

Team Woobo