I happily give away books each month to subscribers to my Bartography Express newsletter (folks can sign up here), and some of my own titles have had repeated turns in the spotlight.

But there’s one of my most popular books that I seem to have overlooked these past few years, and my only explanation is that maybe it was just too well, um, camouflaged:

Well, now that I can’t unsee that oversight, the only thing to do is correct it!

For my May 2024 giveaway, I’m offering four signed copies of my nonfiction picture book Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, which was illustrated by Victo Ngai and published by Millbrook Press/Lerner Publishing.

Dazzle Ships was celebrated on several state lists and was named one of the best books of the year by the Bank Street College of Education and the National Council of Teachers of English, among others. It’s also available in an animated format (you can see a bit of that in the video above) and as an audio book.

If you’re a Bartography Express subscriber with a U.S. mailing address and you’d like to be one of those four winners, by the end of this month either say so in the comments below or email me directly, and you’ll officially be in the running.

And if you’d prefer a DVD or CD version rather than a picture book, should you be the winner, just let me know and I’ll see what I can do…

Good luck — and if you know another reader, family member, educator, librarian, etc., who you think might like a copy of Dazzle Ships, won’t you please let them know, too?