For my author visits, I love keeping myself on my toes, and one way to do that is to occasionally bring some of my older books back into the lineup of titles I focus on during my presentations.

The latest returnee is 88 Instruments, my playful fiction picture book illustrated by Louis Thomas and published in 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. As my presentation slide (see below) listing words plucked from its text would suggest, this book is an absolute hoot to read aloud, and I’m so happy to be featuring it again.

To celebrate, this month I’m giving away four signed and personalized copies of 88 Instruments. The giveaway is open to all subscribers to my monthly Bartography Express newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

(Subscriber or not, you’re welcome to download the educators’ guide/activity kit for the book.)

If you’re a Bartography Express subscriber with a U.S. mailing address and you’d like to be one of the four winners of 88 Instruments, by the end of March 2024 either say so in the comments below or email me directly, and you’ll officially be in the running.

Good luck!