Giveaway: Four Book Bundle by Roost Books


Eeeek! We are so excited to be giving away not only a copy of our book, Whatever the Weatherbut also three other amazing books by our publisher Roost Books! The winner of this giveaway will receive a copy of Whatever the Weather, Raising Wild, Home Grown, and Stars! How exciting is that? Read on to learn more about each title and enter to win!

whatever the weather cover

About Whatever the Weather: Science Experiments and Art Activities That Explore the Wonders of Weather by Annie Riechmann and Dawn Suzette Smith from the Roost Books website: “The weather around us offers a perfect starting point for exploring nature: paint in the rain, send kites soaring in the wind, build ice orbs, and become a snowflake scientist. The engaging science experiments and open-ended art activities in this book provide a hands-on approach to exploring and understanding the weather we experience every day. This guide to weather science encourages creativity, questioning, and a spirit of curiosity; it will inspire a sense of wonder and adventure—no matter what the day brings.”


  About Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness by Michael P. Branch from the Roost Books website: “For over a decade Michael P. Branch has been writing about life in Nevada’s Great Basin Desert with an audacity, lyricism, and wit all his own. In Raising Wild, Branch offers an intimate exploration of the western high desert. Here we find the wild and extreme land of caliche and juniper, where pronghorn antelope run and mountain lions stalk, where wildfires and snowstorms threaten in equal measure, and where Branch, his wife, and their two curious little girls brazenly live among the packrats and ground squirrels, rattlesnakes and scorpions. In this inspired and hilarious exploration of natural history and parenting, Branch reveals a desert wilderness in which our ideas about nature and ourselves are challenged and transformed.”


About Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World by Ben Hewitt from the Roost Books website: “In this most personal of his books to date, Ben Hewitt shows us how small, mindful decisions about day-to-day life can lead to greater awareness of the world in our backyards and beyond. In telling the story of his sons’ unconventional education in the fields and forests surrounding his family’s northern Vermont farm, he demonstrates that the sparks of learning are all around us, just waiting to be discovered. No matter where we live, Home Grown reminds us that learning at any age is a lifelong process, and that the best education is never confined to a classroom.  Hewitt’s story will inspire you to reclaim passion, curiosity, and creativity, not only for your children, but for yourself.”


About Stars: a family guide to the night sky by Adam Ford from the Roost Books website: “Who isn’t fascinated by the sheer size of the universe? Stars offers a straightforward guide to what we know and how we know it—from the Big Bang to star nurseries to the beginnings of life on planet Earth. Find out why you can’t draw a diagram of the solar system to scale, discover how gravity holds our planet together, and learn why we’re all made of stardust.” Included inside:

    • season-by-season guide to stargazing
    • double-sided star chart covering the northern and southern hemispheres
    • pull-out activities, including “Test Your Eyesight” cards and a “What Do You Weigh on Other Planets?” spinning wheel, plus four sheets of stickers

The winner will receive all four books! Awesome, right? 

Use the rafflecopter below to enter in a variety of ways. Remember the more things you do the more chances you have to win!

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The winner will be announced here on the blog December 3rd!

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83 comments… add one

  • Kate TerHaar November 27, 2016, 6:56 am

    Wow, what a great selection of books. I would love to add them to my library.

  • Tammy November 27, 2016, 7:10 am

    My three little nature girls would LOVE these books! Especially Dawns book and the Syars book, I can’t wait to teach them about the night sky! What a great giveaway!

  • Georgia Monroe November 27, 2016, 7:57 am

    oh goodness they all look wonderful! I’m looking forward to the Whatever the Weather and the stars book the most!

  • Missy November 27, 2016, 8:00 am

    These books look wonderful! We’ve been studying astronomy – the family guide looks amazing!

  • Julia November 27, 2016, 8:35 am

    Stars is the perfect gift for my Space-obsrssed middle child! What a great package!

  • Jennifer November 27, 2016, 8:42 am

    What a great set of books! Love them! Thanks!

  • Wendy November 27, 2016, 8:45 am

    This is a fabulous giveaway! Thank you!

  • Becky D November 27, 2016, 8:56 am

    All the books look awesome. Looking forward to reading them!

  • Lesley Dubiel November 27, 2016, 9:04 am

    What a fantastic assortment of titles to add to my reading list.

  • Cindy November 27, 2016, 9:19 am

    We are a bit obsessed with books here in our house and this is a fantastic selection of books! I was surprised I had not heard of Stars a Family Field Guide before as I have been following your blog and doin nature activities with my boys for years. How did I miss this? We would love to have this little bundle for to enhance our nature activities. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  • Jami MacKay November 27, 2016, 9:24 am

    These books all sound amazing!!

  • Melodie Swope November 27, 2016, 9:27 am

    What a wonderful selection of books! Weather and stars are two of our favorite things to learn about! :)

  • Jen November 27, 2016, 10:06 am

    Dawn! Such a wonderful giveaway!!! <3

  • Aimee November 27, 2016, 10:08 am

    I’ve been eyeing up Whatever the Weather for a couple weeks now… I think it would be a great book to incorporate into our homeschool! All the other books look amazing as well!

  • Jennifer November 27, 2016, 10:22 am

    What a fabulous selection of books!! We would adore all of these!

  • Jaime S November 27, 2016, 10:31 am

    Love Nature Book! What a nice giveaway.

  • Michael Barton November 27, 2016, 10:31 am

    I am most interested in Raising Wild.

  • Libby Mathis November 27, 2016, 10:38 am

    They all look wonderful! Dawn’s book and Homegrown are the books I am most interested in.

  • Sara R. November 27, 2016, 10:50 am

    That Stars book looks amazing!

  • Debbie Janelle November 27, 2016, 10:50 am

    All the books in this giveaway look like fun ones. Thanks for the chance to win them.

  • Samantha November 27, 2016, 10:55 am

    I’ve had your book on my wishlist for a while now & the other books look amazing too!

  • Laura November 27, 2016, 11:03 am

    I’d love Whatever the Weather to enjoy with my kids and Raising Wild to enjoy with my coffee 😉

  • Gina November 27, 2016, 11:17 am

    Whatever the Weather would be a great resource for my classroom!

  • Ashleigh Reade November 27, 2016, 11:28 am

    I am most excited about Whatever the Weather and Stars!

  • Wendy November 27, 2016, 11:28 am

    I’d love all of these–thanks for the chance!

  • Olena November 27, 2016, 11:34 am

    Wow! What great books! I would love to read the stargazing book!

  • Beth November 27, 2016, 11:41 am

    Whatever the Weather looks awesome!

  • Lizzie Susco November 27, 2016, 11:56 am

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway Dawn! All the books look great but I’m most excited about your weather activity book and “Raising Wild.”

  • Krystle November 27, 2016, 12:07 pm

    All of these books look amazing!

  • Kelly K November 27, 2016, 12:13 pm

    I would love to have This is an amazing giveaway!

  • Nicole Earle November 27, 2016, 12:14 pm

    For my weather-obsessed boys, Whatever the Weather would be the perfect gift. I’m definitely interested in Raising Wild and Home Grown.

  • Rochelle November 27, 2016, 1:05 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

  • Julia Snobelen November 27, 2016, 1:11 pm

    Nice selection! I would like to read Homegrown but would enjoy them all.

  • Jenn A November 27, 2016, 1:28 pm

    Stars looks like an amazing book for my nature loving daughter. Fabulous selection of books!

  • Tara A November 27, 2016, 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway ❤️ I already own your book, but looking forward to reading the others!

  • Kate Colbow November 27, 2016, 2:56 pm

    Great books! The only one I’ve read so far is yours.

  • Tristan RowLee November 27, 2016, 2:58 pm

    All 4 look great but I’ve never heard of Home Grown and it would be the first I read!

  • Kim November 27, 2016, 3:34 pm

    All four books look amazing! So very hard to choose.

  • sylvia November 27, 2016, 3:42 pm

    i am looking forward most to reading Stars. it looks like it has some cool activities in it!

  • Miranda November 27, 2016, 4:04 pm

    Would love to read Homegrown and the Stargazing book. Thanks!!

  • Mousy Brown November 27, 2016, 5:18 pm

    What a fantastic bundle of books…I would love to have any of them on my bookshelf…although I am particularly interested in weather as you know! 😉

  • Nancy November 27, 2016, 5:41 pm

    Stars. We just moved out to the country and got a telescope, but we have no idea what we’re looking at😄

  • Yanic Arsenault November 27, 2016, 7:32 pm

    What an AMAZING giveaway! Thank you!

  • Alicia November 27, 2016, 7:43 pm

    They all look amazing, but I think I’d start Home Grown first❤️️

  • Adam November 27, 2016, 7:52 pm


  • Sarah M November 27, 2016, 8:46 pm

    I’d have to say Raising Wild or the family Star guide!

  • Heather November 27, 2016, 9:31 pm

    I would love to read all of these, but are most interested in Stars since we moved last year to a town with dark nights and beautiful views of the stars.

  • Pat Homer November 27, 2016, 9:51 pm

    That’s a hard choice, but I would probably pick up the Whatever the Weather book first. Thanks for the opportunity to win books—my first love!

  • Amy @ Hope Is the Word November 27, 2016, 10:01 pm

    I’m interested in all of them, but if I had to pick one, it would be Whatever the Weather.

  • Lisa November 28, 2016, 6:45 am

    How wonderful to see your book featured here with the others! It’s on my wishlist! xo

  • Melissa November 28, 2016, 8:39 am

    We are repeat borrowers of Whatever the Weather. It would be a nice one to own! ;) The Stars book is a book that would interest one of my children especially. We’re pretty fascinated with watching the night sky these days.

  • LeKeshua November 28, 2016, 9:03 am


  • Nicki November 28, 2016, 9:24 am

    These books look amazing! A goal for 2017 is to explore the night sky, and Stars would certainly help with that!

  • Sarah Brown November 28, 2016, 9:25 am

    A book giveaway! So lovely. Loyally, if I hadn’t already read your weather book, that would obviously be my top pick, but of the other three, I would love to know more about sharing the night sky with my kids. :)

  • Julie November 28, 2016, 9:52 am

    I haven’t read any of them, and all of them sound absolutely wonderful. I think I would read Home Grown first though.

  • Lindsay Beal November 28, 2016, 9:53 am

    I help direct a Forest Kindergarten, and these would be great for that!

  • Karen November 28, 2016, 11:30 am

    Homegrown sounds super interesting for me, and What’s the Weather for my kids! My daughter has developed her theories for the weather and they are incredible. This would be great for when she is ready to find out more. Thanks Dawn!

  • Kiley November 28, 2016, 12:33 pm

    What a great selection of books – I’d love to add them to my bedside pile…

  • Kelsey November 28, 2016, 3:20 pm

    Raising Wild looks so interesting!

  • Andrea November 28, 2016, 4:01 pm

    So much goodness in these books. I’d love to read and own all of them so much! Thanks for the chance to win them. :)

  • Fabrizia November 28, 2016, 5:11 pm

    They all seem so interesting! No books like these in Italy. I’d be so happy to win them. Thank you for the chance! :)

  • MC November 28, 2016, 10:37 pm

    Great giveaway! We’d of course love all of them but my heart wants to read Home Grown.❤️🌿

  • Hanna Gottfeld November 28, 2016, 11:49 pm

    Amazing! Would love to add them and make myself and my family happy!

  • Katie Castleton November 29, 2016, 6:09 am

    I like your selections! I would like to see Whatever the Weather, and Raising Wild. I have read Home Grown. It was a great read and has an interesting perspective on homeschooling. The stars book would also be interesting!

  • nicolthepickle November 29, 2016, 2:57 pm

    We’d like Stars the Family Guide to the night sky. I don’t know much about them and we could learn together.

  • Amy November 29, 2016, 6:35 pm

    What great books! I have only read one but several others have been on my list!

  • Andrea November 29, 2016, 9:49 pm

    Such great books!!

  • Chiska November 30, 2016, 2:31 pm

    We’ve been studying stars too so that one would be high on my list to read. I love Whatever the Weather and would be excited to be able to gift that one. They all look like something I’d like to read.

  • Jen ML December 1, 2016, 1:09 am

    You two do the BEST stuff! I always enjoy your work – inspiring!

  • Christina D. December 1, 2016, 9:23 am

    What a seriously awesome set of books right here. And perfect cozy up on the couch weather to read in.
    My son (the early bird) is peeking over my shoulder telling me how cool your book and Stars look.
    Homegrown has been on my list for quite sometime, since we eschew conventional schooling as well.
    We are longtime followers of you on IG, first time to your blog! Such a wonderful giveaway, thank you for the chance!

  • Sara December 1, 2016, 10:06 am

    These all look amazing!

  • Olivia December 2, 2016, 7:43 am

    Would love both the weather book and the star book – my husband loves astrology, and this would be a great way to get my kids interested too. Hope this is open to those of us outside N. America!

  • Steve December 2, 2016, 8:12 am

    What a great set of books!

  • Andrea H December 2, 2016, 8:40 am

    A great selection of books here! Whatever the Weather and the Stars one are the two I think I need to add to our collection even if I don’t win!

  • Kelly December 2, 2016, 8:49 am

    Books (ALL THE HEAR EYES!!!) This looks like a great collection of books, and 3/4 of them I’d never heard about before! I really love hearing about books that other nature lovers love! Thanks Dawn! Also, your books was the one that I had already heard about… it’s currently on my amazon wishlist ;)

  • Rita Muller December 2, 2016, 9:03 am

    I have wanted to read the Ben Hewitt book for a long time. The other books look great too.

  • Lise McGuinness December 2, 2016, 9:08 am

    I’d love to add these books to our library; thank you for the chance!

  • Kameron Meyer December 2, 2016, 10:12 am

    Would love to read ALL of these! Thank you!

  • Melissa Momper December 2, 2016, 11:29 am

    Whatever Weather and Stars for the Family are the books I can’t wait to get my hands on. Both will supplement my home-school program with my son. Already wish listed them if I don’t happen to win. Look like some amazing books from Roost!!!

  • Lydia December 2, 2016, 1:31 pm

    Whatever the weather looks like a ton of fun!

  • Ashlee December 2, 2016, 4:07 pm

    What a great selection!! Would love to win!!

  • Susan Hata December 2, 2016, 9:23 pm

    These books look inspiring!

  • Fiona December 2, 2016, 11:40 pm

    Love Home Grown, would love to read the rest :)

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