Birthday Giveaway: Our First Love–BOOKS!

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Congratulations to Katie! I have sent an email to you with more information so look for it in your inbox!
Thank you all for participating and we look forward to more great family fun in the future!


Minnesota Historical Society Press is a local publishing company based through the Minnesota Historical Society.  (Now, wasn’t that a brilliant statement?  Bear with me as I have been in a sick household for the past month!)  It started in 1859 and is now the largest historical press in the country.  They publish books that highlight our region of this planet and usually by local authors. Subjects include–but are not limited to

  • Native Americans
  • Historical Figures: Men and Women
  • Cooking
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Military History
  • Nature

Relatively recently (without the past decade), MHS Press has begun to publish children’s picture books.  Local authors and illustrators–like David LaRochelle, Debra Jo Larson, and Kevin Kling–develop and create these beautifully rich books.  They speak of the beauty of our land, history, and our people.  Even current characters from Minnesota. 

You can find their books all over the state or the country (under the name Borealis Books).  You can search for their books online. 

Or It’s Birthday Present Time!FFTC_favicon

 MHS Press was so gracious and offered to our readers Minnesota’s Hidden Alphabet by Joe Rossi and David LaRochelle and Big Little Brother by Kevin Kling and Chris Monroe.  One explores the natural Minnesota land through the alphabet and the other is Kevin Kling’s personal memoir (not exactly) about growing up–in Minnesota, though it’s not mentioned–as the older and smaller brother.

Giving away presents on our birthday sounds like a lot of fun!  If you want to join in the fun, here are the rules!

  • Logo_SquareOne entry per person.  If your email is not included, we will choose a new winner.  
  • Winner must live in the US.
  •  To Enter Giveaway:  Leave a comment with your email about why you use Family Fun Twin Cities and what you would find more helpful in the future.


This Giveaway is open until Wednesday, April 25, 2014 at noon Central Time.

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About the author

Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.


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