Take $5 to the Max with Kohl’s *Giveaway!*


I have always been a huge fan of Kohl’s. Not only their clothing and other products, but because they give back. That, to me, means so much! I wanted to let you know that they are giving back.. again!

Kohl’s has cooked up a great way to keep kids reading through the summer months. Now through the end of June, Kohl’s is offering “Duck at the Door” and “Duck Soup” by New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Jackie Urbanovic along with coordinating plush toys. Max the duck and Brody the dog, along with the coordinating books, are available for only $5 each at all Kohl’s stores and online at Kohls.com as part of the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program.

Through the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program, 100 percent of the net profits from sales of the Duck books and plush toys will benefit children’s health and education initiatives nationwide. Since the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program’s inception in 2000, Kohl’s has turned $5 merchandise into more than $126 million that has made a positive impact on the lives of children across the country.

As you plan upcoming stories, here are a few ways you might consider featuring Max the Duck and friends through the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program:kohls

  • Rainy Day Fun – Kohl’s Cares for Kids books and plush toys can spark a child’s imagination on a rainy day. Read “Duck Soup” then encourage a child to create his or her own recipe… and even test it out in the kitchen (with supervision, of course). Children can also imagine and act out adventures for Max the Duck and Brody the Dog after reading the books.
  • Kids Book Club – Develop an early love of reading by starting a book club for kids. Invite a group of parents and children to read “Duck at the Door” or “Duck Soup.” Determine a meeting date, encourage everyone to come with a discussion question and plan an activity to compliment the book, such as making soup.
  • Stock Up for Summer Reading – Keep reading skills sharp this summer while your child is away from the classroom. Kohl’s Cares for Kids books are a great way to stretch your budget and add variety to a child’s summer reading list.
  • Stretch Your Budget and Build Your Child’s Library – Kohl’s Cares for Kids books are a great way to easily add best-sellers to a child’s bookshelf without spending a fortune. With a new set of books released each season, parents and grandparents can help build a child’s library for just $5 at a time.
  • The Perfect Present in a Challenging Economy and A Gift That Gives Back – At just $5 each, the New York Times best-selling books “Duck at the Door” and “Duck Soup” and the coordinating plush toys are great gifts at a great value. Pair up a book with a plush toy and you’ve got a fun gift for only $10!
  • Plan a Charity-Focused Birthday Party – Invite guests to bring Kohl’s Cares for Kidsbooks and plush toys as gifts instead of other presents, then donate the books to a local school, library, or hospital.
  • Share the Love of Reading – Volunteer to read at a daycare, then leave Kohl’s Cares for Kidsbooks as a gift to the center. Take children to a nursing home to read with residents, teaching them a lesson about volunteering their time in addition to practicing their reading skills.

How would you like to win a plush with a book? I have two sets to give away!


  • Post to me a story about bedtime routine and/or a favorite storytime book that your little ones love.

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  • Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winner.
  • Winner will be chosen at RANDOM and backed up by post content.
  • Two winners will each win a storybook and plush from Kohl’s
  • Winner will be contacted via Email. If no response in 48 hours, another winner will be drawn
  • US entries only
  • For specific rules, click here.

Contest will end on May 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm Central time.


  1. Kelly Ann T. says:
  2. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Our favorite bedtime story is I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll.

  3. We like Green Eggs and Ham.

  4. We love reading Popeye Climbs a Mountain 🙂

  5. kathy pease says:

    we try to read everynight at the present we are reading charlotted web 🙂

  6. Suzie G says:

    My daughters favorite bed time story, that we read almost every night, is Class 2 at the Zoo. It’s about an anaconda that swallows a class full of children.

  7. Our bedtime routine is called Books and Music — we read a couple books, usually one for each child, and then I sing their two favorite songs — Amazing Grace and Lullaby 🙂

  8. right now we love good night gorilla and we read every night and cuddle right before bedtime

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  11. We love brown bear brown bear from Kohls!

  12. Sandy M says:

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  13. Sandy M says:

    My grandson won’t go to be without his fave stuffed koala bear and … he loves the Eight Little Monkeys book.

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  15. My kids have always loved hearing If You give a Mouse a Cookie. Who doesn’t love that one though!?!

  16. My daughter loves Scooby Doo. She loves him so much that since we have a four book a night routine, we have to hide her Scooby Doo anthology because one story takes ten to fifteen minutes to read, plus you can only do a Shaggy voice for so long before you have to drink a full cup of water!

  17. Leann S says:

    My classroom is divided between the girls and boys for their favorite book. The girls love Pinkalicious and the boys love Superhero Alphabet. If they are real quiet on their nap mats I will read Junie B. Jones to them. (Of course they are always quiet enough)

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  19. My nephew loves me to read “Hippos Go Berserk” to him at bedtime.

  20. Kyndra Sherman says:

    Every night we read a different Berenstain Bears book to our little one. We actually get through one and a half before the little one’s asleep.

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  21. Lindsay says:

    My son has a bug lamp that casts a green shadow across his room. So before bed I’ll turn it on and we’ll read Goodnight Moon, which if you do not know starts by saying In the great green room….

  22. Melanie says:

    We have a ton of books to choose from.
    When I was younger, I made my mom read to me every night.
    I could read it myself, but I preferred her to read it to me.

  23. Diane Baum says:

    Our bedtime guy is Dr. Seuss and it’s he time we practice reading

  24. Susan Smith says:

    My kids take turns picking out books for me to read before bed.

  25. Jennifer M says:

    Since she started kindergarten, my daughter has been loving the Miss Nelson books at bedtime.

  26. Nancye Davis says:

    Every night I read a bible story, say prayers, and sing a song with my little girl.

  27. Rachael says:

    I love the Kohl’s plush. My son loves to read The Lorax or The Cat in the Hat, anything by Dr. Seuss.

  28. Tamara B. says:

    My children and my now grandchildren loved for me to read the Dr. Suess books especially the Green Eggs And Ham book. I always read to them thirty minutes before the go to bed.

  29. Marianna says:

    We don’t have any particular routine but my kids love to be read to.. anything will do. We’re currently reading a 1970’s chapter book called “Little Dog Lost”

  30. My grandson loves for me to read him The Little Engine That Could when he stays overnight!

  31. My grandkids love your books

  32. Carol Lawrence says:

    The old standby,”Goodnight Moon” is our favorite.

  33. Good Night Moon. It is the most requested book we own and we own plenty. It’s been used so many times the spine is peeling apart.

  34. susan varney says:

    when my sons were little everynite we read the little fire engine that could ten times. mverno@roadrunner.com

  35. Amy Sayler says:

    My family’s bedtime routine is done by dad. I work evenings and Dad picks up both kids, 6 years and the other 9 months. He cooks dinner, gives baths, and does homework with the 6 year old. Then its story time. The 6 year old is learning to read, he chooses the story and helps Dad read to his brother. I wish I could share the joy that those three have in the evening 🙂

  36. Monique Rizzo says:

    My daughter loves Shel Silversteins “Dont Bump the Glump” Thanks for the chance.

  37. My kids love Kat Kong!

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  39. My boys love the story “How Does a Dinosaur Say Goodnight”

  40. My son’s favorite bedtime book right now is A Light in the Attic. He absolutely loves silly poetry books.

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  42. the little ones love go dog go

  43. Pamela S says:

    I love the children’s book “Mama, Do You Love Me?” It has glorious illustrations, a wonderful story of unconditional love and introduces children to the Inuit in Alaska and their culture and vocabulary. LOVE this book.


  44. Renee G says:

    We read Goodnight Moon often.


  45. My little one loves Goodnight Moon before bedtime.

  46. My husband and I take turns reading to the kids before bedtime. Each child gets to pick 3 books to read. My little guy really likes “Mr. Brown can Moo, Can You?” and my daughter picks from our large collection of books or asks us to read her books we picked up from the library. Her latest favorite is “The Littlest Dinosaur” by Michael Foreman.

  47. Andrea M says:

    We love the Curious george plush and all the books we got from Kohls…especially George feeds the animals (at the zoo)

  48. I let my little guy pick out two books after he brushes his teeth. Then he climbs into his bed and I read them to him. Right now, “Are you my Mommy” is his fave.

  49. Jill L says:

    Right now, I read the girls a few books before bed and then my 5 year old reads us a book. She loves getting a chance for our full attention and I love hearing her.

  50. Colleen says:

    I subscribe

  51. Colleen says:

    I have seen these at Kohls before and I really like them. I read Goodnight Moon to my daughter everynight before bed.


  52. cherice says:

    I subscibe 🙂

  53. cherice says:

    My little guy loves reading Goodnight Moon and watching his ABC’s movie before he goes to bed. Thanks for the chance!

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  55. The kids’ bedtime routine is usually pretty uneventful, but one book that they both love is “Bad Dog, Marley!”

  56. Lindley says:

    My son loves his “How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight” book and sleeps with the dino plush. He has all the words memorized!

  57. Cynthia C says:

    My kids always liked Swimmy at bedtime. Thanks for the chance.

  58. Laura G says:

    We love Stand Back Said The Elephant, I’m Going To Sneeze. It’s quite a tounge twister and tons of fun for everyone.

  59. Shelly says:
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  61. My kiddo’s have been hooked on Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and Harry The Dirty Dog lately at bedtime 🙂

  62. Shelly says:

    I love Kohl’s! We love to read “Time for Bed”

  63. Every night since he could walk, I have said a prayer with Robert (9 yrs old now). He still says the same prayer every night before he goes to bed.

    After all the losses I had with pregnancy, he added “Dear God, Please give me a baby brother and baby sister, amen”. I am so glad his prayers were answered to show him that prayers do work!

  64. Barbara Leatham says:
  65. Barbara Leatham says:

    My daughter always loved Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. This was left over from my childhood and went through both me and my brother, as well as my nephew before Ally got it. Now, we’re getting ready to read it to my great-nephew!



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  67. My little grandson loves, Goodnight Moon to be read to him before bedtime.

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  68. my kids love hearing oh the places you’ll go over and over and where the wild things are

  69. Dreamer says:

    My son LOVES the plush elmo he has with the elmo “so big!” book. He literally giggles every time he sees the cover.

  70. My grandson hearts Johnny Tractor and His Pals:)

  71. Stephanie V says:

    We love brown bear brown bear and have the story and plush from Kohls!