Will You Fill My Bucket? Giveaway

Hello Bucket Fillers! Guess what came in Saturday's mail? Yep, two copies of Will You Fill My Bucket? by Carol McCloud and her childhood friend Karen Wells, one to keep, and one to share. Penny Weber's striking illustrations in this gorgeous newcomer represent bucket-filling in action in twelve different countries and, coupled with this treasure's lyrical rhyme, will undoubtedly provide food for thought in many different arenas like during cultural studies, in reading circles, with social studies units, in art classes, and at tuck-in time. 

Soooooooo, every comment, observation or reflection  this week (today through Friday) equals one entry in a drawing for the author-signed softcover copy!  That's six chances to win, one each day; does that fill your bucket, or what?  Giveaway ends at 4 pm central time on Friday, May 4. We'll randomly select one winner from all of the entries and announce him/her in Saturday's post, so make sure to check back to see who has got this autographed copy coming their way.

Happy Bucket Filling!

This giveaway is now closed; check back on Saturday morning (cinco de mayo!) to see who won.


  1. I use her books every year with my first graders! The message hits home and all students strive to be bucket fillers! Would LOVE this book and it would be used over and over....

  2. Thanks for sharing this Barbara. I did not know there was another "bucket" type book out there. Our kids love bucket filling and tells others not to dip into theirs. Lately, we have been trying to get them to understand putting a lid on their bucket as a protective move.

  3. Oh I would love to win this as we are bucket fillers in my classroom!!!!! {As well as peacemakers} LOVE!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  4. Is there a possibility we are twins separated at birth?!! (Or maybe I'm your older sister sent from the farm to the city?!)
    I have a giveaway at my blog... ending May 4th!
    But I'd much rather enter YOURS. I've come to love the sound of children saying to one another, "You filled my bucket!"
    HEY! I just read this again. You can enter every day? I'm coming back tomorrow!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    1. LOTS of great giveaways going on but none as good as a $20.00 gift card to Starbucks - race you over to Finding Joy to enter!!!

  5. I am an avid fan of bucket filling and all their books! This one looks amazing. What a great way to incorporate multiculturalism! :)

  6. I've missed your blog!!!! (Been a little overwhelmed lately)
    I love the Bucket books!!! This is a new one I haven't see yet.
    Now that I'm moving back down to elementary this will be perfect!!! I need to create a fun Bucket BB.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen from...
    A Teacher's Treasure
    Teaching Treasures Shop

  7. Looks great - I would love to win a copy! :)

  8. Oh the excitement! You know I want this!!


  9. Adorable Front cover for the book!

    First Grade Delight

  10. Sounds like another good book for my collection.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  11. I have the first bucket-filling book and used it one year, but now I've seen so many great ideas (and more books) that I'd like to make it a year-long theme. This book would be great for helping me to do just that! Also, I see potential for a cross-curricular lesson with this book; social studies and cultures around the world, maybe? (Not sure since I haven't read the book, but the title seems to elude to that!)

  12. That book would really lend itself well to the classroom management system!! I don't use that with my 6th graders, but think it's a great character development type of system!! :)


  13. I haven't entered a giveaway in a while! I only have 1 bucket-filling book!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Literacy Minute

  14. What a neat book! My husband uses the "fill your bucket" metaphor when he's in therapy with children explaining about building people up and breaking them down.

  15. Hey Barbara! Thanks for the chance to win a great give away!!!

  16. Thanks for stopping my blog yesterday! It is so nice to have counselor friends online!

  17. My passion as an elementary school social worker is collecting books to be used with my groups or classrooms. I used the bucket filling concept with a range of grades. I have collected many activities that help teach the bucket filling concept that I feel like I am teaching it the first time every time I teach it! Thanks!

  18. I love this author! I have so many great ideas for using this book when I get my own school and office. I recently shadowed some counselors in Iowa that have implemented a bucket sharing philosophy in their schools and I am so in love with it! I would love to have this book to help build my professional library!

    Thanks for sharing! :-)

  19. Nancy G. a.k.a. ElfieMay 1, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    I would love to use this when I substitute teach! I am such a big fan of yours and bucket filling. This would be a great addition to our library as well!


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