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The Kobo Arc is helping my daughter read! #Giveaway

“We buy books all year long, but summer is when we have time to read them” said Michael Tamblyn, Chief Content Officer, Kobo. “Kobo Readers logged more than 11.9 million hours reading in the summer months last year and it’s easy to see why. Summer is when all of the benefits of eReading – instant access, low prices, incredible selection and devices or apps that go anywhere – become most compelling, whether you’re a kid with a free afternoon or a grownup enjoying the first day of vacation.”

My 7 year old daughter attends an all French school.

During these summer months we take the girls to the public library where they listen to a French story and take out French books as part of the summer reading program.

This coming year my daughter will start to have 30 minutes of English class each day. Although she has begun reading in English,  I wanted to help her be as prepared as possible for the coming year.

The Kobo Arc is helping my daughter read!


The Kobo Arc has proved to be an ideal way to get my daughter excited about learning to read in both French and English. Although we read together often as a family she is beginning to enjoy more independence.

The Kobo Arc works well with read-along books and the fact that it is in color is a bonus. She takes the Kobo to her reading spot and first listens to the story while reading along. After she has listened to the story she tries to read it on her own.


I love the selection of books for her age (French and English) and how I can browse through books by her interests. Her favorite book is about taking care of the environment and after reading it a few times she mentioned to me that she liked the Kobo even more now. I asked her why and she said because it helps save trees. She also mentioned that she loved it because she has a tiny bedroom and so many books could fit into the Kobo. It made me smile.

The Kobo Arc has become a hand side kick coming with us on road trips, to appointments and anywhere where my daughter may want to read – I love that I don’t have to carry a bunch of books in my purse anymore!


Like a good book, this is the tablet that you won’t be able to put down this summer – whether you’re reading the next bestseller, playing your favourite games, or watching your must-see TV series. The Kobo Arc’s 7” high-definition display delivers crisp, sharp text, and its 1.5 GHz processor make it easy to enjoy a highly-responsive, ultra-fast web browsing and multitasking experience.  This Google-certified Android 4.1 tablet has access to the Google Play™ store, which offers more than 700,000 apps and games, with much-loved pre-loaded apps like Facebook®, Twitter®, Rdio®, Zinio®, and PressReader®. The device’s 16-million colours, brings photos and videos to life, and with front-facing speakers with SRS TruMedia®, a built-in microphone, and high-resolution 1.3 MP camera, it’s perfect for taking photos and videos. The Kobo Arc offers up to 10 hours of continuous reading or video play, and two weeks on standby. Kobo Arc’s exclusive interface, Tapestries, allows users to collect and curate content of interest in dynamic, visual Tapestries by “pinning” content to the home screen. The Discover Ribbon leverages a cross-media recommendations engine to recommend related content based on the items pinned to Tapestries. The more users collect in their Tapestries the more the Kobo Arc learns what they love and provides them with more engaging content – an engaging new way to discover content from eBooks, movies, and TV shows, to music, web pages, and more.   The Kobo Arc is available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB configurations and is available in black and white.

Giveaway Moment:

One Lucky Canadian Mommy Moment Reader will win a Kobo Touch valued at $99.99!


The award-winning Kobo Touch is the industry’s first touch-screen eReader, and is equipped with a no-glare 6” Pearl E Ink touchscreen that offers the closest experience to reading print on paper. This eReader includes Kobo’s latest software, offering more ways to personalize the reading experience, get recommendations, and discover new content. The Kobo Touch offers a distraction-free reading experience and holds up to 1,000 books.

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About Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 3.5-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. From its Family of eReaders, which includes the Kobo Touch™, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, Kobo Arc, and Kobo Aura HD, to its free, top-ranked eReading applications for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows® products, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world.



  1. I would download any books from Nora Roberts, want to start reading her books

  2. Glogirl says:

    I would download Cupcakes: Taste the Decadent Experience By Chefs Secret Vault.

  3. Barbie Squires says:

    To many favorites to name, but we love all books ! Download heaven !!

  4. Suzanne Smith says:

    Hmm -tough choice! The Winter Place by Eva Stachniak. It’s on my list!!

  5. mrdisco says:

    I would download The Hunger Games trilogy

  6. I would choose the Midnight Heir. Sounds intriguing.

  7. SueSueper says:

    I would download some Star Wars books!

  8. The Unlikely Pilgrimage

  9. Anne Taylor says:

    I’d download Lord of the Rings first!


  10. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love to get Gone Girl first. I’ve been wanting to read it for a long time.

  11. Sabrina T says:

    I would download the cheapest book or a free book until I figured out how to use it. I’d hate to put the money out to lose a book I paid top dollar for. However, The Unlikely Pilgrimage by Harold Fry looks interesting.

  12. Lori Bazan says:

    I would download first Oh Oh The Meanest Fish In The Rodeo :-) Then I would go back for something more adult to read for myself!

  13. Francine says:

    I would download “The Silent Wife”

  14. Julie G. says:

    Danielle Steel – First Sight would be the first book I’d download.

  15. Erika B says:

    Anything from Disney!!!

  16. I would download Me before you by Jo Jo Moyes one on my must read list this summer!

  17. I would most likely download Scarey Squirrell for my boys.

  18. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    game of thrones series

  19. Susan T. says:

    The White Princess by Philippa Gregory. I love her books!

  20. wedding night by sophie kinsella…looks like a good summer read

  21. Florry M. D. says:

    First book downloaded would be: The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice.

  22. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I would download the Beautiful Creatures series By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl.

  23. Lori JB says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird – best book ever! :)

  24. Rose Holloway says:

    Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno

  25. I would download Love You Forever by Robert Munsch because it’s my favorite.

  26. Joy Mills says:

    The Rosie Project

  27. Cathy C says:

    I would download the hunger games for my son

  28. Julie Bolduc says:

    I would download robert munch books

  29. Life of Pi

  30. I would definitely buy The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. It’s a YA dystopian novel that my daughter says is an awesome book :)

  31. Lee-Ann Sleegers says:

    Scaredy Squirrel Series!

  32. Monique L. S. says:

    I would download “The Secret Keeper” by Kate Morton.

  33. I would download Wedding Night
    A Novel
    By Sophie Kinsella

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  34. michelle says:

    diary of a wimpy kid series

  35. Dayna Wilson says:

    Dances with Dragons… it’s too darn big to read in regular book form.

  36. Maegan Morin says:

    I would download the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Claire

  37. Jasen H says:

    I’d download The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb

  38. Andrew P says:

    I’d download The Hunger Games Trilogy

  39. I would download the story teller by Jodi picoult

  40. Debbie Petch says:

    Probably a fantasy book, from Jim Butcher.

  41. First Sight by Danielle Steele

  42. stacey dempsey says:

    Oh that is a hard choice but probably the new Dan Brown book Inferno which I havent read yet and I love his books

  43. I would download Robert Munsch books first.

  44. Something for the kids – I’d let them choose.

  45. ginette4 says:

    I would download the girl that kicked the hornet’s nest first

  46. I would download:

  47. Doris Calvert says:

    James Patterson-Mistress is the first I would download

  48. I would download Robert Munch for my kids first!

  49. Leanne M says:

    I would download the Hunger Games. I want to read them before the next movie comes out.

  50. Sherry F says:

    I would download The English Girl.

  51. Sherry F says:

    I would download The English Girl.

  52. Olivia L says:

    I’d like to re-read the collected works of LM Montgomery, so that!

  53. Likely the first would be a ton of kids books. And then a few parenting books but I can’t honestly think of the name of the next one on my list!

  54. Andrea Amy says:

    the newest dan brown novel

  55. Doctor Sleep – A Novel by Stephen King.

  56. Brook Lohmeier says:

    I don’t know…I love so many books

  57. sarah sar says:

    I would download The Life of Pi

  58. With all the titles available it is hard to select just one. If I had to choose it would probably be something from Jim Butcher.

  59. Nena Sinclair says:

    I would download The Witness by Sandra Brown

  60. Brenda Penton says:

    I would download A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin from the A Song of Ice and Fire series

  61. the hunger games

  62. Inferno by Dan Brown :)

  63. I would DL the new Orange is the New Black book

  64. Dan Simmons – The Terror

  65. Michelle S says:

    I would actually give this to my Mom but I think she would download a Danielle Steele book first.

  66. Beth Gallinger says:

    I would download a Doctor Who book.

  67. I would like to download ‘Longbourn’. Thank you so much for the giveaway

  68. lori butler says:

    I agree Hunger Games for me as well

  69. Allegiant for me and Paper Bag Princess for my son. The Paper Bag Princess is a classic.

  70. Melinda says:

    I would download Gone Girl.

  71. Darlene Schuller says:

    The first book I would download would be Jeff Ashton’s book on the Casey Anthony Trial, Imperfect Justice.

  72. Jessica.J says:

    I would download The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness By Dave Ramsey. My idols shaycarl & Katilette (youtubers) have said many great things about it

  73. Jeannie says:

    I would download the book I am number four first.

  74. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d download God Is Not Great

  75. Kristen says:

    I would download some Magic Treehouse books. My kids love the adventures of Jack and Annie!

  76. caryn s says:

    I would download load willowlane by RaeAnne Thayne!

  77. Dan Brown’s latest book, Inferno

  78. Clifford says:

    I would download A Gypsy boy becomes a man by Mikey Walsh!

  79. Beth Rosell says:

    First book I would download would be Stolen by Kelly Armstrong.

  80. I would download The Rosie Project. It’s next on our book club list.

  81. Suzanne G says:

    I would download The Cuckoo’s Calling

  82. The Cuckoo’s Calling

  83. anything from Sophie Kinsella!

  84. I would download the Bio on Steve Jobs.

  85. angela m says:

    I would download Entwined in you

  86. Sunshine G says:

    Anne of Green Gables!

  87. Game Of Thrones

  88. I’d read And the Mountains Echoed By Khaled Hosseini. He’s an amazing author.

  89. looks very cool

  90. SweetPanda says:

    The first book I would download would be Inferno by Dan Brown. I really want to read that book

  91. I would download First Sight by Danielle Steel.

  92. sharon boyle says:

    James Patterson

  93. Valerie Godin says:

    I would DL The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman

  94. Ester G says:

    I would download Harry Potter books, which I haven’t gotten around to reading as of yet!

  95. Tannis W says:

    I would get Sophie Kinsella’s Wedding Night.

  96. Janet M says:

    I would buy The Silent Wife.

  97. Deb Dorrington says:

    The first book I would download is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, I love her writing.

  98. ginafleury says:

    I would like to start on the Game of Thrones series.

  99. Lord of the Rings. thanks

  100. Misty Rios says:

    I don’t know which book I would download first but I know that this would be awesome to teach my twins how to read!

  101. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would download The Hunger Games for my son.

  102. 409cope says:

    I would download Oliver Twist as I am starting to read all the classics!

  103. I would download a Nora Roberts book.

  104. Shirley says:

    The Harry Potter series.

  105. Wayne Lecoy says:

    I entered your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a Kobo Touch.
    In response to your requirement to Leave a blog post comment telling you which book i would download first.
    I would download Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir By Cyndi Lauper.
    Thank you for having this great giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

  106. It’s really hard to choose..if The Giving Tree is available, it would probably be that one :) I love that story!

  107. Adriana F says:

    I would download The Hunger Games

  108. Shelley says:

    All the Janet Evanovich books in the Stephanie Plum series.

  109. I have no idea! Probably something by Peter Robinson or some non-fiction that catches my eye

  110. Judy C. Craig says:

    I would download any of Lisa Jackson’s books.

  111. sarah j jackson says:

    would have to download frankenstien by dean koontz , would love to re read it

  112. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    Anything by Dr Suess

  113. Tina L. says:

    Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

  114. I would download Bones in her Pocket first.

  115. Jennifer L. says:

    I’d download Proof of Heaven.

  116. The Help

  117. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    a really tough choice but I think first would have to be Inferno by Dan Brown

  118. Valerie Rhodes says:

    I would download City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. 😉

  119. The Bell Mountain series by Lee Duigon!

  120. Anything by Diana Gabaldon maybe my alltime fave the Outlander!

  121. Anu Chopra says:

    I would download Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss for my son.

  122. Jackie Collins The Power Trip

  123. zahra premji says:

    The first book I would download is Sidney Sheldon’s The Other Side of Me

  124. ‘And the Mountains Echoed’! Can’t wait to read that one!

  125. Sara Fletcher says:

    The Panopticon

  126. I would download the bible.

  127. Carol Denny says:

    The Hunger Games

  128. Michael Provost says:

    I would finish off a trilogy and get “The Evolutionary Void” by Peter F. Hamilton

  129. Sister by Rosamund Lupton

  130. Jaime Brown says:

    My first book that I would download would be any book by Anne Rule, thank you:)

  131. Debbie W says:

    Anything Steven King!!

  132. I would download any of Margaret Atwood’s books first. Love her stuff.!

  133. Kelley Armstrong’s 13

  134. Alice In Wonderland

  135. I would download any children’s book for my 3 year old son.

  136. Lucy Nguyen says:

    I like The Hunger Games

  137. Yvonne "Ebona" McKenzie says:

    I would download The Duo #1..The Vigilante The Consultant by Claude Bouchard…I love his books!!

  138. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  139. The Diary of Anne Frank

  140. Sydney D says:

    Catching fire!

  141. Debbie F says:

    I would download The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

  142. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would download The Hunger Games trilogy first.

  143. Haylie Langwald says:

    I would download the latest Sookie Stackhouse novel from Charlaine Harris

  144. Andrea Williams says:

    My son would want a book from the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series.

  145. Joyland by Stephen King

  146. Thomas Bellamy says:

    The Secret Keeper.

  147. The Rosie Project

  148. I would pick The World’s Best Children’s Book.

  149. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would download First Sight by Danielle Steel

  150. Rachel Rueff says:

    I have to look nothing in mind at the moment

  151. Aimee R says:

    Something by Sylvia Day

  152. The Hunger Games Trilogy!

  153. I would download the Secret.

  154. Patrick Miller says:

    I would start getting ebooks from my local library

  155. Alison K says:

    Borrowed Billionaire by Mimi Strong would be the book I would download first. No need to tell the librarian 😉

  156. Probably a Karen Kingsbury book!

  157. Probably a Karen Kingsbury book!

  158. Joce Lyne says:

    definitely some dr. seuss books for the kids: )

  159. michelle hebert says:

    i would download robert munch books or abc & number books

  160. Jeannie says:

    I would download Z: A novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Ive been wanting to read this for a while now.

  161. Shari K says:

    I would download the Hunger Games series 1st. Best series ever!!!

  162. I’d like to read J K Rowling’s latest book.

  163. Viv Sluys says:

    My first download would be Murmel, Murmel by Robert Munsch

  164. 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

  165. Louise Gilbert says:

    I love recipes so I would download Cupcakes: Taste the Decadent Experience By Chefs Secret Vault.

  166. The Dr. Suess collections

  167. I would download the new Laurel K Hamilton book Affliction.

  168. Doctor Sleep

  169. Karin Dollery says:

    I would download Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee

  170. blessedta says:

    The Power of the Praying Wife

  171. Elizabeth K says:

    I would buy my 12 yr old How to Train your Dragon series

  172. Michelle armstrong says:

    I would definitely download the book I bought for the first kobo that was out. Apparently my kobo is to old for the book I bought. It’s called “unbinding the heart” A Greek women providing wisdom and different ways of looking at life.

  173. Stephanie Robertson says:

    I would download curious George first

  174. Julia H says:

    I’d download Alice in Wonderland….what a great book for little kids!

  175. Elaine Jasvins says:

    The Spark is on my must read list,so I guess that one.

  176. Great giveaway! I love reading, but haven’t switched over to e-readers yet

  177. Pamalot says:

    the first book I would download is and the Mountains Echoed.

  178. Anardana says:

    I would download Thinking Fast and Slow.

  179. Tammy Dalley says:

    I would download safe haven!

  180. Lindsay Cyr says:

    I would download Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.

  181. Lisa A. says:

    Nicholas Sparks’ – The Best of Me or Safe Haven.

  182. I’d download The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell

  183. The English Girl

  184. Carole B. says:

    Anything from Dalaï Lama

  185. Florence C says:

    I would say a book by John Grisham.

  186. Anything by Kathy Reichs!

  187. I would download The Cuckoo’s Calling

  188. Book of Negroes

  189. hunger games

  190. Nicole B says:

    The Game of Thrones series

  191. …The Bible. Thanks.

  192. I would download cookbooks!!!!! Maybe the new anna olsen!

  193. I would read Inferno by Dan Brown.

  194. The Kite Runner

  195. Marcella H. says:

    Murmel, Murmel, Murmel (classic!)

  196. I would download the Game of Thrones series! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  197. Jennifer B. says:

    James Patterson’s Alex Cross books

  198. Mike Gismondi says:

    The Stand by Stephen King

  199. Any book on wine and food pairing

  200. catherine cole says:

    Lee Child’s new nover
    l-I love his books

  201. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    the hunger games

  202. Elva Roberts says:

    August 3-Probably Hansel and Gretel .

  203. Jacquie Hess says:

    I would download anything by Jeffery Archer

  204. Something for my kids…maybe something from the Splat the Cat series or the Llama llama series.

  205. Cheri Gallant says:

    Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

  206. Melissa Avey says:

    A Dance With Dragons ( newest GoT book )

  207. I would download anything Jodi Picoult.

  208. The Hunger Games…I have never read them…

  209. Rhonda W G. says:

    I’d download “Chronic Resilience” by Danea Horn first!

  210. Elva Roberts says:

    August 5-Thank you, Judy, for your article ‘My Past Has Shaped my Future.’- Your candid and honest revellation of how past hurts shaped you into the person you are today. This article should help many women. As a Mother and former Teaacher, I tell my grandchildren, who are teachers, that the most important lesson taught is self-confidence and it should start very early. With it, one do do anything. Without love of self and a feeling of self-worth, It is impossible to be happy and useful. Thank you again for your candor.

  211. Wanda Bergman says:

    The first book in The Hunger Games series.

  212. Brandi Y. says:

    I would download the Hunger Games Trilogy because I’ve been anxious to read them! :)

  213. francine says:

    not sure which book i would get first. i have several series i am reading and it would depend on which books i’ve already purchased in each of the series.

  214. Laurie P says:

    kids books!

  215. Noella Koop says:

    Any book by Jodi Picoult.

  216. Lori L. - @Miss_Elles says:

    I would download No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley! Thank you for the chance to win!

  217. I would like to read inferno by Dan brown

  218. Sherry k says:

    Wheat Belly

  219. Leah Lucas says:

    Anything by Stephen King

  220. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I would download The Secret and all the others that follow. :)

  221. I would download as many classics as possible and read them with my girls!

  222. danielle t says:

    I would look for maya banks. my aunt got me reading her books. I started on her sweet series.

  223. Jayne Cameron says:

    I would download the book ” The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” which was my favorite book as a child.

  224. I would download the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon book

  225. Jodi Picoult’s newest :)

  226. game of thrones

  227. I’d download Late Nights on Air.

  228. Don’t lick the minivan……been dying to read it but to frugal to buy it at full price.

  229. Heather Robinson says:

    I would get Inferno by Dan Brown

  230. I don’t know where to begin, but one series I do want to read is the Mortal Instrument series.

  231. Irene Eichler says:

    Dan Brown Inferno

  232. Debbie Kennedy says:

    Big Girl Panties sounds good

  233. nikki robak says:

    I hear Stephen King has a new book out

  234. Hunger Games…I need to read them before the next movie is out!

  235. Cheryl Imayoshi says:

    The Butler
    A Witness to History

  236. I’d download A Dance With Dragons, the latest book in the A Song of Fire and Ice series.

  237. Christy Martin says:

    There are a couple business related books I would love to read by Scott Stratten.

  238. Heather A says:

    “The Game” by Laurie R King.

  239. Big Fish. I’ve always meant to read that one.

  240. Melissa Labelle says:

    anything princess related. I am trying to teach my little one to read and so far its not going so well :(

  241. Heidi by Johanna Spyri Is my favourite book. Such an inspiring story that makes me laugh. cry and live in the Alps in y imagination all at the same time

  242. First download would be The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

  243. Grant Baker says:

    Anything from Janet Evanovich

  244. The Hunger Games

  245. Harry Potter – my kids have never read any of those books.

  246. I would download a book for new mommies – we are expecting in October! If that wasn’t available, I’d look for The Great Gatsby, my all-time favourite read.

  247. The new Sookie Stackhouse novel!

  248. I would download some nonfiction for my son. The current passion is Space.

  249. Tara Gauthier says:

    I would love to read the new Stephen King book.

  250. Robert Munsch books would probably be at the top of my list.

  251. The first book I would download would be “the boxcar children” if available my daughter has fallen in love with that series

  252. Victoria W. says:

    Probably a clive cussler novel, my guilty pleasures is his Dirk Pitt series :)

  253. The Very Hungry Caterpillar of course. 😉

  254. awesome!
    I’d download the shark wars series for my son.

  255. I am so happy to be the winner of this contest, thank you so much!


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