September 4, 2012

BIG BACK-TO-SCHOOL GIVEAWAY!

Welcome back!

To start the year off right and because I appreciate what you do, I'm hosting a BIG GIVEAWAY.  I'm also offering two helpful activity/reading guides to use in the classroom.

For FREE activity/reading guides for OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN and HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL, click HERE.

"This tale will have readers cheering for the resilient, resourceful Olivia." -- Kirkus, STARRED review

"This funny, tender novel . . . is relatable and compulsively readable." -- Publisher's Weekly; Starred reviews from Kirkus & School Library Journal; Nominated for NY, TX, IL & LA state reading lists


FOR YOUR ELECTION CONNECTION . . .

“Timely, funny and written in a great voice.” -- Children's Book World; Winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award for funniest children's novel of the year.

Share these presidential links with your students and use this political word search with your class.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL GIVEAWAY . . .

One winner will receive ALL of the following prizes:
  • An autographed hardcover of OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN
  • Signed paperback copies of HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL and AS IF BEING 12-3/4 ISN'T BAD ENOUGH, MY MOTHER IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!
  • A FREE 30-minute Skype visit with the author
  • 30 signed Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen bookmarks
  • A $25 gift card for Books-A-Million 
To enter, leave a comment below and mark your calendar to CHECK BACK Monday, September 10th, when the winner will be announced. 

Please share this blog post with your favorite educators and librarians.  Thank you!

And have an inspired year!!! 

23 comments:

Jeanne Brucher, GMS Librarian said...

We would love to win the Donna Gephart prize for Geneseo Middle School. How to Survive Middle School is one of our most popular titles for students to check out.

HBW Book Blog said...

Donna, I would love to win the prize pack! Your visit a few years ago and your Skype visit last year were awesome!!! -Jen Kleinknecht, HBW Middle School

Maggie Knapp said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win fabulous prizes. We are looking forward to seeing you in Fort Worth in the spring.

Maggie Knapp
MS/US Library
Trinity Valley School

Kirsten Larson said...

Wow, this seems a little too good to be true. I'm always looking for books I can add to the Grace Lutheran School Library (k-8th). I'm off to tweet about your giveaway too. Kirsten Larson

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm an aide at Chenery Middle School in Belmont, MA. I'd love to donate these books to Karen Duff, our librarian. I'm going to share this great giveaway on Facebook.

Holly said...

Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I work in the Kings Local School District in Kings Mills, OH in 3 elementary buildings teaching 4th grade gifted reading. A Skype visit w
ould be so exciting!

Mrs. Barbarino said...

When our book club students were surveyed at the end of last school year, everyone's favorite activity was our Skype with you. We would love to have a chance to do it again!

Angela Ackerman said...

I'm not entering because I'm not a teacher, but I had to pop in and say that you are fabulous. :) Tweeted & FB'd. :)

Angela

Mirka Breen said...

Best give-away of the day/week/month.

Unknown said...

What a fantastic surprise in my inbox when I got an email about this great giveaway :o) I love Olivia Bean!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this great giveaway. We really enjoyed reading your books last year and I am anxious to share with this years students.

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

We want this!
@thebrainlair

Kay McGriff said...

I would love to read and share these books with my students! It's an awesome prize pack. Thank you!

Bookworms said...

Olivia Bean Trivia Queen is on a must read bookshelf in my classroom and ready to be signed out by a 6th grader. So is How to Survive Middle School. I would love to win the prize pack to share with and for the benefit of my 119 incoming 6th graders. A skype visit would be the icing on the cake.

Tiffany E. said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance - was just telling librarians in my district that you are a great author to skype with! :)

~Tiffany
Librarian
Valley Elementary

Meg Brown said...

This is so awesome! I just sent it to all my teacher and librarian peeps. :) (Not to be confused with the marshmallow peeps.)

You ROCK!! Miss you!
Meg

Miss Megan said...

I'd love to win this for my Branch!

Mandy S. said...

I would love to win and share these books with the patrons at Bexley Public Library!

Vijaya said...

I'd love to win this package for our small parish school, Divine Redeemer, Hanahan, SC.

Mrs. Aitken said...

Wow! I'd love to share this with my 4th and 5th graders! :)

Ewa Ostrowski said...

Thank you for this opportunity. The English language learners in my class have already befriended David Greengerg and laughed and cried with him; now it's time for them to open their hearts to Olivia Bean.

Ewa Ostrowski
ESL Teacher
Smith Middle School

Tricia C. said...

hese books would be a wonderful addition to my classroom library! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

Natalie Dias Lorenzi said...

Would love to win this for my school's library! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway, Donna!