Sunday, June 21, 2009

First Ever Classroom Reads Contest!

My sister says a great way to get people to read my blog, other than updating it, is to host a contest. So here goes, my first classroom reads contest. I will be giving away a paperback copy of the following books to one lucky person:


The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

In her second adventure, Clementine is the only untalented student in her third-grade class, with the talent show fast approaching. She hints that her family may be leaving Boston and moving to Egypt on Friday if her father takes the building manager job at the Great Pyramid, but her teacher just laughs. Her friend Margaret offers her tap-dancing lessons, but her improvised beer-cap tap shoes don't work. Her baby brother (variously called by vegetable names) always laughs when she sings like Elvis, but her parents veto the leash she needs to keep him on stage. It's Mrs. Rice, the principal, who finally shows everyone where the child's talents lie. Clementine is a true original, an empathetic human being with the observant eye of a real artist and a quirky, matter-of-fact way of expressing herself. Whether shopping for new shoes with her mother, saving the talent show, or dining with her parents at the Ritz-no-crackers restaurant, she is laugh-out-loud funny. Frazee's line drawings are plentiful and just right. Libraries will need multiple copies of this one, because early chapter-book readers will jump at the chance to spend another eventful week with Clementine.


Scaredy Squirrel by Melaine Watt

Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians or killer bees. But in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes along, he's well-prepared. Scaredy Squirrel's emergency kit includes antibacterial soap, Band-Aids and a parachute. Day after day he watches and waits, and waits and watches, until one day ... his worst nightmare comes true! Scaredy suddenly finds himself out of his tree, where germs, poison ivy and sharks lurk. But as Scaredy Squirrel leaps into the unknown, he discovers something really uplifting ...


Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

There's a good smell of soup, and at night, with luck, you might see a bagpiping Cat in the window, and a Squirrel with a banjo, and a small singing Duck. Everyone has their own jobs to do. Everyone is happy... or so it seems.... until one day Duck, the littlest one, decides it's his turn to stir the soup




There are 4 chances to enter:
+1 Comment and include your email address
+1 Become a follower
+1 Blog about my contest and please include a link
+1 Add me to your blogroll

I'm very excited about this contest and gathering new followers. The winner for the contest will be chosen on July 15th. Good luck!!

33 comments:

  1. Just a quick question, is this giveaway open to just the States, or Canada too? I have a younger sister who would definitely enjoy some of the books listed above ;)

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  2. Aw, please enter me. These all look so cute and I know a couple people I might give some of them too. Welcome to the book blogging world by the way!!

    :)
    -Lauren

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  3. I'd love to be entered!
    Jen
    jpetroroy@gmail.com

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  4. Oh, this is a great idea. I'm always looking for books for younger kids (than YA). Thanks for the contest!

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  5. I'd love to be entered- I have a little sister who would love these. :) Now following and linked in the sidebar here .

    Alex (& Lauren) at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Very awesome! As an elementary school librarian, I'll be checking back often!

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  7. Please enter me! jump_up_thrice[at]hotmail[dot]com

    And I'm a follower now. =)

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  8. Congratulations on your first contest!! These look like adorable reads :)

    +1: Comment
    +1: I'm going to become a follower!

    Thanks for the contest :)
    countrystars95@yahoo.com

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  9. These sound like great books! My niece would love them...and me if I won them. :0) Count me in.

    I've subscribed with google reader if that counts.

    Thanks!
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  10. Wonderful, I'd like to be counted in then, thanks :) I've also sidebar linked this contest on my blog http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com under the CONTESTS heading. :) Welcome to the book blogosphere !

    lucidconspiracy at gmail dot com

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  11. Love your blog! I am an ex-3rd grade teacher, soon to be elementary AP. I will share your reads with my teachers.

    +1 comment
    +1 new follower

    shelcows AT gmail DOT com

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  12. +1 posted in my sidebar.

    shelcows AT gmail DOT com
    http://writeforareader.blogspot.com

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  13. +1 for commenting, thank you for the chance.
    +1 for following..

    lovestoread0708(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

    I'm also a recent follower of your blog.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  15. My children would enjoy reading these, if not now, very very soon. Thanks. My email address can be found in my blogger profile.

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  16. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  17. I would love to share these with my daughter -- I'm always looking for books that we can read together!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  18. I am a follower.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  19. I think my kids would love these books!
    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  20. I am now a follower of your blog.
    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  21. What cute books! Would love to win!

    I am a new follower

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  22. Thanks for the contest.

    I'm following you now :)

    two_of_hearts_101@yahoo.com

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  23. Have been wanting to peek at Clementine for a while. These look great! Please enter me too!

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks.

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  24. I would like to enter.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I follow.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/07/saras-classroom-reads-first-ever.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. You are on my blog roll:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I would love to read this! :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  29. I follow. :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  30. I would love to read them!

    barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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