Friday, January 14, 2011

Dreaming of Books Giveway Hop!!!

This hop was organized by Kathy from I am a Reader, Not a Writer, and Martha from Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.

Over 160 participating blogs are offering a book related giveaway and we are all linked up together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another.  The hop runs from Friday, January 14th through Monday, January 17th.

I have selected to do a Book Award Themed Giveaway in honor of the ALA Youth Media Awards Announcements earlier in the week.

Giveaway #1 the Caldecott Award:

Description from GoodReads:
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor.






Giveaway #2 the Newbery Award:

Description from GoodReads
he movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I’d seen only in Gideon’s stories: Manifest—A Town with a rich past and a bright future.

Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was.
Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to “Leave Well Enough Alone.”
Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. It seems that Manifest’s history is full of colorful and shadowy characters—and long-held secrets. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. And as Manifest’s secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.

Powerful in its simplicity and rich in historical detail, Clare Vanderpool’s debut is a gripping story of loss and redemption.



Giveaway #3 the Schneider Family YA Award:


Description from GoodReads
The Challenge: Piper has one month to get the rock band Dumb a paying gig. The Deal: If she does it, Piper will become the band's manager and get her share of the profits.
The Catch: How can Piper possibly manage one egomaniacal pretty boy, one talentless piece of eye candy, one crush, one silent rocker, and one angry girl? And how can she do it when she's deaf?
Piper can&#39t hear Dumb&#39s music, but with growing self-confidence, a budding romance, and a new understanding of the decision her family made to buy a cochlear implant for her deaf baby sister, she discovers her own inner rock star and what it truly means to be a flavor of Dumb.




I was especially thrilled that FIVE FLAVORS OF DUMB won a Schneider Family Award.  Were there any books that you were cheering for that won? - Aly

Rules for the Contest:

1. Please do not enter any personal information in the comments section, you must complete the Entry Form to officially enter the contest.
2.  The Contest runs from 12:00 a.m. PST on January 14th to 11:59 p.m. PST on January 17th.
3.  You must be a follower of this blog to enter.
4.  You must be 13 or older to participate in this contest.
5.  You must indicate at least two giveaways that you would like to enter.  There will be a total of 3 winners selected.
6.  If you are selected as a winner, I will notify you by e-mail.  If you do not respond within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.
8.  International participants are welcome to enter the contest.



89 comments:

  1. It's great to see these as the winners! Great giveaway!

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  2. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I'm eager to read Five Flavors of Dumb!

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  3. Thanks for the contest, the books selections are interesting.

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  4. This is a great contest! I love that you did the award winners.

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  5. This is such a great giveaway! I love the book picks!

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

    Elisquared

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway (Carrie Smart)

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  7. This a great giveaway! I've been looking forward to reading Five Flavors of Dumb!

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  8. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love that first book to read to my son!

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  9. Thanks for this contest... All of these books look great, and it's awesome that they are winners! :)

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  10. Great idea to give away award winning books.

    Thanks

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  11. Thanks for participating. I love these hops, so glad I found out about this one!!

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win some great books!

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  13. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  14. I've heard good things about the Five Flavors of Dumb but what is the Schneider Family Award? I've never heard of it before.
    lexie.bookbug(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  15. I just discovered your blog because of this contest hop and am excited to be a new follower!

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  16. Some interesting books! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I have so wanted to read 5 Flavors of Dumb for so long! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. New follower! Love your blog! Stop by mine and say hi if you get a chance!
    Kristin
    MyBookishWays

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  19. Great giveaway choices! Thanks for doing the hop!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  20. Thanks so much for the great giveaway. I have heard wonderful things about all three books.

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  21. Thank you so much fot the chance.
    I have never seen the first and the second book.
    Thanks for post the synopsis as well

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  22. Thank you for the giveaway. I haven't heard of these books before. I don't pay much attention to awards but I have been thinking I should as the really do indicate books that are worth reading.



    Giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

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  23. thanks for the giveaway!

    i.pearson@comast.net

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  24. Thanks for the great giveaway books!!

    Judy

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  25. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway =) I like the books =)
    mikki-mano at hotmail dot com

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  27. I love books--thanks for the chance.

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  28. I haven't heard of any of these books, but they look great!

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  29. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

    Stephanie M

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  30. Great giveaway and blog! I'm a new follower.

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win these great titles.

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  32. unique idea for a giveaway. thanks!

    -Lauren

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  33. It was our last night in Israel (went there on a 2 week tour) and a friend messaged me that Five Flavors of Dumb had won. I cheered, and of course all my friends around me wanted to know what was going on. Hurrah for Five Flavors!

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  34. I really want to read 5 Flavours of Dumb, it sound so unique and the cover is awesome.
    Haven't heard of the other 2 to be honest.

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  35. Hey! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    Rane
    The Lit Express

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  36. Great Giveaway -- I have this one, just stopping by to say hello!

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  37. Thank you for this giveaway! I realy want to read Five flavors of dumb : it sounds really good :)

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  38. What an ingenius giveaway idea! :) Thanks so much!

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  39. Thank you very much for such a wonderful giveaway

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  40. I love you chose books that were award winners

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  41. I want to read Five Flavors of Dumb so bad! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Lexie - The Schneider Family Award is one of the ALA awards (like Printz and Morris) that is given out for a book with a positive portrayal of a person with a disability.

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  43. Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway! I haven't read any of these books...yet!

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway! I have been dying to read FFOD, so I hope I win!

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  45. Any books i win are donated to the Middletown High school library after review. Thank you so much for the chance to win
    LOra
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I love these hops!

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway :) I totally want to win Five Flavors of Dumb

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  48. So excited for this giveaway!
    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  49. This is a brilliant giveaway idea! Thank you so much for hosting it! It's so awesome :D
    I'm having my fingers crossed

    legally_write[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  50. Thank you for this amazing opportunity~!

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  51. I am glad you are offering award winners. Too often the general public doesn't find out about them.

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  52. Thank you for the great giveaway, these are all really good books.

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  53. Great idea---giving away award winning books!

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway! The children's book looks cute - one my kids would love and I've heard good things about Five Flavours for Dumb.

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  55. Fingers crossed that I win this one. I really want Moon over Manifest!

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  56. Thank you for the giveaway! Read so many good things about Five Flavors of Dumb.

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  57. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  58. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! It's cool that you're including award wins for your giveaway. :)

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  59. Thanks for making it international :)

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  60. Great giveaway. Those books are on my to-read list! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. Thanks for the great giveaway! The book choices are interesting:)

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  62. I'm a new follower, but your blog looks great. I love book recs that I can share with my neice!

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  63. I'm so happy that Amos McGee won! (And I hope I win it!)

    patricia [dot] mariani [dot] esq [at] gmail [dot] com

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  64. A truly unique giveaway! Thanks so much.

    rosita dot p dot mariani at gmail dot com

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  65. How fun! Thanks for offering delightful
    books...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  66. Thanks for the great giveaway.


    sstrode@scrtc.com

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  67. I'm so excited that Five Flavors of Dumb won an award - I had no idea! How exciting! I've been wanting to read this for awhile!

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway!great choices!
    I think I made a mistake on the entry form! I think I may have selected new follower, though I have been following for awhile!

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  69. Thanks for the great giveaways! I would love to win A Sick Day for Amos McGee for my daughter!

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  70. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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