Wednesday, September 3, 2008

10K Giveaway!

... Wha WHAT?!

My blog has had over 10,000 hits?! Is you crazy?

Wow. That is totally awesome. And it makes me feel like celebrating! So here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna give YOU a chance to win a free book. All you have to do is comment on this post during the next three days (that is, before midnight on Saturday) and you will have a chance to win one of my favorite books from 2008. On Sunday I will draw two names at random, each of which may choose which book they would like. This is my way of giving back to the awesome people who read my blog AND to the awesome authors who write books that I enjoy.

Apologies, but the drawing's only open to those in the US and Canada (shipping costs, don'tcha know).

AND THERE'S MORE! You don't need to have a blog to enter this giveaway, but if you do have a blog and you post about this giveaway, I'll enter your name twice. Just put a link to your post in your comment.

Here's the list of books you may choose from (these are books published in 2008 that have gotten 5 stars from me):

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
George Washington Carver by Tanya Bolden
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale
Greetings from Nowhere by Barbara O'Connor
Nate the Great Collected Stories (audio!) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, read by John Lavelle.
Good Enough by Paula Yoo

So, thank you, thank you for reading my blog. It's turned out to be way more fun than I ever imagined it would be and I hope to continue for a long, long time.

Now, commence with the comments! Remember, you must comment before midnight (Central Daylight Time) on Saturday to be eligible for the drawing!

ETA (Sept. 7) - The contest is now closed. Thanks for entering, everyone!!


Unknown said...

oooh i would love to win the hunger games, it's been on my tbr list for a WHILE haha : )

lc_intocable at yahoo dot com

Berek said...

I'm a librarian as well. I'd love to win Nate the Great on audio to add to our collection.

Michele P. said...

I would also love The Hunger Games, it reminds me of a Sci-Fi movie I watched in the 80's where it was a bit scarier with contestants fighting to the death against cyborgs, etc... and the contestants were groups of poor teens abducted from their area and taken to the rich teens part of town where they were judged on their performances... There are some similarities in the descriptions, so this book would really be a great read as I enjoy this type of story.
and WOW! congrats on 10,000 hits!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 10000 hits! That's awesome!
I was so looking for my keys to go to the library or bookstore when I read about Hunger Games on here. Then I realized it wasn't out yet. ARGH!

Laura said...

Your blog is awesome. May congratulations on the big round number!

Kait said...

I just started reading your blog a few months ago when I made the decision to start to apply to get my MLIS, and it's one of my favorites of the kids' lit blogs I've picked up. Congrats on 10k!

Rhonda Martin said...

Hunger Games sounds like a great read~! I would love to add this to my winter must read collection. And my 11 yr old would love to listen to Nate the Great Audio.Thanks for having a giveaway and 10,000 post all I can say is W0W~!

Bookworm Mama said...

I just found your blog yesterday, and I'm so glad I did. I would love to be a winner of course! Feel free to check out my blog - it's a requirement for one of my courses toward my MLS.

Unknown said...

Congrats on the 10K milestone! My kids would love to read Rapunzel's Revenge.


Anonymous said...

congratulations - your blog is a sensation!
and my blog is. . .

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Abby! You inspired me to check my own stats, and I've still got a ways to go. Keep on rockin' the book reviews and program ideas!

Please enter me in the drawing, too! I've mentioned your giveaway on my blog.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and check it often for program, storytime and collection ideas. Keep up the good work! If selected, my first choice for our collection would be Greetings from Nowhere and second choice would be George Washington Carver.


Holly said...


Congrats on reaching the 10,000 mark! Exciting! I enjoy your blog! There are several books that sound great on your list that I would love to read.

Please enter me and I'm off to post on my blog!


Unknown said...

Congratulations on your 10K success! I've just started a blog at so I'm just hoping to someday hit that target!

Please include me in your drawing!!

wbarker (at)

Heather said...


Anonymous said...

Abby, way to go! Nancy

Liviania said...

Congratulations! I'd love to win the Hunger Games.

Mrs. Armstrong said...

I enjoy reading your blog every few days. I'm an avid kid lit reader and a language arts teacher. Currently I'm reading The Underneath. I would love my own copy. Congrats on your milestone.

Alyce said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you. :)

Theresa N. said...

Congratulations that's a great number to reach.
Theresa N

Anonymous said...

I would love to win any of your favorites! I am a teacher working with at-risk readers.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Please enter me!!
I posted about this here:

Congrats!! That's so sweet!!!

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Margay Leah Justice said...

I would love a chance at Rapunzel's Revenge - I absolutely love the title and the story looks good.

Diana Dang said...

I would love a chance to win one of your books!


Diana Dang

Anonymous said...

I would like to win this!!!!

Sharon said...

Yes, I am one of those 10K lurkers. I enjoy your storytime helps and book reviews. Congrats!

Carolina said...

congrats on the 10k hits! I would really love to win hunger games. :)