Win an ARC of Crescendo & Support Literacy

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster (October 2010)

Reading Level: YA

Description from GoodReads:

Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Recently, I acquired an ARC of CRESCENDO by Becca Fitzpatrick.  I am pretty certain that the person who had it was clueless about how many people would do just about anything to get their hands on it.  I started to think about it and decided that rather than keep it solely for myself I would hold a contest.  But I didn’t want to hold any contest.  I decided I wanted to connect it with something that is really important to me.  Early literacy is a big concern of mine.  How do we help children get excited about books and reading?!

Rather than just have people comment about why they want this ARC or have you follow the blog.  There will be some challenges which will help support literacy and earn you entries.

Here are the rules:

1.  All participants must complete an entry form.

2. You must be 13 or older to enter.

3. On the form, there are some required items that anyone can complete in order to enter.  To earn additional entries, there are some challenges that I believe most people can complete but are not required in order to enter.

4. The contest is open internationally.  International participants – if you are unable to complete something because it does not apply to your country, please email me at: kidlitfrenzy(at)gmail(dot)com.

5.  To encourage people to do more than just comment and follow the blog, I will also throw in an  ARC of Matched by Ally Condie .  What does that mean?  If the selected winner only did the basic and wins, you get the ARC of CRESCENDO.  However, if the selected winner did many or all of the items, then s/he will also win MATCHED. (Note:  Judging this will be at my discretion.)

6.  The contest will end at 11:50 P.M. PDT on August 23, 2010.

Click here to complete the entry form.  Please email me at kidlitfrenzy(at)gmail(dot)com if you are unable to access the link for the form.

Maggie Stiefvater, Linger Contest, and photos

Some of you may know that I started out reviewing on Young Adult Literature Review Blogspot.  I still hang out of there with my friend Vi and Renee.  I did a blog post with my photos from the Maggie Stiefvater event at Borders/Glendale (Monday, July 26, 2010) and am offering up a signed copy of my ARC of Linger.  To enter the contest, find out more about this phenomenal event, click here.

Winner of the Keys to the Repository Contest

Congratulations!  There is a winner for the Two-in-One Contest.  Diana G. – you won a signed copy of The Keys to the Repository by Melissa De La Cruz.  Please contact me at kidlitfrenzy(at)gmail(dot)com within the next 24 hours.

Thanks to everyone who entered.  For those of you, who were hoping to win, the Heist Society by Ally Carter – keep an eye open for another chance to win.

And we have a winner…

For the first Summer Giveaway Challenge, we have a winner – Sharmaine (@rawstatic)!  I will be sending you an email which you will need to respond to within 24 hours.  Congratulations on winning a signed copy of Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

-Aly

Help Name This Blog Contest

A few months ago, I decided to venture out and start my own blog.  I have been happy guest blogging but wanted someplace that I can combine some of my interests as an educator with my interest in books and writing.   Part of starting a blog means coming up with a name.  I have spent about a month trying to name this blog.  I have pestered friends, googled a bunch of titles, and still nothing really definite, despite some great brainstorming efforts.  So I am reaching out here and hopefully together a name will be found.

Premise of the blog:  A resource for teachers, authors, school librarians centered around books for children and teens and using them in the classroom.

The Challenge: Submit your blog name idea on the form provided at the end of the post.  Please read the remainder of the post for all of the guidelines and information.

Rules:  The Winner must be 13 or older.   The contest is open to those in the U.S. or International participants. Any inappropriate name suggestions will be immediately disqualified.

Contest Ends:  June 8, 2010 (Note: If more time is needed to collect submissions, I might extend the contest for another week.)

Prize:  For the winner whose blog name suggestion is chosen, a book of your choice for $15.00 (or less) US currency from either Amazon (US contestants only) or The Book Depository (US contestants, International contestants only have this option).

To submit your entry, please click on the link to complete the form:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDlDR1RqMVNZZG5NVmpYS3VaOXhfcXc6MQ

Thanks for everyone’s help.

Aly