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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Free Books!

In honor of a certain birthday, I'm going to spread some gifts around.
I have some of the BEST books of the year on my shelves.
Mysteriously, I have more than one copy of a couple of them.
And I'm willing to share.

Since I'm taking a forced break from blogging as I head to the land of pitiful internet where I'll read and reflect and stay off Facebook and blogs for a bit, this giveaway will last a week.

And here are the goodies I'm going to mail to one lucky winner.

1. DOUBLE DOG DARE. If you don't know Lisa Graff's books, this is the perfect back-to-school place to begin. And teachers? It's bound to be one of the most fun read-alouds. I'm particularly fond of the dare involving green hair. But there's a lot of depth to the story, the characters, the writing.

Here's a link to a really good interview with Lisa on Barbara O'Connor's blog.  Complete with pictures and videos.

2. Scholastic sent me two copies of Carole Geithner's IF ONLY.  I'll include one in your winning package. Click here for a link to the author's website, including an excerpt from the book. A serious topic, well-handled.

3. Last but far from least. My Baltimore connection, Natalie Standiford's newest: THE SECRET TREE. The bloggers at Waking Brain Cells called it the "ideal summer read."  I agree.
Check out their review right here.

All that's required of you is a comment. Feel free to share this.
The books will be whisked off anywhere in the USA.
Winners announced on August 15, when I re-enter the world of connectivity.


Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

All these books sounds wonderful and I haven't read a one of them. My stack is now tottering with 40 books - yikes!!!

Have a great time off the grid.

Back to my grinding deadline . . . I need to disappear for awhile, too. ;-)

And I hope today is a wonderful birthday for you!!! Eat some cake for me! xoxo

PragmaticMom said...

I would love to win the books! I love middle grade fiction!

Carol Baldwin said...

How sweet of you to share your books with the rest of the world! I'm off to FB this.

Melodye said...

Count me in, please! I'd love to help restock a teacher-friend's library shelves. :)

Jonathan Stephens said...

My classroom loves new reading adventures!

Patti said...

Okay birthday girl.... I have one of those coming up too! Plus I will be back to school! No alternatives! That was the cool thing about the East coast, I never had to teach on my birthday! So excited our kiddos are reading Glory in 4 th grade! Going to check out the Reader' theater I see here for another teacher.... Love you, patti kiley

Kathy C. said...

I love middle school books and YA is my favorite genre. Books that help children cope and/or open up dialogue and present teaching moments are especially invaluable. "If Only" sounds poignant and was "Glory Be". 8^)

sonia said...

Yay! I love giveaways! And I just read your book and loved it.

Nancy Stewart said...

Hi, Augusta,

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Yours, by the way, is wonderful, and I always love stopping by. I hope you're enjoying your summer and will see you soon!

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Hey Augusta. I haven't won enough books this week. So please enter me! And enjoy being in the land of disconnectivity. It's probably healing!

Nicole M said...

Oh yes, please! I would LOVE to add a new book to my classroom library :)

sophiesmom said...

As you know, the best writers are youth and middle grade authors. Seems you have excellent recent titles to offer. Nice of you to spread the joy.

sophiesmom said...

Youth authors are among the best writers. Thanks for sharing the wealth.

Anonymous said...

Would love to read and share these.

Holly said...

Oh my goodness! So many good books! I would love them to add them to my classroom library. It's awesome that you're sharing!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

I hopped over from Caroline Starr Rose's blog. My daughter is reading GLORY BE right now and loves it! I saw that you're also including a copy of THE FALSE PRINCE in the prize pack. Hope I win!! :D