Children’s Book Week Giveaway!

May 8th, 2011 by

A couple days ago, we posted a recap of our amazing night at the Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala. We spoke of the all-star authors and illustrators, the singing, the cross-dressing, and of course the winners. What we didn’t mention is that the event kicked off Children’s Book Week 2011, which ends today.

But we REFUSE to let it go out without one final hurrah. So today kicks off our Children’s Book Week Sweepstakes! Keep the kidlit spirit going, yo!

We’re giving away our awesome swag from the gala: the gift bags, posters, and books that we snagged at the end of the night!


• Commemorative Children’s Book Week 2011 tote bag
• Children’s Book Week 2011 poster
• A copy of Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce


• Commemorative Children’s Book Week 2011 tote bag
• Children’s Book Week 2011 poster
• A copy of Finally by Wendy Mass



Kids (under the age of 18):

Enter for a chance to win our prize! Just fill out this entry form and mail it back to us. (Don’t forget to have your parent/guardian sign it — otherwise, you won’t be eligible to win!) We must receive your entry before June 1, 2011.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) under 18 years. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 5/30/2011. See official rules.

Children’s Choice Book Awards – WINNERS!

May 6th, 2011 by

Monday is not usually anyone’s favorite day of the week. But this past Monday was EPIC. At least for Karen and Nancy. Why?

Well, on Monday evening, we both raced out of our respective offices in a big hurry — but not before posting this online status: On the way to Children’s Choice Book Awards! So excited!!!!! And another ! for good measure! That’s right, we were invited to attend the Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala!

If you recall from Nancy’s post about the nominees, the Children’s Choice Book Awards ask YOU to vote on your favorite books, authors, and illustrators. What Nancy didn’t tell you was that the winners are announced at a fantastic party, attended by all manner of amazing authors! But we promise, we weren’t intentionally withholding information. We just didn’t know about the gala until a few days before. And then you can bet your sweet potatoes that we got ourselves on the guest list pronto!

Who else was on the guest list? Glad you asked! We got autographs and pictures with a few of the esteemed authors in attendance (Nancy was so excited to stand next to them, we had to Photoshop in a more accurate representation of her joy).

Click on the photos below to see larger images:

R.L. Stine's autograph for Kidsmomo

Master of horror R.L. Stine
Author of the Goosebumps series, the Mostly Ghostly books, and many other stories that scare our socks off

Rick Riordan's autograph for Kidsmomo

All-powerful Rick Riordan
Author of the Percy Jackson books, the Camp Half-Blood series, and the Kane Chronicles

Raina Telgemeier's autograph for Kidsmomo

Artist extraordinaire Raina Telgemeier
Author of Smile and illustrative force behind the Baby-sitter’s Club graphic novels

Jarrett J. Krosocka's autograph for Kidsmoom

Life of the party Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Author/illustrator of the Lunch Lady graphic novels (AND the host for the awards gala!)

Also, a big-name celebrity author made an appearance… You may have heard of Snooki, from MTV’s ridonkulous TV show Jersey Shore. But did you know she’s written a novel?
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