"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."
- Arnold Lobel


Every Tuesday is Book Review Day, where I review and recommend a children's book.

Every Wednesday is Wise Owl Wednesday, where you can butter up your brain with some children's literature facts - history, milestones, trivia ... stop by here to learn a little something about the amazing world of books for the young!

Every Thursday is Literacy Tip Day, where I offer literacy suggestions for your children based upon my teaching and parenting experience.

Keep cozy this fall with a good book!

25 October 2010

It's Time for the Spooktacular Book Blog Giveaway Hop!!!!

It is giveaway time in book blog land!!!

I am giving away five brand new books, published by Scholastic, to one lucky reader!!

One winner will receive:

Brian's Hunt

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)


The Homework Machine

Up All Night Counting: A Pop-up Book

To enter this giveaway, please follow the guidelines below!!! Best of luck to all!!!

1. You MUST be a follower of A Novel Idea AND you must leave a comment about anything bookish on this post with your e-mail address.

2. For an additional entry, be my friend on Goodreads.  Please leave an additional comment for this second entry with your e-mail address!

3. This giveaway will run through Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm, CST.

Be sure to visit the other blogs in this spooktacular giveaway hop!!!!

Happy giveaway week ... and Happy Halloween!!!!


Miss Dizzy said...

I am a follower of your blog but this is my first time commenting... Juvenile literature books are my "thing" - I have a huge collection of my own (well, they're my boys' books, haha) and I am in charge of my library's K-12 collection as well. I'd like to enter the drawing - do we have to post our email address?

Mary Elizabeth said...

Yes, please leave your e-mail address. If you do not wish to post it here in the comment section, please feel free to e-mail it to me at: mclaingreen@yahoo.com. Thank you for following and entering!!!!!

literati_rain66 said...

Following! :) Let's see... something bookish... Well, I'm a big book nerd, and I try to read at least 100 books every year.


Thanks so much for the giveaway!


Unknown said...

I’m a new follower.

Unknown said...

Friended you on Goodreads.

Christie522 @yahoo.com

Latter-day Saint Mom said...

I am a new follower. I just got the Percy Jackson books for me and my kids to read. The Homework Machine and Up All Night counting look like good books.
cparkins14 AT teancum.net

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I'm a new follower to your blog (and I'm also participating in the Spooktacular Book Blog Giveaway Hop). I'm a geek for all kinds of books!


Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

And I just friended you on Goodreads!


Read for your future! said...

I am a follower

Read for your future! said...

I am a follower on Goodreads

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower, please include me in your giveaway. I love to read a book that makes me laugh and cry at the same time. I will read a book over and over again, if I really really like it. I've read The Art of Racing in the Rain five times.


Anonymous said...

I'm a friend on Goodreads, in fact, I am now friends with all my contacts on Goodreads, yay for me!


slb3334 said...

I follow and enjoy a large selection of books.

Unknown said...

I am enjoying this spooky blog hop and discovering some great new book blogs. I am a new follower and appreciate the awesome giveaway
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I am a new follower of the blog. I am happy to find your blog as I have two boys ages 8 and 9 which I have trouble finding books they like and that are worth actually "reading".


Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I requested you as a friend on goodreads

Christa said...

Bookish? Um, I've never read any of the Twilight series & I only saw the first movie... I just don't get it. Haha. Otherwise, I'm urgently wishing for James Dashner's Scorched Trials (which, yes, is out) but it hasn't appeared on my doorstep yet! : )
ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

Jen Bigheart said...

New follower! Thanks for the giveaway. I haven't read a few of those books. My daughter would love them!

Jen @ I Read Banned Books.

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

I'm a new follower.

I just got my children, 2 & 3, library cards a couple of months ago. They love going to the library with me and picking out books. Some of my favorite moments with them are reading before bedtime.


Benita said...

I'm a new GFC Follower.

I just finished reading A Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin. I loved it. A very unusual romance.


Benita said...

I just became your friend on Goodreads.


Kathy Habel said...

I'm a follower. Hooray for offering up some middle grade books. I'd love these.
bkhabel at gmail.com

Kathy Habel said...

We're friends on goodreads. bkhabel at gmail dot com

Ricki said...

I really want to follow, but Google is telling me the link is broken! What do I do?
I love books, but my husband tells me I have too many - but how could that ever be possible?

Judy@grammyreads.com said...

What a great idea! I am already a follower and invite others to check out my journey as a grammy sharing books with her grands. I love cultivating little readers!

Heather said...

I'm a new follower under the name you_were_almost_right

I'm a fan of YA... but I also really love adult Fantasy and Fiction... and I love authors like Sarah Vowell as well. I really love historical fiction, but never know what to pick up... because I don't want something truly inaccurate, or bad... and barely anyone I know reads it, so I have no one to go to for help!


Heather said...

I've made a friend request to GoodReads under the name:


Izzy said...

New follower here, love all the shots of the Peanuts gang :) Bookish...I read at least one book a week :D
nizmart at gmail dot com
BTW my new book blog has the same background, sorry!

Getting Your Read On said...

I am a new follower and looking forward to seeing what you read and recommend. I love reading and books and even do book reviews at www.theliteratemother.org.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Christinabean said...

I'm a follower. Let's see...something bookish. Do you have a favorite bookmark? I am terrible about bookmarks and I also run a blog so I usually use a decent sized piece of paper so that I can write down any comments or thoughts on what I'm writing. Works double-duty!

Christinabean said...

Sorry, forgot to leave my email address...

clderwee at gmail dot com

Jennifer Mathis said...

great giveaway
I LOVE books :)

Gfc follower


minishoes1 said...

I am a follower. When I was a kid I loved to read Nancy Drew books and still do. I like to read to my niece and nephew. Thanks!jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

wmmahaney said...

These books look wonderful. I especially love Gary Paulson books.

wmmahaney said...

I follow in GFC

Asenath said...

A lot of my boy reluctant readers love Gary Paulson.

arallison (at)gmail.com

Megan said...

I am a follower and something bookish.... hm, my 6 year old's favorite books are the Percy Jackson books. Reading them together last winter for the first time was so awesome :)

megankyser at gmail dot com

Megan said...

I friended you on Goodreads too!

megankyser at gmail dot com

just me said...

I follow your blog! I love to read books, and if I win, I'll give these books to my middle school aged cousin who's an avid reader :)

April Yedinak said...

I am a new follower and you had me hooked right from the first line of the poem at the top of your page!
I would love to win your Spooktacular Giveaway!

apple blossom said...

love to be entered. I'm a follower

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Bookworm Lisa said...

I love books! I take a book with me everywhere I go!

I just followed on GFC "Lisa loves to read"
I just sent a friend invite on goodreads - Lisa Faber

ke7yca at gmail dot com

SiNn said...

what a cute blog i like when i find blogs that recomend books for kids my neices love to read andbe read to so ty for posting

im anew follower now


SiNn said...

i friended you on god reads

Beverly Gordon


Jenn S. said...

New follower: JennS

We are a family of bookworms and these books look great!

jas8929 at gmail dot com

Tabathia B said...

gfc follower and a big fan of harry potter and am currently reading chasing the night by iris johansen and loving it so far
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Lisa_Gibson said...

I'm a follower of your blog. Please stop by and check out my blog as well. I also work with a group called Partners in Print where we try to get books into the hands of youth in the foster program or at-risk youth. :)

Lisa_Gibson said...

Oops link to my blog is
AND I'm now your friend on goodreads. :)

CL said...

Follower- with kids I appreciate hearing about good juvenile literature! I try to limit my 5 year old to 20 books a week from the library...I usually fail. We're book lovers!

Taffy said...

I'm a follower.
I'm going over to GR to friend you!

My daughter says the Percy Jackson books are awesome and I have to read them. Now.

Thanks for the giveaway.


windycindy said...

I follow your blog via Google
Friend Connect! Reading is one
of my favorite hobbies and I enjoy
all types of genres! Many thanks for this fabulous opportunity to win such delightful books...

windycindy said...

We are friends on Goodreads...
Again, many thanks to you!

Judy said...

Great giveaway!! Thanks!!

I am a new follower-Judy


Books4Learning said...

I am a recent follower. Thanks for including my blog on your list. I have done the same for you. I found some books I am interested in. Thanks for all the great information.


CindyWindy2003 said...

I love all kinds of books, right now reading the Hunger Games and I love it, I follow this blog publicly GFC CindyWindy2003, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 said...

goodreads friend, Cynthia Raf(fe_rty) carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

Hi, I'm following your blog via GFC Becky B.

Something bookish, I love books started my own blog Bibliognome. Book I'm reading right now, Hex Hall.


Stephanie M said...

I am a follower of the blog (Stephanie M). I love Rick Riordan and read Hatchet. I love juvenile books and YA books. Thanks for the giveaway.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

Sapheyerblu said...

Oh cool, I totally remember Scholastic books. I'd do just about anything each week so my mom would let me pick out a book or two. This is awesome.


Sapheyerblu said...

Following you on GoodReads as Christine Senter

Sapheyerblu said...

Oops, and I am following you on GFC under the name Christine Senter


sablelexi said...

I'm a new follower. I actually just brought a lot of the books that I read when I was young from my parents' to my apartment, because I decided that I could not longer be without things like "The Indian in the Cupboard" and "Little House on the Prairie."

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

sablelexi said...

I sent a goodreads friend request as Jennelle

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Tonya Dean said...

Definition of BOOKISH
1a: of or relating to books b: fond of books and reading
2a: inclined to rely on book knowledge b of words: literary and formal as opposed to colloquial and informal c: given to literary or scholarly pursuits; also: affectedly learned
— book·ish·ly adverb
— book·ish·ness noun


The1stdaughter said...

So very cool! I love your selection! Something for everyone, but I'm obviously especially fond of the last couple. ;o) Thanks so much!

the1stdaughter at gmail dot com

Jaedyn said...

I'm really loving that pop-up counting book, it would be perfect for my daughter! I'm also a new follower of your blog. :)

ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

Jaedyn said...

I added you as a friend on GoodReads! (Lindsey F)

ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

Linda Henderson said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. Scholastic publishes some great books.
I follow on GFC.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I sent friend request on Goodreads as myself.

seriousreader at live dot com

Danielle said...

I'm a follower!

We read a fun book in the Preschool classes I'm an Aide in this week. It was called Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins and the kids all loved it and asked the teacher and I to read it a few different times. I love finding fun kids' books, so I thought I'd share this one with others!


Carol M said...

I love to read and I love to win books for my grandchildren who also love to read. We enjoy all kinds of books! Thank you for the giveaway!
I follow your blog.
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow via GFC. You must be a Harry Potter fan! I have yet to read "The Deathly Hallows" ONLY because I don't want this series to end plus I don't want to know what happens before Part 2 of "The Deathly Hallows" movie comes out next year. I LOVE this series! I also did the "Sorting Hat" quiz and, too, am a Hufflepuffer!


Laura H. said...

Sent friend request on Goodreads (Laura Henderson).


Candace said...

This is the first time visiting your blog and I'm a new follower!
Something bookish... Well, this year I've read the most books I've read since I started keeping track. My goal was 100 but when I reached 100 in mid September I pushed it to 130, which shouldn't be too hard!

Thanks for the giveaway!
candace_redinger at yahoo dot com

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

I'm a follower of your blog. :) Something bookish... Well, I just finished my first "scary" novel in a while. It was The Body Finder. And even though it involved suspense and dead bodies, I was more giddy than anything else. And the author, Kimberly Derting, seriously flayed my emotions. I was totally enraptured in the plot and story that I never saw half the things coming. When there was a plot twist, I could never believe it. And I cried so horribly hard at the end. /mini-rant on your blog since you deemed it was okay.


Kristina Barnes♥ said...

I friended you on Goodreads. (Kristina Barnes)


Lora1967 said...

What what a precious gift. I enter contest and if i win i read them and donate them to our public library. They are low on funds and can not afford new books. Thank you for the opportunity from both of us!

Mary Elizabeth said...

I have to say that I am loving this giveaway hop - I have enjoyed reading all of these comments relating to books!! I just wanted to say thank you to all my followers and commenters!! I am hoping to reach 200 followers by the end of this evening!! Happy Halloween!!!

justpeachy36 said...

I have really enjoyed the Spooktacular Book Blog Hop. Thank-You for the giveaway.

I am a new follower.


samantha35 said...

great giveaway

love all the books- I am huge into YA right now!

Tammy said...

Thanks for giveaway!
I'm a follower!
I LOVE books-they are my therapy and alot cheaper than a therapist!

hendy said...

Thanks for the giveaway-I love Scholastic, I think they have the best books (especially for my children).
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am a GFC follower. (Melanie L) I love reading books and usually read at least one book a week. For a long time I read only adult books but lately I've started getting into reading YA and I'm really enjoying those books, too.


Anonymous said...

I sent you a friend request on Goodreads from Melanie L.


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