It’s that time of year again! We are celebrating another year of Books in Bloom. We’ve seen some changes this year. We said good-bye to two of our original bloggers as they moved on to new opportunities, and we added new voices to the mix. Overall, it has been another great year, and we are glad that we get to share so many great books with you.
As a thank you to all of you for reading, we want to give away some books! Every Friday in March, starting with March 8th, we will choose a lucky Books in Bloom reader to receive a prize. We have several teen novels to give away, and we are excited to hear what you’ve been reading. To enter the contest, leave a comment on this post with the title of best book you’ve read in the past month. Please comment only once—that’s all you need to enter the Friday giveaways for the whole month.
Please note that our prizes this year are all teen novels. This Friday’s prize book is a special signed edition of Neal Shusterman’s UnWholly, sequel to Unwind.
Stephanie Quinn and Meredith Fickes! You are the winners of the advance copies of Rick Yancey’s upcoming novel, The 5th Wave. Please email us at email@example.com with your mailing address, so we can send out your prizes.
Thanks to all who entered the contest, and thanks to our friends at Penguin for providing the prize books.
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest! We loved reading about all of your connections to Kate DiCamillo’s books. We used Random.org to choose the winners from among the commenters. Without further ado, here are the lucky winners:
- Grand Prize goes to Margo Jantzi! You will receieve a complete set of DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson series along with two adorable Mercy Watson plush toys, and a tote bag.
- Second prize goes to Rhonda P! You will receive an autographed special edition of Because of Winn-Dixie along with a Winn-Dixie plush toy.
- Third prize goes to Kathy Evanilla! You will receive an autographed special edition of Because of Winn-Dixie and a Bink & Gollie T-shirt.
Margo, Rhonda, and Kathy: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address, so we can send out your prizes.
We here at Mackin are big fans of Kate DiCamillo and her body of work. Whenever a new book comes out, we fight over who gets to read the ARC first! We love her so much, we interviewed her for our latest Compendium! Check out the interview here. So we are so excited that Candlewick has provided some wonderful prizes for us to share with our readers! What are these wonderful prizes? We thought you’d never ask!
The grand prize winner will receive a complete set of DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson series along with two adorable Mercy Watson plush toys, and a tote bag.
The second prize winner will receive an autographed special edition of Because of Winn-Dixie along with a Winn-Dixie plush toy.
The third prize winner will receive also receive an autographed special edition of Because of Winn-Dixie and a fabulous Bink & Gollie T-shirt.
That’s right folks…THREE prizes! Three chances to win! All you have to do is leave a comment about your favorite Kate DiCamillo book, or if you haven’t had the pleasure of reading her work yet, which book you’ll like to start with.
We’ll announce the lucky winners next Friday! Good Luck!
A. Wright and Helen Wagner! You are the winners in our Back to School Contest! Please email us at email@example.com with your address, and we will send you your prize pack, which includes an autographed copy of Carmen Agra Deedy’s new book Return of the Library Dragon along with a Library Dragon Flip Doll!
Thanks for all the great comments! We loved reminiscing about new school year memories, and we always love talking about books.
Now that school is back in session, what better way to celebrate than a contest?!
What will you win?
Two lucky people will win autographed copies of Carmen Agra Deedy’s new book Return of the Library Dragon along with a Library Dragon Flip Doll! (Thanks to our wonderful rep from Peachtree!)
How do you enter to win?
It’s easy! Simply leave a comment about your favorite back-to-school book, back-to-school memory, or anything that has to do with back-to-school.
We’ll announce the two winners next Friday!
We here at Books in Bloom are very excited to announce that we will have a new blogger!
Ryan H. will be joining us with his first official post tomorrow! He’s previously posted as a guest, but now he’s officially a regular (as you can see by the picture!).
Come back tomorrow and check out his post about the books that best describe him!
The Grand Prize winner is…. **drum roll** ….Shelley S! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. Your Grand Prize pack will include books from this photo:
We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who entered the contest. We have had so much fun reading all the comments, drawing names for the winners, and choosing the books for the prize packs. What are we going to do with our Thursday afternoons now that the contest is over?! I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be planning for more contests in the future.
Thanks for reading! Congratulations to all the winners!
Brenda Watson! You are this week’s winner in our Anniversary Extravaganza. Please email us at email@example.com with your mailing address, so we can send you your prize! We are excited to choose from among the books in the photo below for your library.
Stay tuned for the big announcement of the Grand Prize winner tomorrow! Thanks for reading and commenting!
Connie Anderson! Congratulations Connie. You are the third winner of our 1 Year Anniversary Contest Extravaganza! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address, and we will send you your fabulous prize pack!! Your prize will include many of the wonderful books shown below!
A big thanks to everyone else who has participated so far and remember, there are still TWO more chances to win including our Grand Prize! So if you haven’t commented on our Contest Post, click on the link and tell us what you think of the blog!