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1. Announcing the winners of the street photography competition

By Victoria Davis


This year, in honor of World Art Day, Oxford invited photographers of all levels to submit their best street photography. Thank you to all of you who submitted! We received many thought-provoking, original entries, and are now happy to announce the winners.

Street photography is, according to Grove Art Online, a “genre of photography that can be understood as the product of an artistic interaction between a photographer and an urban public space.”

First place goes to Emily Huang for her photo “One Direction” taken in Taipei, Taiwan. Both of our judges were immediately drawn to this photograph, with Dr. Lisa Hostetler (Curator-in-Charge at George Eastman House) explaining: “This is a witty image that speaks volumes about the ubiquity of cameras on urban streets today, a situation that has fundamentally altered the nature and practice of street photography. It also recalls precedents in the history of photography, such as Friedlander’s Mount Rushmore.”

One Direction," Taipei, Taiwan. ©Emily Huang.

“One Direction,” Taipei, Taiwan. ©Emily Huang.

Emily will receive $100 worth of OUP books.

Second place goes to Leanne Staples for her photo “Life Goes One” taken in New York City. Dr. Hostetler explains: “An allusion to classic street photography, this photograph gives the viewer the sense of participating in the experience of the street alongside the photographer.”

“Life Goes On,” New York, NY. ©Leanne Staples.

Leanne will take home a copy of our Photography: A Very Short Introduction.

Congratulations to both of our winners!

Victoria Davis works in marketing for Oxford University Press, including Grove Art and Oxford Art Online.

Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single, elegant gateway users can access — and simultaneously cross-search — an expanding range of Oxford’s acclaimed art reference works: Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.

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2. More Winners!

You’ve been waiting a long time…but here they finally are: the Mira Reisberg contest winners! I will contact those of you listed here with an exclusive email address to submit to Mira’s Hummmingbird Literary.

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Donna Earnhardt
Mary Uhles
Vivian Kirkfield
Laura Renauld
Angie Karcher

There were SO MANY great marketing suggestions, I wanted to pick EVERYONE. You can imagine why it took me so long. Once again I want to thank the lovely and talented Mira Reisberg for sponsoring this contest, and best wishes to all the winners.

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Next, the winner of Kristi Valiant’s PENGUIN CHA-CHA Prize Pack! It’s…

Pam Brunskill!

Be on the lookout for my email, Pam. And congrats!

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And while I have your attention, NJ-SCBWI just opened registration for a flurry of inspiring and entertaining fall events. I’ll be hosting a PiBoIdMo Kick-Off on October 1st in Manville, plus there’s two other PiBo and NaNoWriMo parties. I’ll also be teaching a picture book workshop at the Fall Craft Weekend on November 10th.

Check it all out at NJSCBWI.com and click “follow blog” so you don’t miss any future event announcements!

Happy writing to everyone! And stay tuned…some PiBoIdMo announcements are coming soon!


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3. Winners for the Canticle of Night Contest!


The contest held by BigWorldNetwork.com for The Canticle Prelude is over. But don't let that scare you away from their contest page: http://bigworldnetwork.com/site/contests/. There will surely be more.

To see if you are a winner, come check out their blog post: http://bigworldnetwork.com/site/blog/2013/03/18/win-a-free-book-or-year-subscription-in-the-canticle-of-night-contest/

For those of you who didn't win, you can still pick up The Canticle Prelude here.

Maybe we'll do it again sometime. Thanks to all who entered!


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4. The 2012 Cybils Awards

Good morning, book lovers, and welcome to the apex of the seventh season of the Cybils--that is, announcement day for our latest list of favorite books of 2012. They're a perfect blend of kid appeal and literary awesomeness, as befits the criteria of the Cybils Awards. Librarians love 'em, kids can't get enough, and we're thrilled to announce the crop of winners.

If you're an author or an illustrator and you spot your name on this list, don't forget we have shiny gold stickers now and a fancy logo for you.

For everyone else, get ready to update your "To Be Read" pile.

Elementary & Middle Grade

Book Apps

Dragon Brush
By Small Planet Digital
Nominated by: Aurora Celeste

What would you paint if you had a magic paintbrush? Would you paint all the riches you might want? But what might happen if an evil lord tries to steal this away? Dragon Brush takes children into this scene. The story resonates with heart and kindness as Bing-Wen, the story’s young rabbit hero, discovers the true gift of artwork—creating for those you love. Dragon Brush will charm and entertain with its solid story balancing interactivity and narrative. High production values marked by smooth narration, excellent musical score and precise sound engineering enhance the ancient Chinese folktale setting. Clever and often funny interactions are discoverable on each page of the story, including hidden ink pots that lead to a surprise for the reader. The app works well for a wide age range and will inspire repeat readings. The end of the story includes a painting app where the ink pots add colors and textures with which to paint. Each painting can be erased, saved, or shared. Dragon Brush exemplifies the standards of the Cybil Awards with its perfect blend of story, technology, and entertainment.

Fiction Picture Books

Home for Bird, A
By Philip C. Stead
Roaring Brook
Nominated by: Amy @ Hope Is the Word

A Home for Bird is a character-driven story about a frog named Vernon who sets off on a perilous journey to help his silent friend find home and happiness. Vernon is a loyal protagonist with whom preschoolers will easily relate. A Home for Bird offers an engaging read-aloud experience, with ample opportunity for audience participation, and a narrative with both subtle humor and charm. Stead's vibrant and fluid illustrations are a perfect match to the story, and will have young listeners clamoring for parents, teachers, and/or librarians to "read it again!"

Nonfiction Picture Books

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
By Alicia Potter, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Nominated by: Cathy Potter

Who could forget the endearing face of a panda bear like the one on the cover of Mrs. Harkness and the Panda? It is more difficult to remember, however, who brought the first panda bear to America. In 1934, when the story starts, only a few people even knew pandas existed. Mrs. Harkness, a young New York dress designer, seemed to be the least-likely person to go to far-off China to look for one. Yet when her husband dies during an attempt to find a panda, off she goes on the adventure of a lifetime to fulfill his quest.

Reading this book is an adventure of its own. It delves into China with rich colors, using actual Chinese writing on the paper in the background of the illustrations, photographs of Chinese coins, and even including some well-placed Chinese words. Each page and each reading reveals new discoveries.

The story of a young woman heading off into the unknown is one of bravery and perseverance that is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers. Mrs. Harkness would be perfect to introduce a geography or history lesson about China. Although it is a biography, this book is also likely to stimulate conversations about animal conservation, particularly discussions about endangered animals and how our views of how to care for rare animals have changed. It is truly a memorable and inspiring book.

Easy Readers

A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse is a modern-day rendition of the “Are we there yet?” story. A mouse and a boy travel by boat to Antarctica, all the while seeing fun and interesting things. Alas, Mouse just wants to get there, and then, once there, wants to go back home. The story is told in graphic novel format through speech bubbles and gorgeous illustration. While a fun read for children of all ages, the writing works perfectly for children just beginning their adventure as readers. There are plenty of decodable words, many sight words and lots of opportunity for the pictures to help out when the words are unfamiliar. There is a limited amount of text on each page and the font chosen is big and clear. A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse is the perfect trip to take with a new reader. Enjoy!

Early Chapter Books

Sadie and Ratz
By Sonya Hartnett, illustrated by Ann James
Candlewick Press
Nominated by: Katherine Sokolowski

When Hannah's 4-year-old brother sneaks into her room, changes the TV channel, or uses all the colored markers, Hannah takes matters into her own hands. Literally. Her hands, which she's dubbed Sadie and Ratz, seek revenge by trying to rub Baby Boy's ears off. Hartnett's subversive chapter book doesn't shy away from children's dark side, which is one of its strengths. It isn't long before Baby Boy figures out a way to retaliate--he accuses Sadie and Ratz of his misdeeds, like spilling milk and scribbling on walls. Hannah, stumped by this turn of events, sends Sadie and Ratz on vacation, but the pair continues to get blamed. 

How Hannah and Baby Boy resolve this conflict of hand warfare will delight readers, and quite possibly dismay parents hoping for a tidier ending. James's expressive charcoal illustrations further dramatize the children's swirling emotions. This powerful book about the murky underbelly of sibling rivalry deserves a big hand!

Poetry

BookSpeak!: Poems About Books
By Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Josee Bisaillon
Clarion Books
Nominated by: Katie Fitzgerald

"If a book remains unopened
and no reader turns its page,
does it still embrace a story
or trap words inside a cage?"

BookSpeak! celebrates all things books. One of our judges stated that it shows kids "how to look at a common object with new eyes." Another said, "I love the many 'voices' she created within the book world." A third judge noted, "when read aloud, I feel these poems have heaps of personality--and utility, too."

Laura Purdie Salas explores reading, writing, stories, and book components in a wide variety of poetic forms, styles, and imaginative voices. From the lyrical "Skywriting" to the clever personification of “Index,” the poems flow from beginning to end, providing helpful models that young writers may enjoy exploring and imitating.

Josee' Bisaillon's use of collage, digital montage, and drawings completes the whole package. Complemented by a distinctive use of typeface and energetic and expressive illustrations, BookSpeak! is a book of book poems that readers of all ages will return to again and again.  

Graphic Novels

Giants Beware!
By Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado
First Second Books
Nominated by: Charlotte

Claudette can't wait to be a hero, just like her dragon-slaying dad (who's now stuck at the forge in a wheelchair after a vicious battle). When she learns that a giant attacked her town--and the citizens just let it get away!--she knows this is her chance. She persuades her friend and her little brother to go out questing with her, and the result is a story full of adventure, humor, and heart. Aguirre and Rosado have refreshingly eschewed traditional gender roles, creating likeable but realistically flawed characters in a quasi-medieval world. Told with expressive, full-color art and nice repetition of language for developing readers, this fun and funny story is sure to appeal to kids.

Fantasy & Science Fiction

The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
Scholastic
Nominated by: Natalie Aguirre

Sage is taken from his orphanage along with three other boys and thrust into an attempt to save the kingdom from impending war. If he loses, it's certain death, but Sage is very reluctant to win, since the prize at the end means becoming someone's pawn and living a lie for the rest of his life. The detailed world Nielsen creates is full of life, populated with mystery, twists and turns, and engaging and complex characters. Readers don't know who to trust, while Sage knows he can trust no one, especially not Connor, the man who stole them away and has aspirations of his own. Sage's voice is perfection, reading like a medieval Sherlock Holmes. Unreliable and snarky, Sage keeps his observations, assets, and motivations to himself until he knows he can benefit. Readers can't help but cheer for him, even as he struggles to come to grips with the ups and downs of a fate he doesn't desire.

Middle Grade Fiction

Wonder
By R. J. Palacio
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Nominated by: Flowering Minds

Auggie has always been home-schooled to accommodate for multiple surgeries and illnesses. Now that he is stronger, he must join the world of his peers and learn to deal with their perceptions of his extreme disfigurement. Wonder is his story, and it is at turns funny, heartbreaking, and illuminating, and always, always compelling. Palacio tells it from multiple points of view, a choice that allows readers to consider the feelings and reactions of many characters.

Auggie is a character endearing, brave, and normal enough to challenge readers to wonder about some really big questions: What would it be like to be Auggie? Would I have the courage to be friends with him? How difficult is it to "choose kind"? This remarkable and surprisingly humorous first novel grips its middle-grade audience in such a profound and meaningful way, and it is a book we believe could make readers out of nonreaders--making Wonder our runaway top choice for this year's Cybils Middle Grade Fiction Award.

Young Adult

Nonfiction Books

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
By Steve Sheinkin
Flash Point
Nominated by: Monica Edinger

A taut, real-life spy thriller, Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin is the true story of how the United States, Hitler's Germany, and the Soviet Union each sought to build the world's first nuclear weapon by whatever means possible. A first-rate page turner that has impeccable research and is sure to interest both MG and YA readers, Bomb is the perfect example of how nonfiction can be everything fiction is--and more.

Graphic Novels

Friends with Boys
By Faith Erin Hicks
First Second Books
Nominated by: Adam Shaffer (@MrShafferTMCE)

When homeschooler Maggie joins her older brothers at the public high school, she isn't sure what to expect--and her mother isn't around anymore to ease the transition. This contemporary coming-of-age story captures realistic teen behavior, though a mysterious ghost adds fantasy to the mix. Compelling illustrations in black and white play with the intersections of light and dark, past and future.  The richness of the relationships, the resonance of Maggie's emotional life, and the satisfying--though pleasantly ambiguous--conclusion make Maggie's story one to remember.

[For a shorter version of this blurb, check out Graphic Novel judge Emily Mitchell's review haiku.]

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Seraphina
By Rachel Hartman
Random House Books for Young Readers
Nominated by: Ana @ things mean a lot

Seraphina is a genre-blending fantasy that dazzled us all. Dragons, a murder mystery, family secrets, and a love story--there is something here for everyone, even those who aren't regular high fantasy readers. We were hooked by the mystery and intrigue of dragons and conspiracies as well as the fascinating and intricate world building. Seraphina is a complex and appealing heroine. She's fiery and vulnerable and gifted and brave. Her love of music is a refreshing thread throughout the story as is a fairly surprising mystery. Seraphina's transformation throughout the novel was inspiring and wonderful to follow. With beautiful writing and tight pacing, Seraphina kept us turning the pages, eager to follow the heroine and learn more about the strong ensemble cast. We're sure readers will find a lot to love in this highly original dragon story.

Young Adult Fiction

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
By Jesse Andrews
Amulet
Nominated by: Leila Roy

Greg wants you to know that he's not writing some soppy cancer book.  The impending death of his sorta-friend, sorta-ex-girlfriend Rachel from leukemia won't teach him any great lessons about the meaning of life. He's gonna swear. He's gonna crack sick jokes. There will be awkward silences. And he'll make stupendously bad films with his best friend, Earl, while ignoring his own rules about staying under the radar during senior year.

What Greg doesn't tell you is that his story will break your heart anyway. With sharply-drawn characters,  dialogue so real you expect to hear it in the school hallway, and a mix of formats that keep the story moving, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a book that will make readers laugh out loud even as they sympathize with Greg's bumpy journey into adulthood.

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5. MMGM Links (2/4)


So... LTSF #2 is due to my editor by close of business today (and yes, I'm still working on it. I've been awake for far longer than I want to think about.) So yeah, definitely no MMGM today. 

But I have last week's winner to announce:


Yay! If that's you, you won a copy of GEEKS, GIRLS, & SECRET IDENTITIES by Mike Jung. Email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your address and I will mail off your prize.


And I tried to throw together the links as quickly as I could--sorry if I missed someone or got something wrong. Blame deadline brain:

- Rebecca Behrens joins the MMGM fun with her first feature on SWAY. Click HERE to welcome her to the fun.
- 8-year-old Lucy also joins the MMGM fun with a feature on CASSIDY THE COSTUME FAIRY. Click HERE to welcome her to the group!  
- Katie Fitzgerald is back with a feature on FOURTH STALL PART III. Click HERE to see her review.  
- Danika Dinsmore has part two of her ive report from ALA Midwinter. Click HERE to see what that's all about!  
- Laurisa White Reyes has an interview with author Paul R. Hewlett--with a GIVEAWAY!  Click HERE for details. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck has two different features--plus a GIVEAWAY of WINTER'S TIDE! Click HERE to see what she thought!
- Susan Olson is feeling wanderlove for THE VOYAGE (RETURN TO TITANIC) Click HERE to see why.  
- Jennifer Rumberger is sharing TROUBLE ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY (and her young son is helping with the post) Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Brennan and Meyrick Murphy are gushing about BIG NATE MAKES THE GRADE. Click HERE to see what these two middle grade readers thought of it.   
- Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends LIONS OF LITTLEROCK. Click HERE to see what that's all about.    
- Dorine White has an ARC Giveaway from her recent trip to ALA Midwinter. Click HERE to see what's up for grabs.    
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.     
- Michelle Isenhoff is always part of the MMGM fun. Click HERE to see what she's talking about today.  
 - Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.    
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome!    
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week!
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!  


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)

NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen posts ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me ahead of time

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6. MMGM Links (1/20/13) --plus last week's winner!


Sorry guys, I'm officially back in the deadline cave on LTSF #2, so alas, no MMGM this week. But I do have links, and the edits aren't nearly as horrible as I feared so I'm hoping to get back on track soon. Thanks for bearing with me!

ALSO I ... forgot AGAIN to post last week's winner. So, I will do that right now. The winner of DEAD CITY is...


*tosses confetti*  

If that's you, email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will send you your prize.

Okay, on to the links!
- Brennan and Meyrick Murphy are cheering for THE KINGDOM KEEPERS. Click HERE to see what these two middle grade readers thought of it.   
- Rosi Hollinbeck is featuring, um... MEEP... KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES! (I will never stop feeling shameless when I build links to my own reviews--but it's AWESOME!) Click HERE to see what she thought!
- Annie McMahon is rooting for SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE. Click HERE to see her thoughts.  
- The Lucky 13s have another awesome "Meanwhile... Middle Grade" post up. Click HERE to see what that's all about!
- Danika Dinsmore is sharing an adult series she actually thinks would be perfect for middle-graders. Click HERE to see what that's all about!
- Akossiwa Ketoglio is spotlighting THE UNWANTEDS: ISLAND OF SILENCE. Click HERE to see her feature. 
- Jennifer Rumberger is spreading some love for HOUND DOG TRUE--with a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE to see why.  
- Melanie Conklin is showcasing SLOB. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends GEEKS, GIRLS, AND OTHER SECRET IDENTITIES. Click HERE to see what that's all about.  
- Andrea Mack is gushing about CAT FOUND. Click HERE for her review.    
- Susan Olson is cheering for WHEN YOU REACH ME. Click HERE to see why.   
- Chelanne Green joins the MMGM fun with a feature on LAWN BOY. Click HERE to read her thoughts. 
- Laurisa White Reyes has an interview with author Danika Dinsmore--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for all the fun!  
- Dorine White's 10 year old daughter is in love with KISS KISS BARK. Click HERE to read her review   
- Michelle Isenhoff is always part of the MMGM fun. Click HERE to see what she's talking about today.  
 - Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.    
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome!    
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week!
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!  
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.    

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)

NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen posts ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me ahead of time.

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7. LET THE SKY FALL Winner!!!

Oops--deadline brain Shannon TOTALLY forgot I had a winner to post today. And an extra important one too since uh, they're winning MY BOOK. #Shannonfail

ANYWAY um, without further ado, the winner of the shiny ARC of LET THE SKY FALL is....


Yay!

*tosses confetti*

If that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will have S&S ship off your prize.

For everyone else--thank you SO MUCH for your amazing enthusiasm for LET THE SKY FALL and for posting the widget on your blogs (which you can still get HERE--and remember, it has WIND FX!!) and all around being super awesome. I promise I will have more ARC contests and swag contests in the new year. 

In the meantime, S&S is currently giving away FIVE shiny ARCs over on Goodreads, so if you haven't entered over there--what are you waiting for???? Go HERE

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!!! 

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8. SOLSTICE Winner!

You guys are all awesome! That's all there is to it! Thank you so much to everyone who entered to win an ARC of

SOLSTICE by P. J. Hoover (Tor Teen, June 18, 2013)



And with no more waiting, the winner is...

Amber Johnston Mitchell!

Please stop by again after the new year! Look for more giveaway and all sorts of awesome buildup toward the release!

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9. Winners!

Hope you all are having a great week! Thank you to everyone who entered to win the two amazing books!

The winner of

DEAR TEEN ME edited by Miranda Kenneally and E. Kristin Anderson (Zest, October 30, 2012)



is...

ALICIA MARIE!

*****

The winner of

a SIGNED ARC of

ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury (Razorbill, September 4, 2012)



is...

KERLY SUE!


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10. THE FAERIE RING Winner!

Thank you to all the awesome people who entered to win this book! The winner of

THE FAERIE RING by Kiki Hamilton (Tor Teen, September 27, 2011)



is...

LAUREN GOFF!

Sparkly flowers and all sorts of congratulations!

p.s. look for more giveaways coming soon!

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11. Winners of ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! and OH NUTS!

Two books with exclamation points in the title!

So now we have two winners whom I hope will have exclamation points burst over their heads!

The winner of ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! is:

Melissa K.!

The winner of OH NUTS! is:

Maria Johnson!

Ladies, look out for an email from me.

And tomorrow everyone’s a winner because I’m announcing the guest-blogging line up for November’s PiBoIdMo! Exclamation point palooza!!!!


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12. Royal Princess Academy Winner!

Yay--I didn't forget the winner this week!!! (I know it's still a bit late, but in my defense I've been at the West Hollywood Book Fair all day).

Okay, so the winner of ROYAL PRINCESS ACADEMY: DRAGON DREAMS by Laura Joy Rennert is....


Yay!

*tosses sparkles*

If that's you, email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will send you your prize. 

Happy Sunday!

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13. DARKBEAST Winner

Annnnnnnnnnnnd... I forgot the winner again. I'm betting you're not surprised by this. *sigh* *shakes head at self*

Anyway, the slightly belated but still official winner of DARKBEAST by Morgan Keyes is...


YAY!

*tosses confetti*


If that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will send off your prize.

And the rest of you, I highly recommend picking up a copy of this amazing book. You won't regret it!

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14. Cavendish Winner!

Okay, I'll admit it, I forgot the winner again. But in my defense it's been a CRAZY weekend with TWO back to back events, so I am pretty much falling-on-my-face-exhausted at this moment. BUT, I have drawn a winner so without further ado...

The winner of THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, by Claire Legrand is...


Yay!

*tosses sparkles*

If that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will send off your prize!

And now... SLEEP!

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15. WONDER Winner!

YAY I'M ACTUALLY KINDA SORTA ON TIME THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(what? One must celebrate the small victories!) :)

Okay, the winner of WONDER by R.J. Palacio is...


YAY!

*tosses confetti*

If that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address so I can ship off your prize! 

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16. Slightly delayed--but NOT forgotten--winner!

Okay, I know it's late. BUT I DID REMEMBER! (I really need to set some sort of reminder for this stuff...)

Anyway, the winner of my release day celebration is...


Yay!

*tosses sparkles*


And she chose DEFINANCE, by C.J. Redwine. So if that's you, email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your address and I will ship out your prize. 

Hope everyone's enjoying their long weekend!

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17. UNWANTEDS: ISLAND OF SILENCE Winner

Okay--don't go into shock, but I actually remembered to draw a winner at a reasonable time!!!!!! (also, don't get used to this. I will likely go back to my forgetful ways immediately.)


Anyway, the lucky winner of the hardcover copy of UNWANTEDS: ISLAND OF SILENCE by the amazing Lisa McMann is...


Yay!

*tosses confetti*

If that's you, email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will send off your prize.  For everyone else, mark those calendars for September 4th, when you can pick up your own copy of this seriously awesome book. You DO NOT want to miss out.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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18. Marvelous Middle Grade Monday Weekly Round-up

I'm still in LA after SCBWI (soooo much fun--though alas, I didn't take ANY pics to show you guys, #Shannonfail)  So it's probably no surprise that I do NOT have an MMGM this week. SORRY. It'll be a miracle if I manage just to get the links right!


But first, I have the winner of last week's MMGM to announce. The winner of THE ROCK OF IVANORE is...


YAY!

*tosses confetti*

If that's you, email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will ship off your prize!

Okay, that's done. Now on to the awesome list of all the other amazing MMGM's floating around the blogosphere today*:

 - Michelle Mason is feeling THREE TIMES LUCKY. Click HERE to see why. 
- Alex Baugh joins the MMGM fun with a feature on A SHIRTFUL OF FROGS. Click HERE to welcome her to the fun! 
- Michelle Isenhoff is cheering for THE HIGH KING. Click HERE to see why.  
- Gabrielle Prendergast bites into THE MERITS OF MISCHIEF: THE BAD APPLE. Click HERE to see why she thinks it's a treat. 
- Heidi Grange is raving about THE MAGIC WARBLE--with a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details.  
 - Melanie Conklin is announcing last week's contest winner, and spreading the love for BREADCRUMBS! Click HERE for all the fun.  
- Andrea Mack is swept up in SEAGLASS SUMMER. Click HERE to learn why she thinks its worth a read.  
- Michael Gettel Gilmarten is raving about ISLAND DANGER. Click HERE for his review.
- Laurisa Reyes has an interview with author Braden Bell--plus a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for details  
- Deb Marshall has shivers for Anthony Williams' books. Click HERE to see why. 
- Danica Dinsmore is cheering for LIESL & PO. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome! 
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week! 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so I see it)

NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen posts ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me ahead of time.

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19. WHOOPS--the winners!

Sorry guys, been so caught up in my ALL-DAY-REVISE-TILL-I-DROP (or reach "the end") marathon that I totally forgot I had winners to post.

So... sorry these are late, but...

The winner of the signed James Riley books (HALF UPON A TIME and TWICE UPON A TIME) is...


YAY!

*tosses confetti*

AND--the three winners who get exclusive KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES swag packs are...





YAY!

*tosses sparkles*
*blows noisemaker*

(and on a personal note, gotta say, reading all those awesome comments on that post with all the KEEPER love seriously got me misty eyed. I wish I could give swag to all of you--but I PROMISE I have lots more awesome giveaways to come over the next few months!)

Okay, so if that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address so I can send off your prize. And it would be a HUGE help if you could put WINNER in the subject line and tell me what prize you won in the email. I will try to get everything shipped off next week--as soon as I get book 2 turned into my editor (and maybe recover from these marathon hours)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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20. Weekend Winners

Been another crazy weekend (seriously, can someone slow down life) so once again I'm posting these a bit later than I meant to. But at least I remembered!

I have two winners to announce. Fist, the winner of SEEING CINDERELLA, by Jenny Lundquist is:


YAY!

*tosses confetti*


And the winner of HERE THERE BE DRAGONS, by James A Owen is...


YAY!

*flings sparkles*


If that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will make sure I get you your prize.

For everyone else, thanks for entering. And if you're a fan of contests, check back next week. I *might* be giving away some KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES ARCs  :)

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21. A big post of winners!!!!

Whew--I have a LOT of winners to announce today. 


First up, the winner of an ARC of SURRENDER, by Elana Johnson:


YAY!

The winner of WHEN YOU REACH ME, by Rebecca Stead is:


Double YAY!

The winner of their choice of book from Becca Fitzpatrick and Kiersten White is:


Triple YAY!!!!
(who picked CRESCENDO and ENDLESSLY--but please confirm that')


And the THREE winners of the ARCs of KEEPER OF THE LOST CITES are:


 QUADRUPLE YAY!!!
(And also EEP--I hope they like it!!!!)

Phew--that is a LOT of winners. And if one of those is you, here's what you do:

Make sure you email me by Sunday, June 10th at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address--and please put something like "Winner of (insert prize here)" in the subject line.  If I haven't heard from you by the 10th I'll be forced to choose a replacement winner. And if I have heard from you, your prize still won't be shipped out until after the 10th, because I will be out of town for BEA until then. (you also may not get a reply to your email until after that--but don't worry, I won't give anyone's prize away until I check my email and make sure I haven't heard from them).

And on a personal note, I just want to thank you all for the excitement and support for my KEEPER contest. I wish I could send ARCs to all of you, but alas, they are limited. HOWEVER, I can promise that this won't be the only KEEPER ARC contest I'll do. There will be at least a couple more. Pl

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22. International Latino Book Awards 2012 winners

¡Felicidades! Congratulations!

To to see the complete list of winners visit https://www.box.com/s/e02344f975f036c2faa5


* CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Best Educational Children’s Book – English
FIRST PLACE The Dreamer, Pam Munóz Ryan & Peter Sis; Scholastic Books; USA
Best Educational Children’s Book – Spanish
FIRST PLACE Letra a Letra, Angels Navarro; Editorial Combel; Spain
Best Educational Children’s Book – Bilingual
FIRST PLACE The Oldest House in the USA/La casa mas antigua de los Estados Unidos, Kat Aragon; Lectura Books
SECOND PLACE 1,2,3 Si! A Numbers Book in English and Spanish, Madeleine Budnick; Trinity University Press
HONORABLE MENTION The Ghost of Jose Luis Muñoz and The Day of the Dead, Joyce Prince; Laredo Publishing Company; USA

Best Children’s Picture Book – English
FIRST PLACE Witches Handbook, Monica Carretero; Cuento de Luz; Spain
SECOND PLACE The Word Collector, Sonja Wimmer; Cuento de Luz; Spain
HONORABLE MENTION Goodbye, Havana! Hola, New York!, Edie Colon, Raul Colon illustrations; Paula Wiseman Books; Cuba, USA
HONORABLE MENTION The Pet Shop Revolution, Ana Juan; Arthur A. Levine Books; Spain
HONORABLE MENTION Waiting for the Biblioburro, Monica Brown; Random House Children’s Books; USA
HONORABLE MENTION Welcome to My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC, Quiara Alegria Hudes & Shino Arihara; Arthur A. Levine Books; USA

Best Children’s Picture Book – Spanish
FIRST PLACE Compórtate, Pablo Picasso!, Jonah Winter

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23. CRUD--forgot the winner!

Yikes--I don't know WHERE this weekend went, but I totally forgot to announce the winner of last week's blog contest. SORRY.

But, figuring its better late than never, the winner of ALL THESE LIVES by the fabulous Sarah Wylie is...



Yay!

*tosses confetti*

If that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will send you your prize!

To everyone else, luckily, ALL THESE LIVES is available in stores and libraries RIGHT AT THIS VERY SECOND. I highly recommend picking up a copy. :)

HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT WEEKEND!


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24. WHY DO I ALWAYS FORGET THE WINNER???

Ugh--sorry guys. Once again I forgot to post the winner (I swear I'm going to stop doing this someday).

Okay, the winner of REAL MERMAIDS DON'T HOLD THEIR BREATH is...


Yay!

*tosses confetti*

If that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will ship off your prize.

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25. Savage Hunger Giveaways!


The first of the adult jaguar shifter books, Savage Hunger, is being given away by Sourcebooks at Goodreads!

Just saw the Google alert!

Enter for a chance to win!

Terry
www.terryspear.com

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