Phew--that is a LOT of winners. And if one of those is you, here's what you do:
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
* 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
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...
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!
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...
If that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will ship off your prize.
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!
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...
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.
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...
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!
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...
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!
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...
If that's you, please email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address so I can ship off your prize!
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...
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!
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...
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!
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....
If that's you, email me at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com with your mailing address and I will send you your prize.
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:
The winner of OH NUTS! is:
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!!!!
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)
Sparkly flowers and all sorts of congratulations!
p.s. look for more giveaways coming soon!
You’ve been patiently waiting…so here is the winner of the BOY + BOT AFFIRMATIVELY AWESOME PRIZE PACK which includes the BOT clip, stickers, bookmarks, and a copy of the book!
ConBOTulations, KIRSTEN LARSON!
And these folks win a copy of BOY + BOT:
Now, onto our PUZZLED BY PINK winner!
ConPINKulatiolns, MARIA GIANFERRARI!
(Maria, your email bounced so please get in touch with me at tarawrites (at) yahoo (dot) com.)
I’ll be emailing everyone shortly to collect your postal addresses.
Stay tuned because I’ll be picking our PUGS IN A BUG winner tomorrow! (You’ve still got until the end of today to enter.)
By: N. J. Furl,
The winning titles and translators of this year’s Best Translated Book Award were announced earlier this evening at McNally Jackson Books as part of the PEN World Voices Festival. In poetry, Kiwao Nomura’s Spectacle & Pigsty, translated from the Japanese by Kyoko Yoshida and Forrest Gander, took the top honor, and Wiesław Myśliwski’s Stone Upon Stone, translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston, won for fiction. Organized by Three Percent at the University of Rochester, the Best Transalted Book Award is the only prize of its kind to honor the best original works of international literature and poetry published in the U.S. over the previous year.
Tom Roberge of New Directions and Chad W. Post of Open Letter (who are also co-hosts of the weekly Three Percent Podcast) hosted the celebration, which took place at one of the premiere independent bookstores in the country. Thanks to the support of Amazon.com, $20,000 will be distributed among the winning authors and translators. This is the second consecutive year that Amazon.com has underwritten the BTBA.
“It’s extremely satisfying to be able to give these authors and translators such a significant cash prize,” said BTBA co-founder Chad W. Post, “and it’s especially pleasing to do so in this environment—at such a great bookstore, during such a great festival.”
Wiesław Myśliwski is a two-time winner of Poland’s Nike Award, and was awarded the 2011 Golden Sceptre award for lifetime achievement in the arts. A grand, rural epic, Stone Upon Stone—his first work to be translated into English—is narrated by Syzmek, a Polish farmer determined to build a tomb for himself after a life of boozing, brawling, fighting in the resistance, serving as a marriage officer, and exaggerating his way through the twentieth century and the modernization of his small town. According to the Times Literary Supplement, it’s “a marvel of narrative seduction, a rare double masterpiece of storytelling and translation.” This is the second book published by Archipelago, the Brooklyn-based nonprofit press, to win the award. (Attila Bartis’s Tranquility won in 2009.)
Bill Johnson is Director of the Polish Studies Center at Indiana University, and has translated two dozen works, including Tadeusz Rózewicz’s new poems, for which he won the inaugural Found in Translation award presented to the translator of the finest Polish-English literary translation of the year.
Spectacle & Pigsty is the first full collection of Kiwao Nomura’s poetry to be published in English translation. These strange and wild poems deal with sex and loss and memory by making unpredictable leaps of association. In the words of his publisher, Omnidawn, if you “imagine Fugazi singing philosophy” you can get a sense of what his poetry was like.
Kiwao Nomura is one of Japan’s leading contemporary poets, and is also a prolific critic, translator, and essayist on contemporary poetry. In 2007, he organized the Festival of International Poetry: Toward the Pacific Rim, and was a fellow in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 2005.
Kyolo Yoshida also participated in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 2005. Her work has appeared in several journals, including the Massachusetts Review and the Beloit Fiction Journal. Forrest Gander is the author of several books of poems, translations, and prose, and has edited several anthologies. Two of his translations have been PEN Translation Award Finalists, and he has received fellowships from the NEA, Guggenheim, Whiting, and Howard foundation
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...
AND--the three winners who get exclusive KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES swag packs are...
(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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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:
And the winner of HERE THERE BE DRAGONS, by James A Owen is...
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 :)