6th Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest – due April 20, 2018

  

   

The England Library is so excited to host our sixth annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students enjoy having their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and entering their picture in our school-wide contest.  Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!

In the photos, students should be visibly reading a book – and we should clearly be able to see the book cover (see examples above).  The 10 winning images will be enlarged to 16” x 20” for display in our England Library during the 2018-19 school year.

Who:  Any student attending England!  (Only one entry per student, however students are welcome and encouraged to include siblings in a joint photo!)

When:  from NOW until Friday, April 20, 2018

Contest Rules:  Participating students must turn in a 4” x 6” or 5” x 7” photo print on photo paper of their contest entry (sorry, entries cannot be emailed).  The submissions will be voted on by a panel of judges and the winning images will then need to provide a digital version of their image (please take the photo in the highest resolution your camera will allow) so that we may enlarge it for display in the library.  Minimum resolution pixel dimensions are 1840 x 2300; optimum resolution pixel dimensions are 2400 x 3000 or higher. Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in such an enlarged size for display in the library.  Additionally, please do not Photoshop or otherwise edit the photo in order to superimpose parts of the image – we want it to be as authentic of an image as possible.  Pick up a participation form in the library or download one below to attach to your contest entry picture.

Please note these additional guidelines:  Your book must “match” the unusual reading spot, and the cover of your book must be visible in the photo.

   

Summer 2017 Giveaway #16: I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story

YOU can win a free copy of I Even Funnier by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein!

This book is 368 pages long and the suggested age range is 9-12 years old.

From the publisher:

“In this follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world–and he won’t let the fact that he’s wheelchair-bound stand in his way. After winning the New York state finals in the Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie’s off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals. But when one of his best buddies runs into trouble at school and a sudden family health scare rears its head, Jamie has to put his comedic ambitions on hold and stand by the people he cares about. Can Jamie pass up the big competition for the sake of his friends and family? (Includes more than 175 black-and-white illustrations.)”

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won, check out the free exclusive excerpts and audio clips online!

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #15: Pink is for Blobfish

YOU can win a free copy of Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating!

This book is 48 pages long and the suggested age range is 5-8 years old.

From the publisher:

“Pinkalicious meets National Geographic in this nonfiction picture book introducing the weirdest, wildest, pinkest critters in the animal kingdom!

Some people think pink is a pretty color. A fluffy, sparkly, princess-y color. But it’s so much more.
Sure, pink is the color of princesses and bubblegum, but it’s also the color of monster slugs and poisonous insects. Not to mention ultra-intelligent dolphins, naked mole rats and bizarre, bloated blobfish.

Isn’t it about time to rethink pink?

Slip on your rose-colored glasses and take a walk on the wild side with zoologist Jess Keating, author of How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied, and cartoonist David DeGrand.”

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won the giveaway, check out the book trailer!

 

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #14: The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning

YOU can win a free copy of The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer!

This book is 496 pages long and the suggested age range is 9-12 years old.

From the publisher:

In the third book in the New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories.

Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him–until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.
Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother…but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?
When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle…or for the secret that will change the twins’ lives forever.
The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!”

 

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #13: Mother Bruce

YOU can win a free copy of Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins!

This book is 48 pages long and the suggested age range is 5-7 years old.

From the publisher:

“Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he’s their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can’t seem to rid himself of his new companions. What’s a bear to do?”

 

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #12: Skeleton Tree

YOU can win a free ADVANCED READERS’ copy of Skeleton Tree by Kim Ventrella! It is scheduled to be published on September 26, 2017!

This book is 240 pages long and the suggested age range is 8-12 years old.

From the publisher:

“Twelve-year-old Stanly knows the bone growing in his yard is a little weird, but that’s okay, because now he’ll have the perfect photo to submit to the Young Discoverer’s Competition. With such a unique find, he’s sure to win the grand prize.

But, oddly, the bone doesn’t appear in any photos. Even stranger, it seems to be growing into a full skeleton . . . one that only children can see.

There’s just one person who doesn’t find any of this weird-Stanly’s little sister. Mischievous Miren adopts the skeleton as a friend, and soon, the two become inseparable playmates.

When Miren starts to grow sick, Stanly suspects that the skeleton is responsible and does everything in his power to drive the creature away. However, Miren is desperate not to lose her friend, forcing Stanly to question everything he’s ever believed about life, love, and the mysterious forces that connect us.”

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #11: Aqualicious

YOU can win a free copy of Aqualicious by Victoria Kann!

This book is 40 pages long and the suggested age range is 4-8 years old.

From the publisher:

“Pinkalicious loves the beach, especially when she finds a miniature mermaid named Aqua tucked inside a shell! Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, promise to help Aqua the merminnie find her way home—after they show her all of the pinkamazing things to do at the seashore. From building sand castles to surfing in the ocean, the trio has a ton of fun, but at the end of the day they realize home is not always what you think it is.

This splashy addition to the bestselling Pinkalicious library makes a day in the sun absolutely Aqualicious!”

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #10: Serafina and the Twisted Staff

YOU can win a free copy of Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty!

This book is 400 pages long and the suggested age range is 9-12 years old.

From the publisher:

“Serafina’s defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the catamount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she’s too wild for Biltmore’s beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her kin.

When a mysterious series of attacks test Serafina’s role as Biltmore’s protector, she finds herself torn from the side of her best friend and only ally, Braeden Vanderbilt. Heartbroken, she flees.

Deep in the forest, Serafina comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore-and discovers its reach is far greater than she’d ever imagined. All the humans and creatures of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.”

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #9: We Are Growing!

YOU can win a free hardcover copy of Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller!

This book is 64 pages long and the suggested age range is 6-8 years old.

From the publisher:

“Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. He is not the anything-est! As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own!”

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #8: Sunny Side Up

YOU can win a free copy of Sunny Side Up, a graphic novel by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm!

This book is 224 pages long and the suggested age range is 8-12 years old.

From the publisher:

“Sunny Lewin has been packed off to Florida to live with her grandfather for the summer.  At first she thought Florida might be fun — it is  the home of Disney World, after all.  But the place where Gramps lives is no amusement park.  It’s full of . . . old people.  Really old people.

Luckily, Sunny isn’t the only kid around.  She meets Buzz, a boy who is completely obsessed with comic books, and soon they’re having adventures of their own: facing off against golfball-eating alligators, runaway cats, and mysteriously disappearing neighbors.  But the question remains — why is Sunny down in Florida in the first place?  The answer lies in a family secret that won’t be secret to Sunny much longer. . .”

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!