Summer 2016 Giveaway #17: Roller Girl (8/1 – 8/7)

**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, HANNAH D. in 3rd grade! Hannah, I’ll deliver your winning book to you during the first few weeks of school.**hooray-its-time-for-a-giveaway2

Roller Girl

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YOU can win a free copy of Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson- one of this year’s Texas Bluebonnet Award Books!!!

“For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid’s life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school… in short, strong enough to be a roller girl.

In this graphic novel debut that earned a Newbery Honor and five starred reviews, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverance, and girl power!

This graphic novel is 240 pages long and the suggested age range is 9-12 years old.

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won, check out other books on the 2016-17 Texas Bluebonnet Award List, and watch the book trailer below!


Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, August 7th).

2.  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!

3.  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 2016 Giveaway #16: Steam Train Dream Train (8/1 – 8/7)

**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, OWEN P. in 1st grade! Owen, I’ll deliver your winning book to you during the first few weeks of school.**hooray-its-time-for-a-giveaway2

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YOU can win a free copy of Steam Train Dream Train by
Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld!!

“The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts!

This book is 40 pages long and the suggested age range is 3-6 years old.

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won, watch the book trailer below!


Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, August 7th).

2.  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!

3.  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 2016 Giveaway #15: Woof (7/25 – 7/31)

**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, JUSTIN T. in 3rd grade! Justin, I’ll deliver your winning book to you during the first few weeks of school.**hooray-its-time-for-a-giveaway2

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YOU can win a free copy of WOOF: A Bowser and Birdie Novel by Spencer Quinn- one of this year’s Texas Bluebonnet Award Books!!!

“There is trouble brewing in the Louisiana swamp — Bowser can smell it. Bowser is a very handsome and only slightly slobbery dog, and he can smell lots of things. Like bacon. And rawhide chews! And the sweat on humans when they’re lying.

Birdie Gaux, the girl Bowser lives with, also knows something is wrong. It’s not just that her grammy’s stuffed prize marlin has been stolen. It’s the weird rumor that the marlin is linked to a missing treasure. It’s the truck that seems to be following Birdie and the bad feeling on the back of her neck.

When Birdie and Bowser start digging into the mystery, not even Bowser’s powerful sniffer can smell just how menacing the threat is. And when the danger comes straight for Birdie, Bowser knows it up to him to sic ’em.

This book is 304 pages long and the suggested age range is 8-12 years old.

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won, visit the Bowser and Birdie website to read more about the series, check out other books on the 2016-17 Texas Bluebonnet Award List, and watch the book trailer below!


Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, July 31st).

2.  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!

3.  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 2016 Giveaway #14: Pout Pout Fish Goes to School (7/25 – 7/31)

**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, SILAS C. in 1st grade! Silas, I’ll deliver your winning book to you during the first few weeks of school.**hooray-its-time-for-a-giveaway2

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YOU can win a free copy of Pout Pout Fish Goes to School, written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Dan Hanna!

“Turn little pouts into big smiles! Mr. Fish is nervously awaiting his first day of school, and he frets about not knowing how to write his name, how to draw shapes, and how to do math―until he’s reassured that school is the perfect place to learn how to master all of these new skills

This book is 32 pages long and the suggested age range is 3-6 years old.

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won, download the Pout Pout Fish Activity Guide! It’s filled with fun activities to do as we count down the days until school starts!


Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, July 31st).

2.  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!

3.  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 2016 Giveaway #13: Balthazar Fabuloso in the Lair of the Humbugs (7/18 – 7/24)

**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, NEEKI S. in 3rd grade! Neeki, I’ll deliver your winning book to you during the first few weeks of school.**hooray-its-time-for-a-giveaway2

Balthazar Fabuloso

YOU can win a free copy of Balthazar Fabuloso in the Lair of the Humbugs, written by I. J. Brindle and illustrated by Sholto Walker!

“Balthazar Fabuloso’s lovable and eccentric family performs a magic show. What makes the act so unusual is that all the Fabulosos actually have superhuman powers, except for Balthazar, a practical-minded 11-year-old who simply aspires to be a normal kid. So when everyone but Balthazar disappears mid performance, the only Fabuloso without real magical skills must save the family. Balthazar wonders if the family’s archrivals, the Furious Fistulas, are to blame or if there are other, even darker forces at work. To free his loved ones Balthazar must work with some questionable characters, including a lunatic long-lost uncle, three enigmatic senior citizens and the loathsome Pagan Fistula, whose family also mysteriously goes missing.

At the center of these disappearances is a force so evil that the world’s most preeminent magicians cower before it. What hope could a ragtag crew of misfits have against it?”

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


Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, July 24th).

2.  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!

3.  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 2016 Giveaway #12: Revenge of the Roach (7/18 – 7/24)

**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, BENITA N. in 2nd grade! Benita, I’ll deliver your winning book to you during the first few weeks of school.**

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YOU can win a free copy of Revenge of the Roach (Super Fly), written and illustrated by Todd H. Doodler!!!

“Just when you thought the streets of Stinkopolis were safe from evil . . . think again. Crazy Cockroach is back for revenge. He’s bigger, smellier, and madder than ever. And he wants Super Fly and his sidekick Fantastic Flea squashed for good this time.

To prove it, he’s enlisted two dung beetle henchman to help him hypnotize and brainwash all of Brown Barge Elementary–using video games! Can Super Fly stop Crazy before it’s too late? Or will Super Fly be outnumbered by his own friends? Stay tuned!

Perfect for fans of chapter book series like Captain Awesome, this boisterous story told through black & white illustrations proves superheroes come in all shapes and sizes.”

This book is 128 pages long and the suggested age range is 5-7 years old.


Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, July 24th).

2.  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!

3.  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 2016 Giveaway #11: Otis (7/11 – 7/17)

**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, WESTON M. in Kindergarten! Weston, I’ll deliver your winning book to you during the first few weeks of school.**hooray-its-time-for-a-giveaway2

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YOU can win a free copy of Otis, written and illustrated by Loren Long!!!

“On the farm, Otis is best of friends with the little calf, who lives in the next barn stall over. But when Otis is replaced with the big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn… until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. It’s Otis to the rescue! Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable story celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.”

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

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won, visit Otis the Tractor’s website, where you can check out all TEN books in the Otis family! You can also play Otis Games & Activities and watch a video with the author/illustrator below!


Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, July 17th).

2.  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!

3.  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 2016 Giveaway #10: The Terrible Two (7/11 – 7/17)

**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, EOIN M. in 4th grade! Eoin, I’ll deliver your winning book to you during the first few weeks of school.**

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YOU can win a free copy of The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John- one of this year’s Texas Bluebonnet Award Books!!!

“Miles Murphy is known for one thing and one thing only: pranking. He’s the best prankster his school has ever seen. So when he’s forced to move to boring Yawnee Valley (also known for one thing and one thing only: cows), he assumes he’ll be the best prankster at his new school too. There’s one problem. The school already has a prankster — a good one. A really good one.”

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

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won, visit The Terrible Two website to read more about the series, watch the book trailer below, and check out other books on the 2016-17 Texas Bluebonnet Award List!


Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, July 17th).

2.  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!

3.  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 2016 Giveaway #9: Pete the Cat: Play Ball! (7/4 – 7/10)

**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, MAKAYLA B. in 1st grade! Makayla, I’ll deliver your winning book to you during the first few weeks of school.**

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YOU can win a free copy of Pete the Cat: Play Ball by James Dean!

“Pete the Cat is ready to play baseball! Pete’s team, the Rocks, is playing the Rolls. But when the game doesn’t go Pete’s way, what will Pete do?”

This book is 32 pages long and the suggested age range is 4-8 years old.

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won, visit Pete the Cat’s I Can Read website with a grown-up!

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Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, July 10th).

2.  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!

3.  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 2016 Giveaway #8: Save Me a Seat (7/4 – 7/10)

**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, SHEEVANI T. in 5th grade! Sheevani, I’ll deliver your winning book to you during the first few weeks of school.**

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YOU can win a free ADVANCED READER’S copy of Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan!

“Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they’re both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL.
Joe’s lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own.
Ravi’s family just moved to America from India, and he’s finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in.
Joe and Ravi don’t think they have anything in common — but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week.”

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


Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog between now and when the contest closes (Sunday evening, July 10th).

2.  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!

3.  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!