Middle Grade Authors Love Teachers Giveaway #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers, 2016

Hello!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS!

It’s no secret to those of you who know me that I just adore and respect teachers and librarians teacherswho are out there every day with kids–reaching out to them with just the right book or just the right conversation and changing lives. As is often said in children’s literature circles, books offer both mirrors and windows to readers. We often discover things about ourselves and/or who we want to be through reading (mirrors). We also learn about the world–other cultures, ways of life, opinions and learn to empathize with others (windows). For some, a book offers a friend and the ability to revisit that friend as needed. Yes, we write the books. but YOU put those books into the hands of kids every day. We are a team.

.

So…to express this appreciation and love for ALL of you heroes/teachers/librarians out there, I have banded together with some author friends (THANKS to you all for your kindness and generosity!) to offer one GIANT giveaway for one lucky winner. The winner of this giveaway will receive a signed copy of every single book below–each mailed to you in separate packages. Several are new releases, so the winner will be ahead of the game reading-wise in 2016! You may click on each cover to see more information about the book and its author.

.

Directions for entering are at the bottom.

.

81YUhpfsWeL

9780545562041

91YsB0eBCdL25938399

41dqS9n6WcL

51tadRH-1RL

91S7njkLfJLfindingperfect_final151rcpNGew5L61SrQv+uK4L71Wl0POMa6L51wxbFBDhxL._SX346_BO1,204,203,200_51zhZyB6AML

81bMfYg6rRL

23300078

61-YtjNj7LL51V8FJ+8hmL

51mJEataWuL

51QYQET4HoL

FullSizeRender(4)

51ADDx-9ONL

51Lbz82za9L

71F-r718bnL

51XzmR7pHUL51exE8ifDPL

81k1cdSXc2L

Jennifer Richard Jacobson

51cLXQNvaQL51F4cG8J1HLCoe-Fenway and Hattie

41vUh9e1rxL

OnefortheMurphys_low-Res

81RYjhSOb4L51R5tNLaISL

 

So a pretty cool line-up of signed middle grade novels, huh?

Note: Ten of these books are 2016 releases. Therefore, there may be a delay in receiving a book that has not been released yet. When the author has them in hand, you will get one! Promise 🙂

Okay–so to enter the MIDDLE GRADE Giveaway to win ALL of these books:

1) Make a comment on this blog about anything book-related or kid-related. Or teacher/librarian related. Or anything-under-the-sun related. 🙂 *Please provide twitter handle or e-mail address with your comment* Also, if you share elsewhere online (Facebook, Google+, etc.) please let me know here.

2) Share to Twitter with the hashtag #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers  I know–long hashtag 🙂 But it will help us find your entry! Please include link, if possible!

 

.

Rules: ***Giveaway ends on Saturday, February 20th at 11:59. Winner will be announced Sunday morning.

1) This is to show our appreciation for teachers and librarians, specifically. Therefore, the winner must have a school mailing address and be presently employed at that school. (Sorry–only US and Canadian winners this time.)

***2) We know that teachers do not always get the appreciation they deserve. (They deserve parades and serenades and major awards.) This giveaway is a reminder that WE appreciate you. Yes—we write the books, but YOU get the books into the hands of our readers. Together, we are creating life-long readers. For that we are most grateful.

THANK YOU for visiting our giveaway!

Be well, read well,

Lynda

 

teachers2

Thanks for being fantastico

 

415 Comments

  1. What an amazing line up!! Yes, I try each and every day to put the right book into each child’s hands but it’s thanks to you the authors! With all of your different styles and topics, you make it happen! Lynda, I’ve said it before and will continue to say it, FIAT needs to be read by every teacher, everywhere! It’s that powerful!

    Like

  2. Wow! What a prize- so many of my favorites and ones I am looking forward to reading! Thank you for writing the books that get middle grade students excited about reading.

    Like

  3. As usual Lynda you have out done yourself by organizing sucha fabulous give away for teachers an librarians! You are not only a gifted writer, but a truly kind person! Good luck to everyone!

    Like

    1. So many of the books on this list are books that should be read by everyone not just our Middle grade kids. Although they sure do make our middle grade kids better people in the long run! I am in awe of this list of books!

      Like

  4. How fun! I host a Mock Newbery Book Club and these would be great additions! I have read a few & look forward to reading the rest!

    Like

  5. We are so fortunate to have authors that want to help our students grow as readers, writers and people! Thank you!

    Like

  6. This is an awesome giveaway. I have several of these books in my classroom. One for the Murphys looks a million years old. It is a very loved book. One of my favorites too!

    Like

  7. Linda, your books have been such an inspiration to my class for the past 2 years. There have been some emotional tears when reading your books. Be someone’s hero, no cape required is posted in the front of my room.This is an amazing giveaway. Thank you so much.

    Like

  8. What an amazing giveaway! Many of these books are on my students “favorite books of all time” list and the new ones look amazing and must be fabulous since they are in such good company. We (a mixed age group of rural 3rd-4th and 5th graders) are so grateful for our GRA experience this past fall with Fish in a Tree. Looking forward to the next book Lynda Mullaly-Hunt, whatever it may be.

    Like

  9. Reading aloud to my students is my absolute favorite time of the day. And it happens to be one of theirs as well. This list of books is AMAZING! Wonder and One for the Murphys have been favorite read alouds and Fish in a Tree is on our coming up stack. Jennifer Nielsen is a favorite amongst my boys and I have The War That Saved My Life on my wish list. And other new titles to add to my list!!!

    Like

  10. So many fabulous books by so many generous authors! Thank you so much for giving our readers such wonderful reading material. You are rockstars!

    Like

  11. We are just about to start a book club in our Learning Commons. I know exactly which books we would start off with if we were to win this fabulous collection!

    Like

  12. What a fantastic and much appreciated giveaway! I teach 4th grade and vowed that books would be central to my teaching. We don’t go a day without getting into books.

    One of my boys (who I had last year in 3rd grade) is a very reluctant reader. After trying series after series after book after book, I finally gave him The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen. He devoured it and kept coming back for more. I emailed Jennifer about him, and she was amazing-she sent him a personalized copy of The Shadow Throne. It was a life-changing moment for him. He’s now first in line for any new books that we get.

    Like

  13. Such a great package of books! A very generous prize to a lucky educator. It is so much easier to hook students on reading when you have fabulous books to offer students in your classroom and in your library. Thanks so much for running this draw and for your presence in classrooms everywhere during GRA and at other times as well.

    Like

  14. There are so many incredible books in this list! I know so many kiddos who would love to read these! Either way, so many of these are going on my need-to-buy list!

    Like

  15. Being a special education teacher, I am constantly looking for ways to motivate and encourage my students to do something they don’t do well…READ. Social media, like Twitter and Facebook, has helped me connect with authors and I have used this avenue to increase my students’ interest in books and reading. When my students see comments from the authors about the books I read and share with them, they get just that much more excited. I cannot wait to share this Giveaway with them! They are going to be crazy with anticipation to hear who wins. I hope it will be us!

    Like

  16. I love reading the books that the students are reading. It opens up all sorts of communication opportunities with them!

    Like

  17. Connecting readers to authors is my favorite part of World Read Aloud Day and Skype in the Classroom! Also love connecting students to the books they love! This collection would definitely help me get these great stories into the hands of my students!

    Like

  18. Kids are what makes my world go ’round and books are the ❤️ of our classroom! Thank you to all of the rock star authors who have been so generous in donating to this incredible giveaway!

    Like

  19. Wow!! What a great list of books! And so generous of all those authors to give away a copy of their book. I’ve been teaching for 17 years now- 6th grade. One thing hat Improde myself on is my class library that I’ve built over the years. I love to read and when I finish a book I share it with my students and try to get them excited about picking it up. To date, I have close to 1700 books in my classroom with a library system that allows them to check out books as they please. I love, love seeing books in the hands of my students and witnessing their excitement and conversations that come from reading books. Thanks again for your generosity of showing your appreciation for educators and librarians.

    Like

  20. A good book transports the reader to another world. I have read a few of these books and absolutely love reading them to my students. Thank you for thinking of the educators who recognize how powerful words are for their students.

    Like

  21. Whoa! What an incredible collection! What I find so powerful about novels for the middle grades is that quite often, children no longer listen to the adults in their lives as carefully or as closely as they do their peers. A book has the power to help children forget who is “speaking to them” and will instead hear the message of the characters. By using them as a read aloud, we have the opportunity to share important messages. When I see children for behaviors or problems, books become a part of the solution. Thank you for your work and for making this giveaway possible!

    Like

  22. As an awkward gifted introvert, I felt out of place everywhere but a library. My grade school librarian, Mrs. Inesch, honored my live of reading by allowing me to read new books first. I relished being the first student to write my name on the little card…it validated that I mattered at a time when I felt I had no friends. Fast forward all these years and I still hang out in my school library when I’m not teaching!

    Like

  23. This is such an amazing group of books! As I was scrolling through, I thought of a student’s name for every book to read! I also love that there are a lot of genres in that selection of books!

    Like

  24. Authors truly are rock stars! A million thank yous to all of the participating authors! I wish I could see the eyes of the students when a box with all of these beautiful books arrived in the classroom! #magical

    Like

  25. What a great line up of books…clearly an amazing group of MG authors who love the kids who love their books. Kids will be so excited at the chance to read this collection! Thank you

    Like

  26. Holy cow! What an absolutely amazing collection of books. There are so many of these books and authors that have turned students on to reading in my classroom. We are currently reading Paper Things and One for the Murphys in reading groups. Yesterday when a boy finished OFTM, he came to me with teary eyes, voice shaking and said, “I just finished”. It is moments like that that I live for as a teacher. Fish in a Tree was a perfect choice for the GRA and my class loved reading it and watching the videos. I have a boy who loves all of Nancy J Cavanaugh’s books and another student who finished Counting Thyme this week. We are excited to connect with Sarah Albee for WRAD next week. There are so many of these 2016 titles that I can not wait to get in the hands of my fourth graders. This is an incredibly generous giveaway and I will be thrilled for anyone who wins it. Thanks to all the authors for all you do!

    Like

  27. I just finished watching a TED talk about how one caring adult can be the difference and help a child be a success rather than a statistic. As a teacher, I witness my colleagues do many heroic things for their students such as bringing a family groceries on the weekend. It is my greatest hope to be a positive influence in my students’ lives. Authors who write such meaningful and powerful books help teachers to share unforgettable stories that inspire hearts and minds.

    Like

  28. Wow, I have been looking forward to this! Win or lose, this is a great shopping list of books to add to my 8th grade class library!! Thank you!

    Like

  29. Awesome list of books by far ulous authors! Perfect way to keep our middle school students reading for life! Thanks!!

    Like

  30. What an amazing array of books and a thoughtful way to share your thanks and appreciation to teachers and librarians. Thank you.

    Like

  31. This gift reminds me of middle school…when our librarian gave me the honor of opening new boxes of books. I sat on the carpet and lifted books from the cardboard boxes, burying my nose in the smell of words!!!! This gift is too kind! Thank you!

    Like

  32. You have included all of my go to books I use to get kids into reading AND keep them reading all the time! Can’t say thanks enough for the giveaway-urban schools have serious book budget problems and this will have a big impact 🙂

    Like

  33. Reading brings the world to my student! What an amazing addition this would be to our world. Thank you so much for loving us!

    Like

  34. Wonderful list of amazing books! I have read some; looking forward to reading all and sharing with students and my own daughter.

    Like

  35. I am always looking to add to my class library, the more books I have the better the chances are to match a student up with the one that makes them a reader, or encourage those that already are. Thank you for this contest!

    Like

  36. What a great set of books to help us inspire our students to read more. My fifth graders get more excited to read when I match them to new books I know they will love. I am eager to share these titles with them.

    Like

  37. Many of these are titles that my students have loved so much that the books have made their way home and never returned to my library. Some of these are new books that I haven’t introduced to my kiddos, but know they will just adore them. I’m not usually lucky but I’ll try entering anyway. I love middle grade authors, they are such kind and generous people! Thank you Lynda for organizing this! You rock!

    Like

  38. What a selection! I start my Courageous Characters unit after February break with One for the Murphys, Fish in a Tree, Wonder, and Out of My Mind as book clubs.

    Like

  39. Lynda Mullaly Hunt, you rock! Totally loved this year’s Global Read Aloud because you rocked it with the author participation. Thanks so much for giving to teachers, it really is appreciated!

    Like

  40. Thank you, Lynda, for your generous offer. This is an amazing collection, and my middle grade and teen readers would be grateful for these additions to our collection!

    Like

  41. This looks like a great collection of books. Fenway and Hattie is one that I am really looking forward to reading.

    Like

  42. Thank *you*, all…for loving and caring about middle grade kids, to want to provide them with books that help them discover themselves and their world in this time when they are deciding who they are and will be. It brings joy to my work to be able to connect kiddos with books and authors who shape them. Sincere thanks for everything you do to make these books “be” and for your ongoing show of support and love for kids and their teachers and librarians, too.

    Like

  43. Love that you are doing this! Great selection for a library. You never know what the right book will do for a student.

    Like

  44. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway that will benefit the winning teacher/librarian and their students so much! We love MG authors too!

    Like

  45. This is an exceptional giveaway. THANK YOU. This is why I love this community so much. Because we know whoever wins will be passing all these books forward to kids.

    Like

  46. Lynda,
    Thank you so much for the chance to share these amazing books with my students! My class has read Fish in a Tree through the Global Read Aloud and was truly inspired by the story. Although we read it months ago, it often still comes up in our daily conversations.

    Like

  47. Oh my goodness! So many wonderful books I’ve read and loved and have become a staple in my classroom library and now so many new ones to add and introduce to my students! Thank you for offering these favorite titles and introducing me to new ones!

    Like

  48. What an awesome give away. New books ignite passion in students and we are often not given money for new books. Thank you for your generosity!

    Like

  49. What an amazing list of books. So many favorites to share with students. Thanks authors for all the book love.

    Like

  50. Lynda, I was just smiling a few minutes ago, as this memory from last year’s giveaway popped up on my Facebook feed! 😊 Thank you once again for your generosity, respect, and love for educators! I would love to share these with all the teachers at my school! Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend and thanks for the love! ❤️

    Like

  51. Books are to teachers what candy is to children! Just can’t get enough! Thanks for putting this terrific collection of books together … You are amazing in your work and have touched many students lives with your writing, Lynda!

    Like

  52. Lynda – thanks for showing your love of teachers and librarians through this wonderful give away. Share the book love! Yes!

    Like

  53. Wow! This is amazing! What a great selection of books! Fish in a Tree is my next read aloud! My fourth grade library would definitely benefit with all of these books! Thanks!

    Like

  54. Wow! What an awesome and generous pile of books! It is wonderful that you recognize teachers and librarians for persevering in a job that is often very difficult and thankless. But with this massive book giveaway, it’s going to be kids who are the winners. I work in a school where the kids live in very unhappy circumstances. But whatever they’re facing at home: economic uncertainty, hunger, domestic violence, neighborhood crime – they know that they are safe and cared for at school. Independent reading of high-quality literature that they can choose is one of the things our students know they can use to lift themselves out of their circumstances. They are improving their reading skills, and they are stepping into other worlds to escape their own turmoil for a little while. There are many titles in this list that my students would go bananas for! Thank you for giving kids the opportunity to enjoy these books!

    Like

  55. Wow that is an amazing line-up of books that students are already clamoring for or will. As a librarian in a low income area I love getting books into my student’s hands because they often don’t have access otherwise.

    Like

  56. We;re having a Superintendent’s Read in our district with Fish in a Tree. So many other good books here I think we;ll have to follow up with another community reading event!

    Like

  57. These books look fabulous! As a 6-8 grade teacher, these would be a wonderful addition to my classroom! Thanks so much for this contest! 😊

    Like

  58. What amazing gifts these books are/will be to our MS students. I have always felt that YA lit is food for the soul, and the book listed here are no different. As I read about each book, I thought about how each book could connect to a “reader” I have, to an issue one of my students is struggling with, to a topic that would bring about awareness, to a topic that students want to discuss, to a book that could be the key to understanding, feeling accepted, or to unlocking the door to becoming a reader. As a mother and a teacher, the greatest challenge is to find the right books to get/keep students reading; this list includes books that already do that and others that certainly will- what a wonderful give away! Good luck to all!

    Like

  59. Authors are rock stars in my book and in my classroom. I make sure that my students understand the person behind the words he/she writes. Authors are such great people. I love making connections to them with my students. Some of these authors in this give-away I have met in person. What an amazing gift!

    Like

  60. I am humbled every day by the generosity of the amazing authors online. You give of your time and the books we adore. Thank you Lynda for organizing this incredible book give away! I recently applied for an internal shift from fourth grade teacher to media specialist in our new elementary school opening in the fall and I got the job. It is my hope to share with all my classroom teachers the unbelievable #booklove resources available in the online community. The power to impact children is immense and I feel so grateful to have begun to realize the potential of this medium via great educators, authors and illustrators. Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing the book love!

    Like

  61. What at an awesome bunch of books to be all in one awesome giveaway! My kids would love to get their hands on those books and they would be prized possessions in our classroom library!

    Like

  62. WOW! Such a generous giveaway. 😊 As a 6th grade teacher, I know I speak for many when I say teachers and students are just as appreciative of MG authors as they are of us. Thank you for continuing to inspire readers of all ages!

    Like

  63. I teach in a class of very reluctant readers (and mathematicians). This year, my students BEG me to read to them and are upset on days that I can’t. They are learning how easily they can relate to characters in the stories and are becoming more and more involved in the lives of the characters that they read about. What a great feeling. There was a quote shared on the Humans of New York page stating that we only get one life to live, but in books, we can live one thousand lives. How true this is. Thank you to all of the authors who write for children and adolescents so that they can experiences all of these lives and opportunities. (http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/127245162651/ive-fallen-in-love-with-literature-i-try-to)

    @gr6pats

    Like

  64. I could have 10,000 books in my school library, but nothing sparkles the eyes of a child more than when you say,”This book is for you, and you can keep it, because the author wanted you to have it.”

    Like

  65. I teach third grade and am planning on donating the books (if I win!) to our school library. 😀

    Like

  66. Holy cow! I can’t believe this line up of books. These authors are truly rock stars to me and my students. Thank you for organizing this Lynda, and thank you to all of the authors who participated. Many of you have literally changed the life of a reader. Some teacher is going to have a VERY special classroom library.

    Like

  67. A fabulous line up of books! But more importantly, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting teachers. It’s a hard, hard, job right now and it’s nice to know there are people behind us!

    Like

  68. Sharing books with kids is my favorite part of teaching. Recently started “book raffles” to determine who gets to read the newest books. Amazing how this has generated excitement over reading!!!

    Like

  69. Thank you for supporting teachers and students with this amazing giveaway. Whoever wins is one lucky teacher!

    Like

  70. By allowing us to walk in others’ shoes, books are the best teachers of empathy! Not to mention the beautiful, exciting places they take us!

    Like

  71. Wonderful books and fabulous authors!! As a teacher, I appreciate your help in reaching my students. Trust me, they are such special people and deserve finding just the right book to begin a love for reading!!

    Like

  72. Books are an amazing way for kids to make sense of the world around them. It helped–and continues to help!–me as a kid, and I want to provide as many stories as possible that appeal to them. This stash of books would be a wonderful addition! Thank you 😃👍📚

    Like

  73. THIS…..is………AMAZING!!! Thank you for putting this giveaway together. My students and I would love and treasure these books. You continue to inspire us!

    Like

  74. While I love this giveaway, it’s been wonderful to even go through the comments and see how grateful teachers are. To see comments thanking authors for writing and donating their books. To see comments about putting these books into the hands of readers. More and more teachers are seeing the power of books. That’s exciting. Carry on, author friends! The power of the book!

    Like

  75. Thank you Lynda Mulally Hunt. NFMS teachers and CT library media specialists love FIAT! Kids need authors that love kids and share their stories. ♡♡♡ @lyndamullalyhunt@gmail.com @SarahAlbee @JenniferNielsen >

    Like

  76. Thank you for supporting students and libraries! What a wonderful gift this will be for a middle school library! (My fingers are crossed for my library 🙂 )

    Like

  77. What a fabulous line-up of books! I will never tire of the rush I get when a student asks to borrow a new book I’ve brought into the classroom. The conversation we have after they’ve finished reading is precious. Sometimes it cements a connection between us I’ve longed to make.
    Thank you, authors, for sharing your talents.

    Like

  78. WONDERFUL! My 6th grade kiddos loved reading Fish In a Tree this year for the Global Read Aloud. After reading your book, they begged me to start a book club for 6th-&Athens grade students. Now, we have a book club that not only reads and discusses a variety of diverse literature, but also works to enhance literacy awareness throughout our homes, school, and community! Our big project of the year is to build a Little Free Library in our village! The closest public library is 10 miles away, and our school “library” is a closet with 4 bookshelves and no librarian! So… THANK YOU! For inspiring my students!

    Like

  79. What an amazing give away! Every student in my class could find something they would love to read in this line up!

    Like

  80. THANK YOU authors for writing the books kids need, and for your incredible generosity. As a MS librarian, I love you all, and am so grateful to you. On Valentine’s Day, I tell my students I am a matchmaker, and it is my job to find that perfect “Goldilocks” just right book for each and every one of them. I also believe that owning books– keeping them for themselves– makes them more special for kids. I often buy books for students with my own money, used mostly, or new. With this package, I could make a LOT of kids feel special. Whoever it goes to, it will bring smiles to so many little faces! You are the BEST!

    Like

  81. What a great list Lynda! Thank you so much for writing the books that we hope to find and give to kids! Again, thank you!

    Like

  82. I have goosebumps at this line up! As a 5th grade teacher now taking classes to become a Teacher Librarian, I would do anything to get these amazing books into my school. Many of the authors in this bundle have propelled me into thinking about becoming a librarian… Loving books is my passion! Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

    Like

  83. If I wasn’t for thoughtful authors such as those listed above, our jobs would be even harder! Thanks for inspiring us and our students. 🙂

    Like

  84. Looking at each title, I can see the face of the student I can picture reading it. This is such a generous gift!

    Like

  85. What a wonderful gift for any person in education to receive. The list of titles is amazing! Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone involved.

    Like

  86. These look like a fantastic addition to any middle school classroom library. I love getting kids hooked on reading.

    Like

  87. Thank you for being such a caring person! Many thanks to the generous authors as well! These books have the opportunity to touch and change the lives of many students. The possibilities are endless, and beyond exciting! Thank you so much for being a “fantastico!”

    Like

  88. As a middle school reading interventionist, I am always looking for great books to recommend to my kids, to try to help them develop a love for reading. There are some wonderful books on this list.
    #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers

    Like

  89. The BEST part of my day as a teacher is when I can connect a student with a book. I love it when the kids are so engrossed in their books they don’t hear the transition to the next activity. #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers

    Like

  90. I teach two Reading Intervention classes for students in 7th and 8th grade who are reading below grade level. It is a challenge to get these kids to read – I hear all the time “I hate reading!” so I am always looking for books to engage them. What a wonderful list of books to share with my students! Thank you!

    Like

  91. Wow! You have collected an amazing selection of titles to engage the middle grade reader and teacher! This selection includes obstacles, empathy, perseverance, family, and so much more! Your gift of giving will help others receive the gift of READING! Thank you for your contribution to advocating for literacy!

    Like

  92. What an awesome giveaway! Also, what an amazing demonstration of support for your fellow authors as an example for our students 🙂 thank you!

    (I had posted it in the wrong spot before 🙂 )

    Like

  93. What?! What an awesome giveaway and an even better collection to have in my classroom for my students to enjoy! (And me, too!)

    Like

  94. What an amazing giveaway, I’ve been wanting to read many of these to preview them for my students! Thanks for the chance.

    Like

  95. My favorite question from students is “are we gonna read today?”. And I love when their favorite answer is ” yes, we are!”.

    Like

  96. What an incredible opportunity to expand our library and the literary discussions in class! This is such an exciting giveaway– there is something here to engage all readers!

    Like

  97. An awesome prize! My husband’s middle schoolers would love these books. He is working hard to get them interested in what they are reading!

    Like

  98. I love middle grade books! I love them so much that I haven’t read an adult book in ages, which is ok because I get to give recommendations to my students! Plus I just became certified to be a librarian!!!

    Like

  99. What a wonderful collection of books you are offering. I finally just got to read One for the Murphys (it is constantly out of my library) because a sixth grade girl came to me to tell me how much it meant to her. Wonderful, sensitive, insightful work- thank you.

    Like

  100. And teachers love authors! Yes, we do try to get the right books in the hands of every reader- and we can book talk forever. But, nothing beats the personal author connection, so thank YOU for your tweets, blog posts, comments…. all the ways you reach out to readers (and teachers). This is an amazing opportunity. That will be on very lucky winner!
    Thanks for being our hero!

    Like

  101. What an amazing group of authors who are so generous! I saw multiple titles that my students have read and enjoyed and shared with others. Fish in a Tree (our first read aloud b/c of Global Read Aloud), Wonder, and One for the Murphys are among our favorites! 🙂 Thanks for doing this!!

    Like

  102. This is such an amazing giveaway. So generous! One for the Murphy’s has been a long-time favorite of mine. Many of these titles are on my tbr and now I have more books to check in to. Thank You!

    Like

  103. My students would absolutely love any of these books! They’re always looking for new Accelerated Reader books to read.

    Like

  104. First of all, thanks for the opportunity to win these titles. I am always trying to add to my classroom library.
    I love to share my love of reading with my students. We are always talking about books. I try to read as many of the books that my students love so that I can have meaningful conversations about the texts and about reading in general.
    We read silently and independently in our classroom on a daily basis. The books are self selected. There is no requirement for genre or expectation that there will be “follow up questions” or an assignment based on the book. The expectation is that students pick something they love to read and then simply read.
    I also read aloud twice a day to my students (during their snack times). Once again, this is just for pure enjoyment of really good literature.
    Reading opens the doors to so many opportunities and learning to love an appreciate reading is the handle to opening these doors.

    Like

  105. Thank you so much for this amazing gift! Your recognition of teachers, librarians and our students is such a Valentine’s Day love gift. Your writing is a gift that keeps on giving by expanding our world view in such powerful ways. Fish in a Tree is bound to be a classic! It is greatly loved at our middle school.

    Like

  106. I have so many 8th graders that walk into my classroom every year and tell me, “I hate reading”. I tell them, “You haven’t found the right book yet!” And the race is on. Sometimes I can find the right book for them in an instant…usually it take longer. I never stop trying…

    Like

  107. Thanks to authors like you, my students are finding their reading identities! It’s heartwarming to see them walking out of school with a book in their hands to read in the bus ride home! Thank you to all these authors for writing books kids, and adults, want to read!!

    Like

  108. Wonderful books that all can enjoy. Fish in a Tree was our first read aloud this year. The students couldn’t get enough of it. I can’t wait to share titles of the books that are not released yet to provide the anticipation of another good read. Thank you for your generosity.

    Like

  109. This looks like a list of fabulous books! I am always looking to add to my classroom library and to catch up on my reading so I can recommend the perfect book to each student who wants one. My students are always giving me recommendations, and I love being able to point them in a new direction, too! Thanks for the appreciation! 🙂

    Like

  110. This looks like a list of fabulous books! I am always looking to add to my classroom library and to catch up on my reading so I can recommend the perfect book to each student who wants one. My students are always giving me recommendations, and I love being able to point them in a new direction, too! Thanks for the appreciation! 🙂

    Like

  111. Wow! Some of these books I’ve read, some are on my TBR list, and the rest I’d love to add to my TBR list! Thank you for this great opportunity!

    Like

  112. What a great list of MY books! I’ve read a few of these and it looks like I’ll have to add a few more to my to-read list.

    Like

  113. Too cool! So very kind of the authors listed here. I know so many of your hearts. This is really special. If I win, I’m sharing all over our district!

    Like

  114. Wow! My students and I, from Kamloops, BC, Canada, would love these novels! What a selection! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Like

  115. Oh my goodness gracious!!! Starstruck and awed at this giveaway! What a fantastic display of generosity. I would love to connect these amazing books with readers. I can’t say enough about this! Excited to see who is the lucky winner!!!

    Like

  116. It always seems that on those days where I’m feeling worn down or even a little unappreciated, a student will some up to me and tell me how much they loved the book I recommended to them. Then we launch into a discussion about that title. These moments make me remember why I love my job as a school librarian! These books look amazing (and I’ve even read a couple of them already). I would LOVE to get them into the hands of eager readers. Thank you for this opportunity.

    Like

  117. This is one amazing lineup! There is nothing more that my students (and I!) love than new books! Our library budget tends to dry up by this time of year, so my students would be psyched for new stuff. Thank you to all these fantastic authors for this giveaway!

    Like

  118. AWESOME Authors who are offering AWESOME books! Love the titles I have read from this list. Looking forward to reading and promoting the others. Going to work on my GoodReads list to add titles! Thank you for the opportunity! #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers,2016

    Like

  119. What an incredible group of books and authors. Some are favorites and others are waiting to be read by my afterschool book club, Book Bandits, for 4th and 5th graders. Thank you.

    Like

  120. What a wonderful collection of books!! My students get so excited this year when we get new books; I even have students creating “waiting lists” for books!

    Like

  121. My middle school students would be BLOWN AWAY by this collection of books! With no funds at the middle school, I often donate new and gently used books – this collection would be so, so amazing! The kids are always requesting new books, and many teachers and the librarian often purchase books out of pocket to meet their requests. We love growing thirsty readers – these would help so much!

    Like

  122. Thank you Lynda and all of the authors of this amazing line up, for writing books, that we as teachers and librarians ,are honored to put in the hands of our students.

    Like

  123. Thank you such a wonderful opportunity to put quality books into the hands of our middle school aged students. I love hearing my students ask me: When can I start my a new book? When are we starting our new book groups? Can we read all of class? My students will appreciate new books to check out.

    https://lyndamullalyhunt.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/middle-grade-authors-love-teachers-valentines-giveaway-mgauthorsloveteachers/

    Like

  124. This is so totally awesome. Teacher librarians can be a very humble and quiet bunch but we greatly appreciate anything we can get our hands on for kids to read…it’s even more special coming from great authors like yourself.

    Like

  125. Wow, these are some fabulous reads! Kids love books, for real, and having good books available can only feed that love!

    Like

  126. These would make awesome entries in our school’s annual March Madness of Books tourney to select our school’s Book of the Year! It would be great to add these new titles to our collection.

    Like

  127. My fifth grade students love many of these books but loved our skype author visit with Lynda Mullally Hunt. We had fantastic discussions reading Fish in a Tree and currently are reading Wonder. What an amazing collection of books!

    Like

  128. This is such an amazing giveaway! As a middle school teacher for 9 years, I would LOVE the ability to expand my classroom library without having to quickly deplete my small classroom budget. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    Like

  129. This year, instead of focusing as much on having my students read the required 20 minutes a day, I’ve tried to instill a love for books. I’ve challenged them to read 30 books from 9 different genres. I’ve stepped up my commitment as a teacher to broaden my reading and model that to my students. I try to share the amazing stories I’ve read with them and have them also share the stories that excite them. To my surprise, they are talking to each other about their books! I would love to continue to share books with them—like these titles, to continue to inspire them and grow their love of reading!

    Like

  130. So honored and blessed to be remembered by authors of MG novels that we share with students each day. Thank you for the Valentine Book giveaway!

    Like

  131. For 22 years I’ve loved teaching reading. A few years ago I moved from 5th grade to 2nd grade and traded all my middle school literature for picture books and early chapter books. I am now in middle school again, where I belong, and I am missing my classroom library! Finding the perfect book to teach a skill, a life lesson, or most importantly a passion for learning is difficult without my personal books. I miss them! I am longing to be able to light a fire in my students!

    Like

  132. Thank you for such an awesome opportunity! #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers. My students are enjoying independent reading and would be excited for new books!

    Like

  133. I have been teaching reading for years and every day, former students come into my room for a book. I have THE best selection in my classroom and can always find something they will love! These books would make a wonderful addition to my personal classroom library!

    Like

  134. Love seeing all these book covers. Thank you for posting them. On my bulletin board, I have my students make a color copy of the books they book talk. By doing this, each student has a visual of the books which are shared with them. Now with books being in so many different forms, digital and accessible in hard and soft copy, it still is important for them to have a visual of the cover. Thank you!

    Like

  135. I just finished reading FIAT to my students! So many beautiful lessons: figurative language, point of view, character development, growth mindset, and staying true to yourself! Love how we fall in love with characters in a book! Thank you, Ally, for inspiring us to always give our best. Mr. Daniels, you rock too!

    Like

  136. I would love to add these books to my classroom library. It seems that no matter how many books I buy and introduce to my students, I still have a few (and I’m whittling it down to a very few) students who refuse every book I try to get them interested in. Adding these books to my eighth grade classroom might mean finding the right book for one of my uber-reluctant readers. 🙂

    Like

  137. WOW! What an amazing and generous gift! If I won I would pass them on to the amazing teachers at my school for their classroom libraries. Our 4th graders are still talking about “Fish in a Tree” from GRA!

    Like

  138. Lynda, you’ve done it again! Getting everyone excited about reading and now, the opportunity to build upon a classroom library with new book releases! You Rock and more importantly, you continue to inspires both students and teachers to continue reading. Thank you for all that you do!!!

    Like

  139. I would love to add these titles to my classroom library / novel unit studies. Ms. Hunt has gone above and beyond once again to instill a pleasure in reading…not only with my students, but with me as well. She has pushed me to be better and channel my inner Mr. Daniels all year 🙂

    Like

  140. Love igniting or stoking the flames of passion for readers in Middle Schoolers. Just finished The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor with my 8th graders, and even mymost reluctant readers found it enthralling to read!!

    Like

  141. Thesebooks will make any teacher’s library a wonderland! I am creating take home cuddle bags for my low level readers to promote literacy and cuddling up with a good book. These titles would make an amazing addition to my project.

    Like

  142. What a great collection! ! So many on my wish list and more I didn’t know! Thanks for sharing the love of reading with teachers so we can share it with our students!

    Like

  143. What a great giveaway, Lynda! While I already have nine of these titles in my library and have ordered nine others, I could definitely find homes on my shelves for the others. I’d give away copies of the titles I already have to other libraries in my district. Will definitely share this contest on our list serve, too. 🙂

    Like

  144. Unfortunately I have not the privilege of reading these novels just yet. I’m a new teacher with a small middle school class and I am pleased to see that authors are excited to share their works with teachers and librarians. Thank you for this opportunity. I also try to put the right book in the right hands of my students and my overall goal as a teacher is to share a lifetime of the love of reading.

    Like

  145. My 5th graders and I credit Fish In A Tree and the 2015 GRA with building a trusting and loving learning community. Great teaching is easy when there are authors like Lynda providing compelling lit!!!

    Like

  146. Books bring magic and learning into the classroom. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about books. I’ve always loved books and sharing my passion with my students brings me great joy. I believe teachers should share their love of reading with their students as its a powerful way to promote this magical skill. If my Ramona Recommends little heart was picked for this glorious line up of books it would make my year! Can’t wait to Open The Magic!!
    Courtney

    Like

  147. What a generous giveaway! Thank you Linda for being so kind. My 3/4 class loved Fish In A Tree (that we read during GRA).

    Like

  148. What a great smattering of books. My students will love these. Thanks for supporting classroom libraries. It’s so important and a way to keep students reading. My students love smelling new books when they come in. It’s so cute. Thanks for supporting teachers as you always do.

    Like

    1. #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers Lynda, what an amazing gift for our students. What a way to build classroom libraries. You are a true gift to all readers.

      Like

  149. I’m not sure if you know how much this means to a classroom teacher who spends so much of her own money to have a quality classroom library. I appreciate “you”,the authors, who are writing these amazing books to foster the love of reading. Turning book nerds is my goal, your books are the means to that goal. Thank you!

    Like

  150. Wow! What an amazing list of books! When the school year started, I found myself in a classroom full on non-readers. They didn’t want to read… nor did they want me to read to them. Unfortunately, school had killed the love of reading for many of them. Furthermore, my students felt as though they were “too big” for read aloud time. Well, my class quickly found out that read aloud time is part of my daily routine. I am passionate about reading and hope to foster the love of reading in my students. My students we hooked when I read Fish in a Tree during the Global Read Aloud. My students BEGGED me to read. The collection of books in this giveaway would make a huge impact in my classroom. I now have a class of readers and they can’t seem to get enough. Our library funding has been drastically reduced and my students constantly tell me that they would like a better selection of books. I’m sure any teacher would be honored to be chosen as the winner! Thank you for this giveaway. Your dedication to education is appreciated!

    Like

  151. Well, here’s the thing, I know that my teacher friends are super. I also know that my school librarian friends are awesome. Furthermore, I can assure anyone reading this that several of the previous writers have been friends of the teaching and the librarianing type. What makes my day? When a student declares that a book “was the best book ever” and then asks for another one like it. Then later when the next book is returned, it, too, was “the best book ever.” Another wonderful thing – the teacher who asked me for a reading list for over vacation. So wonderful.

    Like

  152. My students loved FIAT and we were so grateful to listen to your thinking behind the story! We are so glad there are authors writing stories that inspire and connect with 5th graders. Thanks for sharing with us and we would love to have these 30 titles in our classroom library!

    Like

  153. This is an amazing giveaway! I’ve been looking for ways to get more books into the hands of my students. Thank you! We appreciate it!

    Like

  154. Love the book give away! I am a new grade 6 teacher and have some guest readers talk about some of the books on your list. These books would be a welcome addition to my small classroom library!

    Like

  155. This is an amazing giveaway! I know my middle schoolers are obsessed with some of these titles, and we could always use more new-releases in our library!

    Like

  156. I love to read and need new books to keep my library updated so my students will love to read as well! (And not be turned off by the old book covers in my classroom)

    Like

  157. What an incredible and generous idea. So fitting for Valentine’s Day. My first love in life was reading. As teachers, we strive everyday to pass that love on to our students. Definitely some books on this list that would inspire that love in students!

    Like

  158. Wow, great books! When I get excited about reading and sharing books, then my students get excited about reading and sharing books. Thank you to the authors out there that strive for that excitement.

    Like

  159. Thank you for your recognition and generosity! Sharing books with pretend and watching them discover great literature is one of the joys and privileges of teaching!

    Like

  160. Wow! An amazing gift of books. Looking forward to the 10 soon to be released books. Thank you for this incredible give away!

    Like

  161. Wow! What a generous giveaway! Thank you for saying that you all appreciate what we do for middle grade children, but I would like to say thank YOU for all the amazing stories you all share with the children we work with everyday. All the authors in this giveaway make my job as a school librarian so much easier! Providing excellent stories that are relevant, current, and compelling to read for these children helps develop their love of reading and makes their journey to becoming a lifelong reader possible. Also, what I love about the authors above is that they have also created stories that adults enjoy and look forward to sharing with their students! Thank you!

    Like

  162. I already see two of my all time favorites on this list!! Whoever wins will have their summer reading ready and waiting for them. I always read them before I read them aloud to my students or a book club setting. Happy Reading!

    Like

  163. Thanks, Lynda, for offering this giveaway! My 6th graders and I became hooked on your books through Global Read Aloud and Fish in a Tree this fall. The list here is amazing! #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers

    Like

  164. Holy cow! Thank you to all of these authors for being so generous! I can’t wait to read a number of the books in this list!!

    Like

  165. As an elementary school librarian, middle grade authors are my rock stars. This is a very generous offer, and a great opportunity to get more kids reading. Thank you!

    Like

  166. Thank you for taking the time to think of all of the teachers and librarians! I know my kids love Book Soup; where we just talk about books during lunch once a week. Some of these titles have come up with them, others are new. I’m going to share this list with them!

    Like

  167. I always have students write down books they want, but can’t afford. Then, I buy some off their list. These would be well used!

    Like

  168. What an amazing set of books! Every day I try to create excitement for books and put books into kids hands. I have a waiting list in my classroom for FIAT, and I feel everyone should read that wonderful book! Thank you for this offer!!

    Like

  169. The book selection is fabulous and such a generous gift! Students everywhere will love to read them (adults as well). More importantly, thank you for the kind words you share for all educators and media specialists. We appreciate them!

    Like

  170. Thank you, thank you, thank you! For helping bring reading opportunities to students! As a librarian, who has had the opportunity to see many of these authors on the Vermont state lists in the past, I look forward to sharing these books with the middle schoolers at our small rural school.

    Like

  171. Thank you for your kind words and for sponsoring this giveaway. Also a big thank you for the swag @NCTE. My students are still wearing their bracelets and refer to Ally and her friends often in our conversations. Continued success to you!

    Like

  172. Lynda,
    You are an amazing human being and I share your books with all that allow me. I am currently working on obtaining my Master’s degree in School Librarianship so I can spread book love, not to just 25 students per year but hundreds! It is a lot of work but so worth it!
    Thank you for all you do for teachers and librarians and readers!
    Good luck to all who enter!
    With love and gratitude,
    Jamie Palmer

    Like

  173. What an incredible gift for a lucky teacher and his/her students! Such fabulous titles, many I’ve read, others I have wanted to read, and still others I’d never heard of. Thanks you, Linda, for your generosity.

    Like

  174. Wow! What a amazing and generous gift of books! I strive to share my love of reading every day with our students, and I see so many that they would enjoy and share with others.

    Like

  175. I’m a little bit of a fangirl for authors. I try to collect signed editions to display in our school library for the kids. Most kids just think I’m weird that way, but I’ve given a few of them the courage to show themselves as book fanboys and fangirls themselves. We don’t get many author visits where we are and almost all of them are local, so having internationally-known authors in the collection is always exciting for them! (And let’s face it… Me!)

    Like

  176. Being a primary teacher, I haven’t read yet and won’t use most of these titles in class…but just looking at them reminds me of the very special role that middle-grade novels play in the development of children’s hearts and heads. I could so easily make a similar list of the books I read between 2nd and 7th grade! I would love to win this collection for our school, and thanks, authors, for noticing our heroism. Between us we change the world every day!

    Like

  177. What a beautiful list of books. Don’t know someone more deserving than Aimee Smoker, 6th grade school teacher with the sweetest love and open heart for children that craves the joy of reading. What a better way to share her love for reading w all of her students! Good Luck Aimee!

    Like

  178. Such an amazing giveaway! Excited to see some if my favorites like Ine for the Murphys & The War that Saved my Life on the list! My students get so excited about new books in our library! This collection would be an EPIC book raffle! You all provide us with some great books that we pass on to our students! Thank you!

    Like

  179. What an awesome line-up! My sixth graders LOVE Wonder! This will make a teacher and his/her classroom very happy 🙂

    Like

  180. Thank you to all of the authors for writing such great books for middle grades. If I win, I will be giving the books to classroom teachers to read to students and add to their classroom libraries. I will be purchasing the titles we don’t already have to add to our school library collection. Thank you.

    Like

  181. Lynda you never cease to amaze me. From our Skype sessions, to swag, to finally meeting you in person at NTCE15. What I’ve learned over the past few years is that authors and teachers are quite similar. We have heart and we truly care about the young people of this world. Books bring us all together. This give away is awesome, but more than that, it shows the heart that all these authors have for our young readers. Thank you Lynda for all you do and thank you to this incredible line up of authors. What a great day! Happy Reading…

    Like

  182. This is such a huge giveaway from authors that will grace classroom libraries. Lynda, your generosity in organizing such an amazing feat is wonderful. Books are the heart of each classroom and lifelong friends.

    Like

  183. Authors like you make it easy to put great books in students’ hands! I would love to have all of these books in my school library. Thank you for the Teacher Librarian love and an opportunity to win a Fantastico set of utterly incredible books!

    Like

  184. THANK YOU! These are wonderful titles. I am switching from 7th grade writing to 7th grade ELA next year, so I will need to add to my middle readers collection. It has been two years since I taught reading.

    Like

  185. Without wonderful writers, like YOU, we couldn’t get those students who have not yet fallen in love with reading to do so!! One of my fav parts of teaching is finding that book that starts the reading excitement. Often, it is one of the showcased authors above. Thank you!

    Like

  186. What an amazing giveaway! These are amazing books. May of which I have recommended to my students this year to read. I am so thankful for all the wonderful authors offering up such wonderful books. Wouldn’t it be amazing to win??

    Like

  187. Oh my WOW! What an amazing giveaway. My goosebumps got goosebumps. I so agree on creating conversations that help match books and students. That is something I am working on at our school this year. Creating conversations that go beyond the library and bring together all our students and staff dorm grade 7 to 12. We are on our way to building a reading community that talks about and recommends books to each other. Thanks for this chance to win these books…and signed…more connections!!

    Like

  188. I love how strangers of different ages, genders, and purpose can start instant conversations when a common title read or reading is discovered. Sometimes those conversations are silent head thoughts shared with knowing smiles. So many times I want us to be able to go up and meet the characters who nudge their permanence into our minds and hearts. Even the ones who sometimes scare us.

    Like

  189. Awesome book lineup! These books would be great additions to my school library collection.Thank you for this offer!

    Like

  190. Wow! What a fantastic list! Thanks for your generosity. I’m entering the contest right now.

    -Steph H
    4th Grade Teacher
    East Palo Alto, CA

    Like

  191. What a fantastic idea and an exciting collection of books. These titles will open doors and windows and reveal mirrors for a lucky group of readers. I would be honored to share these books with students. Thank you for your generosity and creativity!

    Ilse

    Like

  192. Thank you for the thanks! My third graders are avid middle grade readers, and it is so wonderful to find new titles for them that are challenging and engaging. Will definitely be checking many of these titles out, whether I win or not!

    Like

  193. What an awesome gift this would be for the school library. These would definitely help develop and nourish the students imaginations, as well as, give them the opportunity to experience life and create emotional bonds. Always looking for a “Great Escape” with a book!

    Like

  194. This is an incredible list of titles, and my middle grade readers would scoff these up with relish. Last year we launched a new and improved reading program, and the middle grade students are on fire for reading. I find I can’t keep up with demand, and this giveaway would be absolutely amazing. Thank you for offering this generous collection to one lucky teacher/librarian!

    Like

  195. This is an amazing Such a great variety of authors and genres (and the prospect of getting yet-to-be-released 2016 titles is awesome!) I am a middle school librarian and recently started in an impoverished school with a high mobility rate. My favorite part of my job is connecting a reader with the right book. When I meet a student who says, “I don’t like to read,” I tell them that my challenge is to change that thinking with the right book. Books change lives!

    Like

  196. Thanks for the opportunity to give kids a chance to read quality books. We can’t get enough of them! Thank you for also helping teachers to build their classroom libraries. You Rock and so do all the other gift-giving authors. 🙂

    Like

  197. Your book Fish in a Tree is part of our You Decide. We pick 5 books for each grade level and students are encouraged to read as many titles as they can. Then, in the spring we have a celebration of reading. We chose your book as our class read aloud. My sixes are loving it! They’d be thrilled to have so many books added to our classroom library!

    Like

  198. Wow! What a generous prize! I am a middle school librarian and know that my students would cherish this list of books! Good luck to all and thank you to Lynda for hosting such a thoughtful offer!

    Like

  199. Wow, what an amazing lineup of books! My middle school grew by about 200 students this year, so I have more chances than ever to connect readers eith the perfect book in our school library. Thanks for supporting teachers and librarians!

    Like

  200. LOVE my job as a school librarian! Several of these books have gotten my students (grades 4-6) excited about reading. I can’t wait to read the 2016 releases. Thank you to all the participating authors!

    Like

  201. This is such a generous opportunity for middle grades and other readers who enjoy young adult fiction. Just the boost reluctant readers and avid readers need to satisfy their reading goals.

    Like

  202. The Book Line UP is not only amazing it is a list of some of the most relevant books for young adolescents and their teachers too! My students would be so fortunate to have access to these books in our meager library!

    Like

  203. I’ve read Fish in a Tree and One for the Murphys. Loved both! I would be thrilled to win the rest for my 6th grade class library!

    Like

  204. Wow! What a great list of books! Crossing my fingers because all these books will be donated to my school’s Family Reading Night. We like the students to go home with as many books as possible.

    Like

  205. Wow! What an amazing collection of books. Any classroom library would be thrilled to add these titles. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Like

  206. What an amazing prize! I really want to win this for my students!

    I participated in the Global Read Aloud this year and my 5th graders loved Fish In A Tree. I’ve made so many awesome connections through Twitter and the GRA year. Thank you for supporting teachers. Keep the great literature coming!

    Like

  207. I’ve read some of these great books, but many are new to me. Wonderful giveaway. On my second read aloud of Fish in a Tree for the year. Kids love it every time!

    Like

  208. Winning this collection of books alone would be A.Maze.Ing. All of them being signed by the authors…just wow. It would be a silver-dollar day for this teacher-librarian for sure. Thank you doesn’t even cover it.

    Like

  209. When authors and teachers come together great things can happen for kids! Hoping to get these great books to put in the hands of students (after I read them first, of course, so I know what best suits the students)!

    Like

  210. You KNOW what teachers like – books in kids’ hands and hearts! Thanks for giving away even MORE! I’ll always treasure the Skype we had for our lunch time girls’ group, when we read One for the Murphys! Whoever wins this loot will treasure each book, as well. You matter!

    Like

  211. Wow, this is such a neat giveaway! Thank you for honoring teachers, especially those who teach reading. I’m a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher, and teaching reading is my passion and honor!

    Like

  212. What a wonderful collection for middle grade readers. Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to add some of the titles to our collection. Looking forward to book talking many of the titles. We love authors of middle grade books!! Librarians and Authors partners in putting books in children’s hands!

    Like

  213. What a generous giveaway for teachers and librarians! I’m always looking for opportunities to stay on the cutting edge of children’s literature in an effort to keep my students engaged and connected. This would certainly help!

    Like

  214. My students in Orono, Maine, USA will truly appreciate these titles if I win. If not, there are several titles that will definitely become items in my classroom library.

    Like

  215. Oh my good golly fantasticness! All of those books in one place makes me swoon…and that’s not easy to do when it’s -10 outside. This opportunity is this librarians dream come true! All these books for my little love bugs at school. They will shout and then feel faint.

    Like

  216. What a giveaway! Incredible titles in the hands of students via teachers and librarians who know and adore them – what could be better? Here’s to reading communities!

    Like

  217. Providing with every opportunity to read high-quality writing that they choose, and then talking with them about those books is my absolute joy. I love seeing everyone here who has that same passion. We, my friends, are reading warriors! Keep fighting that fight.

    Like

  218. This is a wonderful collection of books that I know that the students at my school would love to see on the library shelves. Some of the books I have read, but some of them are new to me. This is so generous of of you and these authors.

    Like

  219. With a fixed schefule, I am fortunate to have a full-time media assistant. She and I have worked together to create Brown Bag Book Clubs so while I am teaching, she leads books clubs during students’ lunches. Our goal is to foster a love of reading. No assessments. No responses. No pressure. We have seen amazing growth in reading with these kids, but more importantly is their LOVE of reading! Today, I had a group of boys tell me they were forming their own book club since they didn’t make it into Ms. Ray’s book club! Isn’t that amazing? The love of reading (alone or together) is truly contagious!

    Like

  220. I am always amazed by YA authors who celebrate and honor teachers when it is teachers who honor and celebrate the writers who inspire, reaffirm, engage, ignite, and comfort our students with stories and words when they think no one else is listening. Thank you for everything that you do and the amazing stories that you have written/have yet to write that save lives every day by making students know their stories count.

    Like

  221. This is a great lineup! So excited about this giveaway. I teach middle school/Jr high students and have many kids that are dying to read some of these gems. Thank you so much for the chance!

    Like

  222. This is amazing! I can’t even imagine how excited my kids would be to get these, especially signed copies!

    Like

  223. This is amazing. My library and students would love to have these books. What a great selection! Thank you, Lynda Mullaly-Hunt for inspiring readers with your own books, and for loving the teachers and librarians who work so hard to pass our passion for reading to our kids.

    Like

  224. Whoa, what an amazing list of books! I know my kids would love quite a few of these. I’ll have to start bookmarking now!

    Like

  225. I just received my school librarian certification, and I can’t wait to use it! In the meantime, I will continue to fill my classroom library with great books! Wouldn’t this collection be an awesome addition?

    Like

  226. Thank you to all the authors who make it possible for students to take trips to faraway lands, learn about something new, and learn they are not alone in this world. There are students just like them in this world (even it is in literature) and they can accomplish anything. Thank you for writing about situations that students face every day. I hope I am someone’s hero and are making things possible for them.

    Like

  227. What an amazing opportunity! It is so important to increase access to high quality text-for both teachers and students-in any way we can! Thanks for offering this.

    Like

  228. Such an amazing collection of books. As a teacher new to 4th grade, I would love to have these books to add to my classroom library. Thank you for offering this great give away! Teachers love authors, too!

    Like

  229. Such a wonderful collection of books from some of my favorite Middle Grade authors! I know the students in my Library would be psyched and honored to have these as part of our collection!

    Like

  230. So many acts of kindness, so many wonderful books to share! I love when I can tell not only a student, but a colleague, “You really need to read this book, you’ll love it!” Thank you to the authors who share their talents and their stories. Thank you to all who are willing to share these books for this thoughtful giveaway. I actually enjoyed reading all the comments from the postings above knowing we all had something in common: a love of reading! Read on!

    Like

  231. There is one thing for certain these books with fall into the hands of our children and touch
    them in ways that we could never imagine Thank you for this gift and for sharing your passion.

    Like

  232. So many amazing books! My students have been loving many of these this year, and the list has given me more titles to add to my library wish list. Thank you!

    Like

  233. This is truly amazing! We would be so super excited to win this awesome list of books! Wow!!!
    My 4th graders LOVED Fish in a Tree this year and I thank you for helping them on their reading journey!

    Like

  234. What an incredibly kind thing to do for children! No matter who is chosen, the children in their school will win – and when the kiddos win, we all win. Thanks so much.

    Like

  235. What a nice idea! Getting kids excited about reading is what keeps me motivated day after day. I love my job as Librarian and love bringing new books to my students! Thanks for doing this!

    Like

  236. What an amazing selection of books. I have a “new book” basket in my room and every time we put books in that basket we have a celebration. My students would go wild to have this many amazing books to add. We might need a bigger basket. Thanks for all you do to help teachers promote the love of reading.

    Like

  237. So cool! Who doesn’t need more great titles on their library shelves!!? I know I do! In fact, I requested an unlimited budget to buy all the new titles that kids asked for. I think I got laughed at, but hey, if I don’t ask they can’t tell me no…or yes! 🙂 Thanks!!

    Like

    1. My Twitter account that posted about the contest is @PGMVikings. I realized there was no connection between this post and my Twitter post.

      Like

  238. Great collection of books! We are always taking requests from our students on what new books they are interested in. This giveaway will help put new books on the shelves in the library. Thanks

    Like

  239. What an amazing collection of books! I would love to add them to the book room at our school and to share them with the teachers in our children’s literature study group! Thank you!

    Like

  240. Wow! What a great list of books/authors, students’ and teachers’ favorites. I can’t think of a better prize!

    Like

  241. I’ve spent 15 years as a middle school ELA teacher and now I teach a 5/6 blend. I love that moment when “non-readers” find a book they love. To all the authors, thank you for helping me connect kids to your great work. What a blessing for authors to want to connect with teachers this way. I love books!

    Like

  242. A book is always a gift, but you have collected a treasure trove of works that will keep on giving for years to come!

    Like

  243. Fabulous list of books. They would make a great addition to my campus. We are a Title I school and building a high-quality collection for my students is a llriorit. Winning these books would be such a blessing. I will personally catalog these books so that they hit the shelves this school year!

    Like

  244. What a great selection of books and what a great idea! Can’t wait for tomorrow. Thanks for helping us provide quality literature to our students/patrons!

    Like

  245. As a new teacher this would be a great addition to my slowly growing library, but anyone would benefit from this wonderful lineup of books! Good luck everybody! 🙂

    Like

  246. Wow! This is an amazing list of books that students will fall in love with! Middle grade readers have such a wide variety of interests, and the books in this list cover so many of those interests! Thanks for doing this!

    Like

  247. One of my favorite parts of the job is finding the right book for the right child. I love my job and so excited that I get to meet such great authors and share their books.

    Like

  248. I just recently recommended Fish in a Tree along to two different colleagues, both of whom are now using it as a read aloud. Such an authentic story that resonates with kids and adults!

    Like

  249. This fall our 3rd through 5th grade teachers participated in the Global Read Aloud, reading “Fish in a Tree” to their classes. What a fabulous way to start discussions about respect one another in spite of our differences and what students can do to stand up for others who aren’t being treated well!

    Like

  250. What an amazing collection of books! I think about how many of my fifth grade readers have benefitted from some of these titles already. Thank you for writing books that touch the lives of so many children.

    Like

  251. What an absolutely wonderful, amazing give away! My students and I would be so thrilled and lucky to be able to add these books to our classroom library! Thank you for your work in putting this together!

    Like

  252. It is such a blessing to know there are folks who love teachers, librarians, and books! I strive to help pre service teachers develop a passion for reading.

    Like

  253. What an amazing selection of books! Fiction, nonfiction, verse…I’d love to have these for my students. Thank you!

    Like

  254. This is such a wonderful way for authors and teachers and librarians to connect. But more than anything Lynda Mullaly Hunt, you have outdone yourself with your kindness and generosity! As a teacher and future librarian, I often reflect on how we can make reading more accessible to kids. The connection teachers and librarians make with authors is another way that kids can connect to book and reading. I often talk with my 2nd graders on how I follow their favorite or my favorite authors and you know what their reaction is? Awe, amazement, wonder but most of all curiosity. They want to know who the authors are and what other books they write. So, even if I am not the lucky winner, I thank you on behalf of the other teachers, librarians & students out there that have wonder in their hearts as they read these authors gems or the countless other gems out in the world!! 🙂 😘

    Like

  255. I love your post about reading as a door or a window. I posed that question to my 6th graders this year and we had some amazing discussions. One thing that was fascinating was how different they interpreted the question in the first place- for some, it took a lot of discussion just to get them thinking in those terms. After we were all on the same page, I sat back and enjoyed listening to them process the question and bounce ideas off each other. Thanks for putting together this great list of books! Thanks, even more, for writing books they love!

    Like

  256. Just read this on Twitter. What an outstanding group of books. These are the books and authors who instill a love of reading in our children and change their lives,

    Like

  257. Thank you so much for entering! We are overwhelmed by the number of people who have entered. The winner will be announced here and on Twitter from him by lunch time on Sunday. Thanks, again. #Grateful

    Like

  258. I love to be able to put great books in the hands of students to build their love of reading. This is an excellent opportunity!

    Like

  259. I’m hoping that 10:47 MST on Feb. 20th is not too late to enter. I would be honoured to put these books in the hands of readers. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    Like

  260. I was seriously author struck as I saw that line up of books. Such inspiring books to spark reading! Thank you for supporting teachers, inspiring readers and making the world a better place one book at a time!

    Like

  261. HUGE THANKS to all who entered. Although I was not able to answer all 304 comments, I read them all and am SO appreciative. Teachers/Librarians ROCK! Thanks for ALL you do every day. Hope to see you all again next 2/14/17

    Like

  262. So many great books on this list. I’ve read quite a few and NEED to read the rest. And share them with my fourth graders!
    @nathanwlyon

    Like

  263. Wow! What a fabulous selection of books! Just seeing all of these covers together reminds me how many books get read in my classroom each year. No classroom can every have too many books!

    Like

  264. As a reader who reads, I love reading the latest and greatest new titles in order to add them to my collection of old favorites. My students love the choices they have when looking for a new book to read. Thank you Linda for all you do for readers, writers, teachers and students of all ages!

    Like

  265. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I am trying to help my students become life long readers and writers. My twitter handle is
    @sarah_dugan

    Like

  266. Last year my kids fell in love with Allie…this year it’s August! Both Book have made empathy central to our classroom conversations. Thank you for books that not only help me teach literary elements but also character education!

    Like

  267. #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers. Wow, what a great bunch of books. I found this giveaway on Feb. 16, World Read Aloud Day! I have read many, many of these books, and would love to have them available for my kiddos. @GeisAngie

    Like

Heroic comments:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s