Authors Love Teachers Giveaway, 2019

HELLO, HEROIC TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS!

It’s THAT time again. Valentine’s Day – when we all take a moment to celebrate those we love. So, we authors want you — teachers and librarians — to know that we adore you for all you do for kids every day. We appreciate you. We KNOW that you are not celebrated the way that you ought to be. For you, there should be parades images (2)and fireworks and a national holiday.

Many know that my second novel, Fish in a Tree, is a love letter to wonderful teachers everywhere. As I think of a few teachers, in particular, I really wonder where I’d be had I not crossed paths with them. Many have heard about Constantine Christy, my sixth grade teacher, who was the inspiration for Mr. Daniels in Fish. But, few know the story of Mr. Berard.

Mr. Berard was my seventh grade social studies teacher. He clearly loved his job and “his kids”. Just as with Mr. Christy, it became important to me to impress him so when he assigned a big project in late fall, I decided I would blow his mind by building a colonial village.

In the basement of our apartment, I found a piece of plywood and began there. By the time my mom came home from work, I was mixing plaster of Paris with dirt on our dining room table. (Yeah, I know…) I made buildings out of inside-out food boxes and crayons. I used macaroni and cotton balls and legos and anything else I could find. In my own mind, it remains Smithsonian-worthy.

The heft of it made it hard to carry so, by the time I got to class, I dropped it on a desk, relieved to put it down. The noise got the attention of two unkind girls.

“What is this?” one asked.

“It’s my project!” I smiled, feeling a bit taller than usual.

“That’s not what we were supposed to do…” she responded with disgust. And then laughter. The kind of laughter that makes you shrink inside. And as I looked up, I noticed no other project in the room looked like mine. Not even close.

7b808d81bc9f5d62cc1d8300f3bd47d7By the time Mr. Berard stood at my side, I stared at my shoes, my ears filled with the girls’ snickering.

I messed up. I couldn’t believe it. I had blown it. Again. What was wrong with me? How come I had to be the person I was?

Mr. Berard was quiet while the girls told him how wrong I was. I waited forever for him to speak. And when he finally did, he said, “Well…you didn’t follow the directions, so…”

I wanted to disappear.

“…I’m going to have to give you an A minus…”

The girls argued but he told them to go. My head rose slowly so I could look at his face to see if he was telling the truth. And we locked eyes. His smile was sad. I don’t even think I said thank you. I couldn’t say anything.

If he had followed a rubric as we use now, I would have failed. Maybe I deserved that. But he would have undone everything that Mr. Christy had accomplished the year before. Instead, he chose to see the child before the student. Because of this, I looked at him with gratitude in the months that followed and the student worked very hard for him. And…was always careful to read the directions.

THANK YOU, teachers and librarians, for your keen minds, your strong spines, and your broad hearts. Every day, you have the opportunity to shape the world in ways that few other professionals can. WE SALUTE YOU. 

HUGE THANKS TO THE GENEROUS, TALENTED AUTHORS/ILLUSTRATORS who’ve donated their books for this giveaway. Of course, I couldn’t do this without each of you!

**Directions on how to enter are at the end of the post!

So, without further adieu…

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And here are the SIGNED BOOKS!:

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So a pretty cool line-up of signed picture books and novels, huh?

Okay–so to enter the SIGNED BOOKS Giveaway to win ALL of these books – THE KID LIT LOTTERY!!! ……

1) Make a comment on this blog about anything book-related, kid-related, something to inspire or make anyone reading this smile. 🙂 *Please provide twitter handle or e-mail address with your comment* Also, if you share elsewhere online (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.) please let us know here.

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

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Rules: ***Giveaway ends on Thursday, February 21 at 11:59PM. Winner will be announced the following day.

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 or Canadian winners this time.)

***2) We know that teachers do not always get the appreciation they deserve. This giveaway is a reminder that WE appreciate you. Yes—we write the books, but YOU are in the trenches every day. YOU get the books into the hands of children. Together, we create life-long readers.

And for that…we are most grateful.

Thank you.

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446 Comments

  1. What a generous offer! Thank you for acknowledging the power of a good teacher. You are more than a rubric, more than a data point, more than a number. We are working with little beings who need so many things! @thelensthinkers

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    1. Wow!!! What an unbelievably generous and thoughtful giveaway and what an amazing lineup of books and authors. Ohh, the students I could share these marvels with….how lucky they would be!

      Will certainly share this contest on Twitter as well!

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      1. Wow! This is an amazing collection of books! I see several here that were *the* book to finally get a student out of a slump, allow them to see themselves in a book, or finally enjoy reading. Books are so powerful. Thank you for sharing your words with students and teachers around the world. (I am on Twitter @MrsHannaReads and Instagram @hannabanana73)

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        1. Wow, what an amazing opportunity! My class and I have learned a lot of valuable lessons through reading a few of these books. Wonder is our favorite book so far, it really gave everyone in my class the opportunity to perceive life in a different way. I would love to create more shared experiences with my students and getting a hold of these amazing books would definitely help me do that!

          Also- I shared this on my Twitter account! @shashichugh

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      2. I have used Fish in a Tree as my first read aloud of the school year, for the past two years. That book never leaves our hearts! We still use scenes of it when we discuss difficult times or a student needs an encouragement. I’m so grateful for a clear visual to help my students develop that growth mindset model! Thank you for that!

        Sharing on Twitter: @mrs_moore5th handle:

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      3. Y’all are thoughtful and awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win and to see a lot of cool books that I want to read!

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        1. I became a teacher to inspire lifelong learning. I became a librarian to inspire lifelong readers. In the spirit of @monsterwranglermike, every child deserves to see themselves in a book!

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      4. Oh the children’s faces I see reading these books as I page through the amazing book covers. Thank you for this generous contest! Although my students, colleagues, and I would grow as we read about the adventures, heartbreaks, and joys inside these books, it is exciting to know that the books will be doing this for readers somewhere in the world. Librarians & teachers love authors too! I am on Twitter @CamScotsLibrary & @LoriPaulus1.

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    2. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of all of the authors! One of my greatest joys in teaching is reading aloud to my classes. Books allow students to grapple with difficult issues in the safety of their pages. It really is amazing!

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    3. What an amazing opportunity! Nothing warms my heart more than sharing a book with my students and hearing things like, “That book was awesome!” I heard this today! 📚❤️
      Twitter: @fundapmom

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    4. Oh my…..this is like the billion book kid lit lottery….an amazing of windfall literature! Thank you for doing this for teachers…. which ultimately impacts kids and getting books in their hands, spreading the book love. There are so many books on this list I can’t wait to read!
      @mrshookbooks

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      1. You, the author, complete us! ❤️💕We see ourselves in the stories you bring to life! We learn to understand and appreciate others in the connections you help us make! We, the readers, are forever grateful!
        @smiles3boys

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    5. This is a beautiful tribute to teachers and librarians. Thank you so much for putting it together ~ whoever wins will be adding some amazing kid lit from phenomenal authors to their classroom.

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    6. This is an incredible giveaway, and I would be so honored to feature all of these books.
      I taught 7th grade ELA for 13 and then became a librarian 2 years ago. I have really gotten to see how a great book can change a life. Thank you authors… for giving my kids they books they need, for helping them see themselves and others in new ways, for making my job much more fun, and for caring enough about us all to create something like this giveaway! Twitter: @MsBlyeReads

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    7. it’s Amazing how easy it is to inspire to kids to read and love to read just by offering them books they feel connected to and giving them the opportunity to talk about them. There is not trick or special program. This is an amazingly diverse range of books. What a generous offer!!

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  2. My wonderful 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Yoxall, is the reason I became a teacher. She read aloud to us everyday and it was magical! I taught her grandson, so when she walked into my classroom for the first time for Grandparent’s Day several years ago, it was so surreal and emotional.

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    1. This is so amazing for teachers and librarians! My students take so much pride in our classroom library, but with so many wonderful titles out there I feel like I can never keep up! But we will continue to celebrate books every day, even if that means sometimes we have to wait for the ones we really want!
      @Mrsmooreteach5

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  3. Wow! What a wonderful way to reward teachers! I love getting new books to share with students in my classroom. Thank you for providing us with great ways to motivate and reward students. @adrogosch

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  4. This is incredibly generous! As a reading teacher, I am constantly trying to find the right books for all of my students. So many of the books on this list are books that my students have completely devoured, and seeing them reminds me of how happy they were when they told me about the book they just couldn’t put down!

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  5. What a great gift of reading! My students’ love for reading has skyrocketed with some of these titles. It would be so amazing to recieve all these titles gifted from one of their favorite author! @teachjones

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  6. if there is a chance that only 1 student takes away the love of reading as much as I do, that would make my day, but here I think that there will be many more as the students are always asking,, “can we get our books now”. When you have JK-8 students that want to read books, keeping the most popular ones on the shelves is impossible. Thank you for the chance

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  7. So many readers who struggle to read feel devalued and defeated. The right book at the right time with the right support can help to revalue a reader and foster a love of literacy. Books change lives. @JaimieRidgely

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  8. I am almost in tears after reading your story and seeing this list. Thank you for appreciating US and know that I appreciate YOU! My goal each day is to make every student who enters my library smile and feel special, important, and loved. Sharing these books with them would make me smile as their smiles would be so bright! @TeacherJenn2013

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  9. Lynda,
    I can’t thank you & the #kidlit community enough for all you do for teachers & students. The connections & inspiration are endless.
    This year, my favorite bookish moment has been giving a hand knitted hat (made by author Amanda Rawson Hill) to one of my 5th graders. My student found her book The Three Rules of Everyday Magic at just the right time & connected so much with the MC Kate. I told Amanda about my student’s connection and love for her book, and she knitted her a hat in her favorite color (purple). Tears of joy from my student when I delivered it to her!
    So grateful to this #kidlit community. ❤️
    Katie
    @KReilley5
    Shared on Twitter & Facebook

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  10. What an incredible idea! I just saw a post that said, “There is no app that can replace a lap”. My mom and grandmother instilled a love of reading in me! My fondest memories are sitting in their laps and reading!!
    @Mrs_Alfano

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    1. This is a wonderful collection of books! Fish in a Tree is one of my most recommended books for teachers as well as Wishtree, The One and Only Ivan, and The Book Whisperer. I’m so honored to be an elementary librarian who gets to share the wonderful love of reading to my students! I love to meet non-readers or students who say “I don’t like reading”. That’s just a fun challenge to find the right kinds of books to grab their interest! There’s always something that they will enjoy reading 😀! Sharing this giveaway on Twitter too!

      @WGE_Library
      Michelle.weaver@clarendon3.org

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  11. Well, I’m tearing up. I know we’re down in the trenches, but amazing books like all of these sure do make my job easier. This is my 3rd year and I finally feel like I’m creating a book community in my classroom and it is beautiful to see. So thank you back to all of you for writing what needs to be written. @lostinalongbook

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  12. This quote exemplifies my quest for more books!
    “I believe you’re also the average of the five books you hold closest to your heart. You can replace the books in the inner sanctum of five whenever you want and by doing so change your life. What will you read next?” ~Tim Ferris
    From “A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader” by Maria Popova & Claudia Bedrick

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    1. I would love to win these books to share with our students at Wren Elementary School! What an awesome giveaway! ❤️❤️❤️ @mrskellyreads

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  13. This is just one of the coolest things I have seen-what an amazing group of books and it just gets better every year! I always learn about new books from this massive giveaway. Crossing my fingers!

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  14. What a wonderful selection of books from a wonderful selection of authors! Happy Valentine’s day and happy reading to all!

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  15. WOW!!! What a generous and kind giveaway:-) HUGE thanks to you and all the other authors who have donated such wonderful books!

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  16. As a confirmed Book Nerd I am delighted that my class shares my delight in reading. Whenever I bring a new book into the class they clamour to read it. Many thanks to the authors and illustrators for creating books, portals to near and faraway lands that my students explore on a daily basis. It’s a joy to vicariously explore places beyond the four walls of my classroom. @bibliosmartgirl

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  17. What an absolutely incredible selection of amazing, diverse books!
    I read aloud to my students every day as part of Classroom Book A Day, and the excitement and ownership they take over the books they’ve read and their favorite authors and illustrators is inspiring!
    Twitter: @msdreadstoomuch

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  18. What a amazing collection of books. As an avid reader, I’m finding that so many middle grade novels do a better job telling a story than many adult novels. I was excited to see a number of titles I wasn’t familiar with on this list and can’t wait to read them! @lrspig

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    1. I love reading these books along with my students. I’m always looking for “that right book”’that will be a perfect match for “that student.” Last year I had a student read a chapter book and when she finished she said she was happy and sad. She was happy she finished the book and liked how the story ended. Yet, she was sad because she didn’t want it to be over – she wanted to keep being in the character’s life. The student found a forever friend in the book. WIN!! @MsDGregg

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  19. Lynda, thank you for championing teachers every day! This is a fantastic list of books from some very generous authors and illustrators.
    Kate @ksull723

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  20. My students have read over 600 books this year! Most of my students hated reading at the beginning of the year because it’s dififuclt for them. Giving them choice in what they read has made all the difference. I couldn’t imagine their faces if we won these books!

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  21. This is really unbelievable! Read aloud and independent reading times are the favorite parts of my day! My middle schoolers will love ALL the titles. Thank you for helping us share the love of reading.

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      1. Reading & books are special gifts to our children! Thank you for sharing & spreading this passion & these opportunities with our students! I ❤️Children see books with fresh new lenses ~ connecting, understanding and interpreting through their eyes. A blessing to adults! 😊❤️#teachersloveauthors! @Mrs.Davis226

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  22. This is an amazing, superb list of books! Many I have book talked to my students. Right now, I set up a booktique in the library for the kids to use in tandem with coming to school on time. It’s a new concept we’re hoping will work. For every 20 days the kids come to school on time they earn a “bee buck”. When they earn the buck, they come to the library and buy a book they can take home forever. The kids are so excited to be able to “buy” a book from the library to keep, not just to borrow. This just started and I’m hoping it will be a success.

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  23. Thank you, not only for donating these books, but for writing them!! They make an enormous difference in the lives of my students and their families. There is nothing like reading to escape and also to learn about the world!

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  24. Thank you so much for showing so much love for teachers and librarians! We love you too. Thank you for helping us (teachers and students) feel seen and heard. You all make us feel like we are not alone! I appreciate all the time you take to connect with readers. Thanks for being our partners!

    (I shared your post on FB and Twitter.)

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  25. When I rolled out our chapter of a Project Lit Community book club this year, I had a member, soon to become an officer, who told me that she’s been begging for a book club since elementary school, with no takers. She wanted a space where books were important, where she could share what she loved. She’s planned that on March 1, we’re going to our elementary kindergarten and first grade classrooms, to read to the students, because she wants to spark that love of reading for them, too. We want to give books to each K-1 student, and this giveaway might help us make that happen. Bless you, regardless, for showing book love to teachers. And I loved Fish in a Tree, by the way!

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  26. This is an amazing offer! Most of my library books come from donations, so these signed books would be a treasure to our school library!

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  27. Getting books into the hands of our young readers is one of the most powerful and important things we can do to help instill a love 💕 of reading. Thank you.

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  28. Just received:” Mrs. O–The Best Librarian Ever! Forever!” Well, it’s the best job ever! We do what we do for the love of reading and the spark of joy a good book brings!

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  29. Thank you so much for Fish in a Tree and One for the Murphy’s! I love seeing my middle schools fall in love with these books each year. I think they see some of themselves in your writing. And thank you for showing such support for teachers and librarians!

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  30. Just reading this list and thinking about the books on it, I laughed, I cried, I guffawed, I snorted and even felt my heart go pitter-patter at points. What a wonderful collection of stories – something for every reader out there! Thank you for your commitment to children and to the educators who care for them! xoxo @behaasome Twitter @bhaasome Instagram

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  31. I bet all educators have a story about a teacher who changed their lives, like Mr. Berard and Mr. Christy changed yours. Here’s mine. I started a new school when I was in 2nd grade, in 1976, and was extremely nervous and anxious. I was an advanced reader, and my mother had told me I should go to the school library and ask for the book Miss Hickory. So I got up all my courage and approached the librarian, Mrs. Barnes. She took one look at the timid little person in front of her, and started to say, “Oh dear, I think that book is much too challenging for you.” But then she paused, and said, “Are you the new girl?” (Apparently my reading assessment scores preceded me!) When I confirmed her guess, she immediately showed me the book, and several others besides, and we were fast friends for the rest of her life. And I am now an elementary school librarian myself!

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  32. Thank you. I’m grateful for the chance to add books to my classroom for my students to enjoy. I won a signed book giveaway on twitter a couple months ago and when I explained and showed the book to students before adding it to our library they were amazed that an author “really signed that” and it was in their class! Will also post on twitter.

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  33. I’ve been teaching a LONG time, and love showing the kids the importance and joy of reading. I would to add to my classroom library. Thanks for doing this!

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    1. What an amazing and generous give-away! I am a first-year reading specialist and would love the opportunity to put tbese wonderful books in my students’ hands. Thank you for thinking of teachers!

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  34. Wow. Just, wow. Not only is the number of books impressive, but the themes as well. I see so many books that have inspired me and I know will connect with students, too. The great thing about teaching in a PreK-8 school is that there are books in this giveaway for everyone! Happy 100th day of school and happy Valentine’s Day!

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  35. Thank you, this would be an amazing opportunity to provide more resources to our middle grades students as a classroom library book or to join the school library’s collection. So many of these titles present situations or feelings our students can relate to and can find an escape into the world of literature. Thanks for sharing your books with students and teachers!
    Twitter handle: @angfalkenberg
    I will share on Facebook and Twitter as well. Thanks!

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  36. When I look through this list of books, I don’t see titles, I see students, students I can think of who need each story. There are students I’ve had that needed Fish in a Tree and students that I’ve had that needed Wishtree, and there is an older student I mentor who right now needs Hey Kiddo. These stories help our students feel less alone, and help us know have something to say when we don’t know what to say. “There is a book I think you should read.” is a line that offer students so much more than you might ever know. So thank You authors for helping us teachers reach more students.

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  37. Wow! What an amazing lineup of books! Thanks to you and the other authors for writing the books our students need! Our students are all so different and having such a wide variety of stories and formats available helps us to help our students to find the book that will resonate with them. Happy Valentines Day!

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  38. Books and reading are why I became a teacher (and now a Media Specialist). Every time I get to see a student smile because of a character he/she can relate to or have an amazing discussion about a book that leads to another being placed in a students’ hands I am rewarded and reinvigorated by what I do. Thank you to the authors who make this possible each and every day!!

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  39. This is amazing~ As an elementary librarian, I try to remember that this job is all about relationships, making connections with kids, and getting kids connected to books. I would love to share these titles with my kids! Happy Valentines Day! @northwoodreads on twitter

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  40. What a great giveaway! Twitter handle: @BES273 would love to have these books in our school library. Thanks so much to the authors who donated all these books and thanks to Lynda Mullaly for all her time getting this put together.
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

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  41. School Librarians have the best gig in the world. We get to spend the day sharing great books and our love for reading. I love when it all comes together and we get to see kids fall in love with reading too! Thank you for this contest to give away so many amazing titles! Also shared on FB and Twitter

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  42. Cannot express my love for this enough! Thank you so much. These books would reach so many readers. @CDavisRead Twitter

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  43. I have many of these books and they are asked for often. I regularly give books as prized in contests we have here at school. I would love to provide students with a signed copy of something for our next prize giveaway!

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  44. What a beautiful assortment of books! It is such a privilege to be able to put the right book into the right student’s hands. Thank you for this generous gift, and good luck to us all! @MonroeLLC

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  45. Words hold power! What a blessing it is to get to teach students that they, too, hold this power in their hands when they open a book or write a story! #AuthorsLoveTeachers @cre8joy2

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    1. I love books with lots of diversity and strong characters. These are the books I choose to read to my students.
      Thank you for having this giveaway. You are extremely generous and a very talented author! #AuthorsLoveTeachers @Vreelandteachee

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  46. Wow!! What an amazing gift to teachers and their students, Lynda! I love to hear all the discussion of books in my classroom. I started a Parent/child Book Club last year and it has been a great success. I also read the first chapter of books on Fridays, and sometimes other days, to create the excitement about reading in my class. My students would definitely be in awe if a box filled with these books were to arrive for our class.

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  47. Thank you so much for making us feel loved and valued as educators. My 6th teacher, Miss Hawkins made all the difference for me. She loved each of her students for their unique gifts and she had an amazing sense of humor, but not when I was caught reading Judy Blume’s Forever in her class…content was a bit mature for 6th grade in the 70s! I shared this on tweeter and will be sending it out to my teachers!

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  48. I love sharing books with students! I read Junkyard Wonders, by Patricia Pollaco, last week to 5th graders – and they were amazed that I cried while reading it….and that they cried right along with me! Ahhh…the power of books! susanhutchens@ymail.com

    I’ll share your post on FB!

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  49. Happy Valentine’s Day! This is wonderful! I’ve shared this with you on Twitter before, but I feel like a rockstar when students ask for “just one more chapter” during read alouds. Especially my students, who are dealing with military deployments, home displacement following recent hurricanes, poverty, and all the emotional turmoil that goes with it. Thank you for this opportunity! @jenlew28

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  50. Our library went through an attempted book banning this year that included a children’s book. We were not very hopeful of the outcome until we saw the amount of community support, especially from middle and high schoolers and their teachers. Books bring the community together in a special way. Maine is once again facing a book banning through the education system, and Mainers are once again, pushing back. 💗

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  51. This. Is. Incredible. Every month my students are able to fill their library with a free book donated by my friends and family- it’s sometimes the only books they have at home. This collection could really help inspire and motivate my 4th graders! We have dedicated our year to spread kindness- check out #fieldkindness on social media! @kcmgd31

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  52. Thankfully I have a wonderful co-teacher that sparks a love for reading with kiddos. I am lucky to have someone who can recommend a good book to myself or a student. Many titles are on this list! It would be like Christmas to get all of these great titles to add to our classroom library.

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  53. This is wonderful! Each year, I choose books from Kansas’ William Allen White nominees to read to my library classes. Last year, I read Fish in a Tree to all of my 4th graders and they overwhelmingly chose it when it came time to vote for their favorite. They were so happy when they learned that the rest of Kansas agreed with us!

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  54. Lynda,

    Your heart shines! Thank you for your constant support of teachers. My 4th graders are who I hold dearest to my heart, and the effort you put in to reach them as young readers makes me smile. Nothing but love. Read on! Xoxo. @ashmcmichael

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  55. Dear Lynda & the all the esteemed authors & illustrators represented in this spectacular collection of books, your work is changing hearts and minds and the world. Thank you so much for your stories–your beautiful, important stories. With gratitude & awe. @colandoj @qaecolando

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  56. Wow!!! This is such an amazing gesture! As I sit at home with a sick 3 year old, missing my 5th graders, especially on Valentine’s Day! I have so many of these books in my online cart waiting to buy them slowly because I don’t have $ or a school budget to buy them all at once! These books would boost my readers’s enthusiasm for reading and my classroom library will be that much more diverse and rich in literature. My biggest passion is finding the right book for all 60 of my readers!!! Thank you for this opportunity!

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  57. Thank you for the post! Some days, teaching young minds feels a little like that scene in Jurassic World where the guy is holding his arms out and trying to tame the raptors in front of him. Most days, though, it’s the connections we, as educators, make with our students while sharing with them our passions for things like language and literature that make us get up every morning ready to do it all again.

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  58. Thank you authors! Every day I walk the aisles of our library introducing kids to books that have touched my heart. But when you think about it, what I am really doing, is introducing them to yours.❤️

    Check out my posts on books, reading, and educational technology on Twitter: @mrsaltham. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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  59. Wow! Loved looking at the books and reading your story. I am a retired teacher who has been subbing and would love to have the books to take to my schools and give to the classroom teacher to spread the love of reading. What a gift that will continue to give.❤️

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  60. So much book love here! I would love to pass these on to our new teachers as I work to build great classroom libraries. Book choice is so important to our students and I know even though we have many in our library, kids need access to a wide variety in their classroom, too.

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  61. This is fantastic! My kids and I would love this VDay gift! My students always go gooey when they find an author signed copy. Thank you! @sakraal

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  62. This is incredible! I am very active in reading and supporting the California Young Reader Medal, and I’ve spotted several past and current nominees. Selfishly, I want this because, after years of non-stop YA, I’ve recently really jumped in to reading middle-grade books and loving them! I feel like the true life lessons are even more prevalent in those books than in others, and even as an adult, I take away so much from these younger reads. But professionally, as a district librarian, I can find many different homes for these books to make sure our students keep learning, too. Thank you again for this incredible gift!

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  63. Authors… thank YOU for the books! I can’t think of a better job to have in the school setting than the one I have now… I get to share your books with students, teachers and families. I love seeing the new books that have come out and I love discussing and book talking them with our students!
    @mmplibrary

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  64. Oh my heavens!! Books loved me when I felt unlovable and continue to help me keep strength. I try to share this love with all the kids that come to the library. What a lovely generous contest!!

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  65. This is so generous! My students would have a field day with all these books. We had Wishtree as our first read aloud this year and the students loved it. My twitter is @MrsBoeing and I will be sharing this on Twitter.

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  66. Wow! What an amazing spread of books!!! Read aloud time is a MUST in my classroom. Students love getting lost in the stories, and I love their reactions and thoughtful responses to the books that I share.
    Twitter: @DeMuth153 – shared on Twitter 🙂

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  67. This is amazing! As an elementary school librarian, I’m always trying to find a book that will hook my students into reading more! This is such a diverse list of books that would appeal to such a large range of readers. Whomever wins is supremely lucky! Thank you for putting this together and all those who contributed. @MagnessLisle202

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  68. This is an amazing, generous collection of books! I would be absolutely thrilled to share them with the students at my school. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  69. What an incredible collection of books! Thank you for this opportunity. I know the hashtag is #AuthorsLoveTeachers, but #TeachersLoveAuthors. I’m consistently amazed at the generosity! I love supporting each and every one of you! @berlinclassroom

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  70. What an amazing giveaway! This would truly be like winning the kid lit lottery…and my school would love it. (Not to mention that it would up my cool factor with students!) I was just communicating with an author the other day on Twitter about authors and librarians. She commented that librarians make her job easy by putting the books into the hands of readers; I commented that good writers make it easy to put books into the hands of readers. Educators and authors…we make a good team when it comes to growing readers. Many thanks and much love to you and your fellow authors for such a fabulious token of appreciation to a very lucky winner!

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  71. I didn’t discover the love of reading until I became a fifth-grade teacher. I only started reading to get familiar with middle-grade lit. And guess what. I fell in LOVE! (Perfect for Valentines Day right?!)
    Now as an elementary librarian, my mission is for kids to discover the love of books too. I share my personal story with them and my passion for books. Winning this giveaway would be the best gift I have ever received. You all ROCK for contributing to this!!

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  72. That feeling you get when your students are buzzing about the learning or excited about a new project?! That feeling is worth all the other things that don’t feel so good. Think of that “runner’s high” when you are low. Thank you for putting together this amazing giveaway! It truly feels nice to be appreciated and just the chance to win this is wonderful.

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  73. Thank you for your recognition of the important role that teachers play in our students’ lives! Reading aloud from books is one of the most powerful things I do as a teacher because books open children’s minds to new ideas, new possibilities, new dreams. I love it when I can hook a reluctant reader into a series, or onto an author, with a read-aloud.

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  74. Thank you for this AMAZING giveaway. As a teacher librarian I get the sheer joy of working with children every day and finding that perfect book for each of them to grow as readers and writers. @CBckehan on Twitter

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  75. What an amazing give away. I just graduated from Old Dominion University with my Master’s in Library Media Services. One of my favorite books that I read was “Fish In a Tree.” It had a profound and lasting affect on me. sshepher@rvaschools.net

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  76. This is the most amazing giveaway ever! I’ve saved the link for when it’s time for me to order. So much awesomeness in one place. @MrsRow_SLMS

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    1. Whoops, I forgot my smile story. My kids have a #KidsNeedMentors author and they’re already asking me if I can pull them for a reunion next year when her sequel releases!! @teacherfig

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  77. What a perfect day to start this contest! Valentine’s Day is when we all think about people we love, and teachers are some of the most caring, loving people there are. We get called “mom” (or “dad”) because children feel safe with us, and our entire job is to nurture them. I will be sharing this on Twitter @FElibrary

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  78. So many wonderful books and so many wonderful authors! If you are looking to show that #AuthorsLoveTeachers you’ve done it! Thank you for your incredible generosity ❤️ 📚

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  79. Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity! My students would be over the moon with any of these books. They are avid readers (our book count total is 673 this year!).

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  80. What an amazing giveaway! Books are the keys to our souls! What a great way to show LOVE to teachers and librarians. Shared on Twitter- @VMasson1

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  81. What an amazing collection! All of my middle school teachers encouraged me to read, read, read and write! I love the challenge of finding just the right book for just the right student! Thank you for encouraging us as teachers and teacher librarians! @CE_Library

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  82. This is FANTASTIC! This is a great giveaway to share with teachers and students in my school…“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Shared on Twitter- @reader4evr

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  83. Wow! This line up is amazing! I’ve had several teachers who made a difference in my life, but Mr. Hannah comes to mind when I think of transformation. He showed me the power of writing and introduced books to me that opened my heart and mind to new worlds. That is powerful!!
    @hmjensen31

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  84. I’m so grateful for you wonderful kidlit creators who help us teach kids. My job would be so much more difficult without your wonderful books to share and learn with! We appreciate you too!!!
    (@tannertheteach)

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  85. What an inspiring story! And, WOW! What an amazing giveaway! Thank YOU and all of the participating authors for your beautiful stories and your generosity! I’m not sure why this memory stands out in my mind, but I distinctly remember my 5th grade teacher, Mr. Schmidt, reading “The Hobbit” to our class for the last 20 minutes of the day while we quietly listened or doodled. He had a way of bringing the words to life for us and keeping us hungry for more. Many of us tried to check out or buy the book just so we could read ahead! I haven’t recalled that memory in decades! Thank you for reminding me. (I have shared your blog on Twitter @MsGrubb. )

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  86. WOW. Reading your story, I was in tears. I recently listened to the audiobook of Fish in a Tree, and I cleaned my whole house because I couldn’t turn it off until I heard the whole story. I cried plenty through that story too! As I scrolled through the list of books in this giveaway, I lost it. It’s such a generous gesture, but also speaks volumes about the amazing teachers that spoke into the hearts of these incredible authors. While this giveaway would be fabulous to win, my heart is full just being part of this beautiful community of authors, teachers, writers, and readers – all here to build up the next generation of authors,teachers, and exceptional human beings. @SawyersShari

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  87. This collection is like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. I have read quite a few of these books and then recommended them to my students who just gobble them up. I hope that I make a difference in their lives every day!

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  88. As a special education teacher and a mother of a child with dyslexia, the hope and joy I found in Fish a Tree is something I share with all “my kids”. Thank you for a book that they could see themselves in!

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  89. Wow! That collection truly does show love for teachers. The feeling is mutual. #TeachersLoveAuthorsToo @rreshobert

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  90. Thank you for this great gift, what a blessing! I appreciate you recognizing the importance of teachers and the value of kids.

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  91. Thanks very much for your amazing giveaway, and even more for your kind words, which all teachers enjoy. I think the winner will be able to have some books for their library or put some in a classroom at their school as well as send some into the homes of students. What a great result from the efforts of yourself and the authors that contribute to this giveaway. Thanks again, I will be sharing on twitter using the handle @iceNIN75

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  92. Thank you for this amazing offer! I know the lucky recipients will treasure these books. I will be sharing this post on Twitter @MMJHLibrary.

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  93. Many people ask me when I decided to become a teacher. My response has always been “since first grade.” It seems a little far fetched that a first grader knew the life path that she wanted to embark on, but has been a dream that I have been able to achieve and live every day. Now, the reasoning behind this has become more evident as I teach children that come from struggling homes. I, myself, was a child of a broken home and it wasn’t anything I was aware of as a child. My favorite part about life was school. I loved being able to be with other kids who were my age and being able to find success in my classroom at whatever age. My kindergarten and first-grade teachers really fed this love and showed me the love that I was needing at that time. I am ever grateful for them and their ability to see the child that I was and give me every opportunity to support me in my young endeavors. As I grew older, my third-grade teacher also gave me her attention and let me shine as in her class. I currently teach middle school and applaud everyone I have met who teaches and works with young children. You have changed my life forever, and I am ever grateful.

    It is exciting to see that you are now doing the same to reach teachers and show them the love and appreciation that they deserve. THANK YOU!

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  94. You have a very inspiring story to share and I hope that everyone takes time to read your books!!! Our children of today have so many negative role models it is AWESOME to have such a positive model to look up to!!! Reading can take everyone to new heights and dreams!!! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us!!! I appreciate your willingness to share the books with us too! Reach for the stars!!!!

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  95. Wow, what an incredible prize! I’m a former middle school ELA teacher turned K-8 librarian, and my favorite part of my job is connecting kids with the perfect book for them! I have shared this on Facebook and Twitter (@LundLibrarian). Thank you so much for this opportunity!!

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  96. Right now my eyes are huge and my heart is full. As I scrolled through the books, my heart kept so many times seeing all these amazing titles in one spot. I starting playing book lotto in my head on how I could share the books. Who I could pass them too. Who could I read them to. These books will empower any winner to share great stories with great readers and continue their path in books. Thank you for this opportunity! Happy reading.

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  97. What an incredible contest!! Thank you so much for this opportunity. I’m a former middle school ELA teacher turned K-8 librarian, and my favorite part of my job is connecting kids with the perfect book for them. I am sharing this contest on Facebook and Twitter (@LundLibrarian). Thank you again!!

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  98. This is so wonderful! I’ve been a 7th grade English teacher for 19 years and my most important goal each year is to inspire a passion for reading in my students. I share book trailers, read excerpts and now enlist our school staff members and students to make iMovie book readings to share our love of reading and our favorite books with each other that I post to my book club’s Instagram page (@nesaquake_book_love). English teachers can never have enough books. 📖❤️
    My Twitter handle is @Mrs_LoSardo

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  99. What an amazing collection of books ready to help kids see and be seen a d connect with the world they will inherit in ways that will be better for the world. What a giveaway for the best losers club in the world. My kidlit/politics/life Twitter is @jsquared2k3

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  100. You are all AMAZING to do this! Thank you!

    My favorite thing about the library is getting to watch the kids’ faces when they are really into a read aloud, especially when there’s a suprising plot twist, or a cool illustration, or an interesting fact that makes them think. When everyone is enraptured by a story, it’s magical and I am so thankful that I actually get to do this as a job. So thank you, authors, for writing such great books!
    I shared this on Twitter at @EESRavensLib & on my FB.

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  101. This is amazing! Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am so passionate about books and reading and LOVE being able to pass along books and book recommendations to any students that I have contact with. I am sharing this contest on Twitter @literacy_lovin. Thank you!

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  102. What an amazing contest! Thank you for organizing this and for the kind words in your blog post!
    When I get just the right book in the hands of a student, that is the highlight of my day. My favourite memory is getting The Crossover into the hands of a reader who sometime had trouble finding the right book. We had a fire drill that day and he asked me if he could bring the book outside with him to read. The right book is magic for a reader!
    I shared your contest using the twitter handle @abeja_el

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  103. This giveaway is insane! This would be the most incredible addition to my Literature Cafe classroom. I have close to 1000 kids in the course of 4 terms. It is 100% free choice and these book would be loved and cherished. Thank you for thinking of us! @mccueday

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  104. Thank you so for this wonderful opportunity. Our motto…
    Never stop searching for that one book that will fuel a reader’s fire.
    We love your stories and inspiration to students and teachers. Keep writing.

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  105. This is an awesome giveaway! I’m doing my entry in my last class period and my students find it fun and cool when I talk about book giveaways or “book lotteries” as they have dubbed it. We enjoy reading and these would be great titles to have in my classroom library.

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    1. Being a first year librarian I am in awe of how much a good book can make school a great place for our students. This collection of books is sure to inspire students and grow their compassion for so many situations. I can just see my students passing these books to each other saying “you’ve got to read this!” Thank you for putting this amazing offer together! The list is a lifesaver!

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  106. This is the kind of love that multiplies and touches the hearts of many, not just the one winning recipient. It gives me such joy to know these books will be a vessel of love in the world. Just what we need! Thank you all. 📚💗
    @KirchnerJulie

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  107. Wow! What an amazing lineup of books to inspire. My kids eat up Fish in a Tree and are always looking for new inspiring stories where they can see themselves in the text. What a lucky teacher and students to receive these! @bre_library

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  108. Wow! Scrolling through this list of books I noticed so many that are either on my classroom wishlist or currently loaned out to students. Thank you to all the wonderful authors for making a teacher’s book dream come true! I will definitely be sharing this on Twitter with all of my colleagues. 💜
    @blackwellreads

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    1. Lynda I loved your story about Mr. Berard. Unfortunately, I never had a Mr. Berard in my life. As a student with ADHD in the 1980’s I was a very misunderstood child. My teachers spent their day yelling at me so I went home a sad little girl everyday. As a result I knew I wanted to be a teacher so I could change this. It is my personal goal to be a hero for my students every day by loving them regardless of the challenges they bring with them. I want them to know that they are loved by someone in our building. Thank you for being a champion for teachers and hosting this giveaway. Thank you to all the other authors who are willing to give books to children . Whoever wins this giveaway will be able to bring these beautiful books to the hands of students.

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  109. I would love to share these books with my kiddos. I teach 5th grade, and with all the awkwardness and love, picture books give us great things to help anchor our conversations. The chapter books help students travel, when they’re stuck in our town! They often find hope and believe in themselves so much more with great connections to literature. I know this is true for mostly all students, but as a third year teachers, my resources are extremely limited. The signed copies would help them believe themselves as writers too. Books and people promoting books help empower our future leaders and help create positive change.
    Find me @natgeer or @natsillyworld on insta!

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  110. Thank you to writers, readers, teachers, and librarians for sharing the love of reading. Just started to build my library. Hoping to win but if not, I am joyful for who does. What an amazing opportunity!

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  111. Every child deserves to see their life reflected in a book and their world view broadened by one. The students of the WhitehallCity Schools would have that opportunity with this collection. Thanks for sharing these books out into the world!

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  112. My class loves to read! We would definitely have a book party if I won this contest. One of my favorite teachers was my 6th grade teacher, Mr. Carter. He pushed me and had me doing things I never thought I could do. I also shared this contest on Facebook!

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  113. This is so amazing! Thank you so much for offering this to us. I am consistently amazed by the authors on this list. Without your stories, teaching would not be as meaningful. I live that these books bring characters into our classrooms that soon become like family to me and my students. Thank you for sharing you talents with us! You all are amazing❤️

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  114. It is amazing to see all of the books that will end up in one lucky teacher’s classroom! Think of how many students will be inspired by those stories. Think of the kids who will finally see themselves in those books! Every week when I book talk new books with my students, I think about how lucky I am to have so many authors writing books that help me teach these kids about life. It’s such a joyous partnership. Thank you to all of the authors for working so hard, for sharing your stories with all of us and for caring about kids!

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  115. I can’t believe it! What an amazing collection of titles and authors. Some of these titles have already inspired many of my students as readers. I’m happy these will end up in a classroom even if not my own.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    @tonsofbooks

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  116. Thank you authors and illustrators for creating such wonderful books for children! It is the best job in the work to be an elementary Media Specialist where I get to share a love for reading with so many wonderful students and fellow teachers! Thank you for this opportunity! @HDragisich

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  117. Reading is such a miraculous thing. It has been amazing sharing picture books every day with sixth graders, talking about novels, wat Hong students recommend books, and now reading nonfiction to produce their own informational writing. Everyday I smile and appreciate that I get to teach kids with books. From @mrshull6

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  118. What an amazing collection of books! And signed?! Wow! I’m an instructional coach and classroom teacher, and I would be thrilled to share these with our students! They would be so excited! Thank you for appreciating teachers as much as we appreciate authors! I’ll be sharing on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 💜

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  119. What an amazing giveaway! There are so many great books on this list! I would love to add these to my classroom library – unfortunately we do not have a school library so I have to fill my classroom with books! I’ve shared on Facebook and Twitter!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    From @MartinMiddleELA

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  120. I am grateful to work at a school where I feel very appreciated on a regular basis. Having been inspired to become a teacher by my kindergarten teacher, it is lovely to see that you are spreading the word of the love of teachers and what an impact they can have. You are so very generous! @mrsbkiddFCPS

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  121. So thankful for such an amazing pile of books that even more amazing authors have donated. I cannot even imagine how awesome it will be to unload those books into a library or classroom! @rbharder

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  122. Reading is such a gift! I love those times when I completely lose myself in a story. The characters coming to life and walking with me throughout my day while I can’t wait to get back to their world even if it is only for a few minutes. Ending a good book is so bittersweet- having to say goodbye to newly made friends but also so satisfying seeing them through the story they wanted to tell you and the lessons they needed to share.

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  123. What a generous offer! How grateful my students would be to read these books shared by the authors.
    I am a reading teacher in a low income school district and I would live to share these books with my students.
    Thank you,
    Christine Pravata
    @cpravata

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  124. Just last week I decided that I am really good at encouraging reading picture books aloud at school, but not with my now 12 yo at home, even though I know it’s still great for older kids, so…we’ve been having a ball picking a picture book each night and reading together! (PS I super appreciate authors and illustrators right back at ya!)

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  125. Let me tell you that I was a student that was turned off of reading in high school, specifically after 9th grade. My ninth grade ELA teacher was Mrs. Smith. She was in her 20s and was not taken seriously by the other teachers at my school. But WOW! Did her choice of books make an impact on me! Sure, she taught what she “had to” teach, but then she added on some controversial titles which really opened our eyes and hearts: Black Like Me, The Chosen, and Night were 3 of the main ones that I still have in my house. It’s amazing what an influential teacher can make you want to keep. After 9th grade, it was no choice and very “cookie-cutter.” We were not able to choose our summer reading…we got one book. Cliff Notes were my best friend. And that continued throughout college and my adult life. I would have never thought that I (an 8-year-old child that got in trouble for reading in the middle of the night on a school night by a nightlight after a day at the book store or library picking out a new book) would despise reading so much.

    That is when a volunteer at my current school I work at comes into play. He told me about The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller. I bought the book, and I READ THE BOOK. Now, I was inspired to read more! And I was inspired to inspire my kids! I began reading more for me. I read teacher books like Kids Deserve It, Teach Like a Pirate, Sparks in the Dark, Ditch That Textbook, Amplify, etc. I read self-help books like The Miracle Morning, Girl, Wash Your Face, Seven, and am in the middle of High Performance Habits and Atomic Habits. I am also immersing myself in more children’s books (I teach 2nd grade, but had my comfort zone). I reorganized my classroom library and have added so many more titles to it. I have read some of the books on this list of giveaways and others are in my wishlist on Amazon. I am so into reading and passing on the love of reading that I have applied to go back to school to get my Masters and Librarian Certification! I couldn’t be more into reading than I am now. I am actually looking forward to Spring Break in Mexico so that I can wake up early and watch the sunrise while I read. Thank you to all of the teachers that keep inspiring and to all of the authors that keep on writing! The best thing to hear from a child’s mouth is “I didn’t use to like reading, but now I love it!” Follow me at @PerkinsClass2 or my Instagram @diggety12

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  126. Thank you for your love, your words, and your books. You build our students up to become inspiring and strong humans through your stories! @mrskuethe

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  127. Books are my key in to getting to know my students. I mean REALLY know them. Nearly every deep conversation I have had with a student on an academic as well as professional level has taken place over a book. Despite the generations between us, books bring us together. And for that, I am forever grateful. This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you, authors, for supporting us! @LindseyJ_HMS @HMSpageturners

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  128. Thank you for your generosity and for spreading the book love! This year, books have been my anchor, my hope, and have brought my students together.

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  129. What a SMASHING set of book! I cannot wait to see how these will work in my classroom. I am an ardent book club teacher and often try books by theme in groups of four or five instead of a group reading the same title. So many of these titles can be utilized this way!
    Thank you

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  130. What an incredibly generous gift to teachers and students! So many favorites are included here and quite a few that sound like they will be favorites. Middle grade students really have some amazing book choices!
    Thanks to all!

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  131. Be still my ❤️ There is a book for every reader I know on this list! Thank you for this generous offer 📚 @LizHenry11

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  132. I cannot think of a better gift than this incredible line up of books!! How wonderful to think my 4th/ 5th grade library could have true windows & mirrors thanks to this diverse gift of stories and authors. Thank you for helping this librarian feel the love so that I can spread that love onto all of the kiddos in my world! ~Kerry Cowell (Dale Street School, Medfield, MA)

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  133. As a teacher some of my favorite moments with my students are the moments when I see them fall in love with a book; when they see themselves in a story, when they laugh out loud while reading silently (or listening to an audiobook) because they just can’t help themselves, and when they beg for one more chapter… “please, just one more!” at read aloud. Every kid deserves to have the chance to get lost in a good book.

    Casey Collins
    Intervention Specialist
    collins.casey@lebanonschools.org
    @ccollins1125

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  134. OH MY golly gosh! I can’t begin to say how much I appreciate this! Yes, this is teacher love in a big way. Thank you

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  135. The month of February is Library Lovers month and this one has been special. I work with PreK-5th and also 6-8th so it is a fascinating journey to see the joy of learning progress until they leave for high school. This week we initiated our first 1school1read project. Middle school families are reading Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.
    A sixth grade boy walks to my library desk after one night reading, hands me a book and says “I hope this is as good as the other one”. I flip it over and realize he has put his faith in Sharon Creech’s Hate That Cat! My heart is full and know that I have only the second best job to the authors of these life changing books.

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  136. As the daughter of a librarian, my daughter was destined (or cursed?) to love books and she knows I have a hard time saying no to her requests. Yesterday she brought one of Todd Parr’s books to me, pointed at a picture of another book on the back and said, “I have an idea. You can get me this book!” Love that kid 😊 This kind of book love is what I hope to foster in all of my students. Thanks for sharing your book love every year, Lynda!

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  137. What an amazing set of books! I have read many and shared many with my students. We have had such deep and valuable discussions and conversations about these books. Thank you for thinking of us!
    @Stacieray3Wood

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  138. This is an amazing opportunity! As a middle school ELA teacher in Chicago, I love when I am able to help my students discover a book that they love. The excitement they display, especially when they say they “never read.” Books provide great opportunities for everyone to learn about other experiences.
    @sirileen

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  139. I am so excited about this set of books, and I am grateful for the authors who write books about resilience and hope—for authors who write with their hearts and give with their hearts. I have already thought about which books need to go into the hands of particular students. I have also selected an item from the list that will go to one of our custodians. I will be sharing the link on Facebook and Twitter as well.

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  140. Thank you Lynda for this amazing opportunity! Besides being a librarian for two schools in my school division I am also a Little Free Library steward @assiniboialfl
    I shared this giveaway on my twitter feed.

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  141. I cannot even begin to tell you how appreciated this is and not only for the book giveaway but also for recognizing how important teachers are and sharing your story with us. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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  142. This would be amazing to win. We need books for so many reasons. Stories help us connect, learn, live, and grow. @frogzELA
    #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  143. I can already imagine the looks on my students’ faces when they see all of these books! They will be stunned and SO very excited!
    Twitter: @milibraria

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  144. This giveaway is beyond generous! Thank you to Lynda for organizing and all the authors who contributed. Whoever wins is lucky, but we are all lucky to have these amazing titles available to the kids who need them!

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  145. Wow! This is amazing! I would do love to have the opportunity to share these with my students and my school!
    #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  146. I yearn for a world of education where all student’s needs are placed before a rubric, number, or level. Your stories fill me with hope!
    The gift of these books would go a long way towards engaging students in my school. Thank you! @mrsbaldi2 #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  147. This is such a generous offer. This would make the best birthday present ever (February 26) 😉.

    @Hardin_SRF

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  148. This is an amazing giveaway! Reading to and with kids is my favorite part of teaching. Thank you!! @BearfootMama

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  149. Thank you so much for supporting teachers! I love my students so much and I would do anything for them. Im so grateful to have so many people who support us and help schools and teachers in so many ways like this giveaway! I’ll tweet this too! My email is ecampbell@putnamcityschools.org

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  150. MonaBeth Montoye
    @monamontoye
    #AuthorsLoveTeachers
    So excited to see the line up of wonderful books and authors! I share many of these books with my students. We just finished Ivan. I’ve shared the War that Saved My Life and the sequel. Fish in a Tree should be a reading requirement for every teacher and future teacher. It is a must share. I can’t wait to read the story of Harper Lee. #readingadventures

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  151. Thank you so, so much for this giveaway! As a school librarian, bringing reading to my students is my favorite thing. I love it when I can recommend a book that gets a student hooked on reading, an author, or a series, or when a student says they can’t choose a book because there are too many good ones!! @CRCubsLibrary on Twitter.

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  152. Many of these books were ones I couldn’t put down on my first read.
    They have now become familiar, even memorized in places,after reading them aloud to my students.
    What treasures.

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  153. This is an amazing story. So great to read how your teacher inspired you. It was my 5th grade teacher, Mr Hancock, that helped me do better in math and enjoy the learning process. He made school fun. This is my 20th year teaching 6th grade. Thank you for the opportunity to win this set of amazing books. Thank you as well for looking for opportunities to show your appreciation to teachers. You are amazing.

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  154. I have been tweeting authors with questions my students have about their books. We would love more books to explore and tweet! @Kristen_Jackson

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  155. This is so generous of you! I love “seeing the child before the student” so many of our kids need a champion in their corner whether it be teacher or book character that they are using as a mirror. My students would benefit tremendously from such an amazing gift!

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  156. The best part of my job is connecting with kids everyday about books. I love being able to witness the transition that kids make who struggle early on and then find a book that they identify with. They turn into life long readers who can’t put a book/series down. Then encouraging them to write to the author and when they get letters back, I cry everytime along with them. Thank you authors for allowing me to connect with my students like this!

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  157. Wow! What an incredibly thoughtful giveaway. Books can change lives, and these are some of the best around. Thanks for all you do!

    – Brian Lawless @mrlawless5

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  158. “Reading takes us places we may never be able to go in real life. Using our imagination, we are able to learn so much and become friends with characters we may never meet. It makes us more sociable and able helps us make friends.” (Taken from one of my student’s journals.) @donna_rineholt I also review on Goodreads and Amazon as Donna Shelley Rineholt.

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  159. Thank you for your kind words about teachers and librarians. And a huge thank you to all of the authors and illustrators who generously donated the books for this giveaway. I am a school librarian and nothing makes me happier than when I can match a student with a book they are excited to read. The right book can make a huge impact on a student. Someone will be very lucky to win these books and share them with their students.
    @Ingrid01

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  160. What a generous and amazing gift! I am a first-year reading specialist and would love the opportunity to get these books into my students’ hands. I’m really trying to diversify the libraries in teachers’ classrooms and this set would really help me do this. Thank you for thinking of teachers!

    Twitter: @mckcardenas
    Email: Maria.Cardenas@apsva.us

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  161. Well. Wow. You echoed my feelings about the teacher/author relationship so perfectly. Authors are MY rockstars, and I am grateful for the hard work we all do, and for the partnerships we create, all for the kids.
    THANK YOU.
    THANK YOU.
    THANK YOU!!

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  162. Nothing makes me smile more than seeing a child LOOOOVING a great book. Thank you for acknowledging our hard work and dedication. And thank you for continuing to inspire our students with your amazing stories. My students mean the world to me and I can’t imagine doing anything else!
    Twitter: @msguidizi

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    1. MTeaching 5th grade is such a joy and such a challenge, but our daily read aloud from books like Fish In a Tree and The Wild Robot have brought us together as a classroom community, and I’m so thankful to the authors who share their work with us!

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  163. To see all of these books in one thread makes my heart sing! To think of all of these books in the hands (and hearts) of students at my school makes my heart full! ❤️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  164. So many beautiful books! I know many students and teachers who would love them. Our budget is frozen and we haven’t been able to buy books for classroom libraries since September. 😢 Sharing these books with them would be amazing!
    Side note – one of my book club’s first reads this year was One for the Murphy’s. I watched those kiddos fall in love with reading because of that book so THANK YOU! Authors that write books that help students fall in love with reading helps us teachers. My kiddos also loved the fact that you are from Connecticut too!

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  165. There is, quite literally, something for everyone in the collection of books. Even the most reluctant readers would be tempted by the choices of titles. I want to print out this post and use as my personal reading list. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the authors who share their gifts and their messages with the world.
    *shared on Twitter and Facebook
    @Mrs_Persechini

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  166. I am in awe of the kindness of such generous authors who are true partners with teachers making sure books getvin kids’ hands. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thank

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    1. Nothing can take the place of getting lost in a good book! This is a joy we must share with our children!❤

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  167. Oh my goodness. This is incredible. THANK YOU so much for thinking of us teachers and sharing so many books! This is a tough time of year when test scores are coming back to check mid-year progress and some of the kids that you pour the most effort into, just don’t make the score… it is frustrating. I’m doing my best to remind myself that test scores are pretty much pointless. Focusing on them is a formality I have to do… but it’s so hard when I want them to do well so bad!
    I liked when you made the comment about your teacher seeing the child first. That is such a GOOD reminder for me right now. They are still children and most of them really don’t understand or care about their test scores! And they definitely DO NOT paint the entire picture of what they can do.
    @iowaamberreads
    amberkuehler@gmail.com

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  168. Thank you so much for this extremely generous opportunity! Books bring joy to my students, and finding the right book for each student is one of my favorite things to do. Authors create fantastic stories for our children to explore. Together authors and teachers make the perfect team.@GinetteGarrity1

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  169. These comments are so heartwarming. Thank you for this. I know the kids in my library and my district would love these books. Thank you, thank you!

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  170. What a fabulous collection of books! My reading list has just grown exponentially. Thank you, just seeing this makes me (win or not) feel valued, honored and appreciated.

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  171. What an amazing collection of books! As a Title 1 reading teacher, my goal is to connect kids with books – books that they can see themselves in, books to help them see the world through a different lens, books that will cause them to fall in love with reading. It would be wonderful to give them access to so many fabulous books. Thank you to all the talented authors who are sharing their work. @CarreraBetsy

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  172. I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of these wonderful authors! Thank you! I’ve long known authors, and the books they create, are magic. I fell in love with reading when my Mom, who was like me, a school librarian, read aloud to me. Many of my amazing teachers, like Mr. Ferneilus, Mrs. Story, & Mr. Oren, furthered that love, by also reading aloud to me. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to them & how grateful I am to keep that legacy alive!

    @CarolineNCarr

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  173. This is so exciting! I’m currently reading one of these books to my library lunch bunch. It would be so great to win a signed copy to give away! So many terrific book!!!!

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  174. Wow! What a gift to a teacher…books for children. Our whole school would enjoy reading these books! Thank you so much to the author’s who contributed! @AmyJaster

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  175. Wow! What an amazing collection of books to share with students. Some students are going to really benefit from this!

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  176. Thank you so much for this opportunity! How awesome that SO many authors want to share their books! I’m grateful for all the hard work it takes to write a book, and students would be eternally grateful to add these books to our shelves!

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  177. Wow! As a teacher just returning to a 4th grade classroom, this is a treasure trove! My class is currently reading “Fish in a Tree” and loving it! The message and struggle really resound with my students. I want to share great literature and hope with all of my Title I students! @kamalasch

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  178. What an incredible giveaway! In my classroom, I’m always saying there’s no such thing as too many books! This giveaway has so many of the books on my to read/to buy list! I’d be honored to win! My students would be thrilled! I loved Fish in a Tree! One of my all time favorites. Thank you for bringing wonderful literature to classrooms everywhere! @MimiBeth76

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  179. Is this even possible? So many of our favorites in one giveaway? What a great way to inspire others to pay it forward. The gift of a good book is magical. Thank you to everyone who is supporting such a generous and thoughtful giveaway!

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  180. This is an incredible selection of books that would be an awesome addition in my middle school classroom library. We loved Fish in a tree and one for the Murphy’s and we can’t wait to read Shouting at the rain! Thank you for recognizing and loving teachers! @rosebirkhead

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  181. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It’s so wonderful to be recognized especially by the fabulous authors have donated these books as a librarian the happiest moments I have are putting your books into the hands of my students. Every time a child find some selves in a book makes me very happy and for filled in the job that I do every day

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  182. Thank you for this extremely generous giveaway!! Your story about the teacher putting you, the child first was very touching. Thank you for your inspiring words. @caranewman12

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  183. This is amazing! So many books to choose from, something for every reader. Access and interest are so important to our children and you help take care of both!

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    1. #AuthorsLoveTeachers I can definitely feel the love and appreciation! It goes both ways as we teachers/librarians are fortunate to share these outstanding stories! It’s a wonderful lit rich world to share with students who grow in many ways because of you all!
      Thank you too, for sharing the story of your kind, smart 7th grade teacher who wisely recognized the child.😉 @TLClibrary
      @Canterburyschool 875 Canterbury Dr
      Crystal Lake IL
      60014

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  184. Today a student told me we are like tea cups. Sometimes we have cracks that cannot be seen, but they are still there. Treat others with respect and choose kindness. Many of this books tell stories of characters who face the same struggles as our students. Thanks to all those authors who share their gifts with us! @rlfreedm

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  185. Just wow! This is a tremendously generous giveaway that anyone would be incredibly lucky to win! Thank you so much for showing your appreciation in this way. It has just been in the last few years that I have realized just how generous authors are. Just today our teacher book club got to Skype with Ann Braden about her book The Benefits of Being an Octopus. We were so excited and impressed by her offer to do this! Authors you rock!

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  186. Gotta love teacher love ❤️. I love hearing those stories of the Mr. Berard’s and Mr. Christy’s. Simple actions that follow the rules of kindness over correctness are always the ones that stick to our ribs and give us something to savor. Those stories are so important; the other day I was at the grocery store and say a 20 something man greet and hug a surprised and pleased middle aged woman. Circling the fruit samples, I surmised that she was his high school teacher. He introduced her to his wife as, “the only teacher in my whole life who ever gave me an A in her class.” They made small talk and discussed how he left st contact with his crowd of friends from high school and how maybe that was a good idea. She smiled and agreed and asked him to say hi to his brother. Then she leaned in and patted him on the back and loudly whispered. By the way, I gave you nothing. That A was earned, not given and don’t you forget it! His smile radiated as she turned and walked away. Evsdropping still, stuck and silent, fake searching for juice boxes, I felt a tear and a rush of well being. How privileged I felt to witness that. I aspire to one day, have a student greet me with the same warmth and affection. Too good not to share, even if the story was not mine to tell. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Love the give away idea! #authorsloveteachers
    Sorry no twitter, but shared on Instagram and Facebook.

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  187. What a beautiful collection of books. Some I’ve read and have touched my heart and some I’m dying to read! What an amazing addition to anyone’s classroom library!

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  188. KidLit Rocks! Partnering with our author mentor and all the authors who have interacted with us on Twitter this year has made such a huge impact on my students. We can’t thank you enough for all you do and your amazing donations to our classrooms. Today we hosted our Love of Reading Cafe day. We set up the whole room while the kids were at specials. On each table was a collection of books to browse, a card for them to write down a book recommendation for their classmates, a new bookmark, a TBR list for them to fill up, and a treat to nibble on. We give students 5-7 minutes with each book collection, then rotate them around the table groups. I co-teach, so we had 57 kids falling in love with new books today. My favorite comments were, “I can’t wait to taste this book” and “You mean to tell me this book has been in our library all year!” One of our book box collections was filled with authors that will be visiting for the Tucson Festival of Books in March. Every year I have a crew of kids who join me over the weekend to meet and mingle with their favorite authors. To us, you are our rockstars! Thank you so much for sponsoring the #authorsloveteachers giveaway. You can connect with me on Twitter @MrsMoricz.

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  189. Wow! What an amazing assortment of books. Whoever wins this collection for their school is incredibly fortunate. I’m an elementary school (K-5) librarian and truly believe I have the best job in the world. Matching books to readers is one of my favorite parts of being in a library. Today one of my 4th grade girls gave me a handmade Valentine’s card that said I love coming to library because you make it so fun. She wrote thank you for all the books. It made my heart swell. Thank you for offering this giveaway. It sure feels good to be appreciated by such talented authors!

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  190. Your story about your amazing social studies teacher really touched my heart. We are so lucky to get to do what we do, and we love the #kidlit community for always supporting us— we love supporting authors in return! Books have always helped to create my favorite moments in my classroom. 📚❤️ Thank you for this amazing give-away! You can find me at @MeganTruax.

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  191. It’s pure joy to put the right book into a child’s hands. The excitement and amazement in their eyes when a book touches their heart is beyond perfect. Thank you for books the change lives.

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  192. This is so amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to get 100 great books in the hands of my students!

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  193. Oh my! I couldn’t believe how that list of beautiful book covers kept on scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling. I’m the resident book whisperer at my school – these books would go straight into kids’ hands! Will share on Twitter (@teachersarah21) where my favorite community to be connected with is the teacher/librarian/author world. It’s been life changing for me and my students! Thank you for the chance!

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  194. Thank you for this amazing opportunity. Connections to books and between people are built through teachers and students sharing books and interacting. As teachers, there is no greater joy than hearing how much a student loved a book that we were able to put into their hands. Don’t you equally love having a student tell you that you MUST read a book? 🙂 Classroom libraries are the bomb!

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  195. Scrolling through this list of books brings me so much joy. Almost as much joy as when one one of my most hesitant readers asked me if we could extend our daily reading from 10 minutes to 20. When I asked why his attitude towards reading changed so dramatically this year, he explained that he’d never had completely free choice over what he read. I’m 5 months, he’s read over 50 graphic novels from my classroom alone, and has now independently selected a chapter book (Armstrong & Charlie) to read with his best friend every day. They read aloud to each other and discuss each chapter of the book together. All because they want to and find joy in it. Reading and the sharing of books has probably been the single greatest relationship builder between me and my students. The story above is only 1 of 50 I could have told from this year. Thank you (and all the authors out there!) for providing that opportunity.

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  196. My seventh grade students LOVED reading Fish In a Tree! I would love to share all of these wonderful books with them. Shared on twitter

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  197. I can’t wait to see the faces of the teacher and students that win this book lotto!! I loved scrolling through all the book covers and comments. I promise to retweet @karenkline. You can also find me at work here: @BLMSLibrarian. Thank you 🤩🤩

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  198. I’m so grateful to my dad for inviting me into the world of books, to the teachers who nurtured my reading and writing, and now to the authors and bookish community who help me to put books into the hands of young readers and maybe-could-be-readers. Thank you!

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  199. What an incredible list of books, and so generous of the authors! My students would love to see all of these – and so would I!! Thank you for doing this 🙂 I’ll share on Twitter (@sheshler) and FB!

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    1. Thank you, Authors and Illustrators, for the work that you do. I teach 5th grade and know that sharing stories with my students is the best gift that I can give them.

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  200. The saying, “To teach is to touch a life forever,” is true., but to read is to touch a mind and heart forever! Authors, teachers, and librarians have a tremendous opportunity to work together to touch the precious minds and hearts of students entrusted to us! It’s generous authors like you, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, who help us make this opportunity a reality! The truth is, we couldn’t do our job as effectively without you! You are my hero!

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    1. What a neat offer! It brightens my day every time I help a kiddo find THAT book. The one they can’t put down, the one that makes them wonder what else there is to read!

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  201. This is a very special valentine to find unexpectedly as an ode to books, reading, librarians, teachers, books, authors ,and most importantly students, and books, so many books! Thank you for this blog and an opportunity to imagine sharing the “Wonder” of a “War that Saved my Life”, over a “Bridge to Home”, to find a “Fish in a Tree” with “Extraordinary Birds”, while “Shouting in the Rain”! But who could resist such “An Assortment of Animals” oh, such poetreee! Or, rather a “Wishtree” for “Borrowing Bunnies”, when you are looking for “The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle” (all the dragon sessions). The importance of Grandmas! Especially, “When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree”, and that time “Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail”. Books can be such “Real Friends”: think of “Bob”, “Abraham Lincoln”, and “Jasmine ToGuchi, Flamingo Keeper. ” Then, there are times when you need to go ‘Beyond the Bright Sea”, or on “The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise”, where “Sometimes You Fly”! Saying “Goodbye, Mr. Spaulding”, “You are the Everything” , the “Big Top Burning” when “The Prophet Calls.” “The Rat Prince” on a “Lifeboat” was quite “The Looney Experiment” a “Hundred Percent”. “A Place for Turtles” “Just Under the Clouds”, could be “The Next Great Paulie Fink”. Shall I tell you “The Truth About Twinkie Pie”, perhaps “Azalea Unschooled”, or would you rather know “The Way To Be”? I think I’m reaching a “Rough Patch” with the “Problim Children” but that’s nothing compared to the “Trials of Apollo”. Is it possible that “Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine”, met up with “Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast”, during a Mission Defrostable? Just in case you need to know, “This is NOT a Valentine”, for “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street”, and I’m not being a “Smart Cookie”, who wishes “Revenge of the Enginerds”, while “Tending to Grace”. I am simply hoping this is “Good Enough”, before I “Crossover” into the “Memory of Things” while being “Focused” on “Chasing Augustus”. Before you say “See You in The Cosmos”, know that there is “A Possibility of Whales” with “Bubbles”. Sadly, I am running out of time, and still so many wonderful books left! We are so lucky that authors love teachers! Oh, to read and share these wonderful books here. “We’re All Wonders.” @janinedaxeli

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  202. BOOKS are all the inspiration we all need. I am so moved when my students and I share a love of the same book. The moments that bond us, are embarrassingly, the many times, I have teared up, as I read a moving read aloud stories: Tiger Rising, Wonder, Island of the Blue Dolphin, Saavy, Esmerelda Rising, The One and Only Ivan… On more than one occasion, a particularly attentive student has been on stand by to take over for me when I can’t finish a tear worthy passage. They see it coming. And also the times that their successful growth as readers makes me so proud of them that my voice chokes up again and I make a confusing fool of myself as I congratulate them. Students at my school get a nod from the principal when they pass their grade level reading expectation. I am SO proud to let them know, that the principal has something for them when they make the cut. These are the books that inspire and move them to KEEP Reading for pleasure, for love, for fun. These are the books that inspire me to teach and I really keep wishing to write.

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  203. Wow! This is such an incredibly thoughtful gesture. What better way to celebrate reading! Looking through the list I saw so many books I’ve read to my class and new ones I plan to read! What a collection!

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  204. Wow what an amazing selection of books. One of my favorite things is to end my day with my 5th graders is to read to them. It’s a great way to unwind and the kids love to still be read too. Mrs Pixley’s 5th grade would love to add these to our collection. Shared on Facebook @amypixley

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  205. What a fantastic list!! I tweeted this post and tagged some of my fellow educators who geek out about good children’s novels like me! We have some of these in our library but many are already on my wish list and many more will be now!! 😉 Thank you for saying thank you! The love and appreciation is mutual. We can do our jobs better because of the high quality and inspiring books that authors like you write! ❤️
    @MrsAColwell

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  206. Wow! This is amazing! Thank you, Authors, so very much! We just finished a read aloud of Wishtree this week! We do a daily question as part of our morning meeting. The question was what do you love about our class? The responses that touched my heart were the several that stated “the kindness and support in our class”! Love my kids! Books and authors touch hearts!💗 @M_kuzemchak

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  207. Teachers who share books have the power to change lives. Teachers who love books have the power to change lives. We share because we love and we love you authors too!

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  208. Wow! An amazing group of titles and authors! Team Hayworth would love to see these in our classroom library and to hear them read aloud. @apensfan

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  209. What an amazing collection of books! Our students would benefit greatly from this set! Helping students find their love for reading is all about getting the right books in their hands. The books where they can make a connection to as well as the books where they can learn about people that aren’t like them. What a great opportunity! Thank you!!

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  210. This is an amazing selection of books. I’d LOVE to be able to share them with “my” kids. My reason for teaching is my 5th and 6th grade homeroom teachers. They helped me see the good in teachers and I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today. I only hope that I can be that to at least one of “my” kids.
    @Shackgirl27

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  211. This makes my book loving heart so happy! I had a group of fourth graders in my library this week who WILLINGLY came in on their lunch to get extra practice in for the Battle of the Books competition in a few weeks. It made me ready eyed just listening to them converse I’ve the books and defend their answers as they decided which book was right. I’d love to share these titles with them by letting them pick out one to show my appreciation of how hard they have worked and inspired me! ❤ email is laurawarren@johnston.k12.nc.us

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  212. Linda, This is such an amazing giveaway! You do so much to promote reading. At my school, kids and teachers love your books! I am hoping you will see more of my teachers entering this giveaway. 🙂 Again, thanks! @CPCSInfoMaven or melinda@cpcs.us #readingmatters #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  213. The kids in my middle school library LOVE all these books. I have mentioned this giveaway on twitter and facebook too. This is a truly heroic opportunity for kids to get outstanding reading material. Mwha!
    @librarymiddle
    @LindaMitch2783

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  214. This post is the true gift to teachers, but I and my colleagues–we’d take the books too! Thank you, authors, for your organized generosity. Headed to Twitter and Facebook to share…
    @heidimordhorst

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  215. Amazing list of authors and books. Whoever wins is receiving the book jackpot!! Thanks for everything.

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  216. I have only been teaching for seven years, but each year I find more joy in sharing awesome books. I have always thought of myself as more of a math teacher, but teaching 3rd grade means I get the privilege of doing it all! For this, I am so glad! Even if one day I were to change grades, I know I would incorporate good literature daily! It’s so uplifting to know that teachers have the support of folks who are helping shape the dreams and creativity of our students. I, personally, did not like reading for pleasure until I was a senior in high school! How many years I missed out! I am making up for lost time by going on a lit journey as I get to “redo” the third grade each year with my precious students. @mrsbuechele #authorsloveteach

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  217. Wow! Such a generous offer! I feel lucky to be a primary teacher, because I get to share books and stories with children everyday. Each year a new batch of students start the year restless and wriggling, but somewhere along the path to June, the light in their eyes begins to twinkle with Book Love. That look, for me, is one of the best parts of teaching. That, and having them quote back story lines in the same character voice I use. (Oh, and having a first year Law student tell me that she still hears my voice(s) reading The Hobbit when she was in my Grade 4 class!)
    Thank you for the amazing opportunity, and good luck to everyone!
    @jabrantley17
    @teachjbrantley

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  218. Think of all the impact these 100 books will have on kids!
    You are to be commended for sharing your stories and writing gift
    I teach third grade but volunteer at an underserved school with no librarian
    These books would make a HUGE difference to all my kids ❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📚📚📚
    @marjiepodge

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  219. Such an amazing collection! As a teacher one of the best parts of my job is sharing the amazing stories from authors like you. So many of our children don’t have access to books at home and filling my classroom with amazing books is a priority as it is opening up the world to my young students. I am sharing via twitter as well @MrsGodierRBE

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  220. Wow! This is incredible! Your uplifting article about the value of teachers made my day! Our kids would LOVE to receive a signed copy of all of these wonderful books. The joy of reading would spread through our @BryantBobcats1 . I also posted something on Twitter about reading. Thank you for your generosity! @padabler

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  221. Thank you thank you thank you for showing appreciation to ALL teachers!! Teachers are superheroes and I’m so appreciative to all my past and future teachers because we constantly learn from each other!

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  222. Wow! Happy February, everyone – The hardest short month of the school year. Thank you for sharing your love of educators! I post on twitter @SpartansReadK12 and Instagram @spartansread278 and Facebook @SpartansRead

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  223. How thoughtful, generous and considerate. Librarians tend to get the short end of the stick regarding recognition and appreciation. We continue to teach, love and encourage life-long readers in their everyday journeys and adventures. We are thankful that authors are aware that both teachers and librarians are always looking out for good quality books to share with their kids. I would love to include a variety of books for my reading nooks in the library @omereadingowls. Sharing it on Twitter.

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  224. There is no better feeling than a student telling you how great a book was to read. Thank you for showing appreciation to Teacher Librarians. @MichelleValdeca

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  225. It took me SO long to scroll through all those book covers and my heart is all a-twitter as I reach the end! What generosity, giving your words and stories to the world. What joy, to be the school librarian who loves to share the stories with young readers. Symbiosis! You change lives. Together, we SAVE lives. I am filled with joy knowing that kids out there (maybe even “mine”) will get to share in this bounty. I’m @jmasonstott

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  226. These are the most wonderful books! Thanks so much for the respect and acknowledgement you give to teachers. Teachers come to work each day and give so much because we know the impact we have on children’s lives. I teach special education, and this week two parents cried, and made me cry, at IEP meetings. The tears were tears of thankfulness for helping their children achieve success and start to enjoy coming to school again. Listening to these parents was a reminder of why I get up each day and go to school. Thank you for recognizing all we do and all we give of ourselves to help our students learn and be successful. I would REALLY love these great books! My fingers are crossed! @MardreyWorthy #AuthorsLoveTeachers @AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  227. What an incredible giveaway!! If I had won this as a child, I would have brought all of the books into the reading nest I had created in my closet and hunkered down with my snack size snickers bars and a glass of milk while I perused each and every one, trying to decide what to read first. As a teacher and librarian, I am drooling over the incredible titles being offered in this giveaway and am already picturing which students to pair with each book. Thank you for offering mirrors (students can see themselves in books) and windows (students can see outside themselves in books) in this amazing giveaway. @ksturtevant77 @den_reading

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  228. We call our school library a magical place. There is nothing more magical then seeing a child receive a new book, even more magical a book signed by the author! Thank you authors! Our students will certainly recognize themselves in these titles. @LeasLibrary

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  229. This book giveaway gives me goosebumps! My fourth graders devour books and would love the challenge of reading them all. I chose Fish in a Tree as the mentor text for our realistic fiction unit so my students often quote the book. We also read a picture book a day so this chance for more books in our class library would be amazing! Thank you for the opportunity! Twitter:@mrsbrand4

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  230. What a wonderful collection of books. I’m a librarian in a K-8 school and I’m always trying to bring new, exciting books to my kids. These would be a fantastic addition! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  231. Finding that perfect book for a child that sparks their love for reading is one of the most important tasks I have as a teacher. This is an incredible list of books and winning them is any teacher’s dream! #ILoveKidLit (My Twitter handle is @msmagnafichi)

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  232. First of all, THANK YOU LYNDA AND AUTHORS for always being champions of teachers, of education, of readers, and of story!!! So grateful for all that you do.

    Second, I teach nearly 300 7th graders at a high-needs Title 1 school. I have MANY reluctant and self-proclaimed non-readers. In first hour yesterday, two such students were reading for their Lit Circle groups. (Dear Martin and Ghost Boys, to be precise.) I was meeting with one group, and Student 1 says, “Ms. Lauer, what if I finish this book?” I said, “What if you do?” She responded, “Well, it would be the first book I have finished then.” I said, “And wouldn’t you be proud of yourself! Besides, I think you like this book anyway.” She said coyly, “Maybe.” I reminded her that she can take it home for the weekend to catch up a little bit, and she said, “But I have a basketball tournament again this weekend!”

    And from across the room…reluctant reading student #2 shouts, “Bring it with you to the tournament! We have time between games and we could read. That’s what I’mma do!” And just like that…..readers are born.

    It’s books like the ones in this Giveaway that kids love, treasure, relate to, see themselves in, and ultimately transform them. Students deserve books like these in classroom libraries.

    My Twitter is: @Lauerslibrary

    I did share on Facebook and Twitter. https://twitter.com/LauersLibrary/status/1096468953113812992

    With gratitude,
    Sarah

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    1. YOU GUYS! UPDATE!
      These two readers DID come in after 7th hour to get their books to take home. When they came in, I told them how proud of them I am for finding a way to make room in their lives for reading. They said, “We kinda told our whole team to bring a book this weekend so we can all read together between games.” I ALMOST DIED. I may have squealed, and they said, “You so extra Ms. Lauer!” but they also GRINNED. My heart is exploding–they’re getting it!!

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  233. I am in awe – this is amazing! I am an elementary school librarian and every day I am so happy to see students using the library to learn and grow. 🙂

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  234. @LakerLibrarian this is so awesome!! Thank you to all the authors participating. My students can’t get enough of your books! I love to give your books away to students. I began a Book Fairy project this year. It has been so exciting to leave brand new books in my students lockers from the Book Fairy! Thank you again!

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  235. I have challenged the students at my school to read 19 books in 2019-(the end of the school year). No prizes, no awards, just reading! I’m loving their enthusiasm for this-So many kids connecting with books. What a great giveaway-thanks

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  236. @artedallthetime Nothing compares to a book. You go on a journey and yet you feel at home. You meet new characters and discover more about yourself. You learn. You emphathize. You relate. You use your imagination and travel to unfamiliar places. You are an explorer, a seeker, a listener. You take it all in, uncover hidden truths, change the way you see the world. As a teacher, sharing the experience of reading…of truly loving a story…that is an unforgettable, indescribable gift. It never gets old. It never wears out. It is nothing short of awesome. Honestly, it’s magic – plain and simple. Thank you for this giveaway. Thanks for being a part of the magic.

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  237. This is amazing and will hopefully benefit so many children, no matter who wins! I’d love to share these books with my school! Sharing on Twitter! (Prekcrowley)

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  238. I showed this amazing opportunity to both my colleagues and my students and both were so excited at the possibility of receiving this generous collection of relevant, engaging texts!! Thank you for bringing the possibility of joy to us all as well as bringing us together as a community of educators and lifelong readers 💞💞💞

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  239. There is nothing more magical than watching a kid finally get that reading bug by finding an author or series that speaks to them.
    I will never forget the teachers and librarians who stoked a bibliophilia in me, and not I see it as my sacred duty to pay that forward.
    📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️🤓🤓🤓
    Follow me at @paularosekc

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  240. What an outstanding collection of books. This an amazing opportunity to provide ggggreat books for readers of many ages and stages to connect with and fall deeper in love with reading through❤️ A beyond generous offer that provides an incredible literacy boost.

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  241. This looks amazing! I am a library teacher in a K-6 elementary, and my older students would LOVE these books! They would also go absolutely nuts for the signatures, which I know they would find very cool. What a fun giveaway!

    @caryncaldwell

    P.S. The Twitter account is for my pen name, since I’m also a writer. I have a school email and address in my ‘real’ name, though.

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  242. Wow! Amazing! Great list of books, too! Thank you for recognizing teachers/librarians are rockstars! Usually it’s just when the kids see me at the grocery store that I feel like one! Ha
    @PamelaMillonzi

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  243. A lot of my students are what I would call “reluctant readers”. Two months into my fourth year of teaching, I looked around the room at students that were supposed to be reading independently. One student’s book was upside down, I noticed a few students not making any progress in their book, staying at the same page/chapter as the last time I checked in on them and saw several others just looking around the room, clearly not interested in reading their book. Dedicating the first 10 minutes of class to silent reading, this frustrated me! I reached out to my LMC director to ask for a book suggestion where I could capture all of my student’s attention… A book where my students could connect with the story, become dedicated to the characters, and essentially… understand the art of reading for enjoyment. I wanted my students to feel the emotion and love that I felt when I read my favorite book for the first time. My librarian suggested the novel _One for the Murphys_ by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, a book that I hadn’t read at the time. The next day, I interrupted independent reading and told my students that we were going to try something new– a class read aloud. We started that day and we couldn’t put the book down. I was able to watch as even some of my most reluctant readers discovered a love for a book– they felt the same feeling that I had when I was in middle school and read _P.S. Longer Letter Later_ by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin for the first time. It was honestly magical!! I haven’t stopped reading aloud to my classes since! This year was the fourth year I’ve read _One for the Murphys_ with my students! Every day, students ask if we can read “just one more chapter!” It makes me love what I do (even more than I already did before)!

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  244. Oh my goodness! What a generous offer!! And these titles-WOW!! Some I have and my students love, many others are on my wish list! It would be incredible if all my students wishes were filled!!

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  245. What an amazing collection of books you have gathered! Thank you for your acknowledgment and appreciation of teachers. It means the world to me. I will definitely be sharing this out on Twitter. @farship

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  246. Thank you, thank you! What an amazing collection! I am librarian for 450 students in 5th – 8th grades and we love picture books and novels! We love the power of story…all levels and styles! Dnixon@kipphouston.org

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  247. Do you know wht this list translates to? That moment…in this case 100 moments, at least,…when you talk to a student and get to know her and you pull a book and explain why it’s perfect forher . You give the student just enough of what is about…until her eyebrows raise and she starts to smile and take it. Or she makes the “I don’t know…” face, but reluctantly gives in and takes it. And you wait. Sometimes awhile. You wait for the magic trapped in the pages to spill on her like a jar of glitter. And then she returns it. Sometimes a student is beaming and overflowing about the story. And even though those moments make my face hurt from smiling about that excitment, the bigger moment — the one I live for –is the student who comes back quietly. Has little to say and hands back the book with out fuss, playing it cool. And when the student doesn’t think any one else can hear says, “Do you have any other books…” trying not to show any real intetest, but like someone who just downed a frothy chocolate milk and unknowingly wears a milk mustache, the magic of that book is all over her. I pull several other choices, and by period’s end one has left the room. And its absence is the biggest thank you note you’ll ever get. And that moment is the reason you teach. And this list is a huge pile of magic book glitter waiting to be spilled.

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  248. What an amazing collection of books! My students would be thrilled to see these books in our classroom.
    My personal to-read list has grown by several dozen as well!

    @kpollestad14

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  249. Oh my! This collection is absolutely amazing. Our students today are so incredibly blessed by the vast amount of high quality & diverse literature which is available to them today. I love the way both kid & young adult lit has grown over the years. I am so incredibly lucky to be a teacher who is able to read & share great titles with others. Thank you for this. @mitchell_tramit

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  250. What a generous gift you will be giving to so many readers! When I saw this on Twitter the other day (@MaryJCook1) I was so excited, not just because I want to read these books (I’m an elementary school Library Supervisor) but also because I can see the faces of so many of my students (650) who would love them as well. It also gave me an idea. On Valentines Day, I was able to give free books away to roughly 40 kiddos in my school who may have challenging situations at home. They were so excited to pick out books they could keep forever! I heard stories from teachers about how when some students found out they were chosen to get free books, they jumped up and down in happiness! Others, who after they had chosen their books, couldn’t put them down that afternoon. Thank you for reminding me of the huge impact this gesture could have on some of my darling students. Your idea gave me one of the happiest Valentines Days I can ever remember. 🙂

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  251. This is such a generous gift from such an amazing list of authors. Thank you for all you do to engage my students in reading. I love seeing my students when they share a book they love or get tears in their eyes reading a sad part. Books build empathy and that is so important to all of us that see the power in stories and the need our communities have for empathetic citizens. Our kids are our future and you are helping shape that future through your stories. @rjacob.bookluv

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  252. My job as an elementary school librarian at 2 schools is exhausting and exhilarating. Giving book talks on Fish in a Tree as one of the Bluestem Nominees (Illinois) was a joy! @khlrc

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  253. What an amazing giveaway! Any teacher or librarian would be so lucky to receive this. Our class just finished reading “Fish in a Tree.” My favorite moment was when a student quietly said to me, “I sometimes feel like Ally. When kids ask me to read a clock- I say yes, but I really don’t know how. Will you teach me?” Cue the tears! Thank you for giving that child a voice!
    @teachpotter
    #AuthorsLoveTeachers

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  254. Thank you for this amazing giveaway. I’m looking forward to sharing “Fish in a Tree” with my students. All of my students are deaf or hard of hearing. I am so excited to share a story with them about how it’s okay to be different and that we all are special in our own unique way! My Twitter is @_Court_lh

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  255. This is such an amazing collection of books, so many titles and authors my students and I love. I’ve found that any time I can get an autographed copy of a book, my students can’t wait to read it. Authors are celebrities in my classroom.

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  256. This is very generous of all of you! Being a school librarian helps me put the right book into the hands of students at hopefully just the right time. I grew up inside the world of books and I always want other students to have that same opportunity.
    Twitter: @micgreen
    – tweeted there too!

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  257. What a great selection of books! So diverse! I teach struggling readers and my favorite moment is when they finally find a book that they love. Posting on FB and Twitter!

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  258. I am amazed by the generosity you’re showing!!! I can not think of a better way to reach kids’ hearts than through quality stories- one book at a time!!

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  259. What a great selection of books! So diverse! I teach struggling readers and my favorite moment is when they finally find a book that they love. Posting on FB and Twitter!
    @MsOrellanaR

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  260. Books are an escape for not only my kids but me. It’s absolutelu amazing how it help take pain from real life away. Thank you

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  261. Our 4th grade class just finished Fish in a Tree the day before Valentine’s Day- it was perfect. This class had no interest in read alouds in August. Most thought they were boring. Well Wednesday while we read about Albert standing up for his friends- the entire class erupted in applause. A standing ovation at the end as well. I had tears watching this book help transform a classroom. I even had parents email me asking about the book because their children couldn’t stop talking about it.
    Thank you.
    Mandy
    Asikes@usd497.org

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  262. My library has been in such sad shape. We have about 15 of these books, but I would love to have them all!!! My students crave new books and it’s fun to see them excited. Thank you for the chance!

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  263. Each day in our classrooms, teachers witness the unique joy that happens when a reader loves a book. It happens over and over, and yet it is magical every time. Thank you to the talented and brave heroes who create these books that we are so fortunate to put into readers’ hands. Without their gifts of story, art, and heart we could offer only empty pages — nothing.
    Twitter: @Rose4Readers

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  264. Thank you so much! I’m an ES teacher and would love to add these books to my classroom. I’m also the organizer of our teacher book club and we just met to discuss your book, Fish in a Tree. There was a lot of great conversation about the book, including the topic of not labeling students. I’ll share on twitter! @MsAbuRishBTES

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  265. After a week of reading #Loserteachers posts, your teacher tributes & generosity made my day! I was so lucky to have been a classroom teacher over 10 years and just celebrated 10 years as a Library Media Specialist. I love my job and would be honored to add these books to our collection. I will retweet too!

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  266. One of the coolest things to hear as a reading teacher are the words, “Mr., You HAVE to read this book!” I love when kids say this. I’ve been working at building my classroom library with diverse books – books that make kids think, books that make kids smile and cry, books that make them miss the characters, books that they feel a little empty when they’re done reading – wanting more of that book… books that kids HAVE to read. Thank you for being one of those authors. #AuthorsLoveTeachers #TeachersLoveAuthors

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  267. I became a librarian to spread the love of reading. There is nothing like having a student ask you to help them find the next book for them to read. Author thank you for your words! Your books give our kids a way to interpret the world and characters that are just like them. Thank you for loving on teachers! I am honored to be a teacher librarian and have the calling to share the world of reading with children.

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  268. What an inspiring group of books!!! Would love to share these stories with all the kids in my class to continue my journey of building life’s long readers. Thank you for putting this together.
    Sharing on Facebook!

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  269. Thank you for your support of teachers AND of all of the students they serve. Books are a fantastic way to connect with students and give them a lasting and important gift. twitter handle: @HaasetTrina

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  270. There is nothing quite like building a book stack for the student who says “I am not much of a reader” or “I have a hard time finding books I like”. Then, I love watching those same students pour over a collection of books curated just for them. You have built an incredible book stack with something for everyone. Thank you for writing the books and thank you for sharing. There is nothing better than a good book! @bbsand

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  271. Wow! Thanks for celebrating teachers, and thank you for sharing the powerful stories that our kids need to hear to make the world a better place.

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  272. Tattered Book Club here we come! What’s that you say? It’s a joke between the students and I. Many times as students are choosing books they choose based on the cover and often the condition of the book. I’ve always told them not to pass by those tired and tattered books because those have been the most loved. I know that the books in this collection will arrive brand spankin new but they will end up tattered and loved in the hands of our excited readers. Thanks for a great book giveaway opportunity! @embracechange3

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  273. “All she did was give us a book.” I read that in “October Sky” by Homer Hickman Jr. The words are so true and why surrounding ourselves w/ books matters so much. I’m currently doing an independent study w/ a Native American student who has been deprived of so much and needs the love books by NA writers offer, so that’s how we’re framing her course. She’s also writing her memoir, her story. Of course this would not be possible if not for books and the generosity of creators who bring stories to life and who feed our imaginations w/ possibility for ours and our students’ lives. And it all starts when we give books. My Twitter is @gmfunk

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  274. What an amazing thing to do for teachers and students! I would love to be able to share the love of reading with my students by putting great books into their hands. I recently had a student ask me for a book recommendation because “You always give me great books.” I love that. I hope I can continue to show students to love reading by giving them the great books you (and others) are writing. My favorite thing about teaching is sharing the love of reading with students. Thank you for sharing the love of books with students and teachers. My Twitter is @pilandla.

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  275. What a generous offer!! Thank You! It’s always exciting to see children lost in a book… I know from myself that it’s a wonderful thing, to be taken away somewhere through the pages of a book. @HuttWriteVoice

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  276. First off thank you for taking the time to reach out to authors to gather books for this amazing giveaway. Should I be the fortunate winner the books will be split between two school libraries where I am the TL. I have shared on Twitter (@lhnatiuk), Facebook and on my Instagram book account (lhnatiuk_turningthepage) Thank you

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  277. I would love to win these book and share them with the teachers at the upcoming Summer Camp at my school.

    @FlowersClasd2nd

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  278. What a terrific list of books! Thanks for this opportunity. I want share with you something that happened earlier this week at my library. I am the media specialist at a 4-5th grade building. I had students write on paper hearts what they love about their library, so I could decorate the library for Valentine’s Day. A fourth grader wrote this on her heart: “This library is a place where I let out my feelings into my book. It takes me to a whole other place . When I really like a book it’s like I’m really there.” (This is exactly what she wrote, however I did correct her spelling errors)! The books you are offering in this contest would definitely help all my students travel to a “whole other place.” Thanks for this opportunity, and thank you authors for your inspiring stories. Sharing on Twitter @AnLibrarian and the Facebook page Elementary Library Exchange.

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  279. This is a spectacular giveaway – for a 4th grade teacher who loves book clubs with her kids so much! I believe in the power of literature and book choice for readers – what an amazing assortment of choice a powerful lit! Thanks for this gift to a lucky classroom ❤️

    My twitter post read:
    Surrounded by a pile of books brings joy like being surrounded by a litter of puppies! All the warm feels😊.

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  280. This may not be heroic, but one of my best moments as a media specialist was when a student told me that they loved a book that they had checked out so much that they had their mom buy them their own copy to keep.

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  281. I am a middle school math teacher with a passion for reading! I am building a classroom library for learners that finish their work early to enjoy or to borrow.
    I have been reading more young adult books and this list has inspired what I will read next!
    This is a very generous give away! Thank you!
    @abark23

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  282. In the midst of figures tearing down teachers, reading this post reminds me that my job as a MS librarian at 2 schools is so much about “connection development” and this collection of books helps in that process.

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  283. I am a second year librarian, and am trying to not be too discouraged by lack of funds. Things like this give me hope ♡. Thank you so much!!

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  284. That is one enormous and beautiful stack of books and my book addiction will not let me pass this opportunity by! My 4th graders love to read and these books would be a wonderful update for our classroom library. Thank you for creating this incredible give away for librarians and teachers. I don’t receive any funds for buying books for my classroom but I know the books in my classroom library are one of the most important resources I offer my students. #kmclean240 kim.mclean@glendale.k12.wi.us

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  285. Being able to match a book with a reader is truly the highlight of my job as a teacher. Discover new books and authors to do this with makes ITV even more exciting!

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  286. This is such an unbelievable opportunity. I can see a student in each book and know they would open doors into new worlds for many. Thank you for putting students first.
    @Quest4Readers

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  287. This is an amazing and beautiful collection! I just went from teaching high school special ed math to middle school special ed ELA. It has been a huge challenge but seeing my students excited when I read books aloud to them makes my heart incredibly happy! The days they walk in begging to read make me realize why I love having the opportunity to open new worlds to my students!

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    1. This is an amazing and beautiful collection! I just went from teaching high school special ed math to middle school special ed ELA. It has been a huge challenge but seeing my students excited when I read books aloud to them makes my heart incredibly happy! The days they walk in begging to read make me realize why I love having the opportunity to open new worlds to my students.

      @KathrynJOCOOPE1
      Tweeted 😁

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    2. What an amazing opportunity for teachers to continue being our students heros by giving them free books!! These are some of my favs I would love to share with my students!!

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  288. Amazing! What generosity and effirt on your part to put this giveaway together! My students (and I!) Would love to win this giveaway! Many of the books are ones my students love or they have requested. There are so many great books, but a limited budget. This giveaway is a book extravaganza!

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  289. I am going to save this list and if I don’t win them, I will be borrowing them from my local public library!! Thank you for the opportunity to share these wonderful titles at my school!!! Catherine H. @cathhick

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  290. Libraries save lives and inspire readers and I can fondly remember my elementary school librarian who taught us about the art of storytelling and allowed me to learn how to storytell “Mufaro’d Beautiful Daughters”. It was such a treat to share stories! After 12 years in the classroom I moved into the school library and have found the most amazing new home. Inspiring readers, sharing stories and connecting kids through story has been amazing! These books would be a real gift for my title 1 building!! Thank you for all you do!! @colmestdagh I will share widely thought fbook and twitter to get this message shared!

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  291. What an amazing set of books! Some of my students’ favorite books are in this giveaway & others are titles I’d love to see in our school library. Thank you for your generosity and most importantly thank you for putting books in children’s hands!

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  292. This is such an amazing opportunity! Our school has many readers that would appreciate these great books. I gave away books on Friday and was so excited to be able to give kids books to read! Thank you for helping us place books in the hands of readers! It is such an awesome experience when you help a kid find a book and they grow to enjoy reading!

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  293. Books like the ones in this amazing giveaway, give kids a chance to escape to other worlds. Some kids end up finding characters they connect with and problems similar to their own. While other kids get exposure to lives very different than what they experience. Regardless, we get to meet them in these worlds and coach them along their own journey-reminding them they too have the courage and tenacity it takes to carry on. Thank you so much for offering this amazing giveaway and recognizing the opportunity teachers have to change lives through books! @KimMroczek

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  294. This is an incredible collection of literature! I am a true advocate and believer in books acting as mirrors, windows, and doors. In my amazingly diverse classroom, books serve as gateways, getaways, and reflections of themselves and the people in their lives. Seeing oneself in the literature we read, is a powerful experience that should be felt by all. I am passionate about cultivating a love of reading within my classroom and I think it’s incredible that you are doing the same. Thank you!

    I will be sharing this on Twitter @knowledgeinhale.

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  295. Sharing Fish in a Tree with my 5th graders is the best part of our day right now. The students are connecting with the characters and reflecting on their choices. This is an amazing opportunity for a boost in available books for them! @alyfedak

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  296. As a new administrator, working with our school librarian has truly opened my eyes to just how important of a role a good librarian plays in a school. We are very blessed to have a GREAT one!

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  297. WOW! What a truly amazing collection of books! As an elementary teacher I aspire to share my love with reading with my students. I love seeing the sparkle in my students eyes when they pick up a new book to read or can find themselves in a character within a story. This collection of stories would be a great addition to our classroom library and would help to support a love of reading for so many students. This will be shared on Twitter @MsOxleysClass.

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  298. What a wonderful and generous collection of books! I love showing students that they can find themselves in books! What we gain from good books…it sticks with us forever!

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  299. Welllll, I inadvertently lost all that I just had typed out. And it was so good, so inspirational. I promise. Ha. ;o)

    This list! Wow, this list. I kept scrolling and scrolling and scrolling, eyes getting wider and wider at all of the amazing titles being offered. The things I could DO with these books! The kids I could share them with! The conversations we could have! *contented sigh* Goosebumps barely begins to describe how the potential and the powerful scope of this giveaway make me feel.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. I type that all the time when I enter giveaways, but I truly mean it each and every time I type it out. Because while I *really* want to win these amazing books, I will also sincerely happy for the person who gets chosen to win. I can only imagine the thrill of being notified, of knowing the absolute magic that is heading your way. Again, goosebumps.

    So thank you, for honoring and valuing teachers in such an amazing way. The hashtag is AuthorsLoveTeachers, but Teachers and Librarians LOVE Authors. Who else ‘gets’ what it means to connect a child with the right book? Who else ‘gets’ the satisfaction of handing a child a book that reflects back someone who looks like that child? Who else ‘gets’ the excitement of knowing a book can be a window to see another point of view?

    Thank you.
    @juliereads

    and shared on Facebook as well

    (now hurries to submit before any other deleting might happen!)