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Middle Grade Authors Love Teachers Giveaway #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers




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


So…to express this appreciation and love for ALL of you heroes/teachers/librarians out there, I have banded together with some author friends to offer one GIANT giveaway for one lucky winner. The winner of this giveaway will receive a signed copy of every single book below–mailed to you in separate packages. Most are new releases, so the winner will be ahead of the game reading-wise in 2015! You may click on each cover to see the author’s website.


***There is also a YA giveaway as well.  CLICK HERE!  #YAAuthorsLoveTeachers (I think the YA one is on twitter with #AuthorsLoveTeachers  as well if you’d like to search 🙂 Here are the MG book choices: Caroline Rose Starr Anna Staniszewski Jess Keating Barbara O'Connor Jennifer Richard Jacobson Lynda Mullaly Hunt sarah albee Stacy DeKeyser Walk two moons leslie bulion loree griffin burns Nikki LoftinL Augusta scattergood Laurie Ann Thompson mark of a thief Jackie Woodson So a pretty cool line-up of signed middle grade novels, huh? Okay–so to enter the MIDDLE GRADE Giveaway to win ALL of these books:


Entries are earned by:

1) Making a comment on this blog about anything book-related or kid-related. Or teacher/librarian related. Anything that suits you, really. 🙂

2) Share to Twitter with the hashtag #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers. I know–long hashtag 🙂 But it will help us find your entry!

3) RT someone else’s tweet with both blog link and hashtag.


Rules: ***Giveaway ends on Wednesday, February 18th at 11:59 PM. Winner will be announced on the 19th.

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

***2) Please remember this giveaway is all about appreciation. We know that teachers do not get the appreciation they deserve. This giveaway is a reminder that WE appreciate you. Yes—we write the books, but YOU get the books into the hands of our readers. For that we are most thankful.

THANK YOU for visiting our giveaway! teachers2 .

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Domino Pushers

I sometimes wonder if the truly invested teachers and librarians out there ever take the time to think about the impact they have on the world. The impact on individuals that they meet along the way. And how their reaching out to elevate the spirit a child is like knocking down a winding path of dominoes. Dominoes that can fall for years to come.
I wonder if teachers and librarians like this ever stop to think how they change the world within the walls of their classrooms and libraries. How paying attention to the quiet child who could slip under the radar can change a kid’s perception of themselves. Change their internal compass. How realizing that sometimes the kid who creates the biggest commotion is asking for help in the only way he knows how.
I just read a comment from a librarian who spent her vacation reading five middle grade books and couldn’t wait to get back to school with them because she knew the exact students she would share them with. She was not patting herself on the back. She was not boastful.
She is a hero.
Today, I am thinking of the teachers and librarians who are quietly going about their day just as they always do. Saving children. With the right book. Or a hand on a kid’s shoulder. A knowing glance or nod. Some acknowledgment of understanding. A recess period of one-on-one help. Whether it be academic or otherwise.
And, I’m thinking of one child who desperately needs one of these heroes.


Categories: Be Someone's Hero, courage, Heroes, inspiring, middle-grade, writing | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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