Welcome to the world, little book.
I feel like I need cake and ice-cream and party hats and dancing.
Lots and lots of dancing.
Because today is the birthday of Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips to Help Your Child Develop a Lifelong Love of Reading.
Super-big title for a totally awesome book, if I do say so myself.
I’m partying it up over here on the east coast while my co-author and partner in crime, Allison McDonald is partying it up over there on the west coast. So basically it’s an all day celebration of sorts. And everyone is invited.
at our first-ever book signing — thank you to Kimberly Tate for this photo
We’ve even got a fun giveaway on each of our blogs. Even though we want to give every, single one of you a copy of our book, we’re giving one person a copy of Raising a Rock-Star Reader and five books from the winner’s choice of booklist.
So that’s super fun–and just in time for the holidays.
Here’s the skinny. . .
It’s Finally Here! Raising A Rock-Star Reader:
I’m sure you probably already know this, but you guys–books are hard to write. They take a lot of time. A lot of time. And even when you think you’re finished, you’re not.
Because the editing is crazy.
And then there’s the marketing. Trying to share the news of your soon-to-be new baby.
It’s like a full-time job.
So the reason our house is a wreck and we still have Easter decorations on our front door even though it’s November (I totally just took Halloween spiders down–I’m only kidding) is because this little booky-book has taken quite a bit of time to bring to the world.
But the thing is–this book is awesome.
It’s really and truly awesome. And I couldn’t be more proud of every second, every minute of time that was put into it, from start to finish.
And though it has truly been a motherload of work, it’s been a labor of love. A whole lot of fun to do and an exciting adventure for my pal Allison and me.
But don’t take our word for it. Sure, we may be a bit biased.
It’s been in the Top 10 on the Amazon Hot New Releases for its category (Reading & Phonics) –yay!
Check out what so many other top-notch bloggers, writers, and educators are saying:
Many thanks to everyone who’s helped with this book, and continues to spread the word.
We think that the more parents and caregivers who have this book in their hands, the more children will be reading! And to all of my awesome readers–many of whom have been hanging around this here blog for eight years and counting (oh my GOSH you rock!), if you want to spread the word, I’d be thrilled.
Here are some things you can do if you think this book is awesome (and we hope you do!):
FACEBOOK CHAT. Tuesday night, 11/10, Allie and I are taking over the Scholastic Parents’ FB page. We’d be THRILLED if you could join us or even rsvp or share: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489515168020512/
PINTEREST Board. We’re pinning everything we can to this board. If you’re not following, please do!
YOUR PHOTOS. Do YOU have #RaiseAReader photos? Share ’em! Anything works–you reading, kids reading, books you love, literacy games and activities–and we’ll pin, re-gram, share, whatever we can! Tag them #RaiseAReader, and we’ll find them!
REVIEWS: If you feel inclined to write a review for any online bookseller, we would be SO GRATEFUL!)
Okay–now let’s get to the giveaway!
GIVEAWAY: A Raising a Rock-Star Reader Book Pack — one copy of Raising a Rock-Star Reader for you and five books from your choice book list from our book for your children! Do you want to win one copy of Raising a Rock-Star Reader for you and five books from your choice book list from our book for your children!??! Yes, yes you do. ——————————- Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to throw your name in the hat:
By entering this giveaway, you are demonstrating your understanding of and compliance with the Official Sweepstakes Rules.
This giveaway ends Friday, November 27, 2015 at midnight ET and is open to folks here in the US only. Winner will be chosen by ‘Rafflecopter’ and will be notified on or around 11/27/15. Winner must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected. All Official Sweepstakes Rules apply.
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