Children’s Book Week Hop

13 May
Children's Book Week

Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop

May 13th – 19th
Hosted by
& I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

What is Children’s Book Week?

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Each year, books for young people and the joy of reading are feted for a full week with author and illustrator appearances, storytelling, parties, and other book-related events at schools, libraries, bookstores, museums, and homes from coast to coast!

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Children’s Book Week is one of my favorite weeks of the year. In the school library we do a lot of fun activities to celebrate and of course I give a way autographed books to my students.

The Give A Way is for anyone with a U.S. shipping address.

For this hop I am giving away two prizes.

Finn Finnegan

Finn Finnegan

The first prize is an autographed copy of Finn, Finnegan by Darby Karchut.

Goodreads SummaryFinnegan MacCullen: a thirteen-year-old apprentice with the famous Irish temperament.
Gideon Lir: a legendary Celtic warrior with a bit of a temper of his own.

Secretly, these blue-collar warriors battle the hobgoblins infesting their suburban neighborhood…when they are not battling each other.

Finn (not bleedin’ Finnegan) MacCullen is eager to begin his apprenticeship. He soon discovers the ups and downs of hunting monsters in a suburban neighborhood under the demanding tutelage of the Knight, Gideon Lir. Both master and apprentice are descendents of the Tuatha De Danaan, a magical race of warriors from Ireland. Scattered long ago to the four corners of the world, the De Danaan wage a two thousand year old clandestine battle with their ancient enemy, the Amandán, a breed of goblin-like creatures.

Now with the beasts concentrating their attacks on Finn, he and his master must race to locate the lost Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan, the only weapon that can destroy the Amandán, all the while hiding his true identity from his new friends, Rafe and Savannah, twins whose South African roots may hold a key to Finn’s survival. 

Armed with a bronze dagger, some ancient Celtic magic, and a hair-trigger temper, Finn is about to show his enemies the true meaning of “fighting Irish.”

The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Prize 2 is a copy of this year’s Newbery Winner – The One And Only Ivan. It’s not autographed but it is an awesome read.

Goodreads summary:  Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.


To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment with the following information:

1. Name

2. Title of your favorite Children’s Book

3. Means of contacting you should you win.

4.  Which book would you want if you win?


For a list of participating blogs, check out KidLitFrenzy


Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Uncategorized



24 responses to “Children’s Book Week Hop

  1. Nicole Hewitt

    May 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    My favorite children’s books are the Harry Potter series. It I win, I would like The One and Only Ivan. (My contact details are all filled in below, so I assume I don’t have to re-enter them, but let me know if I’m wrong).

  2. SarahS @ WondrousReadings (YA)

    May 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Sarah S.
    My favorite book as a child was Charlotte’s Web.
    My email: sarah_sal90 (At) Yahoo (Dot) com
    I would love to win The One and Only Ivan.
    Thank you! (=

  3. Colleen Kosinski

    May 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Colleen Kosinski
    One of my favorite YA books is The Green Witch by Alice Hoffman.
    The One and Only Ivan
    colleen at myartsite dot com

  4. Ashley E

    May 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    My favorites children’s book is Beyond the Paw-Paw Trees by Palmer Brown. I’d pick Finn Finnegan.

  5. michelle koerner

    May 14, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Michelle Koerner. My favorite book as a child was Alice in Wonderland. But I had a lot its hard to choose one, Secret Garden was also on my top list, as well as, most of Roadl Dahl books. I would choose Finn Finnegan.

  6. tfs93

    May 14, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    1. Tia
    2. Bunny Blue
    3. videoclimber(at)yahoo(dot)com
    4. The One and Only Ivan

  7. Kathy Trautner

    May 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

    To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment with the following information:

    1. Kathy Trautner

    2. My favorite Children’s book as a child was any of the “Little House on the Prarie” books. But as an adult that reads books to my students, by favorite book is “A Dog Named Kitty”.

    3. Means of contacting you should you win.

    4. Which book would you want if you win? I would like to say I would choose “Finn Finnegan” because it is an autographed copy. But upon reading the review of “The One and Only Ivan” I was immediately drawn to the book and even developed feelings for Ivan – he seems to be a unique soul that has some hidden pain in his heart.

  8. Anna Sedenka

    May 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Anna Sedenka
    Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe
    Ivan please!

  9. Dorothy Teel

    May 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Hi its Dorothy from Oklahoma..
    My favorite book growing up was Heidi (tells you how old I am)
    I would love to get Ivan the ONe and Only for my granddaughter their grandpops name is Ivan and we tease him about being a gorilla at the Atlanta Zoo,k or being a russian czar this would be great for them to read..

  10. bn100

    May 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Charlie and the chocolate factory
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com
    Finn, Finnegan

  11. Mayla M

    May 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Mayla M
    A Fly Went By
    The One And Only Ivan

  12. Gina

    May 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

    1. Gina
    3. grgenius(at)gmail(dot)com
    4. I’d choose….THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN.

    Thanks for the chance! Happy Children’s Book Week everyone! ^_^

  13. nicole krutz

    May 16, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    1. nicole krutz
    2. the sweet valley high series
    3. qtksjkmommy at gmail dot com
    4. finn finnegan

    thank you! 🙂

  14. bethany

    May 16, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Bethany. I loved the Gover,, both sound really good so your choice please

  15. avcposeidon

    May 17, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    1. Xander
    2.Percy Jackson, and Mila 2.0 (Teen)
    3. go to my blog’s contact page
    4. THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN!!!! Been wanting to read this for soooooo long!!!! Thanks for the giveaway! Hope I win 🙂


  16. Rachel

    May 18, 2013 at 5:14 am

    1. Rachel S
    2. The Giving Tree
    3. centerstagegirly AT yahoo DOT com
    4. The One and Only Ivan looks awesome, thanks! 🙂

  17. Linda Kish

    May 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Linda Kish
    I liked Cherry Ames, Student Nurse
    I would like The One and Only Ivan
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  18. Rabiah

    May 18, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    1. Rabiah

    2. The BFG

    3. iliveforreading(at)hotmail(dot)com

    4. The One and Only Ivan! 😀

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  19. Stacy

    May 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    1. Stacy
    2. But No Elephants!
    3. the imagine tree at aol dot com
    4. The One and Only Ivan

  20. Cheryl Rahkonen

    May 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    1. Cheryl Rahkonen
    2. Pippi Longstocking
    4. Finn Finnegan

  21. Katrina Angele

    May 19, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    1. Katrina A.

    2. Where The Sidewalk Ends


    4. WOne and Only Ivan

  22. Holly Letson

    May 19, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    1. Name
    Holly Letson

    2. Title of your favorite Children’s Book
    Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

    3. Means of contacting you should you win.
    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

    4. Which book would you want if you win?
    I would be delighted to win either of the books.

  23. daveshir2005

    May 19, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Shirley Zolenski
    There’s a monster at the end of this book
    The one and only Ivan

  24. LadyInRead

    May 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    1. Vidya
    2. Little Women, What Katy Did, Black Beauty, and I can go on and on!
    3. vidya(dot)tiru(at)gmail(dot)com
    4. The one and Only Ivan

    Thank you…


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