Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chapter Book Series Giveaway!


Yea!  I was thrilled to come home yesterday and see my author copies from ABDO!!!  In honor of Katharine's release (Set 2), I'm giving away all six books in this set to one lucky winner. How do you enter?

1.Follow me and leave a comment below. 

or

2.If you Blog about the giveaway on your blog or website,  you'll get FIVE extra entries.  (Just tell me in comments!)

A winner will be randomly chosen on March 1. 

A little background:  Katharine the Almost Great (Set 1) was published in January 2009. I stayed home to write for a few years and only returned to teaching this year.  I honestly loved doing author visits at schools but missed teaching WAY TOO MUCH.  Seriously.  I am so glad I'm back in the classroom where I feel I belong!

So, on with the contest!  Who doesn't need more books (GRL M) for their class library?  The characters are third graders but books are appropriate for kids in grades 1-4 and some wee ones also read them!

This one was inspired by a school visit at EJ Patten School in Perth Amboy, NJ. 
In fact, I dedicated it to them!

Katharine thought the school's art auction would be mucho mega fun. But it's no fun when no one bids on her bowl! To make matters worse, Katharine thinks Miss Priss-A-Poo is the secret bidder outbidding her on everything she wants. But when she spies something she really needs, Katharine makes a plan to get it. Will her plan cause more explode-a-rama bidding drama?

Someone's playing a trick on Katharine and Crockett -- a ring-the-doorbell-and-run-away-quick trick. Could it be The Invisible Man? Or is that Vanessa's shadow lurking outside their door? When Katharine thinks she knows who is Ding Dong Ditching them, she decides to get even. But her prank doesn't turn out quite the way she's planned. Can Katharine make things right again without getting zapped?

Katharine has a decision to make--a hairy scary decision! When her idol, movie star Penelope Parks, cuts her hair for charity, lots of Katharine's classmates donate their hair, too. Penelope says it's the only way to show you shine and sparkle on the inside. But Katharine isn't so sure she wants barely-there hair. Does that mean she's not a caring kid?

Katharine thinks writing is boring. Boring with a capital B. No matter how many details and dollar words she adds to her story, it's never enough for Mrs. Bingsley. Katharine wants a Write Stuff Pencil like everyone else. Even Miss Priss-A-Poo has one! Can she whip her story into shape before the Author's Tea and earn one?

Katharine and Crockett hope to make a splash during swim team tryouts. They want to earn a spot on the Stingrays, especially since Vanessa, the Unsinkable Garfinkle, is on the Sharks. When Katharine does a belly flop in front of everyone and gets caught telling an itty-bitty lie, she feels like shark bait. But when the Unsinkable Garfinkle faces her own troubles, will Katharine dive in to help her out?

Everyone's in the Christmas spirit . . . everyone except Mrs. Bingsley and Crockett! Mrs. Bingsley cancels the Secret Santa, doesn't laugh at jokes, and refuses to sing the new version of ''Jingle Bells.'' And Crockett's father has canceled their Christmas plans. Katharine knows they're both down in the dumps. Will her plan to become Santa's Secret Helper succeed and turn this ho hum season into a holly jolly holiday?

Good luck!  All are quick read-alouds with some good character education themes woven throughout!

93 comments:

  1. These books look adorable! I am your newest follower. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  2. Congrats on your books. That's quite an accomplishment. (I'm a follower.)

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  3. I so want a copy of your books! They look awesome!! I'm now a follower!

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    1. Good luck! Always available in teh library, too!

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  4. I follow your blog. These books look adorable. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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      I shall forver call you First Grade Blue Skies!

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  6. Your books look awesome! They would fit perfectly in my classroom library ;) I'm your newest follower.

    Sara :)
    livs14@gmail.com

    Smiling In Second Grade

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  7. I believe I'm your newest follower! Your books look like so much fun! I know my kiddos would love them!
    Jenn
    A Pirates Life for Us

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  8. I blogged about your giveaway! I hope you get many new followers!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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    1. I can't thank you enough! Seriously! Much, much appreciated!

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  9. I blogged about your giveaway.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  10. I blogged about your giveaway.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  11. I blogged about your giveaway.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  12. I blogged about your awesome giveaway.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  13. These books would be awesome for my 1st graders! Glad I found your blog.
    Jackie

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  14. So excited for you! I would LOVE to use these books for my second graders! Writing a book is on my bucket list!

    Tara
    harpley4@gmail.com
    harpleysuperstars.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh my goodness - this gives me goosebumps!!!!! I'm your newest follower...and congrats to you! :)

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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    1. Thanks, Holly. What a cute blog name!

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  16. I saw the post by first grade delight and came right over! I'm now following you and am so excited to read your books!
    DillyDabbles

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  17. I just posted your contest under my contest page http://dillydabbles.blogspot.com/p/contests-and-giveaways.html
    And I've scheduled a main post for this evening on my blog.

    DillyDabbles

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa. Much appreciated!!

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  18. They look amazing and cute!

    I'm your newest follower :)

    ttlusty07@yahoo.com


    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  19. It is so cool that you are an author too! Congrats! I am your newest follower! The books sound awesome!
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

    langjjess@gmail.com

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  20. These look amazing! I am a new follower, too!

    Come by and check out giveaway for tpt gift certificates...

    Teach~Play~Smile

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  21. I blogged about your giveaway!
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

    langjjess@gmail.com

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  22. Great books and look fun to read!

    I am your newest follower.

    jnel502002@yahoo.com

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  23. I am your newest follower.......I don't think it will be for long......hoping lots will find your blog & become a follower too!!
    ~Heather
    http://1stgraderockss.blogspot.com/

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  24. I have blogged about your giveaway on my blog
    http://1stgraderockss.blogspot.com/

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  25. I am a new follower!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  26. I am your newest follower!

    ✞Heather
    Swinging Through Second Grade
    hdawntn@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I'm following you, too!

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  27. Now I'm your newest follower. Cute books!

    Marybeth
    http://cialinichat-mbcialini.blogspot.com/
    gcialini@comcast.net

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  28. Im a new follower! Those books look amazing!


    Rachel
    Ms. Rachel’s Room

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    1. Thanks! I'm following you as well!

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  29. Wow! Teaching and being an author!! That's amazing! I would buy the books, even if I don't win them!Good luck to everyone :) I will try my best to post this on my blog...but forgive me if I screw it up. I'm new to blogging! lol

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! I appreciate it! The books are FREE in the library. Free is good! :)

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  30. Fabulous giveaway. You are extremely talented.

    Miss S
    jaanashingledecker24@gmail.com
    Just Teaching...Kindergarten

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  31. I follow your blog!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  32. I just started following your blog & love it! Your books are adorable. I'm so impressed that you are a teacher & an author!

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  33. I blogged about your giveaway!!! Entry #1
    http://sweettimesinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/02/presidential-freebie.html
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  34. I blogged about your giveaway!!! Entry #2
    http://sweettimesinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/02/presidential-freebie.html
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  35. I blogged about your giveaway!!! Entry #3
    http://sweettimesinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/02/presidential-freebie.html
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  36. I blogged about your giveaway!!! Entry #4
    http://sweettimesinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/02/presidential-freebie.html
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  37. I blogged about your giveaway!!! Entry #5
    http://sweettimesinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/02/presidential-freebie.html
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  38. I follow your precious blog! Congrats on your series!

    Laura
    llmartin305@gmail.com
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  39. I blogged about your giveaway!

    Laura
    llmartin305@gmail.com
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  40. I blogged about your giveaway!

    Laura
    llmartin305@gmail.com
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  41. I blogged about your giveaway!

    Laura
    llmartin305@gmail.com
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  42. I am a new follower!!
    Staci

    Going Nutty!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  43. Oh my... these look fabulous! Congrats and Yay!
    I follow your blog!
    Dragonflies in First

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  44. I follow your blog!! What a great giveaway!!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  45. Just started following. The books look and sound GREAT! Where can you purchase them?

    Thanks,
    Tiffany
    tiffanybee17@comcast.net
    or
    tiffanym7707@gmail.com

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  46. I am now a follower! They look wonderful!

    Thanks a bunch,
    Megan
    meganridgley@mcps.org

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  47. I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/02/first-grade-bloomabilities-chapter-book.html

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  48. 2 I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/02/first-grade-bloomabilities-chapter-book.html

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  49. 3 I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/02/first-grade-bloomabilities-chapter-book.html

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  50. 4 I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/02/first-grade-bloomabilities-chapter-book.html

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  51. 5 I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/02/first-grade-bloomabilities-chapter-book.html

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  52. These look great! I am a new follower.
    Krista
    stellar-students

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  53. I'm am a new follower & these books look wonderful!

    kristyteach@gmail.com

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  54. I am a new follower! Come check out my blog, too!

    Kristen

    www.socalteacherstuff.blogspot.com

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  55. I follow you!
    -Lacey
    laceykyates@gmail.com
    wildaboutteaching10.blogspot.com

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  56. I follow your blog!!

    Jen
    jenerator_8@frontiernet.net

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  57. I blogged about it! I LOVE this series and hope to publish my own children's book one day! Check out my post here: http://wildaboutteaching10.blogspot.com/2012/02/book-giveaway-from-fellow-blogger.html

    -Lacey
    laceykyates@gmail.com
    wildaboutteaching10.blogspot.com

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  58. I think this is amazing, always wanted to publish my own book, your an inspiration! I'm a new follower!
    Amy
    TheResource(ful)Room!

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