Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PROFESSOR BINGO PRESENTS: TRIPLE PLAY ARC DAY GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"PROFESSOR BINGO  PRESENTS DAY" 
I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS TUESDAY'S
"PROFESSOR BINGO PRESENTS DAY" IS...
GIVEAWAY ENDED
 TRIPLE PLAY ARC DAY GIVEAWAY
WIN ALL THREE!
BENJAMIN PRATT AND 
THE KEEPERS OF THE SCHOOL: 
WE THE CHILDREN
BY ANDREW CLEMENTS

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Benjamin Pratt's school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true! But lately, Ben has been wonder if he's going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town—with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. It's going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the "family" sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It's over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar views…MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chance—and final—run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these MILLION DOLLAR views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the right to defend it! Don't think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion dollar real estate deal? Then you don't know the history and the power of the Keepers of the School. A suspenseful six book series, book one, We the Children, starts the battle on land and on sea. It's a race to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth and these kids are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular FRINDLE. Over ten million of his books have sold to date and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards and has won two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include EXTRA CREDIT, LOST AND FOUND, NO TALKING, ROOM ONE, LUNCH MONEY, A WEEK IN THE WOODS, THE JACKET, THE SCHOOL STORY, THE JANITOR'S BOY, THE LANDRY NEWS, THE REPORT CARD AND THE LAST HOLIDAY CONCERT. Mr. Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving East to begin a career in publishing and writing. He lives with his wife in central Massachusetts and has four grown children. His website is andrewclements.com.

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
Andrew Clements new series about Benjamin Pratt is an exciting and fun story for children to read. As a former reading teacher, it is the kind of book that I would recommend to my 4th grade students because it teaches them something while they enjoy a good story. Clements is best known for FRINDLE which is one of my favorite books and one I always would try and read aloud to my students. It even became a story excerpt in one of our Reading textbooks. This is one to enjoy for sure!
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  THE UNUSUAL MIND OF 
VINCENT SHADOW
BY TIM KEHOE
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Vincent Shadow isn't particularly good at sports and is constantly being picked on by his classmates at Central Middle School. But it is Vincent's unusually creative mind that truly separates him from other kids his age.

Vincent's top secret attic lab is crammed with toy prototypes --from Liquid Superballs to Bullz-I Basketballs and Sonic Snorkelz--and he has a sketch book filled with drawings of toys he still wants to build. So when a chance encounter with an eccentric toy inventor offers him the opportunity to go from unknown weird kid to toy inventor extraordinaire, Vincent realizes that playtime is over: it's time to get serious about toys.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tim Kehoe is the inventor of numerous toy products, including the world's first colored bubbles, called Zubbles, and he was recently named one of America's 100 Best by Reader's Digest.  In 2005, Zubbles was awarded Popular Science's Grand Prize for Innovation. This is Tim's debut children's book. He lives with his wife and children in Minnesota. Visit him online at www.timkehoe.com. 
 
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From author-inventor Tim Kehoe: Introducing Zubbles, the world’s only real colored bubbles. Zubbles are the result of more than fifteen years of experiments and discoveries. Popular Science awarded Zubbles the Grand Prize for Innovation in 2005, and now you can experience the magic of blowing colored bubbles on your iPhone…and in person! Visit Zubbles.com for more information. 
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
With a familiar Cinderella-like theme (mean stepmother, etc.) Tim Kehoe gives children 11-year-old Vincent who just might be a little like Tim himself. Tim, who is an accomplished toy inventor, created Vincent who has a book full of his invention ideas. He wins a contest (another favorite dream of kids) to work with a famous toy maker. Howard G. Whiz, the toymaker, encourages Vincent unlike stepmother Vibs and his sisters at home. With the inclusion of being unaccepted at school and at home, this will appeal to children in late elementary grades, and once more address bullying and acceptance of others. Of course, children will read this book because it is great fun and is well written. Recommended for 4th and 5th grade reading levels. 
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SPACEHEADZ 
BY JON SCIESZKA 
WITH FRANCISCO SEDITA
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The perfect combination of the age old experience of holding and pouring over a physical book with newest media technology that kids love!

Michael K. just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that wasn't hard enough, the kids he seems to have made friends with apparently aren't kids at all. They are aliens. Real aliens who have invaded our planet in the form of school children and a hamster. They have a mission to complete: to convince 3,140,001 kids to BE SPHDZ. But with a hamster as their leader, "kids" who talk like walking advertisements, and Michael K as their first convert, will the SPHDZ be able to keep their cover and pull off their assignment?





ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S):
Jon Scieszka is the creator of Trucktown and the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man, and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of a literacy initiative for boys (www.guysread.com).

Francesco Sedita studied writing at the Gallatin School of New York University. While at Gallatin, he was a Writing Fellow for Saturday Night Live and upon graduation he wrote and directed a show that ran Off-Off-Broadway for 5 years. Miss Popularity is his first book, published by Scholastic in 2007. Francesco is the Creative Director at Scholastic. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
Michael K. goes through something very familiar to kids at school...experiencing the first day and then deciding who to align yourself with. Michael's decision may prove to be his best, or at least his most unusual when he is advised by Bob and Jennifer that they are from another planet and known as "spaceheadz". Michael finds himself in several laugh out loud situations as a result his choices and again something kids can relate to AND learn from. There is no way that the author of most every one's favorite THE STINKY CHEESE MAN wouldn't love this delightfully entertaining book. Although early middle school students enjoy the comedy and easy read, upper elementary students will probably be the most targeted group to read this on their own, and I hope many do!
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GIVEAWAY

I AM HAPPY TO SHARE ALL 3 COPIES OF
THESE DELIGHTFUL CHILDREN'S BOOKS 
WITH ONE LUCKY WINNER!
 
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GOOD LUCK!

56 comments:

Julie P said...

My boys loved The Stinky Cheese Man and The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs!

Hope you have a wonderful week....

debbie said...

I think spaceheadz sounds good. I love the idea of aliens pretending to be students and the hamster.
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debbie said...

I entered the pop bakery cookbook.
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debbie said...

I liked willy wonka and the chocolate factory.
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Tore said...

Wonka and the Chocolate factory. I think my son would love all the books though. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

dogwood said...

My daughter would love Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School. She loves a good suspenseful book. The other two sound right up my nephews' allies.

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Karen B said...

I have an 11 year old grandson who would absolutely love BENJAMIN PRATT AND THE KEEPERS OF THE SCHOOL.
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Karen B said...

Entered HARVEST MOON.
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petite said...

Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School. thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I entered American the edible. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

The childnre's book is Anne of Green gables. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Karen B said...

My 3 boys all enjoyed reading the Hardy Boys back in the 70s.
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traveler said...

The book that appeals to me is the Vincent one. Very Interesting and unique. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered The Pop Bakery Cookbook. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

My sons enjoyed Matt Christopher books when they were young. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

AEKZ2 said...

I like them all, but I'd choose THE UNUSUAL MIND OF VINCENT SHADOW because my son is into anthing science.

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AEKZ2 said...

I loved all The Little House on the Prairie books.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

My daughter's favorite at about age 8 or 9 were the Amelia Brown books. I can remember sitting on the bed reading them together and howling with laughter at the chewing gum ball she was saving.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Just from looking at the covers the Benjamin Pratt book would be my choice. Reminds me a bit of Encyclopedia Brown minus the glasses.

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Becky said...

My favorite would be the one by Andrew Clements. I've enjoyed many of his books in the past. Of course, Jon Scieska is pretty zany:)

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bison61 said...

I picked THE UNUSUAL MIND OF
VINCENT SHADOW

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bison61 said...

I loved the book-the giving Tree

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holdenj said...

We always like Andrew Clements, I would start there!
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holdenj said...

I entered Satori.
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holdenj said...

One of my favorite books back in the day was The Westing Game!
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Carol N Wong said...

April Fool's

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traveler said...

APRIL FOOLS. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

April Fool's rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laura H. said...

I think I would like "Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School: We the Children". I'm a fan of series books as I like to get invested in the characters as if they were old friends. I also like stories about the "little guy" fighting the "big guy" for what is right.

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Laura H. said...

Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/54605234965721088

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Laura H. said...

Entered the "Brooklyn Story" giveaway.

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Laura H. said...

My favorite children's "book" when I was in grade school is actually a series. I'm a HUGE fan of "Little House of the Prairie" books and still read them occasionally to this day!

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ktgonyea said...

Sounds great :)

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Karen B said...

+ April bonus - I LIKE BINGO ON FB.
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lag123 said...

My grandson would love all of these books but I think he would especially like Keepers of the School. He loves it when kids can make a difference.

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Tweeted: http://twitter.com/lag32583/status/55031454610096128

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lag123 said...

I entered The Brooklyn Story giveaway.

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lag123 said...

I loved all of the Happy Hollister books when I was a kid. Also the Boxcar children.

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allisonsbj3 said...

I'm most excited for We the Children!

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allisonsbj3 said...

One of our family's favorite picture books is the Chester series by Melanie Watt.

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Ricki said...

I colored bubbles definitely caught my eye, but I think I would like the first book the best because I have enjoyed Andrew Clements writing in the past.
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Ricki said...

When I was in elementary school, I loved the Bunnicula books, especially Howliday Inn.
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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

By what you said in your reviews of each book, these books would be perfect for my sons who are just crazy little boys. *L* If I had to choose, it would probably be The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton was a favorite of mine when I was a kid and I have passed that love on to my boys. It's one of their favorites now and it's still one of mine as well.

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Nancye said...

I think SpaceHeadz sounds pretty neat! Andrew Clements is a great author. Frindle was a favorite book when my son was younger.

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Nancye said...

My absolute favorite book from my childhood was: "Arthur's Honey Bear" by Lillian Hoban. I checked out so many times from my school library that I think I prpbably wore it out! Wonder where it is now?

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