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Wednesday, September 25, 2013


For the month of October blogs around the kidlitosphere will be celebrating THE REAL BOY with reviews, giveaways, interviews, and posts from author Anne Ursu, illustrator Erin McGuire and editor Jordan Brown. Also be sure to check out all the exclusive reveals of illustrations from the final book. 

Here's the itinerary of all the upcoming tour stops: 

Monday, 9/30 - Maria's Melange - Maria's Take on The Real Boy + Giveaway
Tuesday, 10/1 - There's a Book - Danielle's Take on The Real Boy + Giveaway
Wednesday, 10/2 - sharpread - Colby Interviews Anne
Thursday, 10/3 - Novel Sounds - Elena's Take on The Real Boy + Giveaway
Friday, 10/4 - Word Spelunking - Aeicha Interviews Anne
Saturday, 10/5 - The Hiding Spot - Sara's Take on The Real Boy + Giveaway
Sunday, 10/6 - The Brain Lair - Kathy's Take on The Real Boy + Giveaway
Monday, 10/7 - Read, Write, Reflect - Anne Talks Oscar with Katherine
Tuesday, 10/8 - Librarian's Quest - Margie's Take on The Real Boy + Giveaway
Wednesday, 10/9 - Buried in Books - Heather's Take on The Real Boy + Giveaway
Thursday, 10/10 - The Book Monsters - Kristen's Take on The Real Boy + Giveaway
Friday, 10/11 - Cari's Book Blog - Cari's Take on The Real Boy + An Interview with Anne
Saturday, 10/12 - Unleashing Readers - Kellee Interviews Illustrator Erin McGuire
Sunday, 10/13 - Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - Gina's Take on The Real Boy + Giveaway
Monday, 10/14 - Heise Reads and Recommends - Editor Jordan Brown Interviews Anne
Tuesday, 10/15 - Bulldog Readers Blog - The Bulldog Readers Debut Their Book Trailer

And here are all the blogs featuring exclusive artwork from THE REAL BOY. 


Happy blog hopping!


Celebrate Oscar of THE REAL BOY as he makes his first steps into the world. Oscar loves books. So books you shall have. Bound books, e-books, paperback books, hardcover books. Books in whatever format you want. $300 in books to be exact* for your classroom, your family, your friends, your library or your organization. Welcome to the world, Oscar!

Click anywhere on the image below to be brought to the sweepstakes.

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*In the form of a gift certificate to the vendor of your choice. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Off to Oz Giveaway Hop

Brighten up your back-to-school blues with fairy tales! In the Off to Oz giveaway, all participating blogs are offering giveaways of classic books, classic re-tellings, or time travel books. We're giving away five signed copies of one of our favorite books of all time: BREADCRUMBS by Anne Ursu, a re-telling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen."

"Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into the forest with a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it's up to Hazel to go in after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," BREADCRUMBS is a stunningly original fairy tale of modern-day America, a dazzling ode to the power of fantasy, and a heartbreaking meditation on how growing up is as much a choice as it is something that happens to us."


NPR Backseat Book Club Selection Best Middle Grade Books of the Year
2011 Publisher's Weekly Best Books of the Yeaer
2011 School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2011 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Book
2012 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best List
Nominated for six state book awards

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