By now you know that I have a tasty treat in store for you before I announce the lucky winner, and today is no exception! How Oliver Olson Changed the World http://amzn.to/c2xnut is a very special book by author Claudia Mills, a book I know many of you have read or you've heard about. If you have kids in elementary school, you won't want them to miss this book. Just look at the wonderful reviews and the awards and honors that OLIVER has received:
*An American Library Association Notable Book
*New York Public Library 100
Titles for Reading and Sharing
*BCCB Blue Ribbon book
"Better than gold. Better than diamonds and jewels. It's an early chapter book that's thoughtful, original, funny, and wry." - Elizabeth Bird, Fuse 8
"Mills has a knack for creating characters who demand compassion due to a pitch-perfect sense of humor and pathos." - School Library Journal
You want to read more, right? Here's the amazon link: http://amzn.to/c2xnut
And in case you didn't check out Claudia's web-site, you can do it now: www.claudiamillsauthor.com
Now that you are completely charmed by OLIVER (He's so winsome!), it's time to announce the winner:
The LUCKY WINNER generated by random.org is: Nancye
Congratulations, Nancye! Please e-mail me at claragillowclark (@) gmail (dot) com with your home address and your copy of ONE SQUARE INCH will be on its way to you. You have one week to respond. After that, the numbers go back in the random tumbler and a new winner will be picked!
Next up is the prolific author/illustrator, Lindsay Barrett George! She has an extra special giveaway for schools! Please spread the word to all your teacher and librarian friends. Thanks so much!