Saturday, January 05, 2013

Blog Birthday: Giveback-Giveaway #5


Hard to believe that we've been blogging for SEVEN years!

This year we'd like to celebrate by giving back to our readers with a Giveback-Giveaway every day for seven days.

We'll choose a random winner from the comments each day and send them the featured book of the day. The books we've chosen are all new(ish) books that celebrate books and reading. (As we were choosing books, we realize that we need to update our Books About Books and Reading list in the sidebar. Are any of your favorites missing from our list?)

Thanks for stopping by to help us celebrate 7 years!

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Blog Birthday Giveback-Giveaway #5 -- THE BOOK WHISPERER

Although this is not a brand new book, how could we not include it in our celebration of books and reading? The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller is a book that for so many of us, helped us remember the important work we do with children. Awakening kids to reading is the work we do and Donalyn shares her own story here. Donalyn Miller is a master at matching kids with books and creating a reading community in her classroom.  Donalyn shares her vision as well as the nuts and bolts of how she accomplishes this each and every year. We know that many of our readers already own this book, but we feel like this is a good one to put in the hands of a colleague.  We are all about paying it forward this year, so if you already own this book (or a few copies of it as I do:-), please comment so that you have a chance to win and pass it along to a new teacher or someone you know who will love it too!

28 comments:

  1. I would love to share the Book Whisperer with teachers at our elementary school. Please enter us in your contest.

    Gratefully,
    mj

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  2. I would love to share this book with my teaching partners. Thanks for the wonderful giveaways.

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  3. Don't tell Donalyn ... but I haven't yet read her book. Please put my name into the sorting hat.
    Kevin

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  4. I haven't read it yet, but it's on my to-read shelf for the semester. I'm hoping to recommend it for our staff read next year!

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  5. There's nothing wrong with promoting an older book! We miss so much of what is published these days, and before we know it, it's out of print!

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  6. Such great books you are giving away! Very generoUs!

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  7. I would LOVE a chance to share this with my district! Please enter me!!

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  8. I would love love read this.

    solarride.rivernik [at] gmail.com

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  9. Thanks for recommending this book, Mary Lee. There are two young moms (my sisters in law) in our family who I'd love to share this with!

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  10. Funny Carol and I talked about this book too. Maybe this time. Thanks!!!

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  11. I would love to read this and share it at my school.

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  12. I would love to own a copy of this! Always looking for ways to improve!

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  13. I would love to read this!

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  14. Congrats on 7 years of blogging! That's quite an accomplishment. I don't actually own The Book Whisperer, and I would love to. :)

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  15. Happy Blog Birthday. As always so much to learning and inspiration here. Love this book, but surprisingly don't own it. Would love to though. Many thanks.

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  16. Congratulations! Your posts have inspired me for several years. What a great book as a giveaway!

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  17. Love, love, love this book! Maybe the 5th time entering will be the charm...

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  18. I love this book so much. Can't stop telling others about it. I have a student teacher starting Monday. If I win, I'll pass this book on to her.

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  19. I am almost ashamed to admit I have not read this book yet! Would love to have a copy!

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  20. I read a library copy of "The Book Whisperer" last summer and would love to own my own!

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  21. I haven't read this book. Please add my name to the giveaway. Thanks!

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  22. This book is on my list of must reads. I would love to win this book!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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  23. I'm embarrassed to admit I don't have this book! I'd love to win this.

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  24. This book and Donalynn Miller in all aspects: live, twitter, online etc. is fantastic. If I win please choose again as I have this book and would want to have someone else hear about how Donalynn makes a huge difference in so many children's lives via amazing books and TIME TO READ THEM. I am VERY thrilled to have won Penny Kittle's Book Love!! Thank you again Mary Lee and Franki! And you, two, have done so much to elevate teaching and children's lives!! Congratulations.
    Janet F.

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  25. I don't have this book and I have been wanting to read it. I know it's a life changer :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  26. Although I have my own copy, I've been lending it to others. It's such a great book!! I'd love a second copy so that I could share with even more of my "reading teacher" friends.

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  27. I have not yet read it but feel as though I have because so many teachers tell me that my classroom is a perfect match for it! I guess I probably should read it to find out! :)

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  28. Book Whisperer has been a life-changer for me. So thankful for Donalyn and Nerdy Book Club and #Titletalk for the ideas and connections to help me become better at helping my kids!

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