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Special Bonus 48HBC Prizes!

48 Hour Book Challenge“FatherReader” here, with a special announcement. MotherReader’s still reading furiously (after yet another unscheduled interruption, which I suspect she’ll tell you all about later), so I thought I’d help alleviate some of her frustration (don’t worry — the kids are adjusting quite well to their cages) by posting a quick note about a couple of special bonus prizes for this year’s competition.

First of all, since we didn’t have time to solicit sponsors for MR’s Greater Good charity (what with all of the family drama going on of late), she’s decided to donate a dollar to her designated Donors Choose school for everyone who finishes the 48 Hour Book Challenge! So if you need some encouragement to do some reading and write up a final post, know that your work will be helping get schoolchildren the books they need!

RIFAnd second — speaking of helping get quality books into the hands of children — RIF will be donating not one, not two, but three multicultural library collections for schools or other youth-serving organizations — as chosen by the top three (domestic*) winners! We’re talking about approximately 50 hardback books (the list of titles can be seen in this PDF document)! (Special thanks to Carol Rasco for making the offer!)

And all of these are in addition to the excellent assortment of prizes for the winners and a bevy of signed books to be given to participants as “door prizes.” Books like The Cardturner, Seaglass Summer, Operation Yes, The Secrets of the Cheese Syndicate, and — in an ironic turn for MotherReader — The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

So stay strong, and keep reading!

* The schools or organizations must be within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii).
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5 comments:

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

yippie! as a school librarian, I can tell you these donations are MUCH appreciated! Thanks to both of you and all the donors!

Mama Librarian said...

Any library would be so happy to get those books. =) What a great opportunity.

Buffy said...

Super fun!

Have a lovely afternoon, ReaderFamily!

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a. fortis said...

Wish I could have participated this year! However, I have houseguests. Maybe next year!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

SO awesome! I, too, am going to donate to Donors Choose as part of this read-a-thon. I donate every month and am a teacher who has benefited enormously from Donors Choose. I don't know what I'd do without them!