Monday, January 7, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR BOOK GIVEAWAY!

My Books -> Your Classroom or Library!


Hey, it's giveaway time again! Every time I publish a book, I get a box of author copies and inevitably, most of them end up in my office closet. One of my New Year's resolutions is to downsize, and I think these books would be much happier in classrooms and libraries!


OKAY READY? TEACHERS! LIBRARIANS! STUDENTS! PARENTS OF STUDENTS! Want some free books? YES YOU DO. All you have to do is comment on this page, or on the posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and I will send you your choice of up to 2 books (only one hardcover per person, alas, as I need them to fit into the padded mailers I have.)


Just leave a comment letting me know which books you want and for what school (and why those books, if you're so inclined) and also either WHERE TO SEND THEM or an email address where we can follow up. AND THEN I WILL SEND YOU THE BOOKS (I may need to send you second choices if I run out of stuff; we'll talk!)


Here are the available books:


Happy new year!
Kevin

39 comments:

  1. Hi Kevin,
    I am now teaching 7th grade English. My students would love any titles you could send us for our classroom library! You are so very kind to do this. I talk up your titles with book talks all the time and share that you visited our school years ago.

    Bruce Finke
    Shakopee Wedt Middle School
    200 10th Ave E
    Shakopee, MN 55379

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    1. Hey Bruce! Will do. Thanks so much for sharing my books with your students!

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  2. Mineral School would love a handful of books (dealer's choice) for our library for summer artists' residency. I'd be happy to come pick some up and perhaps even bring you some #2 Mineral School pencils and a tote bag as thanks. -- Jane Hodges (mineralschoolarts@gmail.com)

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    1. Hi Jane, thanks! I will email you.

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  3. Or if you wanted to send them, it's Mineral School, PO Box 214, Mineral, WA 98355

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  4. Hello! I’m a 7th grade ELA teacher at Wheatland Middle School, 919 Hamilton Park Drive, Lancaster PA 17602. I would love Last Day on Mars and The Oceans Between Stars - that series looks so good and I haven’t read it yet! If for some reason those don’t work I’ll take the third book in that series. Thank you SO much for doing this! -Chantelle Delaney

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    1. Hi Chantelle, I will send Books 1 and 2. Thanks so much! And if you're interested, Book 3 comes out in February. ;)

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  5. Hi from Spain!! I'm a student of English Philology and my mum is a teacher in a bilingual high school. We are always looking for books written in English that students like me can find easy to read because, to be honest, a 16-years-old guy don't want to read Shakespeare anymore (by now). I'm so interested in this because my university doesn't have to much money, but I think it's more important for my mother because in her high school's library there isn't many books and that could be a great opportunity.

    Thank you!!

    lopezsaurio@hotmail.com (if you decide to contact us ♥️♥️)

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  6. Hi! I would love ANY copies you would be able to share! I am starting to rebuild our classroom library (I previously taught Dual Immersion), so my bookcases still look a little sad. I have avid readers and I am working on making sure they have a wide variety of reading choices. THANK YOU!

    Sharlline Markwardt
    Language Arts
    High Desert Middle School
    61000 Diamondback Lane
    Bend, OR 97702

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    1. Hi Sharlline, thanks so much! I will send a couple books your way!

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  7. I will take any and all! I teach Grade 7 ELA at Qualters Middle School, 240 East St, Mansfield MA 02048. Thanks! Marissa Simas

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    1. Thanks, Marissa! I'll send you some books!

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  8. Hi! I will take anything as well! I teach sixth grade literacy at Qualters Middle School, 240 East st, Mansfield, MA 02048.
    Thank you,
    Kaleigh Pimble

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    1. Thanks, Kaleigh! I will send you some books!

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  9. Hi Kevin! I'm currently teaching fourth graders in a K-8 and I know the librarian would love a whatever you are able to send our way! I'm at the W.H Ohrenberger School, 175 West Boundary Road, West Roxbury, MA 02132. Hope you, Annie and the kids are doing well out there on the west coast! All the best for continued success in 2019!
    Pam Yeomans

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    1. Hi Pam! It's so nice to hear from you! Happy to send you guys some books. We are doing well out here. Happy New Year to you and yours! :) Kevin

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  10. Hi Kevin!
    I currently work with 7th grade students who are avid readers but also some of the most reluctant readers and these books look like they would be a great fit to reinforce their reading! I would love any of these titles! I work at...
    Qualters Middle School
    240 east st
    Mansfield, Massachusetts

    Thank you in advance,
    Karen Carpentier

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    1. Hi Karen, sounds good. Thanks for giving my books a good home! :)

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  11. Jessica Crosby-PitchamootooJanuary 7, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Hi Kevin, I have Carlos is Gonna Get it. So I'd love a copy of any of the others. I have gotten grant money the last 2 years to build a classroom library for my intervention room. It is becoming the place to be even for students who don't require intervention. I work with 1-6 graders Please send your choice
    Jessica Crosby-Pitchamootoo McWillie Elementary 4851 McWillie Circle Jackson MS 39206

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    1. Hey Jessica! So nice to hear from you and I'll send you some books! Hope all is well in your new year. :)

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  12. Hi Kevin,

    I'm not sure if this is only open to schools, but we would love some books for the children's department of our public library! Any of these would be great! Breakout and the Exile series would be especially good, but our patrons would appreciate any of them, I think. We do already have Carlos is Gonna Get It. You can send them to:

    Jenne Mante
    Bethlehem Area Public Library
    11 West Church St.
    Bethlehem, PA 18017

    Thank you!

    Jenne

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    1. Hi Jenne, definitely open to libraries! I will send you some books. Thanks for giving them a good home!

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  13. Hey Kevin,
    I currently teach literature for 6th, 7th, and 8th at Westside Christian School. We recently received encore to an empty room as a donation not knowing it was part of a trilogy. We would love to complete the series with Exile and Finding Abbey Road if you still have some. If not, any books would be much appreciated for my classroom. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Ms. Kelsi Grau
    4228 Trenton Ave
    Palmdale, Ca 93552

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    1. Hi Kelsi, sounds good, I'll send them! :)

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  14. Hi Kevin!
    I loved Any Second, but I'm not sure my fifth graders can handle it. If you have anything for a younger audience, I would greatly appreciate a book. If not, I completely understand.
    Thanks!
    Molly
    adazzlingdistraction@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Molly, I agree Any Second is a bit dark for 5th grade! I'll send you a couple others!

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  15. Hi Kevin,

    I teach 5th grade and always welcome any books for our personal library- I hit my gal Tina up for them too ;) . I also have our own three kids grades 5, 7, and 9, and we donate books to their school libraries when we are finished reading them. We are not picky!

    Thank you for your teacher support!

    Stacie Riechel (Harris)
    Fiddlehead School of Arts & Sciences
    25 Shaker Rd
    Gray, ME 04039

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    1. Hi Stacie! Sounds good I will send you a couple books! :)

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  16. Hello,
    I teach high school ELA in Ohio and I came across your page because a student was raving about "Last Day on Mars" during her book talk! I'd love to have a copy of the first two books in the series, but I would be happy to have any. Thanks so much...this is awesome!

    Stephanie Tinberg
    Jonathan Alder High School
    9200 Rt. 42 South
    Plain City, Ohio 43064

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    1. Hi Stephanie! That's awesome! I'm sending you books 1 and 2. Cheers!

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  17. Hi Kevin,

    This is excititng! I am a high School Librarian in Youngstown, New York. My students are fans of your Atlaneans series, and we would love to have any or all of the other books you have available to donate. This is the time of year when our budget is spent, and we won't see new books in the library for a while. Your books would be a big hit.
    Lewiston-Porter High School 4061 Creek Road, Youngstown, NY 14174.

    Thank You!
    Terri Faut

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    1. Hi Terri, thanks for getting in touch! I will send you some books. :)

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  18. Hi Kevin,

    I am the librarian at Brown Middle School in Newton, MA. I came across this post when trying to find when the third book in your Chronicle of the Dark Star series in being released. Our copy of The Oceans Between Stars was lost, and my students would love to see it replaced! A copy of Exile would be great as well! It's a title that is popular in teachers' classroom libraries, but our school library doesn't yet have it in the collection.

    Thank you!

    Felicia Quesada Montville
    Library Teacher
    Brown Middle School
    125 Meadowbrook Rd
    Newton, MA 01459

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    1. Hi Felicia, Thanks for getting in touch! I'll send you Oceans and Exile! Thanks!

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  19. HELLO! I'm here to report that my shelves are empty and the giveaway has ended! Thank you all so much for your interest, and if you just arrived looking for books, drop me a line on the Contact page and we'll see what we can do. Thank you!

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  20. Hi! My name is Diya and I am a great fan of your Chronicle of the Dark Star Series! I can’t wait for the third book to be published! I’m in the 5th grade and I live in Germany. I wanted the book 1.Any Second, and if not, Last Day on Mars (since I wanted to keep a collection of all three books) .
    Warm regards
    Diya
    Sharmikomal@gmail.com

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  21. Hi again! Just saw your message of the giveaway ending! By any chance can I get a copy of the Shores Beyond Time?
    Regards
    Diya

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  22. Hi! I'm doing a book report on your book, Last Day On Mars, for 7th grade GT. I wanted to congratulate you on making it into the Lone Star novel list. I really enjoy your Chronicle of the Dark Star series and wanted to know if I could have the second and third books in the series. Thank you so much and please keep writing!

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    1. Hi Micah, thanks so much for reading Last Day on Mars! Unfortunately I'm all out of copies of book 2 and the giveaway has ended. Book 2 is out in paperback now, so you can get it pretty cheap online. And book 3 isn't out yet but will be in a couple of weeks. I hope you have a chance to read them! Thanks again, Kevin

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