Monday, March 28, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: ARC Giveaway Extravaganza

So, today's MMGM is a little bit different, because I'm featuring three unrelated books. But what they all have in common is that they're all awesome ARCs I'm giving away to you guys.

Why?

I'm giving away three YA ARCs HERE, and as I read through the comments I realized, hey--MG fans deserve ARC contests too. So I decided to open up my sekrit middle grade stash--even though it means parting with more of my precious books.

I tried to pick a broad range to keep everyone happy. Different age ranges, different genres. So I'm giving away:

For funny mystery fans:

HORTON HALFPOTT: Or, the Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset, by Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger's latest, loopiest middle-grade novel begins when M'Lady Luggertuck loosens her corset (it's never been loosened before!), thereby setting off a chain of events in which all the strict rules of Smugwick Manor are abandoned. When, as a result of "the Loosening," the precious family heirloom, the Luggertuck Lump (quite literally a lump), goes missing, the Luggertucks look for someone to blame. Is it Horton Halfpott, the good-natured but lowly kitchen boy who can't tell a lie? Or one of the many colorful cast members in this silly romp of a mystery.

For fantasy fans:

THE OGRE OF OGLEFORT, by: Eva Ibbotson

For excitement-hungry orphan Ivo, a mission to save Princess Mirella from the dreaded Ogre of Oglefort is a dream come true. Together with a hag, a wizard, and a troll, Ivo sets out, ready for adventure. But when they get to the ogre's castle, the rescuers are in for a surprise: the princess doesnÕt need saving, but the depressed ogre does! ItÕs a warmhearted, hilarious romp in the tradition of Roald Dahl, with enough creepy magic, ghosts, and laughs to make even the saddest ogre smile


For younger fans, 

THE POPULARITY PAPERS: The Long Distance Dispatch Between, by Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang
Best friends Julie and Lydia are back in this hilarious sequel to Amy Ignatow's breakout novel!

After spending all of fifth grade studying popularity together, Julie and Lydia are finally ready to put their hard-earned lessons to use in junior high. But before they can, tragedy strikes: Lydia's mom gets a job in London for six whole months! Before Lydia can say "fancy a cup of tea?" she's thrust into a new school, where she earns a reputation as "the Violent American." Meanwhile Julie's stuck navigating the cliques of American junior high on her own, where she is adopted by a group of troublemaking eighth graders known as the Bichons. The two best friends will have to learn to keep in touch and stand on their own, assisted as always by their trusty notebook. Amy Ignatow's signature sense of humor is on full display in this satisfying sequel.




So there you go. Three awesome middle grade reads you won't be able to buy for at least a couple of months. BUT YOU CAN WIN THEM HERE!

To enter, make sure you follow my blog and leave a comment on this post by Saturday, April 2nd. I'll pick three random winners and post their names on Sunday, April 3rd. If you have a preference on prize, please let me know in your comment. I'll do my best to match you, but I make no guarantees. International entries welcome.

And since I did it with my other ARC contest, if you blog, tweet, or FB about this contest, I'll give you an extra entry (one for each, so the maximum number of entries you can have is 4). Just let me know in your comments.

Ready...GO!

For more awesome MMGM spotlights, check out these other fabulous bloggers:

Shannon O'Donnell can always be counted on for MG Love. Hop over to HER BLOG to see what she's featuring today.

Natalie Aguirre features DOGSLED DREAMS with an author interview and a giveaway. Click HERE to read more.

Sherri Peterson features STORMBREAKER. Click HERE to read her review.

Joanne Fritz features THE RESISTERS. Click HERE to see what she thinks.

Myrna Foster features FALLING IN. Click HERE to learn more about it.

That's all I've heard from so far. But if you've done a MMGM on your blog today, drop me an email or leave a link in the comments and I'll update this post. :)

38 comments:

  1. What a great idea to have a middle grade ARC contest. How do you get your ARC's? I'd love The Ogre of Oglefort. And I blogged about your Marvelous Mondays.

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  2. Wow, great giveaway, Shannon! I've never even heard of the first book.

    I loved the first Popularity Papers but never saw an arc of the new one.

    Just posted my own MMGM post.

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  3. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  4. Always on the lookout for more MG books! Thanks for the giveaway...again!

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  5. Man, that first one may have the coolest title ever!

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  6. Gotta love a mystery that starts with a loose corset. Followed and Tweeted. Great contest :)

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  7. Great give away Shannon! Followed and tweeted - of course:)

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  8. Thanks, Shannon! These all look great, but I'd prefer one of the first two.

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  9. These look DELECTABLE!!! I've never wanted to win more :)

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  10. These look so good too! I mentioned your contest on my blog today for the YA arcs. And just because you're awesome. It doesn't take a contest to realize that!!

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  11. Ooo--I'd love to win one of these.

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  12. I love that you started MMGM. I love learning about great books in this category. I would love all three but especially the Ogre.

    my MMGM this week: The Brimstone Key (The Grey Griffins)

    http://brookefavero.blogspot.com/2011/03/marvelous-middle-grade-monday-grey.html

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  13. Shannon you have outdone yourself this week! Great reviews! They all sound great. But I'm thinking if I don't win one of them the one I HAVE to buy is the Poplularity Papers...It sounds like it's too much fun. :)

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  14. I think it is so cool that you're featuring Middle Grade novels. I've been to several MMGM blogs this morning and I'm so exciting to be hearing about all these fun books! GREAT idea, Shannon!

    (And ironically the word idea is in my word verification... Fancy that.)

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  15. Thank you for opening your sekrit stash, Shannon. (Can it get any more sibilant?!)

    I'd love any one of these marvelous middle grade ARCS.

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  16. You are seriously the coolest MGer around, Shannon!

    *jazz hands*

    LOL have a great week!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  17. Heya, Shannon. So great to meet you at the retreat this past weekend. These ARCS look delicious. I know my 5th grade class would go nutso for them. Great blog.

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  18. I did totally miss this! These look great. I"m a follower!

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  19. Lovely ARCs -- they all look wonderful. I've got a middle grade reader AND a middle grade lover in my house. And they're not both me. :)

    I'm a follower!

    krisasselin at yahoo dot com

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  20. thanks for the heads up on this post! totally missed it. And wooHOO on the ARCs.

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  21. Hi Shannon! Thanks for the contest. I am a MS librarian and I think my kids would love any of these books.

    I have put up a blog post at http://icmhsreads.edublogs.org/, tweeted (@ElaineReads) and posted a comment on FB about the contest.

    My birthday was Monday, March 28th, if that influences you in any way. -grin-

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  22. I'd love The Ogre of Oglefort. They mystery one looks fun, too. :)

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  23. The Horton Halfpott sounds like so much fun! I just want read the title over and over again. Thanks for the giveaway and for letting me know about some upcoming middle grade novels.

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  24. Tons of fun as always, these books look great! Hope you feel better soon!

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  25. They all look great, especially the first two! Thanks for the info.

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  26. Wow. I love books. And I have just the people to pass them on to when I've read them. (If I win one, that is.)

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  27. I'd LOVE The Ogre of Oglefort as I a big fan of Eva Ibbotson, so please, put my name in the hat!

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  28. Oh, they look like so much fun! I'd love either Horton Halfpott or The Ogre of Oglefort, they both sound right up my alley! (Hope it's all chugging along, not too chaotic on your end!)

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  29. I'm so glad you posted a reminder abbot this or I would have missed it. I guess Google Reader isn't as wonderful as I thought.

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  30. i thought i had entered this..but hey, maybe i missed it :)
    so please enter me in now ! :D

    - a follower

    uniquas at ymail dot com

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  31. Thank you for reposting the link to this! They all look like they'd be super fun to read. :-)

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  32. I don't read a lot of MG, but the ones I have read I *love*. Thanks for the giveaway, Shannon. :)

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  33. Oooo - fabulous ARCs!! So exciting - I'd love to have these for my classroom :)

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  34. These look great!

    I love your MMGM posts, because my son is a MG-reader. I'm always looking for great books to pass on to him. (He reads FAST - he got through Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass in three days.) What I wouldn't give for those days when I had no obligations again, so I could just sit around and read!

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  35. Wow, another great giveaway. I think I'd be happy with any one of these!

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