Sunday, October 2, 2016

Win A Very Special Skype & A Little Book Swag From Author Anne Marie Pace & Her New Book, Pigloo!

My dear friend Andy Plemmons shared a sweet new book with me last week.  

It is another soon to be favorite from Anne Marie Pace. 
Anne Marie Pace is the author of one of our favorite series Vampirina Ballerina.   

And now she has....
Pigloo, scheduled for publication on October 25, 2016. 

Pigloo is an explorer headed to the North Pole.  But there is something he must get back in time for....lunch!  
And what makes this one extra special for Anne.....She started writing Pigloo when she was in the 1st grade!  

It is important for the children in our libraries and classroom to hear that adult authors often save writing from their childhoods and sometimes those stories turn into a new published book.  

And Anne Marie thinks so too!  She has a terrific opportunity coming up for 1st graders.  

Please read this message from her.....
Because I was a first grader when wrote the first draft of the story that has become my new book PIGLOO, I’d love to celebrate its release by talking with first graders about reading and writing.  I am happy to offer ten free Skype visits to first grade classes across the United States in November and December (and January, if needed to schedule with the schools).  To enter, I’d like first grade teachers to use this form to send me their information between October 3 and October 24.  I’ll choose ten schools using a random number generator and contact the winners to arrange the scheduled visit.

Skype visits will be 20 minutes long and will include my reading PIGLOO, a bit of chat about how writing is hard but fun, too, and a Q&A.  I’ll also send the winning classes some book-related swag and a teacher activity guide.

If teachers would like to send home a book order form to allow students to purchase a signed copy of the book, I have arranged with my local independent bookseller to ship copies of PIGLOO which I will inscribe and sign before they are shipped.  This is NOT required to enter or to win, but some students and their families like to have this opportunity.

First grade teachers and librarians on behalf of first grade teachers only, please.  Yes, I love kindergarteners and second graders, too, but this one’s for first grade.  (Ks will get a chance in the spring for Vampirina at the Beach.)
You can fill out this Google Form to register for a chance to win one of 10 free 20-minute Skype visits during the months of November and December, 2016.

Also you can preorder Pigloo here too!

Thank you Anne Marie for bringing Pigloo to our students....and for connecting with them.  This will be a fun opportunity for so many.  

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