Friday, November 11, 2011

November Giveaway Hop

Great News!  The November Giveaway Hop is officially underway.  This hop is hosted by:  I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Tristi Pinkston. What is a blog hop?  You hop from one blog to another to see what is being offered as a giveaway.

My giveaway is open only to residents in the United States.  I'll be giving away several books this round so pay close attention.  All book blurbs are taken from Goodreads unless otherwise marked.  This post is quite long so when you've finished reading about the books, scroll to the bottom to find out how to enter.

For my younger audience, students, parents of young kids I offer the following:

Flat Stanley:  The Flying Chinese Wonders - Jeff Brown
Ouch! Stanley accidentally caused twin acrobats Yin and Yang to take a tumble, right before their Chinese New Year show. Yang's foot is broken—but luckily, Flat Stanley is flexible enough to take his place. To make up for his mistake, Stanley travels to China to help out—but can he learn all their amazing tricks in time?

Underworlds #1:  The battle Begins - Tony Abbott
There's something lurking under Owen's school. . . .
Owen Brown is your average fourth grader. Or he was, until his best friend, Dana, disappeared. Right in front of his face. Through the floor of the school.  Owen's average life has turned upside down.
He's determined to find Dana -- before anyone realizes she's missing. Owen sets out on a mysterious, mythological rescue mission with his friends Jon and Sydney. But what none of them know is that Dana's disappearance is part of a much larger riddle.  And they're at the center of it.

Judy Moody Girl Detective - Megan McDonald
Judy Moody is in a mood. A sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what’s a WBMS (world’s best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that’s what! And she doesn’t have to snoop for long: when Mr. Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky), and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a real life, scare-your-pants-off whodunit. Was Mr. Chips stolen by dirty dog nappers? And why are chocolate-chip cookies disappearing all over town? Watch out for red herrings—along with clever references to classic Nancy Drew mysteries—as Eagle Eye Moody and company are hot on the case.

Powerless - Matthew Cody

Twelve-year-old Daniel, the new kid in town, soon learns the truth about his nice—but odd—new friends: one can fly, another can turn invisible, yet another controls electricity. Incredible. The superkids use their powers to secretly do good in the town, but they’re haunted by the fact that the moment they turn thirteen, their abilities will disappear—along with any memory that they ever had them. Is a memory-stealing supervillain sapping their powers?
The answers lie in a long-ago meteor strike, a World War II–era comic book (Fantastic Futures, starring the first superhero, Johnny Noble), the green-flamed Witch Fire, a hidden Shroud cave, and—possibly, unbelievably—“powerless” regular-kid Daniel himself.  Superhero kids meet comic book mystery in this action-filled debut about the true meaning of a hero.

For my older readers I offer you the following:
The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma  This is an ARC
The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma. Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time is a page-turner that boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence. What happens if we change history?

The Wounded Heat - Adina Senft
When a business offer turns into something more personal, Amelia is torn between what logic tells her is right, and the desire of her heart.
A widow with two small children, Amelia Beiler is struggling to make ends meet. She is running her late husband's business, but it's not what she was raised to do, which is run a home. When she gets an offer for the business from Eli Fischer, she's only too relieved to consider it-especially when it looks like Eli's interest might include more than just the shop. But when she begins to experience strange physical symptoms and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it's difficult not to question God's will. If she pursues the treatment she believes in, she risks going under the bann. But how can she allow Eli to court her when she can't promise him a future.

SUV’s Suck in Combat – Kerry C.  Kachejian  (2 Copies)
From Back of Book:  “SUV’s Suck in combat is an authoritative, first-hand account of the attempt by the U.S. Corps of Engineers to rebuild Iraq n the wake of the 2003 invasion.  Kerry Kachejian documents the enormous effort and sacrifice required to undertake a massive mission that dwarfed previous nation building efforts in scale and complexity.  He and his colleagues belonged to the Army that we had, tackling a mission few had foreseen, and without most of the resources they needed to succeed.  The inspiring stories he relates shed light on the early period of Iraqi reconstruction an bear study for how the United States can do better in the complex wars of he 21st century”

High Treason - Samuel Oakes  (2 copies)
The future is here for a bankrupt nation gripped in the throes of the plague, and the corrupt government is in charge of the vaccine. Young Amish man Enos Yoder faces the greatest crisis of his life when his father refuses to accept the compromises the Bishop has made, and his mother lies on her deathbed. Will the family be consumed by his father's stubbornness? Regina Owens, the liberal minister in town, is having her normal world rocked to the core by what is happening. She wonders why a man would lift his own hand against what is most precious in life. Will Enos recover from the brutal shock when his girlfriend is taken from him? Will his faith, backed by five hundred years of teaching against violence, survive the hate rising in his heart? High Treason is a story of love, bitterness, and treason, rising up in the heart of a man and in the highest corridors of government.

To Enter please follow these directions closely.  There are many ways you may enter: 
 Leave a comment letting me know which book you would like to be entered to win.  If you are entering for more then one then please put them in the order of your preference.  Make sure you leave an email address for me to contact you.
If you are one of my students on Edmodo you may leave me a message on Edmodo letting me know which book you would like a chance of winning.  You may choose more than one but let me know your 1st choice, 2nd choice etc.
I will be choosing a winners on November 12th with

Check out the other blogs in this hop here.


  1. HI, Happy Thanksgiving.
    Great Giveaway
    Like Underworlds (childrens book)

    gfc follower donna

  2. Love kid books I've got lots of kids. Thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com follow GFC Lisa

  3. thank you for the wonderful giveaway. my oldest would love that flat stanley book. ;-) that is one that we dont have yet.

    Terri M

  4. I'd love to be entered to win the High Treason - Samuel Oakes book please, sounds excellent.

    hookedonafeline999 at yahoo dot com

  5. Great giveaway...Will you please enter me in The Map of Time and Underworlds #1. Thank you for the chance to win :0)


  6. Please enter me for 1.Judy Moody and 2.Map of Time

    Thank you!
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  7. Wow what a fabulous giveaway, I love your book selections! I would love to win either
    1. Underworlds 1: The Battle Begins
    2. Judy Moody Girl Detective
    or 3. Powerless

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway and being part of the blog hop!

  8. Great books, thanks for the giveaway.
    1. Judy Moody 2.High Treason 3.Underworlds

    GFC- Chrisine
    your1chef at aol dot com

  9. I'd love to win the Wounded Heart or The Map of Time. Thanks for the chance! :-)


  10. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. The Wounded Heat - Adina Senft
    2.High Treason - Samuel Oakes (2 copies)


  11. Thanks for the chance to win giveaway.
    I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
    1. Judy Moody Girl Detective
    2. High Treason
    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

  12. GFC follower. jandplee at att dot net
    1.Flat Stanley: The Flying Chinese Wonders - Jeff Brown.
    2.Judy Moody Girl Detective - Megan McDonald.

    Thank you!

  13. Great giveaway—please enter me to win The Map of Time!

  14. I would like to win The Map of Time.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Follower-aimeekay

  15. Thanks for the chance to win, my choices would be:
    1. Judy Moody
    or 2. The Wounded Heart.

    inspiredbyfiction at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks for this opportunity.
    I'd like to try for:
    1. A Map of Time
    2. Judy Moody
    GFC name is Lucky47
    Email subscriber

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  17. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    #1 Map of Time

    I am a GFC follower.

  18. I would LOVE to win any of the kids books, they would be the perfect addition to my 10 year old son's Christmas stocking!
    1. Powerless
    2. Underworlds
    3. Flat Stanley
    Thanks so much for the giveaway and for the awesome prize choices!!

    I follow via GFC
    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  19. I would love to win 'The Map of Time' by Felix J. Palma! Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC follower.

  20. I'd love the Judy book or Flat Stanley.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  21. I'd love to win The Map of Time. It sounds awesome. GFC @ Jennifer

  22. I would love to win
    Judy Moody Girl Detective - Megan McDonald
    High Treason - Samuel Oakes
    The Wounded Heat - Adina Senft
    Underworlds #1: The battle Begins - Tony Abbott

  23. I would love to enter for:

    Flat Stanley
    The Wounded Heart


    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

  24. Would love to enter for these (in order)

    #1 Underworlds
    #2 Judy Moody
    #3 Flat Stanley

    thanks -

  25. i would love to win any of the book and blog on t hem

  26. The Map of Time sounds very interesting. Love the cover art!

    I'm a follower. etandksmom at gmail dot com

  27. many thanks for sharing all of these I'd like

    1.The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma
    2.Judy Moody Girl Detective - Megan McDonald
    3.Underworlds #1: The battle Begins - Tony Abbott

    follower: kimyunalesca

  28. The Map of Time sounds great. Thank you!
    GFC Krystal Larson

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway.
    1. Underworld
    2. Judy Moody Girl Detective

  31. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love a chance for Underworlds #1 or The Map of Time in that order. Thank you again

    afterthebook at gmail dot com

  32. I'd love to win Map of Time

  33. Judy Moody, Underworlds, Flat Stanley

    ohradishes44 at

  34. id love to be entered to win a map of time or a wounded heart please and ty for the chance

  35. I would love for the chance to win either The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma or Underworld please =)

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!! And Happy Holidays =) Remember it's the time in the year where you can cheat and eat as much as you want and have a great excuse for it #Thanksgiving lol I use it myself =o)
    Happy eating and Happy Readings!!

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

  36. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3). I would choose "The Wounded Heart".


  37. I'd love to win The Map of Time.


  38. Thank you for participating in this fun event. I would love to read The Map of Time :)


  39. I have not commented on all of your comments due to an overwhelming schedule at this time, but thanks for entering. I will use on Saturday the 12th to choose the winners and I will notify you by email. Goodluck to all.

  40. I would LOVE to get The Map of Time. I've heard wonderful things about it. Thanks for taking part in the giveaway hop!

    workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

  41. Thank you so much for your giveaway! Please enter me for (1) The Map of Time, (2) Flat Stanley, and (3) Underworlds #1.

  42. I'm a new follower. I'd love to win the Map of Time.

    carolyn frank at rocketmail dot com

  43. I would like
    The Map of Time
    Judy Moody or
    High Treason

    Thanks so much!
    mary_reiss @

  44. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma
    GFC follower
    mommyrds at aol dot com