Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Penguin Reality Prize Pack - Win 9 Books!

This time you have two chances to win! There is the Penguin Reality Prize Pack - the following 7 upcoming books plus 2 mystery books - and the Penguin Fantasy Prize Pack, found in a separate post.


Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen June 16, 2009
It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.

A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.

In her signature pitch-perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect. Visit the author at http://www.sarahdessen.com/ and join Sarah-land at http://sarah-land.ning.com/ for latest news and more chances to win.

After by Amy Efaw August 11, 2009
An infant left in the trash to die. A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant . . .

Before That Morning, these were the words most often used to describe straight-A student and star soccer player Devon Davenport: responsible, hardworking, mature. But all that changes when the police find Devon home sick from school as they investigate the case of an abandoned baby. Soon the connection is made—Devon has just given birth; the baby in the trash is hers. After That Morning, there’s only one way to define Devon: attempted murderer.

And yet gifted author Amy Efaw does the impossible— she turns Devon into an empathetic character, a girl who was in such deep denial that she refused to believe she was pregnant. Through airtight writing and fast-paced, gripping storytelling, Ms. Efaw takes the reader on Devon’s unforgettable journey toward clarity, acceptance, and redemption.
Visit the author at http://www.amyefaw.com/ or http://www.after-book.com/ for more book info.


A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck September 17, 2009
The return of one of children's literature's most memorable characters is a gift indeed.

The eccentric, forceful, big-hearted Grandma Dowdel is the star of the Newbery Medal–winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor–winning A Long Way from Chicago. And it turns out that her story isn’t over—not even close.

It is now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel: a Methodist minister and his wife and kids. Soon Mrs. Dowdel will work her particular brand of charm—or medicine, depending on who you’re asking—on all of them: ten-yearold Bob, who is shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his two fascinating sisters; and even Bob’s two parents, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital.

As Christmas rolls around, the Barnhart family realizes that they’ve found a true home—and a neighbor who gives gifts that will last a lifetime.

I'm a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb October 13, 2009
Family Guy meets Election in this hilarious young adult debut!

Twelve-year-old Oliver Watson’s got the IQ of a grilled cheese sandwich. Or so everyone in Omaha thinks. In reality, Oliver’s a mad evil genius on his way to world domination, and he’s used his great brain to make himself the third-richest person on earth! Then Oliver’s father—and archnemesis—makes a crack about the upcoming middle school election, and Oliver takes it as a personal challenge. He’ll run, and he’ll win! Turns out, though, that overthrowing foreign dictators is actually way easier than getting kids to like you. . . Can this evil genius win the class presidency and keep his true identity a secret, all in time to impress his dad?


Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollen Young Reader's Edition October 15, 2009
“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.

In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you.

Hold Still by Nina LaCour October 20, 2009
An arresting story about starting over after a friend’s suicide, from a breakthrough new voice in YA fiction.

dear caitlin, there are so many things that i want so badly to tell you but i just can’t.

Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend’s suicide. With the help of family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn’t die with Ingrid. And the journal which once seemed only to chronicle Ingrid’s descent into depression, becomes the tool by which Caitlin once again reaches out to all those who loved Ingrid—and Caitlin herself.


Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica November 3, 2009
What would you do with a million dollars, if you were 13?
Nate Brodie is nicknamed “Brady” not only for his arm, but also because he’s the biggest Tom Brady fan. He’s even saved up to buy an autographed football. And when he does, he wins the chance for something he’s never dreamed of—to throw a pass through a target at a Patriots game for one million dollars.

Nate should be excited. But things have been tough lately. His dad lost his job and his family is losing their home. It’s no secret that a million dollars would go a long way. So all Nate feels is pressure, and just when he needs it most, his golden arm begins to fail him. Even worse, his best friend Abby is going blind, slowly losing her ability to do the one thing she loves most—paint. Yet Abby never complains, and she is Nate’s inspiration. He knows she’ll be there when he makes the throw of a lifetime.
Mike Lupica’s latest sports novel is also his most heartwarming. Visit the author at http://www.mikelupica.com/.

To enter to win, just tell me which of these 7 realistic books you want to read most, and which upcoming realistic book (any publisher) you are most looking forward to (can be the same book of course!).
As always, +1 if you link to this contest from your blog or social media site and leave me a separate comment saying so.

+1 for being a follower. Just leave me another separate comment for it to count.
This contest is open to US and Canadian addresses only and ends on June 3rd at noon CST. The winner will have 24 hours to provide a shipping address or I will have to pick a new winner.

296 comments:

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Ashley said...

I would like to read Along For The Ride, or After.
booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

I can't wait for the book Prophecy Sisters. It looks great.

Ashley said...

+ I am already a follower.
booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

Ashley said...

+ I posted this on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Belinda M said...

The book that I am most looking forward to reading from this collection would be Along for the Ride. Right now I do not have any other reality book that I am wanting to read

Belinda M said...

I follow

Wanda said...

The answer to both questions would be: Hold Still by Nina LaCour

rhapsodyinbooks said...

My answer to both would be Omnivore's Dilemma. Thanks for the contest!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Steph Su said...

Holy cow, you have over TWO HUNDRED entries!! Or, uh, something like that. But these contests just get crazier and crazier. I'd love to win.. even though the margin is slim. Heh.

Steph Su said...

And I'm a follower, of course. :)

stephxsu at gmail dot com

Steph Su said...

Oops, forgot to answer the question. Silly me. Out of these books, I can't wait to read Along for the Ride, of course, because I've been a Sarah Dessen fan since the very beginning and she can't do wrong. But After looks pretty fantastic too. The upcoming realistic book I'm most looking forward to is... That would be Along for the Ride. Haha. I had to think about it for a bit first.

Steph Su said...

Oh, and I've linked to this contest in my sidebar. :)

sharigreen said...

Along for the Ride (for both questions!) :)

shari579 AT hotmail.com

sharigreen said...

P.S. I'm a follower. :)

shari579 AT hotmail.com

Hil'Lesha said...

I look forward to reading Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen.

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

Laina said...

I love these contests for the simple fact that they add books to my to-read list!! lol

I'm most excited to read After, it looks amazing!!

Laina1312@gmail.com

Laina said...

I'm already a follower. :)

Laina said...

I posted about it here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2009/05/may-22th-2009.html

Pam said...

Definitely "Along for the Ride" by Sarah Dessen. LOVE Sarah Dessen!! Thanks.
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Carlene said...

I cant wait to read Along for the Ride and I am most looking forward to reading Along for the Ride. The answer is the same I love Sarah Dessen.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

I am a follower
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Mik said...

For the list, I can't wait for Along For the ride because Sarah Dessen's books always make me feel inspired. And as for not on the list, Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga looks awesome. I loved The astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and Boy Toy.

mindy said...

after for the first question and along for the ride for the second thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

jemscout425 said...

i'd like to read after.
pksanddancer@yahoo.com

scottsgal said...

I definitely want to read Along for the Ride -sounds great

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

+1 for following

msboatgal at aol.com

techyone said...

I'm a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb for both.

techyone at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would say the the answer to both questions would be the book After. It looks really great! Thanks for the contest!

hillary1128@yahoo.com

Michele P. said...

My answer to both questions would be After by Amy Efaw-looking forward to reading it!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

blog follower!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Nickolay said...

The Omnivores Dilemma sounds neat. Thanks for the chance

jason@allworldautomotive.com

esther said...

For both questions, definitely Along for the Ride. Sounds like a great book!

esther said...

I follow.

A Reader said...

The Ominivores Dilemma sounds great.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Laurie said...

I can't wait to read Sarah Dessen's newest. Another one I'm looking forward to is Elizabeth Scott's Something Maybe.

Laurie said...

And now I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

Mary
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

My answer to both questions would absolutely be I'm a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb October 13, 2009
This sounds hilarious!!!

Mishia said...

My answer for both would be After by Amy Efaw. It sounds like a great read.

Barbara said...

The answer to your question would be "I'm a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President." It sounds like a great read and funny too!

brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

samf36 said...

I think A Season of Gifts would be great. Grandma D is just the best. I am not really choosy about another book. I read all sorts of books and snip up any I find at tag sales.

wendy said...

my answer to both questions is " Hold Still."

madamerkf at aol dot com

Karin said...

Both "The Season of Gifts" & "I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President" sound great.

Looking forward to the first one the most--

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Jen said...

I like the looks of After ^_^ Although in Canada, I don't think that its legally feasible. We have a separate infanticide charge.
As for realism, I'm looking forward to Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson!

Jen said...

I follow!

Jen said...

And I linked up ^_^

etirv said...

It would have to be A SEASON OF GIFTS because I love Christmas stories!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

along for the ride mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

malleycc said...

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen I would love to read. I just started reading her books.

Jenn said...

Wow amazing contest! I would have to say for both questions my answer is definately After.It just looks soooo good!

jenniferduttle@hotmail.com

Jenn said...

I am already a follower!

jenniferduttle@hotmail.com

Bibliovore said...

All of these sound so great! I'm terribly intrigued by AFTER, and also HOLDING STILL. As for upcoming realistic . . . wow, probably one of those two. So many!

Max Brown said...

I'm REALLY looking forward to reading Sarah Dessen's Along for the Ride. I can't wait to read it.

My email is max.e.brown.94@gmail.com

Thanks!

Max.

Max Brown said...

+1 I'm following.

Max Brown said...

+1 I blogged (and sidebarred). http://maxsbooksandthings.blogspot.com/2009/05/win-9-books.html

Cari said...

I would most want Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. (On list and by any publisher!) I keep seeing it everywhere!

Cari said...

+1 I'm a follower.
neohippy10 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Cari said...

+1 I posted at:
yacontests.blogspot.com

Thanks!
neohippy10 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Heather said...

I'm looking forward to Along for the Ride!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

Megan said...

I would have to say after or Along for the ride.
I love this prize pack.

Megan (the book geek)
bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

Megan said...

I already follow you

Megan
bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

Michelle E. said...

I've heard great things about Omnivore's Dilemma so that's the book I want to read most, no matter the version. However, I'm a huge Richard Peck fan and am really looking forward to A Season of Gifts! So many good books...

jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

Melanie said...

I posted a link to this contest here:
http://melanies--musings.blogspot.com/2009/05/things-to-know-before-i-go.html

Callie said...

I'm a follower

Dey@mts.net

Callie said...

I would have to say I most want to read After.

Callie said...

Posted your contest on my blog.

http://callier.blogspot.com/2009/05/win-9-books.html


dey@mts.net

wdebo said...

I really really want to read After! It looks so good, and well yeah that goes for the second question too :)

Wdebo :)

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wdebo said...

I added your contest to my side bar :D

http://www.theelectricalbookcafe.blogspot.com/

Wdebo :)

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wdebo said...

I am also a follower

Wdebo :)

electricalbookcafe@yahoo.com

throuthehaze said...

im answering Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen for both questions
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

i follow
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi
I'm most interested in is Hold Still it a timely topic in our house since a friend has had to deal with this. I'm looking forward to this books release. Thanks
MarionG
polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

Amber said...

both of my answers would be Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. I love her books! They're always fun reads. Thanks!!

Amber said...

I follow your blog now also.

Share You Sweet Tread said...

Along For The Ride I feel like this book is going to be amazing Im a huge Sarah Dessen Fan

Share You Sweet Tread said...

Im a new Follower +1

caseykelp said...

I would have to say A Season of Gifts and After. Have been waiting for A Season of Gifts. Thank you for the giveaway.

caseykelp said...

I am a follower

Share You Sweet Tread said...

http://sweettreatsread.blogspot.com/
I p[osted a blog about it

towerofbooks said...

For both questions, I have to say Along for the Ride. :D

towerofbooks said...

I linked this on my sidebar (towerofbooks.wordpress.com)

towerofbooks said...

I follow via Google Reader.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading "I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president." It sounds hilarious and I like books with a sense of humor. I'm also looking forward to Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham which I think is coming out today.

Sandi
slangdon@carolina.rr.com

SueFitz said...

Million Dollar Throw

Looks like fun

suefitz @ yahoo (dot) com

SueFitz said...

Have also posted on twitter
suefitz1

Mardel said...

"I'm a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President" looks wickedly interesting!

Mardel said...

I am now following your blog!

Brittany said...

I'm looking forward to reading Along for the ride. That is my answer for both

Brittany said...

+1 I'm a follower

Brittany said...

+1 I linked to this

Cindy said...

The one that caught my interest the most was Million Dollar Throw. That would looks like a good read to me! I would say that same book for the answer to your second question. My second choice would be Along For the Ride.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Stephani said...

Oh I'd love to win
Along For The Ride

Stephani said...

Your on my sidebar
http://magentapurple450.blogspot.com/

Stephani said...

And im a
follower

Michelle said...

rylor4@gmail.com
This book looks great! I can't wait to read it! Please include me in the contest!

Lenore said...

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

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