It’s mid August. You know what that means.
We just finished with this.
And that means it’s almost time for this.
And, since this blog is desperately in need of something to breathe life into its poor, neglected soul, I think it’s time for this.
Who doesn’t love a great giveaway?
So, here’s the scoop. We’ll give away a class set – 25 paperback copies – of The Beef Princess of Practical County to one lucky teacher. We’ll throw in a copy of the fantastic Classroom Companion written by the great folks at Illinois Ag in the Classroom. (They give them away on their website, but hey, it sounds like a bonus, doesn’t it?!) UPDATE: On Friday, August 16th, Illinois Ag in the Classroom sweetened the deal! They have promised to add a class set of BEEF Ag Mags and a class set of LIVESTOCK Ag Mags to the prize! WOW! These Ag Mags are colorful, info-packed newspapers for kids. Thanks, AITC! You’re the best!
The Beef Princess of Practical County is middle grade fiction published by Delacorte Press, Random House Children’s Books. It won a 2010 International Reading Association Children’s Book Award and the 2011 Nebraska Farm Bureau Children’s Ag Book of the Year. It follows 12-year-old Libby Ryan as she prepares to show a calf at the Practical County Fair, and if offers a glimpse into farm life in the rural Midwest. It is suitable for grades 3 – 8 to read independently or as a classroom read-aloud.
To enter, leave a comment below telling if you are a teacher or librarian or administrator or one of those super-generous parents who scouts out freebies for their child’s school AND tell us your favorite part of the back-to-school season. The contest will end at MIDNIGHT (ooooo ~ ooooo ~ oooo!) Eastern Daylight Time on August 31, 2013, at which time one person will be selected randomly (perhaps by goat) as the lucky winner!
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So, good luck! I’m looking forward to hearing from all of you who can’t wait to get back to the books! Don’t you just love a great