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100 Scope Notes Summer Book Giveaway Extravaganza!

In a concerted effort to not end up on Hoarding: Buried Alive, I have a few things I’d like to give away. Namely, books.

Some I reviewed for School Library Journal, some I reviewed in these pages, some are to-be-reviewed, and a couple were more YA and thus out of my wheelhouse. Picture books, chapter books, graphic novels – there’s something for everyone here.

If you would like one of the books below, send me an email (scopenotes@gmail.com) or send me a message on Twitter (@100scopenotes). Be sure to name the book you’ve got your eye on. Send a message, you’re in the drawing for the book you fancy. And be snappy about it – you have until the cows come home (cows come home at 11:55pm sharp) on Monday, July 19 to enter. Winners will be drawn shortly thereafter.

*NOTE* What If? and Mirror Mirror are F&Gs (folded and gathered pages), not bound editions.

Dark’s Tale by Deborah Grabien. ARC.

Foiled by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mike Cavallaro

Twenty Gold Falcons by Amy Gordon. ARC.

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. ARC.

Justin Case by Rachel Vail, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. ARC.

Leaving the Bellweathers by Kristin Clark Venuti. ARC.

Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell. ARC.

Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka. ARC.

What If? by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. F&G (folded and gathered pages, not the bound edition).

Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josée Masse. F&G (folded and gathered pages, not the bound edition).

Best of luck!

(Top Image: ‘Reading Is Fundamental’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/42961457@N04/4114564467)

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. I’ll throw my name in for Dark’s Tale, please! Thanks.

  2. I would like to be placed in the “Leaving the Bellweathers” hat, please! I’ve just weeded my own home collection, so time to start filling it up again.

  3. After seeing all the fabulous reviews, I would love to have “Origami Yoga” for my daughter. Thanks!

  4. I’d like to throw my name in for “What If?” Folded and gathered doesn’t alter whether the book is fun to read to my baby! =)

  5. I first heard about “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger” in a local book review group and squealed (to myself) “I MUST HAVE SO I CAN MAKE YODA ORIGAMI!” Not to mention, since it is an ARC, it would fit in nicely with an advanced readers book club I’m starting at my library in September. However, if we are so allowed, I wouldn’t mind throwing my hat in the ring for Yolen’s “Foiled” – it looks intriguing!

  6. I’d like Spaceheadz by Scieszka.

  7. Gretchen Hardaway says:

    Ouch! I missed checking in for a few days and I missed a giveaway!! I am a regular reader and a middle school librarian but I am a bit overwhelmed. I started a new library last year with 25K. You can imagine how little that buys! I am busy stretching the small grants and donations I have received. I have been at school the last few days working and I missed a giveaway! Arrgh! If you have any titles left that were not spoken for and you still want to give them away I have a lot of shelf space. Not to mention 550 students that would love to read them! I do love your blog. There are several that I read to get ideas and that help me with book selection. Thanks!

  8. Please enter me for “What if?”