Thursday, May 30, 2013

700 Reader Project Mayhem Blowout Giveaway!


Hello, everyone! Project Mayhem DJ cat is back to kick off our 700 Reader Project Mayhem Blowout Giveaway!!! We have tons of prizes from Agents, Authors, Book Bloggers, and even an Illustrator Portfolio Critique!  

We have prizes from agents Marietta Zacker (Nancy Gallt) and Stephen Fraser (Jennifer de Chiara Lit). Amazing illustrator, Kevan Atteberry will be critiquing one lucky illustrator's online portfolio. Cynthia Leitich Smith and Stephen Messer have graciously donated 
a 10 page critique to two lucky writers!
Project Mayhem authors, Paul Greci, Marissa Burt, Michael Winchell, Matt Rush, Michael Gettel-Gilmartin, Hilary Wagner, James Milhaley, Lee Wardlaw, Chri Eboch, and Dianne Salerni will all be giving critiques as well! Check out our Team Mayhem Profiles to know what you're getting into! We'll also be giving out new books too, many signed, so if you're a writer, illustrator, or reader, we've got you covered! :)

To keep it easy, we are doing this Rafflecopter style! Simply login with your email address or facebook login via the link at the bottom of the prize list! The more you spread the news via facebook and twitter, the more chances you have to win! Read on to see our fab list of prizes that we are so honored to give out to our fantastic readers. When this little middle-grade blog was started we had no idea there would be such a positive and overwhelming response! So, thank you! 

Contest ends June 12th at midnight! Winners announced Friday the 14th!

Now go! Go win some prizes and please share the love!! :)


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61 comments:

  1. Happy 700! Thanks to all Project Mayhem contributors for sharing MG stories and tips. Plus this awesome list of prizes.

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    1. We are so excited! Thanks, Manju!

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  2. My favorite book growing up and still one of my favorites now, is Ender's Game. I just loved the story and the surprises that came with it.

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  3. I loved the whole Chronicles of Narnia series...Thanks for this awesome prize chance:)

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  4. I was blown away by Judy Blume's "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret," because until that point I'd never read a book that wrote about issues that were important to me. I could only stomach so much Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, and that's about all there was out there for MGers to read. Judy Blume is an MG pioneer and I bow down to her.

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  5. Holy Moly, this is an awesome contest! I almost don't want to spread the word so I can be sure and win--but if I DON'T spread the word, I won't win. So, um, yeah. I'm off to spread the word. :-)

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  6. Oh! I commented before I read what I was supposed to comment about--d'oh. I loved a picture book called A PICKLE FOR A NICKEL and the JUST SO STORIES and A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. Then I got stuck on fairy tales. Come to think of it, I still love fairy tales.

    Cathy

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  7. Great contest! I'll spread the word! My favorite childhood book ... hmm ... I don't really have one. I started reading children's books in my 30s when I started writing. :D I read a lot of picture books to my kids, and that's what inspired me to write. My favorites were the Berenstain Bears.

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  8. My how you've grown. :) I remember you when your follower list was only *this* high! ;)

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  9. This is SOME PRIZE PACK! Hope I win!

    To answer the question- "What was your favorite childhood book?"

    I was a late blooming reader (For NON-academic reasons) so it's a limited list, but if my teen years count, it's clearly "A Rat's Tale" by Tor Seidler, which is also the book that informed me as the writer I am today.

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  10. These are some amazing prizes! Thanks, guys. I read pretty much non-stop as a kid, so it's hard to narrow it down. I loved all the Dr. Seuss books (which I now read to my own kids), and the Nancy Drew books kindled my love of mystery novels.

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  11. This is all incredible!

    Favorite books as a child were the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. LOVE!

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  12. Good luck, everyone! My favorites were THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN, RIFF REMEMBER, and FOLLOW MY LEADER. :)

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  13. Yay for an awesome giveaway! My favorites as a kid were the Babysitter's Club series, the Nancy Drew series, Bridge to Terabithia, and Summer of my German Soldier.

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  14. "The Chronicles of Narnia" were my favorite books by far, followed with a VERY narrow margin by "Lord of the Rings" which I read earlier than most kids, and reread for greater effect much later. These were closely followed by the "Little House on the Prairie" series. All three different and wonderfully enchanting in their own right!! Thanks for the super amazing contest! AND CONGRATS on reaching 700 fans!!! <3

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  15. I would have to say the SpiderWick series! It's the book I read that really got me reading, so of course I give it very big credit for that! It also helped me in my writing.
    Congratulations on 700 fans!

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  16. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle. And all her books!

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  17. Harry Potter!

    Congrats on the 700!

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  18. Happy, happy, happy!! Just tweeted for you. Congratulations! MG rules!

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  19. Congrats on so many followers. Wow: so many prizes! I'm impressed. Tweeted about it. Mentioned on facebook.

    Favorite childhood book? James and the Giant Peach.

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  20. Tiffany the Walking Diaster was the first book I read overland over and over...

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  21. WoW, what an amazing contest!

    It's a tie between Charlotte's Web and Hello Aurora. The second one was by a European writer I bought at a school Scholastic book fair. It stuck with me all these years. I bought it a few years ago used on the internet and read it to my daughter.

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  22. Way cool contest! Congratulations on your followers. One of my favorites was LIttle House In The Big Woods and Ferdinand.

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  23. Wonderful Contest! Congrats! I loved Jonathan Livingston Seagull!

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  24. Congrats on reaching and beating 700 followers. Amazing how it can grow.

    Chronicles of Narnia will always be my all time fave, I suppose. But I have a special place in my heart for Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret.

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  25. How can anyone pick one favorite book? First grade it was all the Bobbsey twin books and that biography series (don't know the name). Then it was Nancy Drew, the Wizard of Oz series, Heidi, The Five Little Peppers -- whatever my mother had read as a girl that was still on my grandmother's shelves. And then I discovered Anne of Green Gables and Madeline L'Engle on my own . . . Loved it all.

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  26. How can anyone pick one favorite book? First grade it was all the Bobbsey twin books and that biography series (don't know the name). Then it was Nancy Drew, the Wizard of Oz series, Heidi, The Five Little Peppers -- whatever my mother had read as a girl that was still on my grandmother's shelves. And then I discovered Anne of Green Gables and Madeline L'Engle on my own . . . Loved it all.

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  27. The Secret garden was my favourite book. I used to search around my garden fence for secret doorways hoping to find one!

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  28. My favorite childhood book is The Day the Guinea Pig Talked by Paul Gallico.

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  29. Too many childhood favorites to have a *definitive* favorite, but someone whose books I loved and whom I don't see mentioned nearly ever enough is Marilyn Sachs. I adored the Amy and Laura series, and I loved Veronica Ganz even more when I reread as an adult.

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  30. Awesome giveaway. Congrats on 700 followers. I loved Shadow Castle as a kid.

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  31. Such a fun giveaway! Trixie Belden, Little House books, and Anne of Green Gables.

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  32. Thanks all, for your awesome comments and I love seeing all these great childhood books! There are so many that I haven't thought of in a while and need to revisit!

    GO PROJECT MAYHEM!

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  33. I also have to go with The Chronicles of Narnia. I remember reading them for the first time in second grade and I was blown away. I had no idea books could be so amazing! I haven't stopped reading since :)

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  34. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm going to go with The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge, with I loved years before J.K. Rowling said it was one of her favorites...

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  35. What a great contest!
    As a child,one of my favorite books was The Giving Tree--it still is.

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  36. My favorite book as a kid was Harriet the Spy! I read it at least 50 times and made my own spy belt out of junk I found around the house. The only issue was that we lived on a farm and the only thing available to spy on were the chickens. Got kinda old...

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  37. So many books to choose from, but I think my favorite book from my early childhood was Where the Red Fern Grows. It was the first book to ever make me cry.

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  38. I loved The Westing Game and Judy Blume books. OH-and Nancy Drew.

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  39. The books that turned me into an avid reader were the Famous Five series by Edith Blyton. Before that, my parents had a hard time getting me to read. I read each book in the series at dozen times.

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  40. One of my many favorites was the whole Trixie Belden series. I so wanted to be a bobwhite.

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  41. I loved the Little House on the Prairie books so much! Then later these Sunfire Romance books. I just reread one - um I'm not sure I should've done that!

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  43. The Secret Garden... Sounds like fun!

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  44. I loved the Spiderwick chronicles. The imagery, world building and story were so great for teaching me pitch, pace and age appropriateness.

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  45. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu has helped me to improve my writing. I love her lyrical prose. The story touches me, even though it's sad.

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  46. Nancy Drew was probably my favorite because I owned a copy and could reread.

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  47. I loved the Little House series and Anne of Green Gables as a child. Glad I found your blog. Thanks for hosting such a cool contest!

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  48. That's a hard question. Anne of Green Gables is the first that comes to mind, then Narnia, Secret Garden, The Giver. On and on.

    Great contest!!!!

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  49. I loved the Chronicles of Pyrdain by Lloyd Alexander. A classic Luke Skywalker quest: rags to riches, impossible odds, evil bad guys, and meeting the challenge. I fell in love with storytelling.

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  50. I entered! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    To answer your question, I really like Ramona and Her Father. It's a classic, and that was one of the first books that I'd read with chapters. I remember being so proud of myself that I was reading a book that didn't have pictures on all of the pages. It was evidence to me back then that I was a big kid now.

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  51. My favorite book growing up was Watership Down. I read it over and over and over. Best of all would be, if I had all afternoon to read... I would go to the Sheetz in town and get a slushee and Doritos and go to my treehouse and spent the afternoon reading the adventures of Fiver and Hazel and company.

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  52. I was a big Baby Sitters Club and Nancy Drew reader until I graduated to Agatha Christie. I simply ate up mysteries like they were candy bars.

    Then there was fantasy, Narnia, Tolkien, L'Engle, George MacDonald...I think his Princess and the Goblins is my all time favorite MG fantasy novel.

    And let's not forget Austen, Hardy, and Edgar Allen Poe in my high school years...

    There's just too many wonderful books to settle on just one!

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  53. How could I have not possibly heard of Project Middle Grade Mayhem until now?!

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  54. I think most definitely The Giver and really any mysteries like The Westing Game too.

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  55. The Hose at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne. I probably read that book 40 times.

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  56. Without a doubt, Bunnicula. For whatever reason, I was obsessed with that series. (Who couldn't love a title like The Celery Stalks at Midnight?)

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  57. THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING AT MACDONALD HALL by Gordon Korman

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  58. Though I have fallen off the face of the earth for the last two years, I still read this blog. Thank you for your hard work everyone. I will see you again shortly. Life is full of new beginnings.

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  59. PS... That cat disco at the top is really creeping me out. Air Fives across the table to all Project Mayhemers for creeping me out!

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