Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cherrios Spoonfuls of Stories Gift Set Giveaway & Contest Info

Yesterday I went to my mailbox and was happy to see that I received my Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Gift Set. The set consist of four stories which include: The Great Dog Wash, Monkey and Me, When Dinosaurs Came With Everything , and Duck for President. My daughter and I sat down and read them together after dinner and she loves them. I now think that I am going to have to read "When Dinosaurs Came With Everything" every night before bed.

(Scroll to bottom of post for Giveaway Info)

Contest Info

Over the past seven years, Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories has given away more than 35 million children's books by distributing them free inside cereal boxes and has donated nearly $3 million to First Book, their non-profit partner, which provides books to children from low-income families.

In addition to encouraging children to read, Cheerios is looking for anyone interested in writing children's books. Now in its third year, the Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories New Author Contest is a way to encourage previously unpublished, up-and-coming children's book authors and to continue to nurture a love of reading. Entries are being accepted March 16 through July 15, 2009 and will be judged on appropriate story and content for children ages 3-8, emotional connection, writing quality, uniqueness, and read-aloud potential. More details on the contest can be found at http://www.spoonfulsofstoriescontest.com/.

Shellie Braeuner, the first year's winner, won for her book "The Great Dog Wash". This nanny from Nashville won a $5,000 cash prize and the opportunity to have her book reviewed by Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing. Simon & Schuster offered Shellie a book deal - and will publish her book, illustrated by Robert Neubecker, in hardcover this summer. In addition, Cheerios will be featuring "The Great Dog Wash" free inside 1.5 million boxes of Cheerios. The book has been specially printed in paperback in both English and Spanish and will be available free inside boxes of Cheerios this spring.

Cheerios is also announcing the winners of the second New Author Contest: Lori Degman, of Vernon Hills, Ill., won the top prize for her story, "1 Zany Zoo." In addition to winning a $5,000 cash prize from Cheerios, Degman earned the opportunity to have her book reviewed by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Simon & Schuster has since offered Degman a book deal; her book is expected to be released in 2010, initially in paperback distributed inside Cheerios boxes, and later in hardcover sold in the market.

Cheerios also named two runners-up in the contest: Tameka Fryer Brown, of Charlotte, N.C., for her story "I'm Not Eating That!" and Joan Stradling, of Star Valley, Ariz., for her story, "Who Invites a Pig to Dinner?" Both Brown and Stradling will receive a cash prize of $1,000 from Cheerios.



Giveaway Info
Cherrios and My Blog Spark have given me the opportunity to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Cherrios Spoonfuls of Stories Gift Set. Read below for rules to enter. Your gift set will include the winning book "The Great Dog Wash" and three other books from the Spoonfuls of Stories Library.
Note: Leave me an email address on all post so that I can contact the winner at end of contest. (Comments with no email address stand the chance of deletion)
1. Leave a comment telling what your favorite children's book is.
For extra entries:
2. Blog about this giveaway with a direct link back to this blog post.
3. Grab my button in the sidebar and leave me the link to your site that you post it on.
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Deadline for entry is at 11:59pm on May 4, 2009

You don't have to have a website or blog to enter this giveaway. Just make sure to leave me an email address to contact you if you are a winner.
Winner will be determined by Random.org and I will post the winner on May 5, 2009.
Good Luck To All!

58 comments:

  1. My favorite childrens book is Green Eggs and ham by Dr. Seuss. But I love the sneetches too.

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  2. I was a fan of "The Polky Little Puppy". Thanks for the chance.

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  3. My favorite children's book is not a story but a book that teaches kids how to draw: it's called Mark Kistler's Draw Squad. I hope I spelled that name right. I LOVED that book when I was a kid and I will buy it for my own daughter soon if it is still in print.
    renee
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  4. When I was a child I really loved the book "I love you forever" by Robert Munsch. Whenever I go to a baby shower I buy that book and sign it on the inside cover with a poem about children that I love.

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  5. Right now my son loves "Gobble Gobble Crash" but he also is very much into Dr. Suess like Green Eggs and Ham and One Fish Two Fish.... Thanks the for the chance to win!

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  6. There are so many that I love....Rikki Tikki Tembo is a fave!

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  7. My favorite book was Tiki Tiki Tembo.

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  8. Currently my favorite children's book is Olivia.
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  9. I love children' literature, but my favorite is probably the Sneetches b/c it teaches about the silliness of discriminating based on looks and of following fads just to be popular.

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  10. I liked reading Hop on Pop with my son.
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  11. Duck for president! :D

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  12. My favorite childrens book is Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski( I am old). The kiddos favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.. Love it.
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  13. JeansandTs@hotmail.com
    My favorite children's book is The Raggedy Man by James Whitcomb Riley.

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  14. my favorite is Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein and Where the Sidewalk Ends are still two of my favorites.
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  17. I am a follower.
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  18. I subscribe to your blog.

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  19. I posted this giveaway on my blog:
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  20. I twittered this giveaway
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  22. my favorite is harold and the purple crayon

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  23. My faovirte books were the Dr. Seuss books especially the One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

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  24. My favorite is The Little Engine That Could.

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  25. I follow your blog.

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  26. I subscribed.

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  27. I like The Pokey Little Puppy and Go Dog Go.
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  28. I am following your blog.
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  29. I blogged:http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/04/cherrios-spoonfuls-of-stories-giveaway.html
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  30. There are so many, it is hard to choose. One of my favorites is Going on a Bear Hunt!

    K. C.
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  31. I have always love the Sneetches!

    Karen
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  32. The Little Engine That Could is one of our favorites!!

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  33. Tweeted about this blog

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  34. My Nose, My Toes, and Me!

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  35. I loved Ernest and Celestine books, by Gabrielle Vincent...I don't know why, but they were my favorite. I have two from when I was younger, and they have really seen better days.
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  36. Our favorite is Counting Kisses (and anything else by Karen Katz).

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  37. How Does a Dinosaur Say Goodnight
    Thank you for the giveaway.
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  38. We are really liking Llama Llama Misses Mama right now!

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  39. Good Night Moon was my favorite!

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  41. We have two favorites right now they are "No David" and "My Daddy Snores" both are so cute and funny....my boys love them.
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  42. My favorite children's book is Nancy Drew!

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  43. My fave book is Llama Llama Red Pajama.

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  44. I'm subscribed.

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  45. I follow you.

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  46. Hippos go Berserk is a cute book.

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  47. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/1695810550

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  48. following your blog as klp1965
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