Thursday, July 15, 2010

Aaron's Books: Kid-Lit Challenge

Thanks to the summer holidays, I've been able to spend a lot of time on Twitter catching up with my blogging buddies and making many new friends.  The conversations as of late have been wonderful, including the #dearpublisher one that many of us have been following and participating in.  Publishers want to know what we, bloggers, want from them, how they can help us.  Can you believe that?  It is a topic for a whole other blog post, so I won't go on about it here, except to say that it's been awesome!

So, during the course of conversations, I've met some great indie bookstore folks and have to tell you about one of them, along with another challenge.  Aaron's Books, in Lancaster County, PA, hosts a KidLit Fest, and it's happening in 2 months.  If you're in the area, you should check it out.  It's pretty far for me, but I would if I could because I have it on good authority that it's pretty cool!  Anyway, back to the challenge.   So, to get themselves and others ready for the festival, they have issued a challenge: The Lititz Kid-Lit Challenge.  Here are the details, straight from the Aaron's Books' blog:

Read any five books from the list below by the end of September (Yes, five books in two months, but some are picture books), and let us know what you've read and enjoyed. Then,at the end of September,one lucky participant will receive a signed copy/copies of some of the featured KidLit Fest books!
 Here is a list of some of the books from our KidLit Fest featured authors and illustrators:

Easy, right?  I think I have at least 3 of these books, so I'm in.  Here's what I know I have in the house that I haven't read, but will read for this challenge:  Fairy Tale, Sleepless, The Dust of 100 Dogs.  I may still have The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin, if I haven't passed it on to my favorite teen reader, and I have read some of the Milo and Jazz Mysteries.  If they're still here, I'll reread those as they are fast and easy.  Titles that pique my interest are:  Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains, Cupcake and Somebody Everybody Listens To.  What are you waiting for? Don't you want to join in on the fun?


The1stdaughter said...

What a fantastic challenge & prize! Completely possible. I just wish I could get to some of the fantastic book conferences this year...too far away! Hopefully next year though! Thanks for the info!

bermudaonion said...

I want to do this too - I hope I remember when I get home! Good luck!

Aaron's Books in Lititz said...

Thanks so much for posting our fun challenge. You'll absoulutely LOVE Dust of 100 Dogs! Happy Reading ~Sam :)

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