Babymouse is running for president. We at Nerdy Book Club, have decided to show our support by launching a massive campaign blitz and giveaway.
We need pictures of you and/or your family and friends reading Babymouse. Going on vacation? Be sure to take a copy of Babymouse with you. Going to the grocery store? Take Babymouse along in the shopping cart. Running in a 5k? I’m sure Babymouse would love to jog with you.
Mr. Colby Sharp will be giving away at least 10 copies of Babymouse For President. You can enter one of two ways:
1. Send your picture(s) to Babymouse’s unofficial email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Tweet your pictures using the hashtag #babymouse4prez
All pictures must be submitted by Sunday, July 1, 8 EST. Winners will be announced the day Babymouse for President hits stores, July 10.
The lovely and talented Jennifer L. Holm has assembled a rock star casts of judges for this contest. Each judge will select one winning picture. The remaining winners will be chosen at random using random.org. Each picture counts as an entry.
Jenni Holm is a 3-time Newbery Honor winning her author. She also won a Nerdy Book Club award for her work on the Squish graphic novel series.
Mr. Schu is a rock star librarian. I use his blog as a resource almost every day in my fourth grade classroom. He is a big fan of Babymouse.
Shana Corey is an executive editor at Random House. She is also the author of several “girl-power” picture books including: Here Come the Girl Scouts! My fourth graders call Ms. Corey their favorite editor. I tell them that they don’t know any other editors. They inform me that they don’t need to know any more editors because they already know the BEST editor.
I own lots of copies of Dan Santat’s graphic novel Sidekicks. They are all tattered and torn. Tattered and torn means that the book is being read – a lot. My fourth graders are always asking if me if Mr. Santat is going to write a sequel to Sidekicks. My response every single time: I hope so.
Donalyn Miller is a teacher in Bedford, Texas. She wrote one of the most important books in the history of teaching reading (in Colby Sharp’s opinion): The Book Whisperer. She helps facilitate/run Nerdy Book Club, #titletalk, and #bookaday.
Author/Illustrator Eric Wight is the man behind the Frankie Pickle series. He is also the illustrator to the Tops League Series.
Raina Telgemeier is the author of the most popular graphic novel in the history of my fourth grade classroom: Smile. My fourth graders are completely obsessed finding out everything they can about her forthcoming book Drama.
Tom Angleberger is the author of books that capture the hearts middle grader readers. From The Strange Case of Origami Yoda to Fake Mustache and everything in between, Mr. Angleberger has taken kid lit by strorm.
Jarrett Krosoczka is the mastermind behind the Lunch Lady graphic novel series and some pretty stellar picture books.
Katie Davis does it all. In addition to being an author and illustrator, she is also a consultant and podcast host. If everyone had Katie’s LOVE for kid lit the world would be a better place.
Cathy L. Goldsmith, Vice President and Associate Publisher, Random House Books for Young Readers, has been with the company for over 34 years and currently supervises the art department of the Random House and Golden Books imprints. Cathy was Dr. Seuss’s art director for the last ten years of his life, during which time she worked with him on HUNCHES INBUNCHES, THE BUTTER BATTLE BOOK, YOU’RE ONLY OLD ONCE, and OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! Since Ted’s death, she has been actively involved with both nurturing the Seuss legacy and extending the brand into new areas, most significantly the PBS Kids series, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT, for which Cathy is a production executive and a creative consultant. Cathy has also over seen the creation of the highly successful Step into Reading and Stepping Stones series. Over the years, she has worked extensively with Stan and Jan Berenstain (The Berenstain Bears), Denise Brunkus (Junie B. Jones), Sal Murdocca (Magic Tree House), Jennifer L Holm and Matt Holm (Babymouse and Squish), Marc Brown (Arthur), and many others.