Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cheerios: New Author contest and giveaway CLOSED




Books are very important in our home. i really believe that reading is a key building block for learning and life. i have always read to my kids and they are growing up with a love for books and reading. My son always liked technical and informational books when he was younger then jumped right into reading large chapter books in the last couple years. My daughter who is 4, prefers picture books and animal stories. For my boy, his love of reading has turned into a love of writing. He has recently started writing many of his own stories.

Do you like to write? Have you ever thought about writing your own children's book?

General Mills Cheerios is searching for the next new children's author in their Cheerios Spoonful of Stories 2011 New Author Contest! The annual Cheerios New Author Contest encourages authors to write an original children's story. The one Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 cash and the possibility of a publishing deal with Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing and your book featured inside a box of General Mills Cheerios cereal boxes nationwide.

If you are interested in finding out further details on entering the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories 2011 New Author Contest check out the contest rules and entry form at www.spoonfulsofstoriescontest.com.

You have until July 15th, 2011 to write and submit your children's story for the contest!




Now for the GIVEAWAY!! CLOSED

My Blogsparks and Cheerios are offering one of my readers a prize pack that includes a box of Cheerios with Laurie Isop´s book inside, as well as a "create-your-own" book kit for kids that contains two hard cover books and all the necessary materials to creatively fill the pages inside, including story starter ideas, stickers and colored pencils.


MANDATORY ENTRY

What was your favorite book as a child and do you read to your children?
Please post your answer in a comment and include your e-mail address in the format of Yourname(at)email dot com or make sure it is visible in your blogger profile so i have a way to contact you if you win. Otherwise a new winner will be chosen!

EXTRA ENTRIES (make sure you did the mandatory first!!)
please leave a new comment for each extra entry. You can do as many or as little extra entries as you like! If you qualify for 5 entries, leave 5 separate comments.


1. What is your child's favorite book/books?
2.Follow my The Enchanted Tree blog via google friend connect. 1 entry

3. Be a fan of The Enchanted Tree on Facebook. 1 entry
4.
Share this giveaway with your facebook friends! 1 entry
5. Tweet about the contest and include the hashtag #myblogspark and a link back to this post. Leave a link to your tweet. Can be done daily.
6. Blog about the giveaway. Include a link
to this post, leave a comment letting me know where to find it. 4 entries
7. Get one extra entry for entering any of my other current giveaways.


**Rules**
  • Giveaway ends April 29st. st 11:59pm EST
  • Winner will be chosen via Random.Org. i will then contact them by email, and post the winners name on my blog.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen
  • This giveaway is open to US only.

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Cheerios and Myblogsparks provided me with the same prize pack listed above, information and giveaway for my readers. i received no money for this post, all opinions are my own. i am sharing it, because i think it is a great opportunity for new authors!

63 comments:

  1. I don't remember having a favorite book as a child. I don't even remember my parents ever reading to me. However, I think it is vital that we read to our children. My son loves his cuddle time reading with daddy at night before bed.

    Kathi
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  2. I follow The Enchanted Tree blog with Google Friend Connect.

    Kathi
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  3. I Like Enchanted Tree on facebook.

    Kathi
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  4. One of my favorite books as a child was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and I have read it to my children on numerous occasions.

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  5. my kiddos loved dr sueess....never had one till teen

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  6. My kids love to read, I would have a hard time naming a favorite book but some of their favorite authors include Robert Munsch, Audrey Penn, and Mary Pope Osborne

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  7. I read to my kids every day, and my favorite book as a child was Blubber by Judy Blume.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  8. My children's favorite books are the Little Critter books and the Junie B. Jones books.
    Alicia Webster
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  9. GFC(5webs)
    Alicia Webster
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  10. I like you on FB(Alicia Webster)
    Alicia Webster
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  11. I shared on FB (Alicia Webster)
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Enchanted-Tree/339122860346#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=196101057094563&id=100002241793158
    Alicia Webster
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  12. I Tweeted
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  13. My favorite book was Charlottes Web and yes, I read to my kids.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  14. GFC Follower (KPort207)

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  15. My favorite was Blueberries for Sal and I do read to my children.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  16. My child's favorite book right now is Cone Kong.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  17. GFC follower
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  18. One of my favorites was 10 Apples Up On Top. I read that to my kids now too.
    moehend at yahoo dot com

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  19. My child's favorite is Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaur.
    moehend at yahoo dot com

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  20. My favorite book as a child was Goodnight Moon and I read to my children daily.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I am a GFC follower (coliebear)
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  22. I loved reading as a kid, and don't remember "learning" to. Some favorites I recall were The Tomten, and Where the Wild Things Are. I also vaguely remember an old copy of the Little Mermaid which scared the crap out of me. I do read to my daughter, but she is doing more and more of the reading these days :)
    vmalucci(at)gmail dot com

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  24. I follow ET via GFC.
    vmalucci(at)gmail dot com

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  25. To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street is Bean's favorite bedtimer. These days if it's about a Wolf/Fox/Coyote, she's gotta' check it out. My son is an avid reader and we both enjoy Anne McCaffrey together, and are reading the Wheel of Time series together too.
    vmalucci(at)gmail dot com

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  26. I yam a fan of ET on FB.
    vmalucci(at)gmail dot com

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  27. I shared this giveaway with my facebook friends!
    vmalucci(at)gmail dot com

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  28. do I qualify for the xtra entry ? I am currently entered in the giveaway for Miranda Mueller.
    vmalucci(at)gmail dot com

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  29. I loved to read as a child and to pick a favorite, Beatrix Potter, I loved all the stories about Peter Rabbit and all of his friends.I have read that series to my 3 kiddos, Still read to them now. My son is going to be 12 next month & he still lets me read to him,our few quiet moments we get to share:o).

    miracle512420 [at]yahoo[dot]com

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  30. My fav book as a child was flat stanley yes i am starting to read to my baby.

    reannenny at aol.com

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  31. I am a Enchanted tree fan on FB

    Michele

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  32. My children love Berenstain Bears, Little Critter and Magic School Bus!
    lesleymitchell52@yahoo.com

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  33. My favorite book as a child was The Cat in the Hat, and we read to the kids every night, at least one story, usually several :)

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  34. I like The Enchanted Tree on Facebook!

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  35. My favorite book as a child was The Little Engine That Could. Yes, I read to my children.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  36. The Neverending Story, I still have my original copy. Yes I do read with my children!

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  37. I've always loved anything by Shel Silverstein. <3<3<3<3 Growing up, this was THE thing to read for me! It wasn't until I got older that I LOVED reading Dr. Seuss. I love how his stuff rolls out of my house. I like to try to read it faster and faster and faster each time. Yeah, still a kid at heart!

    ljenator - gmail.com

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  38. My favorite book as a child, I cant remember the name of the book but it was about a candy shop, hte characters were animals, and each candy they had was scratch n sniff lol yumm! I still have the book laying around here somewhere! and yes i read to my kids, the young ones anyway, everynight before bed and sometimes throughout the day. shadygrove79 at aol dot com

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  39. following you with gfc:) shadygrove79 at aol dot com

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  40. well my 13 yo likes anything scary :)
    My 5 year old likes anything truck/car/vehicle related
    My 2 yo loves anything potty or ducky related
    :) shadygrove79 at aol dot com

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  41. like you on facebook :) shadygrove79 at aol dot com

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  42. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/meadowsgrove/status/63720918580609024 shadygrove79 at aol dot com

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  43. the cat in the hat was my favorite and yes we read this to our children
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  44. I've been known to throw down and read to my kids anytime, anywhere. My son loves to bring books to the mall so we can take breaks from walking to read. My favorite kids' book is Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash.
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. I don't know if I had a specific favorite, but I read all the time, and now I read to my kids a lot.
    thedealscoop @ yahoo . com

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  46. Following you on GFC
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  47. Following you on Facebook as MaryEllen Bream
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  48. Little Red Riding Hood and yes I'd read to my son

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  49. "Good Night Moon" is the book we love!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  50. i loved bonsoir lune! i read to my daughter everyday
    deadmonkeys90@yahoo.com

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  51. gfc follower
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  52. fb fan of you
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  53. I loved Are You My Mother when I was younger. I do read to my children daily.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  54. I follow your blog with gfc as degood

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  55. My favorite book was Good Night Moon and I do read to my children.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  56. I loved reading calvin and hobbes.

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  57. My kids now like calvin and hobbes too..

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