Giveaway: Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind (9/18) CLOSED

Friday, September 04, 2009 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
A twenty-year veteran of the classroom, elementary school teacher Phillip Done takes readers through a lively and hilarious year in the classroom. Starting with the relative calm before the storm of buying school supplies and posting class lists, he shares the distinct personalities of grades K-4, what he learned from two professional trick or treating 8-year-old boys, the art of learning cursive and letter-writing, how kindergartners try to trap leprechauns, and what every child should experience before he or she grows up.

These charming, sweet, and funny tales of Mr. Done's trials and triumphs as an award-winning schoolteacher will touch readers' hearts and remind them of the true joys of childhood. We all have that one special, favorite grade school teacher whom we fondly remember throughout our adult lives - and every teacher also has students whom they will never forget. This is the perfect book for teachers, parents, and anyone else who is looking for a lighthearted, nostalgic read.

The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to give away FIVE copies of Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind!

To enter, let me know what was the last book you enjoyed reading.

You can do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
  • blog about this giveaway linking to this post and get 2 entries;
  • email three people about this giveaway and copy me;
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win one of 5 copies of Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind at Just Another New Blog! Contest ends 9/18. @aitmama http://tiny.cc/OHtwv" – you can do this once a day;
  • subscribe to my blog or become a follower - it counts if you already are, one entry for each;
  • add my link to your blog roll or my button to your sidebar - one entry for each;
  • digg, stumble, etc. this giveaway - you can use the Share / Save buttons below this post - one entry for each;
  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did - you get one extra entry for each giveaway you enter.
The deadline to enter is September 18, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!

103 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins.


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  2. Wanda said...

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  3. Wanda said...

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  9. enyl said...

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  10. enyl said...

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  11. Nicole said...

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  12. Nicole said...

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  13. cpullum said...

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  14. Ally in WA said...

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  15. Ally in WA said...

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  16. Ally in WA said...

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  18. Ally in WA said...

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  21. Winning Readings said...

    No need to enter; just a note that we've posted this at Winning Readings:

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  22. Becca said...

    The last book I really enjoyed was She by H. Rider Haggard.

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  23. Becca said...

    I blogged about this here:

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  24. Becca said...

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  25. Marie said...

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  26. Marie said...

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  27. Marie said...

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  28. Allison said...

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  29. Allison said...

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  30. Allison said...

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  35. Debbie Rodgers said...

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  36. Debbie Rodgers said...

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  37. Debbie Rodgers said...

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  38. catss99 said...

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  39. catss99 said...

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  40. catss99 said...

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  41. catss99 said...

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  42. catss99 said...

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  43. catss99 said...

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  44. catss99 said...

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  45. catss99 said...

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  46. etirv said...

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  53. enyl said...

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  54. enyl said...

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  55. enyl said...

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  56. enyl said...

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  58. enyl said...

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  59. enyl said...

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  60. bekki1820cb said...

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  64. Cherie J said...

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  65. Cherie J said...

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  66. Cherie J said...

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  74. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Last book was Harry Potter, the Tales of Beedle the Bard.

  75. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  76. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  77. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  86. Jolynn said...

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  90. Beth said...

    Please enter me. Thanks for the chance. I just finished the Darkyn series.
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  91. edmontonjb said...

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  92. edmontonjb said...

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  93. clallen said...

    i have a son in 4th grade and the last book that we enjoyed reading together was chocolate fever. we are now reading the 2 minute drill. thanks clallen at ntin dot net

  94. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  95. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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