Friday, August 15, 2008

A sweepstake to enter and an opportunity to vote for an award

Chronicle Books is hosting its World Almanac for Kids Brainiac Sweepstakes. Anyone ages 13 and up can enter. The deadline for entries is September 30th 2008. The first prize is a top-of-the-line computer, books, A Cookie Magazine subscription, games, and more. Visit the Sweepstakes Page for more information and to download the entry form.

Children who are prekindergarten to 12th grade can now participate in the Kids' Choice Awards., the family-friendly online bookstore, is hosting their first Kids’ Choice Book Awards. Now through Sept. 1, children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade can log onto and nominate their favorite summer reading book. wants to encourage children of all ages to dive into a few good books this summer,” said Chairman Lee Martin. “With families cutting down on summer travel due to the rising cost of gas and food, reading offers children the opportunity to journey to another time and place and experience the many adventures of a book.”
Nominations for the 2008 Kids’ Choice Book Awards will be accepted in the categories of grades pre-kindergarten through first, second through third, fourth through fifth, sixth through eighth and ninth through 12th. All children who log onto with their parent’s permission and provide a nomination and parent’s contact e-mail address will be eligible for a $20 gift card. One gift card will be awarded in each category. Printable summer reading bookmarks that include a place for children to write down their favorite books will also be available at the site.
The winning books and authors will be announced Sept. 15. Winning authors will receive a feature spot on the home page from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and will be listed on the Kids’ Choice Awards Web page for one full year until the 2009 awards. Children awarded gift cards will also be recognized by first name on the Kids’ Choice Awards Web page.
“We are eager to see the variety of books that so many young readers will take the initiative to nominate,” Martin said. “Summer reading helps kids stay at the top of their academic game when school is out, and we hope this award adds a little extra incentive to discover a good book.” is an online bookstore founded to provide families a protected shopping environment. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., offers more than 1.6 million family-friendly books, savings through distributor-direct prices and support to nonprofit organizations by donating 5 percent of each transaction to a customer-selected charity. For more information, visit

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