Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Celebrate the Release of Book 8 of “The 39 Clues” Book Series with a Great Giveaway!

To celebrate the April 6, 2010, release of Book 8 in the fabulous series of books called The 39 Clues, I’m pleased to be able to offer an amazing giveaway to my readers!

First, if you’re not acquainted yet with The 39 Clues series, for ages 8-12, here’s what it’s all about:

The 39 Clues is a series of adventure books published by Scholastic. The main part of the series consists of ten books about the adventures of siblings Amy and Dan Cahill. They agree to the challenge in their grandmother Grace Cahill’s will and search for 39 clues scattered around the world.

The 39 Clues is a groundbreaking, multi-media adventure series that spans 10 adrenaline-charged books, hundreds of collectible cards, and an online game that allows readers to play a part in the story and compete for prizes. (My sister told me that her son really enjoys the game!) Another interesting fact is that these books have different authors. Book 1 of The 39 Clues series, called The Maze of Bones, was written by Rick Riordan, who also wrote the best-selling series, Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Book 1 of that series, The Lightning Thief, was recently made into a movie! And this is really cool: Movie rights for The 39 Clues have been acquired by DreamWorks Studios with Steven Spielberg eyeing to direct!

On April 6, 2010, Scholastic will be releasing Book 8 in the series. Fortunately, a video has just surfaced that shows reporter William Michaels in an exclusive interview with Gordon Korman, author of Book 8: The Emperor’s Code. Gordon reveals extraordinary information: There are vital hints concealed in the artwork on the cover of Book 8 that could expose the location of the next clue! Examine the artwork carefully, and your family could find out where the Book 8 clue is hidden! Check out the interview in this video:



(Email subscribers: You may need to click on the title of this post to access the video on my blog.)

To learn more about this amazing series, visit www.the39clues.com. You can also pre-order the book on Amazon. Scholastic is sending me the first book in the series, which I am really excited to read, but I have an even better opportunity for all of you! Read on…

GIVEAWAY (3 winners!)

Scholastic is offering the following prizes:

- One (1) grand prize winner will receive a prize pack including copies #1 through #9.

- Two (2) additional winners will receive copies of Book 1: The Maze of Bones and Book 2: One False Note.


Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment on this post explaining why you’d like to win these books and who you’d share them with. This first comment is mandatory.

You can earn optional, additional entries by:

- Following me (@ParentingAuthor) and Scholastic (@Scholastic) on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway. You may tweet this giveaway up to twice a day. Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (It’s easy to tweet this giveaway by using the Bookmark button at the bottom of this post. 1 entry per tweet.)

- Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email and/or RSS feed (see sign-up options on left sidebar). Leave a comment for each subscription method. (1 entry for email; 1 entry for RSS feed)

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Click on the “Follow” button on the left sidebar. Leave a comment. (1 entry)

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page and www.the39clues.com. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

Three winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Open to U.S. residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the grand prize winner, Shelly (Twitter: @phxbne), and the two runners-up: Maja and Tabathia!





DISCLOSURE: Scholastic is sending me Book 1 of The 39 Clues series as a thank-you for hosting this giveaway.

138 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:25 PM

    I would love to win these books for my sons. My oldest is developing quite a love for reading, and I would love to read these to him every night until he is ready to start reading on his own!

    charice2007@yahoo.com
    Charice Adams

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  3. My wonderful son is an avid reader. He loves mystery and loves history. These books look perfect for him. Definitely plan to check them out.

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  4. I would love to win these for my son. He loves reading and mystery solving

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  9. I'd love to get anything that gets the kids reading.

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  10. My kids would love these books. My 9 year old daughter loves to read, and my 11 year is working on loving it! He uses reading plus to help him improve his skills, and I am always looking for good books to entice him to read more. Thanks!

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  11. Ohhhhh I have been wanting to get this series for Kenz. I picked it up at Borders the other day, and ended up getting a different book for her.

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  14. I get you in the email

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  15. Following both of you on twitter! And tweeted #1

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  16. I am a subsciber to your emails.


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  18. I am following you on GFC.


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  19. http://mommiesgotfivechildren.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-entries-for-week-of-march-28th-april.html
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  20. I would like to win these books for my son. He enjoys reading! He has read the all of the Eragon Books, plus started on Harry Potter. I believe the 39 Clues books would be right up in his reading list!

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  24. I would love to give these to my nephew

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  26. Joannie9:56 PM

    I would like to win these books for my grandson - he's a big fan!!
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  27. I am subscribed via google reader

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  28. My daughter loves to read but she is just starting out so I would love to get here this series and read to her.

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  29. I'd like to win for my girls who have had read the first two book and enjoyed it and loved the idea of find clues and they love these types of books


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  33. I would love to win these for my niece! She is an avid reader and this series seems interesting
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  34. they seem like a fun read, i would share them with my nephew

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  36. My grandson is an avid reader and would love this series.

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  37. I want to read these books because my cousin is always raving about how good they are. I'd share them with my brother.

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  38. Following you and Scholastic on Twitter and tweeted:

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  41. I'd love to introduce my son to these books, he loves challenges!

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  43. My boys, 9 and 11, love these books and the website games. They have some of the books and will gift any duplicates to their friends. We've been talking about the release of Book 8 for weeks.

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  44. Oh I would love to win this series. Mister Man is a huge book fiend, and we keep going through all sorts of series. He's read the first couple of this series and has a 39 Clues backpack this year. He would be SO thrilled to have the whole series!

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  45. I subscribe via e-mail
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  46. I would love to win for my nephew who is always reading
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  49. My Boyfriend's Grandson is a huge fan of these books so I'd love to win them for him.

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  51. I'm an email subscriber: ubrewme@yahoo.com

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  53. I would like to win these books for my son because he likes to solve things and this would keep his interest.
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  54. I follow you and Scholastic on twitter and tweeted:
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  55. I Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email.
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  61. follow both on twitter & tweeted http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/11705852447

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  62. I would be thrilled to win these books for my ten year old granddaughter. She love to read and she loves mysteries. As her three younger brothers get older, they will enjoy reading them, too.
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  63. I Follow you and Scholastic on Twitter
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  67. I have a son in third grade this year. When I bought him the wimpy kid series, I had finally found a book that my son "wanted" to read instead of having to read! I think the 39 clues is going to be my son's next "must read"!
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  68. I'm a google friend (pauline15_01)
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  69. I follow ParentingAuthor and Scholastic on twitter (pauline15)
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  73. My son after much struggle is finally reading on his own. He wants to read what all of the other kids are reading and this is one of the series he would like.

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  74. I would love to win these books for my third-grader son who is currently on book #5 of the series. We've been taking them from the library and I know he'd love his own copies!

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  76. I would love to win because it is something new and interesting and I would love to share it with my daughter.

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  77. Yep, here is another of my daily tweets

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  78. I am fascinated by the multiple authors of this series. I would love to share them with my son. Thanks!
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  79. Anonymous6:30 AM

    I would like to win these for my son. He likes books with any sort of adventure to them and I am always looking for good reads to keep him engaged in reading during the summer - this series sounds perfect!
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  80. Anonymous6:34 AM

    I follow you and Scholastic on Twitter & tweeted!
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  81. Anonymous9:05 AM

    I would love to win these books for my daughter who devours books!
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  82. daily tweet http://twitter.com/5memb/status/11960242051

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  86. My nephew David would love these books. His dad is my brother and just went through a divorce and I am helping him raise him. I have a passion for books and I am passing that on to him. He has several kids in his class that read these books and has already asked about them. It would be fantastic to be able to give them to him!

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  87. tweet http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/12023877985

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  88. My daughter and I love both books, collectible cards (and RPG type cards), and online games. To find something we'll both be interested in is TERRIFIC. These books/cards/game sound like it!

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  89. I'd like to win these for my son who loves mysteries. He'd be thrilled if I won these!

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  90. I would like to win these for my daughter. We both love reading.

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  91. I would love to share these with my daughter. She already loves books by Gordon Korman and Rick Riordan so I am certain she would love this series as well.

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  94. I would love to win this for my daughter! She is an avid reader and loves mysteries! I would definately give this to her!

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  95. I would love to win this set because I'm so impressed with how it gets young people to read. I would love to share them with my daughter. She really needs to get into reading.

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  96. I would love to win these books because I find the idea of the books, cards and website all being tied together very neat. I would share them with my 8 year old daughter who loves to read.

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  98. I would love to win these books because my library does not have them! derekannette at gmail dot com

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  99. I'd love to win these books because my daughter loves reading mysteries. Thanks

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  102. My 9 year old daughter loves books. She is actually getting ready to start on book 1 of this series. It would be awesome to win for her.
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  104. my son would love these,he is really starting to like these types of books!

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  108. My daughter would love these books!

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  109. i want to win because we love books in our family and this one i want to give to my son. he would really enjoy it.

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  110. I would like to win these books because they sound like a great series. I would share them with my son and daughter.

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  114. i have twins that would love this! they love to read!!

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  115. Anonymous5:34 PM

    For my niece Hannah, who loves puzzles!

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  116. these sound so great and a great way to keep a child interested in reading my son jordan would love these :)

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  125. I would love to win these books mainly because I have never read them before! They sound great!! I would like to share them with my kids and read them together. FUN! Thanks for the chance!

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  126. I follow you(@ParentingAuthor) and Scholastic (@Scholastic) on Twitter and I Tweeted
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  129. I'd like to win these for my 8yo daughter, because I know she'd love them!

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  130. My daughter has expressed interest in this set of books, and she loves to read.

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  131. My daughter has a birthday coming up and she would FLIP over these! Thanks!

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  132. I'd share these with my nephew.



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  133. I would like to win these books because they sound very interesting! I would share them with my friend.

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