Do rainy days and Mondays get you down? Well, for twenty-two people, this Monday will be an exception!
This little green GROG frog has hopped in to say:
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"WE HAVE WINNERS!"
But before announcing them, we want to again thank all of our readers for being so supportive of the GROG this year. We hope that our posts will continue to be inspirational, helpful, and entertaining.
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Many of you gave suggestions for topics to consider for future posts. Wow, what a variety! From picture books to novels, educational writing to self-publishing, opening sentences to great endings, and everything in between, we have a lot to consider!
And now for the BIRTHDAY BONANZA WINNERS:
Books and more books for your reading library!
• BACKHOE JOE by Lori Alexander to Elizabeth Wilcox
• PORTRAIT OF WOMEN ARTISTS: GEORGIA O'KEEFE by Robyn Montana Turner to Wendy Engleman
• POWER DOWN, LITTLE ROBOT by Anna Stanizewski to Stacy Jensen
• COWBOY CHRISTMAS by Rob Sanders to Joyce Tucker
• OUTER SPACE BEDTIME RACE by Rob Sanders to Damon Dean
• MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS by Eliza Wheeler to Shiela Fuller
• THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO MANNERS by Tina Cho to Susan Latta
• Signed copy, BLUE ON BLUE by Dianne White to Sandy Perlic
• Signed copy, SUBSTITUTE GROUNDHOG Book and CD by Pat Miller to Patricia Saunders
• Signed copy, ORANGUTAN HOUDINI by Laurel Neme to Darshana Khiani
• Signed copy, KID PRESIDENT'S GUIDE TO BEING AWESOME by Robbie Novak and Brad Montague to Lindsay Fouts
• Signed copy, THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH (Newbery Honor Book) by Jennifer L. Holm to Rebecca Colby
• Double-signed copy of SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE (Caldecott Honor Book) by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen to Jilanne Hoffmann
Books and goodies for your writing!
• THE WRITER'S BOOK OF HOPE by Ralph Keyes to Mike Karg
• WRITING PICTURE BOOKS by Ann Whitford Paul to Sydney O’Neill
• 2 copies MENTOR TEXTS FOR WRITERS e-book by Marcie Flinchum Atkins to Penny Parker Klostermann and Yvonne Mes
• 2 journals, personalized by Suzy Leopold to Stephanie Payne Geckle and Sonja Anderson
• Writer's journal and pen to Kathleen Mazurowski
• Adorable fuzzy owl puppet (great for story time!) selected by Jan Annino to Joanne Sher
And a picture book critique by author Carrie Charley Brown to Elaine Kiely Kearns. For more about Carrie's author services, visit her website here.
Congratulations to all! (Winners have been contacted by email to gather mailing addresses. Check your spam folders, winners.)
Thanks for making our first birthday celebration so wonderful. Here’s to a fabulous second year!
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Woowoo. Too fun! Thanks GROGgers!! And contests!ReplyDelete
So happy to be sending you the fuzzy little puppet owl.
If you like, you can directly send me your postal address to my email
JGAoffice at gmail dot com
Thanks to GROG for a wonderful blog, and congratulations to all the winners! :DReplyDelete
Thank you! A friend just recommended Power Down Little Robot for my son. :) And, thank you for all the fun posts.ReplyDelete
Yay, Stacy. Enzo will love it!Delete
Congrats to everyone. . . Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Congratulations - a great list of prizes to a great group of people!ReplyDelete
Ty for letting us post to KidLit411, Sylvia.Delete
Great prizes, lucky winners, great blog - Happy Birthday :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susanna, for celebrating our GROG Birthday with us. ~SuzyDelete
I am so excited to get the personalized journal! Thank you so much and happy birthday! I am looking forward to another great year :)ReplyDelete
Glad you got a writerly gift, Stephanie.Delete
Looking forward to creating a personalized journal for you, Stephanie. Thank you for joining in on our GROG Birthday celebration. ~SuzyDelete
Awesome! Thank you! Such a generous celebration! I'm very excited to hear that I've won Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. Mac Barnett is coming to our school at the end of next week. Very excited to see his presentation. And very excited to enjoy my own copy of this excellent picture book. Thanks again! Cheers to the next year! May it be a good one!ReplyDelete
Double signed - happy for you.Delete
Congrats to all the winners! GROG is an awesome resource for us...thank you to all who make it so. :)ReplyDelete
Ty for reading it, Vivian.Delete
Yay, Darshana, you win!Delete
Ooh- how fun is this? I'm so happy win a copy of Blue on Blue! Coincidentally, I just read it a few hours ago for the first time.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Groggers! And congratulations, everyone!
Sandy, I am the one who will be sending it to you. Dianne White is in my face-to-face crit group.Delete
Thanks, everyone, for your kind wishes for the GROG!ReplyDelete
Thank you Patrica and GROG-ers, what an amazing birthday!ReplyDelete
GROG has shared so many great posts this year! Thanks for all the information and for letting us celebrate with you!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rebecca, for your continued support. GROGgers enjoy sharing our love of literacy and celebrating our love of the written word with all. Hip, hip, hooray for winning the book, THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH By Jennifer L. Holm. ~SuzyDelete
Great year, GROG! Here's to another year! Congrats to all the winners - great prizes to great people!ReplyDelete
Wow! Congrats to all the winners! I must pay closer attention to your words of wisdom.ReplyDelete