Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What have you found lately? [contest!]


Oh, the dreaded lost and found -- there's no telling what's in there or how long it's been gathering dust (or other things), yet there you sift: braving the unknown and diving into the belly of the vast abyss in a quest for recovery. Maybe it's a book you lost, or a favorite pen. Maybe it's a hat, like Justin's in Lost and Found -- or maybe it's this thing:


Or maybe you've found something you never expected to find?


Here's your chance to show off your most impressive Lost and Found discovery! 

Announcing: the Lost and Found contest!

For your chance to win an autographed copy of Lost and Found

Email contest@billharley.com and tell us: 

  • What the thing is
  • How it came in to being
  • How it ended up in the lost and found 
  • Make sure to include your name, address and email address!
          (you can answer one, two or all three and the answers can be as serious or   
          ridiculous as you'd like)
 

You can also enter via Snail Mail:
    • Round River Productions: What IS it Contest, 301 Jacob St, Seekonk, MA 02771
All entries must be received by Wednesday September 26 by 5pm EST.

Winners will be determined by random drawing. One entry per person.

There will be 5 winners and they will be announced on announced September 28 2012.
 (see below for the fine print)

Don't forget to check back on the Lost and Found website to read what others have to say about "the beast"!



The fine print:
 
Round River Productions: What IS it Contest
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. This Contest is sponsored by Round River Productions, with an address of 301 Jacob Street, Seekonk, MA 02771, USA (“Sponsor,” “we” or “us”). When you enter this Contest, you agree to these “Rules”, unless any part is prohibited by law. This Contest is open to everyone, except Sponsor’s owners, employees, and agents, and their immediate family members (collectively, the “Released Parties”). The Contest begins Tuesday September 4, 2012, and all entries must be received by Wednesday September 26, 2012 by 5pm EST. The drawing will be held on Thursday September 27, 2012 and winners will be announced Friday September 28, 2012.

How to enter: 1. Email your entry along with your name, address and email address to contest@billharley.com or snail mail the same info to Round River Productions: What IS it Contest, 301 Jacob St, Seekonk, MA 02771. All entries must be received by Wednesday September 26, 2012 by 5pm EST. Winners will be decided by random drawing. The drawing will take place on Thursday September 27, 2012 and winners will be announced Friday September 28, 2012. 

Questions about the contest can be emailed to Michele@billharley.com or you can phone us at 508-336-9703.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The latest from Peachtree Petite!

The John Butler classic Can You Growl Like A Bear? is now available as a board book! 

The only thing children love more than learning animal noises is learning how to make them. This story encourages them to embrace their inner animal and make all sorts of noises from chattering like a chimp to snuffling like a panda, snuggling in for the night.



Be sure to check out the rest of these soothing tales to round out your John Butler collection!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pencils and markers and books, oh my!


It happened: summer is over and school is back in session (for most of us)!

When I was younger, I always looked at the store displays with a combination of sadness and excitement.  I was sad that games of nighttime hide-and-seek were over but excited to meet a new teacher, new classmates, and to get that new binder with the kitten design on the cover.


Another plus of going back to school? The school library, and the new books I’d convince my mom that I needed for class.

Do the kids in your life need a new book or two for the new school year? Check out our school-themed titles!


New this fall to bookshelves near you:


The irrepressible heroine of I Can Do It Myself! is back and ready for school.


A little courage yields unexpected surprises when Justin visits the dreaded lost and found.

In this sequel to The Library Dragon, Miss Lotty is finally checking herself out of the Sunrise Elementary School Library, but not before Lotta Scales makes one final, fiery stand


If that’s not enough for the reader in your family (is there ever "enough"?), here are a few more to add to your collection!

What will you find...

...deep within the Lost and Found?

I'm so excited to give you all a preview of one of our new fall titles, Lost and Found!



Check out this video of author Bill Harley and illustrator Adam Gustavson sharing a bit about how a picture book is made! 





Friday, August 17, 2012

Are YOU the Library Dragon?

Don't forget to enter our Return of the Library Dragon contest! Now that school is back in, you'll have plenty of chances to make good use of your best Miss Lottie or Lotta Scales costume and we want to see it! 

Send us a photo of your costume with a short explanation of how you use it in your classroom or in your library! 

That's it!

Do note that we'll very likely be putting this up on our Facebook page!


One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive: 

  • signed first editions of all Library Dragon swag (the Library Dragon, the Library Dragon audio CD, Return of the Library Dragon)
  • a Library Dragon flip doll
  • an original piece of artwork from illustrator Michael P. White
  • and
  • a FREE Skype visit with author Carmen Agra Deedy!


I can't wait to see all your entries!! Happy reading and happy weekend everyone!