Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

The winner of the Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway is Michelle!  She said, “Because California has a *lot* of kids!” Congratulations!! Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com with your shipping information and I’ll get your prize to you. Thanks!

THE PRIZE

100K Book Giveaway

One reader will win an assortment of books from Cheerios, one of the many varieties of Cheerios cereals, and a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble!

MY REVIEW

Cheerios send me this gift pack through My Blog Spark, and I am so excited to spread the word about this fun promotion. Cheerios and First Book Challenge, and Jon Scieszka (author of the Trucktown books and lots more) are all working together to get books to kids in need all across the country. Go to the 100,000 Book Giveaway web page and answer simple trivia questions. For each question you answer correctly you get to vote for your state! The 5 states with the most votes will each receive 20,000 books to distribute to children in need.

Utah is number 42 right now, so the 15 votes I just earned are much needed! The questions are simple and kind of fun, so go test your children’s book trivia knowledge!

We received the books pictured above and we have had lots of fun reading them. They were all new to us and come in a pocket sized paperback format, which is great for travel or just to have in your purse for a needed distraction at the grocery store.

Thanks Cheerios and My Blog Spark!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit BooksForKids.FirstBook.Org
  • Come back here and tell me why your state should win the 100,000 Book Giveaway before midnight Friday, December 11.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this contest with link back here (copy and paste http://www.vanillajoy.com right into the text box)
  • Facebook about the contest
  • Subscribe to my feed
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  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

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1 Tasia December 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

Honestly AZ needs these books because we need ENGLISH books. I don’t mean that in a mean way, we have a lot of spanish speaking kids in our schools and it would help them learn the language if they had english books to read!

2 Tasia December 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

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4 Michelle December 8, 2009 at 10:17 am

Because California has a *lot* of kids! :0)

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7 Danielle E. December 8, 2009 at 10:53 am

My state (WV) could use these books because of the level of poverty and illiteracy.

8 Danielle E. December 8, 2009 at 10:53 am

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9 Melinda Wilson December 8, 2009 at 11:02 am

My state should receive these books because the western part of Alabama has a very high dropout rate for children in school. I believe if they can have fun reading at a younger age, they will be motivated to stay in school.

10 Maureen December 8, 2009 at 11:35 am

I just earned 18 points for my great state of Ohio. I think every child should have the chance to read. Books are such a motivation to kids. My daycare kiddos love to be read to a couple of times a day. This is fantastic no matter which state wins.
Thanks!
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My state was 27th by the way.

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12 Amy Mac December 8, 2009 at 1:04 pm

I’d love for Texas to win…we have many children to help! We’re #17 right now.

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15 Missy December 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

My son LOVES the Trucktown books. Max is his very favorite as he is a monster truck, of course.
I’m excited about this giveaway! Thanks!

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19 Julie B December 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm

FL would be a great state to win as we have a lot of migrant communities here and the children could benefit from the gift of reading

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22 Heather D. December 8, 2009 at 4:08 pm

UT needs these books badly…we have so many children, overcrowded schools, and definitely not enough money going to these schools. These books would be a great addition for all of our precious kiddos.

23 Heather D. December 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm

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24 Sara December 8, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I love that they are giving books away. We read to our daughter every day and love to have new books to ignite her imagination.

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27 Jennifer T. December 8, 2009 at 6:17 pm

I would love my beautiful state of TN to win more books. Our children are our greatest resource and books help them to learn and stretch their imaginations.

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29 Gina L. December 8, 2009 at 7:21 pm

I would love for any state to win this because all kids are in need of books! There are a lot of low income families here in Florida whose children would greatly benefit from much needed books to help them grow and flourish.

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33 Amanda N December 8, 2009 at 9:19 pm

I,of course, think Utah should win. What an amazing opportunity for any state’s kids though! Our kids should win because there are so many needy families and children in state’s custody that aren’t often afforded books to read. What a great thing to be part of!

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37 Sara December 9, 2009 at 11:48 am

Missouri should win – if Oklahoma can be in first, we can certainly win!

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41 Kirsten December 9, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Oklahoma really needs to win. With all the teacher cut-backs and funding being close to non-existent. Children need new books to read and grow!

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45 Sharon December 10, 2009 at 10:18 am

I see my state, South Dakota, is currently at #42 on the list :(

We have a lot of children living on Indian Reservations here, and many of them live in low income situations. These books would be so wonderful for them as well as others in the state. Access to good books is so important!

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51 Staci A December 10, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I’d love to see PA receive some of the books because I know many teachers in the state, and have seen just how hard they struggle to get books and supplies for their rooms. I’m sure it is the same way every where, and this wonderful program will help a lot of children!

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54 CherylS22 December 10, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Our state should win these books because we’re in a budget crunch & library funding is what is being cut! We need our libraries.

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57 denise December 11, 2009 at 3:16 pm

My state should be chosen because our rating was not very good on their list. Oh my, I did not know that.

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59 Doreen December 11, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I would love for my state, Maryland to win the 100,000 books! Like most states these days, books and supplies are hard to come by when budgets aren’t met as they should be. Thanks sooo much for the chance to win, great opportunity! If I win, I’ll donate these books to the School that I work at and give them to the library.

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