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Top Drawer News — Children’s Book Week Giveaway

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If you’re a reader, you remember your favorite childhood book. And, no matter how much time has passed since you were a child, you can quote lines from the story and describe the hero and the setting. The book—whether a mystery, humor, horror, or science fiction—became part of your own story.

That’s the power of books, and the power of reading, and that’s one reason for Children’s Book Week, an annual celebration of reading.

How can you celebrate this week? Grab your favorite childhood book, and re-read it. Share it with the children in your life by taking turns reading it aloud. Donate a copy of the book to your library. Exchange it for the favorite book of a friend or neighbor.

However you choose to join the fun, we hope you recapture the joy and pleasure that reading your favorite book brought the first time you held it in your hands and began your journey.

We’re readers too, as well as authors, and we like to think that one of our books will become someone’s favorite.

So, to celebrate Children’s Book Week, we’ve signed up for the Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop 2014 taking place May 12 to 18, 2014. Hop hosts are Renee from and Katie from, and over 100 bloggers are participating and offering some great prizes. All you have to do is hop from blog to blog using the links posted below (beneath the Rafflecopter widget) and enter to win!


**We’re offering one copy of our e-novel, The SkyHorse, to a lucky reader.**

The SkyHorse is the story of fourteen year old Tovi,
who thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck—
until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.

Click here to read the first chapter of The SkyHorse

For your chance to win one electronic copy of The SkyHorse,
sign into the Rafflecopter entry form below and make a comment on this post.

*Giveaway Details*

Prize: One winner will receive one copy of the e-book, The SkyHorse by HL Carpenter

Contest ends: May 18th, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally (The e-book is only available in English and will be delivered via email)

How to enter: To win a free copy of the e-book, The SkyHorse by HL Carpenter, sign into the Rafflecopter widget below and make a comment on this post. To enter and win prizes offered by other participating blogs, use the link below the Rafflecopter widget to see the complete list of participants.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

If you have any questions, send an email to HL_Carpenter(at)HLCarpenter(dot)com.

Good luck, and happy reading!

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**Click the link below to view other blogs participating in the hop
and increase your chances of winning a great prize!

Click here to view the complete list of bloggers
participating in this hop ( a new window will open).
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22 thoughts on “Top Drawer News — Children’s Book Week Giveaway

  1. Almost impossible to pick only one, but I’ll go with “Socks” by Beverly Cleary because I read it over and over. Of course, I did that with other books too. 🙂

  2. Difficult to choose one favorite childhood book, but I’m going to go with The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce, because that’s what came to mind when you described a favorite book above! I can still quote it, describe the hero(ine) and know how it became part of my story!

    1. Oh! A Young Reader’s Choice award winner we haven’t read. Thanks for telling us about it.

  3. My favorite was The Story of Holly and Ivy. My grandma bought it for me and I read it many times.

  4. Hmmm, I had so many. I would say that my favorite book as a child was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Ironic, as I don’t like chocolate!

    1. That is ironic, Clarissa! Fortunately that book is about a whole lot more than chocolate. Good luck in the drawing.

    1. The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play… Who can resist Dr. Seuss and his charming verse?

    1. We’re right there in the saddle, too, S.J. And anything written by Marguerite Henry is on the list, too!

    1. Teaching others to read is a wonderful gift in itself, even besides the bonus of sharing your favorite book. Kudos to you!

  5. Thanks for joining us in the Giveaway Hop. Pinning and tweeting…

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