Thursday, July 26, 2012

[CONTEST] Win a Set of Skeletal Scholastic Books!

[UPDATE: The contest is over, thanks to everyone who participated! The winner will be contacted directly] My friends at Scholastic have graciously offered to give away a selection of skeletal books to one of our lucky readers!


There's a wide range of titles for readers of every age, so if you've got little ones this is the giveaway for you! Click the titles to find out more about these books:




To enter the contest, just leave a comment below saying what classic book you would want to read to a friendly skeleton.


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You have until just Midnight Eastern Time Wednesday, August 1st to enter so don't delay!


NOTE: This contest is only open to people with US addresses, our apologies to our international readers, you'll have to sit this one out, but there'll be more contests for you soon...

And of course you don't need to wait till the end of the contest to get your own Scholastic books check out their website for hundreds (thousands?) of titles and of course visit your local independent bookstores and libraries and ask for them there!


116 comments:

kcli said...

The Hand Book looks like a winner (cute title!)

A.J. said...

I would read them "Where the Wild things are" it is the best kids book ever.- A.

Shanell said...

anything by christine quigley.

Tori said...

Most definitely some Shakespeare...Hamlet maybe! Great selection of books here!

Rebecca Halley said...

I would read The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

Angela Landskron said...

I would read "My Visit to the Dinosaurs" by Aliki.

Earth to Kimberly said...

Hands down, The Skeleton Inside You by Philip Balestrino....
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Goddess said...

My little skeletons have a love for Dear Dracula. I have to admit, it's also a fave of mine.

~ Crystal

Redwolfgoddess7@aim.com

lynne said...

I was also going to say "Where the Wild Things Are," because it's been my favorite book since I was 2-years-old, but since someone already claimed it, I would read "The Phantom Tollbooth" to a friendly skeleton! lynnewalter@hotmail.com

peg said...

I don't know about 'classic' but I'd read The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

These childrens books look awesome!!

Matt Johnson said...

The sleepless little vampire! I would love to read that to my little guy! channelrat@comcast.net

laura W said...

I would read "TALES TO TREMBLE BY"
The cover alone is just pure freaky.
This little skeleton will be rattling his bones in fright.

BethMcD said...
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BethMcD said...

Classic book...anything Little Critter and once a little older, The Giver hands down

...ps that little skeleton cat book is too cute!

Tiki said...

The (complete) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, because it is not only classic but vital.

tatertot61@hotmail.com

Tim said...

If I was with a friendly skeleton, I'd read Slaughterhouse Five! It's one of my favorite books, and I think it would appeal to a skeleton's sense of humor.

If I win, I'd be reading the Scholastic books to the boy whom I gave a paper-craft skull to as a 1st birthday gift:
http://skulladay.blogspot.com/2007/09/braincase-x.html -- His 6th birthday is coming up!

tim
timgregory161 at yahoo dot com

Boot ~C said...

this looks like a great collection of books! I would read Moondogs to a skeleton, it is a fave read a loud book!

Auntie Karen said...

I live in Sleepy Hollow, NY so I would want to read the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to a friendly skeleton.

Megan Harmeyer said...

Skeleton Meets the Mummy - my boys would LOVE that book!! megharmeyer@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I have been reading the original Grimms' Fairy Tales to my unborn son and will continue tomdomsonafter he is born!

lovingly from amy k said...

if i were to read a classic storybook to a friendly skeleton, i would read the caldecott honor: the talking bone.
if i were to read a classic novel, i would read newberry winner: the higher power of lucky.
although both are very different literary creations, they remain favorites in our household! xo

ThatCraftyGirlErin said...

Anything from the Goosebumps collection! Those were my favorite books growing up! Efinney123@gmail.com

Chris Fasanella said...

I would probably read Runaway Ralph.

Raye Mayo said...

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, I think.

Lisa said...

For some reason, Ferdinand the Bull popped into my head.

Since my skeleton is currently wearing a top hat and festive garland, he should like a story about a bull who sits and smells the flowers.

Skelly10 said...

Is Gray's Anatomy considered a classic? I think a skeleton might like to peruse that text. :)

MeezerCatMom said...

I would read "The Saggy Baggy Elephant" because everyone should be comfortable in their own skin, or in the skeleton's case, comfortable with their lack of skin! Alianalways1@gmail.com

zenpony said...

Kipling's "Just So Stories".

Unknown said...

I would want to read The Pokey Little Puppy to a friendly skeleton.

Kristin B said...

I'd want to keep it short and sweet - like "Goodnight Moon!" I would LOOOOOOOOVE to win this. My 3 year old was running around the house pretending to catch "skellingtons" tonight for some strange reason, and considering she is obsessed with cats, this collection would THRILL her. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Scott Schluter said...

The Ice Cream Cone Coot.
Best. Kids. Book. Ever.

petoskystone said...

I would read the Grimm brothers Fairy Tales :)

Lara Kretler said...

I'd read Winnie the Pooh to a skeleton. Skeletons need love too!

lara at larakretler dot com

Thanks!

maria helm said...

I would read Owl at home :)

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Julie Labate said...

Sleepy Hollow

cbowen said...

I would read "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" of course :)

Charles said...

I think I'd read a skeleton anything by H. P. Lovecraft. What else could possibly frighten the dead, but the Old Ones!

acspider02 said...

Dem Bones by Bob Barner...festove dancing skeletons, based on the folk song and it identifies the bones in the book!!!! Great Sing... I mean READ!

Sam said...

I would read funnybones by Allan Ahlberg. Loved the show, loved the books and I believe a friendly skeleton would like to read about other friendly skeletons.
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Nikoli said...

I think I'd read "Oh the Places You'll Go" to a friendly skeleton... and chat about the Place's he/she had been.

Thanks for the contest! Skulladay Fan from about midway through the first year! So stoked it's still rolling along for you!

bshea said...

I would read them Hank the Clank ! Loved it as a child, I now read it to my child who loves it just as much :) she says Momma you hear that? It's Hank!

Melanie said...

I would read Good Night Moon
:)

gotghosts@bellsouth.net

blasfemme said...

I would read ' everyone poops'. wha? it's a classic!
radia.clark@gmail.com

Petra Stockhaus said...

"My Five Senses" by Aliki, because skeletons don't have them!

teachthespectrum@gmail.com

BriScrye@mac.com said...

I'd read them James and the Giant Peach! I remember it vividly being read to me by my 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Ryan!

Kyndra Gardner said...
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Kyndra Gardner said...

Everybody Poops. It'd be funny, because skeletons don't!
kyndra @ gmail . com

jennifer mack said...

"Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace. And if they weren't already a skeleton when I started reading, there's a good possibility they would be by the time I finished!

(Though I'm rooting for Tiki up there to win, because Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy books are the best ever.)

ElyseGirl said...

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs! its a classic to me! ElyseGirl@gmail.com

wendy bussard said...

My three year old daughter Rayne (who is sitting beside me) says "mommy I want a rawr kitty for bookie time!!!" so, Skeleton kitty its is.....

Andreanna Glamasaurus said...

Green eggs and ham since it's a fun book and will probably tickle their funny bone...Har!

wendy bussard said...

My three year old daughter Rayne (who is sitting beside me) says "mommy I want a rawr kitty for bookie time!!!" so, Skeleton kitty its is.....

The Virgin Rose said...

I would read them anything by Roald Dahl, maybe particularly The Witches as its funny, spooky and cool!
mads@thevirginrose.com :)

Sarah said...

I would read There Was An Old Monster by Rebecca Emberley. My kids love it!

Monster Kookies said...

"Bony Legs" by Joanna Cole. XD

LOVED THAT BOOK AS A KID!

caliban23 said...

Skeleton Cat and Skeleton Meets the Mummy look awesome.

KelsiRenee said...

Anything from brothers Grimm. Stories like the Frog King are great for young minds and installing morals.

Skye Delaney said...

I would read James and the Giant Peach by Ronald Dahl. A most beautiful book, a bit macabre, a tad frightening, but in the end good wins over evil. Wonderful for a child's imagination.

darkandtwisty said...

i would love to read the sleepless little vampire to my little boy who doesnt seem to ever want to go to bed! :)

twistedwebs@hotmail.com

Melissa Reamer said...

It's hard to pick just one book but my son loves when I read him Winnie the Pooh. He's still very young but I think when he gets older and reads the Tao of Pooh he will understand it in a whole different way.
Anyway be would love these skeleton books.

carollookout@gmail.com

triSh aguirre-valdez said...

The Witches by Roald Dahl

crimsondoll19 said...

I would read the "velveteen rabbit". It has always been a wonderful children's story :)

crimsondondoll19@yahoo.com

thorson said...

The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was originally a poem...but I'll go with that.

jkthorson02@gmail.com

Liz Zavala said...

where the sidewalk ends :-)

necializ at gmail dot com

GretaIdea said...

Alice in Wonderland, of course! It has the best skulls in literature (Red Queen, anyone?)

Cindy Sissau said...

I would read Lenore the cute little dead girl

Cindy Sissau said...

I would read Lenore The Cute Little Dead Girl

johnhinkle said...

I would read a little skeleton girl "Dealing with Dragons" by Patricia C. Wrede. Come to think of it, it's good for little skeleton boys, as well. More books need strong heroines.
bleufishh@yahoo.com

mamafrog said...

I would have to read Lenore too! Funniest thing I've read in years.

Lisa Tatum said...

Definitely "All About Scabs", because it would be extremely informative and new to them. ;-) Actually, that's my son's favorite book, so I'm stealing his answer.

Lisa Tatum said...

bun71@comcast.net :)

Jenelle said...

where the wild things are is a favorite here- the book not the movie!

LunaChick said...

"Rochee, the Friendliest Cockroach", By Gavin Goo
It's creepy, but at the same time cute!

Frau Squid said...

Skeleton Cat looks so cute!

lisa aka b.creative said...

Skeleton cat looks cool! Thank you! xxlisa

Fringe Element Enthusiast said...

Naked Lunch by Burroughs.

Ashley said...

I just consulted with my six and four year olds and we agree that a friendly skeleton would love to hear "How I Became a Pirate" by Melinda Long. It's especially fun when read with your best pirate voice. ARRrrr!

Dr. M said...

Mary Roach's Spook. Not really a classic, but I'd have questions for a skeleton who wanted story-time, and we could have some decent conversations about the text.

Sabrina Payne said...

The skeleton cat book looks great but my nephews are partial to a book called Bugtown!

LadyStardust said...

It would depend on when the skeleton departed, and how much catching up he had to do, but we could start with Mordecai Gerstein's Mountains of Tibet.

Nicole Jordan said...

The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe

dolores said...

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco is my fav children's book.

pupton said...

kinda dark but, the Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver.

Lori Pucci Hodges said...

I would love to read Zecharia Sitchin's "The 12th Planet."

lp578hodges@gmail.com

Jennifer Highton said...

I would read them Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex.

Jenhighton@gmail.com

beezl said...

I would totally go with Bunnicula, I love that book! :}

afra1dofclowns@hotmail.com

KC said...

I love Where the Wild Things Are...having a son named Max, its perfect for us.

KC said...

dang, forgot...

fryek@appstate.edu

Gilda said...

I would read A Chocolate Moose For Dinner by Fred Gwynne to a "little" skeleton.

Couchgirl13 said...

Why "Funny Bones" of course, by "Janet and Allan Ahlberg" so we can laugh when the dog skeleton breaks into bits and gets reasembled all wrong. You can contact me at couchgirl13@gmail.com

Helvis Presley said...

The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungere

pami said...

"Goodnight Moon" because it's just amazing and is cherished by many generations.
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Adrienne Geyer said...

I would probably read some Grimm's fairy tales!

Sherry said...

"Gus the friendly ghost" was a good one.

LBabroski said...

It would have to be Goodnight, Moon. :)

Rebecca said...

I would read "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Skeletons need some meat on their bones.

brynda said...

I'd read any of the Dirk Bones series, about a skeleton detective.

lizzi was here! said...

Stone Soup & Grimm's Fairy Tales...let the truth be told.

SparrowFeather said...

I would read him or her Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett. And if you don't think that's a classic, you should read it!

redgtbear said...

Skeleton meets the Mummy looks quite entertaining...

iluvhallow33n said...

The Emperor's New Clothes, by Anderson, is what I would read to a friendly skeleton. I think he would enjoy a good laugh, and a lesson learned.

Dana Jackson said...

Cinderella Skeleton by David Catrow is a great book. My classic, of course, would by Dracula by Bram Stoker. I love to read to my boys (Dylan 13 yrs old & Daltyn 5 1/2 months). It is harder to find books for young boys. Dylan just learned about the Mothman and loves the stories.

Thanks for the great contest!
email: DMSJackson14@gmail.com

QuadK said...

Bunnicula by James and Deborah Howe is a fun read for anybody! quadruplek@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

When my daughter was little she had the book CinderSkeleton. She loved it and I still have it. I think any bony princess would love to read that book. ;)

jennatanner said...

i would love to read if you give a mouse a cookie to my daughter! shes not quite old enough yet to sit through the whole thing!

ann said...

I would read Wide Sargasso Sea.

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Deacon said...

definitely Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin...

Maxine said...

I would read Wuthering Heights. What better story is there of the passage between the here and the hereafter? pau1ah at hotmail (that's a #1, not an "l")

Wrandi Hall said...

i would read a skeleton the old lady that swallowed a fly. i can be reached at firebird_9@msn.com

Wrandi Hall.

Wrandi Hall said...

i would read a skeleton the old lady that swallowed a fly! Wrandi Hall wka6six6@gmail.com

Zoesmum said...

One of the are you afraid of the dark books :0)

Kat Stacy said...

I would read the The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

And this set of books is adorable - my girls would LOVE them!

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Veronica Barnett said...

I loved as a child "The Talking Eggs"-- a strange Louisiana style folktale-ish version of Cinderella, and I love reading it to children and seeing it again for the first time through their eyes. I love the message it sends and I recommend it to any parent, child, teacher, or childcare provider. I would love to send these books to my niece and nephews at Halloween after I've read them to the children I work with =) thepunkrocksockhop@hotmail.com

Amber Nicole Cannan said...

Three Men in a Boat. It is the only book I've ever read that made me crack up every time I picked it up. Npr was right. I bet even a skelton would crack a smile at it.

Adam Wilburn said...

My favorite, The Metamorphosis by Kafka.