What Is So Rare…

…as a great give-away in June?  How about three give-aways? 

We’ve got ARCs of two wonderful books slated for early fall publication.  One’s a side-splitter of a novel, and the other’s a remarkable collection of stories by stellar authors, including Naomi Shihab Nye, Marilyn Nelson, Jane Yolen and Cornelia Funke.  Check them out: 

101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies, by Lee Wardlaw

From Indie Bound:  Steve “Sneeze” Wyatt is back and taking half his classes at the high school, where a meathead varsity golf goon has it out for him. Meanwhile, Sneeze’s middle-school friends are acting . . . funny. Why is best friend Hiccup tongue-tied around a girl in their martial arts class? And what does Sneeze have to do to get his crush to stop mooning over the handsome new Hawaiian kid? As Sneeze tussles with the golf goon and writes himself into a love-letter mess, everyone struggles through the throes of friendship and first love.

With a hilarious ensemble cast, plenty of zingy banter, and just the right amount of gross-outs, this latest in the 101 Ways series delivers exactly what fans want, and is sure to earn new ones too.

What You Wish For: A Book for Dafur by Book Wish Foundation

From Amazon: With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For: A Book for Dafur  is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft-times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish – the abstract things we all wish for – home, family, safety and love.

From the exchange of letters between two girls who have never met but are both struggling with the unexpected curves of life, to the stunning sacrifice one dying girl makes for another, to the mermaid who trades her tail for legs, to the boy who unwittingly steals an imp’s house, and to the chilling retelling of Cinderella, What You Wish For brings together a potent international roster of authors of note to remember and celebrate the Darfuri refugees and their incredible story of survival and hope

To win both books, please post a comment below.  Tweet/Facebook about it and earn another entry.  Only readers in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to win.  A winner will be announced on June 23.  Happy Summer!

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Tricia is the author of many books for middle grade, most recently "Every Single Second" (HarperCollins) and the third book in the Cody series, "Cody and the Rules of Life" (Candlewick Press). A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, she lives in Cleveland OH. You can find out more about her and her work at www.triciaspringstubb.com