Thursday, December 10, 2009

21 Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway! {Giveaway} CLOSED



According to My Blog Spark, "Access to books is essential to reading development. However, did you know that over 80 percent of childcare centers serving low-income children lack age-appropriate books? And a recent study shows that the ratio of books per child in middle income neighborhoods is 13 to 1, while in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children."

It hits me even more now that I have children. I wan
t nothing more than for my children to grow up with the best of materials for learning. The Cheerios family of cereals, First Book and Jon Scieszka, author of the popular "Trucktown" series and other children´s books, have joined together to deliver 100,000 books to community-based programs serving children in need. They would love your help to help bring the proper books to less fortunate child care centers around the United States! All you have to do is go online with your child and test your combined knowledge of children´s books by answering trivia questions related to "Trucktown" and other great children´s books.

For every trivia question answered correctly, you can cast one vote for the state you would like to receive books. The five states receiving the most votes will get 20,000 books each, for a total of 100,000 books. Visit www.FirstBook.org/Scieszka to test your knowledge and start voting.

I received an assortment of books along with a box of yummy Frosted Cheerios and a $25 Gift card for Barnes & Noble. The books were a hit with my two year old. She loved looking at the pictures while her daddy and I read the stories. Not too mention that they also were written in Spanish as well. They were all great stories! With our gift card to Barnes & Noble we bought The Elf on the Shelf Book set, along with the activity Book. I love this tradition already!


{GIVEAWAY}

To promote awareness about the 100,000 Book Giveaway, Cheerios (through MyBlogSpark) is providing one lucky reader a 100,000 Book Giveaway prize pack. It includes an assortment of books from Cheerios, one box of the many varieties of Cheerios cereals, and a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.


{HOW TO ENTER}

{1 ENTRY} Mandatory: Post a comment and tell me why your state should receive 20,000 books. This comment is mandatory and must be done before any of the extra entries count.

You can complete any or all of these extra entries below after your mandatory entry has been made.

{1 ENTRY} Post a comment telling me what your favorite book was when you were a child, or what your favorite book is now.
{2 ENTRIES} Post my button on your blog.

{5 ENTRIES} Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post in your comment. Be sure to link to this post and cheerios in your post.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Make sure your email address is in your comment, or visible on your profile.



Congratulations to The winner!
Doreen Said:My fav book as a child probably was either The Velveteen Rabbit or Charlotte's Web!! :)purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

December 13, 2009 7:35 PM


All entries must be made by December 17th, 2009 at 11:59pm eastern. I will use random.org to choose a winner from the comments. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to confirm their win.

This giveaway is open only to residents of the United States who are at least 18 years old.
Cheerios provided me with the free product, information, and gift pack through MyBlogSparkTM.

MyBlogSpark and Cheerios sponsored this review/giveaway for my readers, and I have received no compensation other than the two 100,000 Book Giveaway prize packages -- one to review and one to give away. Any opinions expressed on Lily Bean Designs are my own and are not reviewed or edited by sponsors.

21 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I think my state could use the books because Ky has a lot of children that don't get the books they need.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

my favorite book as a child was the rainbow fish. it's a picture book and so cute.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Anonymous said...

I think my state should receive them because there are so many kids in need and our test scores are lower.

denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite book was Goodnight Moon.

denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

amanda said...

My state could really use the books because there are many poor counties and many children in need of opportunities and books.
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

amanda said...

My favorite book as a child was Froggie Went a Courtin'. My favorite book now is A Thousand Splendid Suns.
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

Doreen said...

I would love for my state, Maryland to win as we have many children and not enough resources to meet their needs unfortunately. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderfully generous giveaway! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

My fav book as a child probably was either The Velveteen Rabbit or Charlotte's Web!! :)purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

Your button is on my bloggy! :)http://dietcokehandsanitizerchk.blogspot.com/

purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

Your button is on my bloggy! :)http://dietcokehandsanitizerchk.blogspot.com/

purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

Blogged: http://dietcokehandsanitizerchk.blogspot.com/2009/12/cheerios-100000-books_8027.html

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Doreen said...

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Doreen said...

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Doreen said...

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Doreen said...

Blogged: http://dietcokehandsanitizerchk.blogspot.com/2009/12/cheerios-100000-books_8027.html

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pixie13 said...

My state could use the books because they keep shutting down libraries because of budget cuts.

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Terra H. said...

My state is in crisis, as I'm sure others are. IL has cut back on a lot regarding the budget and books and the library are on the back burner. It'd be great for books to be brought in to my state to encourage kids the love of reading. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Terra H. said...

My favorite book as a child was Today I Feel Like A Warm Fuzzy.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Pam Hoffman said...

I'm originally from Northern Ohio and I remember the great library systems there...

I am now in Southern California and I'm APPALLED at how hard it is to get the book you are looking for thru our library systems!

And even when I CAN find the book I'm looking for, it is very often severely OUT OF DATE! As in more than 10 years old.

Our local library has been waiting for YEARS to get the upgrade they need (a new library is to be built, it hasn't been yet).

Maybe the state is large, maybe the voters always say 'no' to the libraries, whatever. They are a very sad state of affairs and can use all the help they can get.

Yeah, I'm probably spoiled by the Cleveland Public Library & other systems in N.OH (voters always said 'yes' to the libraries and schools when i was there!) but isn't that a good thing?

Thanks for the giveaway,

Pam Hoffman
http://mycre8tivelife.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/PamHoffman

Pam Hoffman said...

My favorite book when I was growing up huh?

Tough one...

I sure liked "What Every Young Rabbit Should Know" and of course "Blueberries for Sal" is wonderful - and we used to go to the blueberry farm and pick them!

Forgot the email addy last time, thanks again,

Pam Hoffman at cox dot net
http://mycre8tivelife.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/PamHoffman

off to blog about the giveaway!

Pam Hoffman said...

OK, I'll post to twitter top & hopefully get some visitors going...

Blog Post:
http://mycre8tivelife.blogspot.com/2009/12/like-books-go-here.html

sorry it's so rushed, I'm nearing the deadline!

Pam Hoffman at cox dot net
http://mycre8tivelife.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/PamHoffman