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Be An American Girl All Summer Long With Read-A-Palooza & An Exciting Book Giveaway!

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AMERICAN GIRL ENCOURAGES READING AND FUN
WITH READ-A-PALOOZA!
 

 (Plus you’ll help Save the Children’s U.S. literacy program when you buy American Girl books)

Enter below today for your chance to win a bunch of the best books for summer reading

In conjunction with American Girl’s super summer celebration of reading called Read-a-palooza, Good Reads With Ronna is offering a great giveaway. It’s just the right time to join the millions of girls who’ve grown up with American Girl’s award-winning books and discover the delights of reading all summer long. So get out your beach bag, sunblock, swim suit and some sunglasses and get ready to dive in to a good time

Books shown here do not necessarily reflect titles offered.
Please refer to list on the left.

One winner will receive a selection of summer reading including:  

  • McKenna (A 2012 Girl of the Year book)
  • McKenna Ready to Fly (A 2012 Girl of the Year book) 
  • The nonfiction advice book, Take the Challenge
  • The nonfiction advice book, A Smart Girl’s Guide to Liking Herself
  • The Innerstar University Book (these are “choose your own ending” books), Behind the Scenes
  • A Cecile Mystery, The Cameo Necklace

Click here to enter with your name and address, then leave a comment below and remember to
LIKE Good Reads With Ronna on Facebook  for your chance to win. Contest ends midnight on Weds., May 30. Scroll down for contest rules. Good luck!

Keep your girls away from electronics and get them into books to sharpen their reading skills and keep them happily entertained while away from school. American Girl’s Read-a-palooza, a summer reading program created for girls ages 8 to 12, is packed with fun activities and incentives that encourage literacy. Read-a-palooza takes place May 1 to September 3, 2012, and also includes a charitable partnership with Save the Children’s U.S. literacy program.

To participate in Read-a-palooza, girls can visit americangirl.com/reading, where they can download colorful bookmarks and free book-related content, such as tips and materials for starting a book club. They’ll also be able to do reading challenges and take fun, interactive quizzes. Starting in June, girls can participate in Read-a-palooza by visiting an American Girl retail store, where free reading events will be offered all summer long.

To further emphasize the importance of reading and to help a great cause during its Read-a-palooza campaign, American Girl is partnering with Save the Children’s U.S. literacy program. From May 1 through September 3, 2012, $1 of every book purchased through American Girl (up to a maximum of $100,000) will support Save the Children’s efforts to raise literacy rates in impoverished communities by providing basic education and equipping schools and teachers with reading materials. In addition, American Girl will make its third donation of books to Save the Children this fall, bringing the value of the company’s total book donation to nearly $1.5 million.

For more information about Read-a-palooza and American Girl’s partnership with Save the Children, visit americangirl.com/reading.

AMERICAN GIRL READ-A-PALOOZA GIVEAWAY RULES

TO ENTER – We are giving away 1 prize of 6 assorted American Girl books to include  (2) Girl of the Year books: McKenna and McKenna Ready to Fly, (1) Take The Challenge,(1) A Smart Girl’s Guide to Liking Herself, (1) The Innerstar University Book: Behind the Scenes, (1) A Cecile Mystery: The Cameo Necklace worth a total of $49.70.

  1. This giveaway ends at midnight on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 with one winner selected on Thursday, May 31st. Winner will be notified by email so be sure to include your name, address, (no P.O. Boxes please) and phone number in an email to Ronna.L.Mandel@gmail.com. Please write American Girl Giveaway in the subject line.
  2. For a chance to be the winner please leave a comment on the giveaway blog post (no one or two word comments please). Be sure to LIKE  Good Reads With Ronna on Facebook for an additional entry and follow us on Twitter @goodreadsronna for an additional entry to the giveaway, too. If you don’t provide an email where you can be contacted your chance to win is forfeited.

This giveaway will run through midnight on May 30,  2012 (PST). Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact us at Ronna.L.Mandel@gmail.com before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. (18+) residents only.

American Introduces Read-a-palooza

About American Girl

American Girl Brands is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, (NASDAQ:MAT, www.mattel.com), the world’s leading toy company. Since American Girl’s inception in 1986, the company has devoted its entire business to celebrating the potential of girls ages 3 to 12. American Girl encourages girls to dream, to grow, to aspire, to create, and to imagine through a wide range of engaging and insightful books, age-appropriate and educational products, and unforgettable experiences. In meeting its mission with a vigilant eye toward quality and service, American Girl has earned the loyal following of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators. To learn more about American Girl or to request a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005, or visit www.americangirl.com 

About Save the Children

Save the Children’s U.S. Programs work to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of children by ensuring they have the resources they need—access to a quality education, healthy foods, and opportunities to grow and develop in a nurturing environment. When disasters like hurricanes and wildfires strike, Save the Children is among the first on the ground ensuring the needs of children are being met.

Save the Children’s early childhood education, literacy, physical activity and nutrition, and emergency response programs reached more than 147,000 children and families in the United States last year alone. For more information, visit www.savethechildren.org/usa.


 

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Grace Ma
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Grace Ma

Thank you for raising awareness of the importance of reading an actual book in young girls! My daughter has always been an avid reader since she was a baby. Hopefully she will keep up with this valuable trait. Thanks again.

goodreadswithronna
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I totally agree, Grace. Thanks for your feedback!!

phxbne
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phxbne

Emailed you – thanks!
My 7 year old would just love this!

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follow you on Facebook Michele Daley

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twitter follower phxbne
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goodreadswithronna
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Thanks Michele! We love AMERICAN GIRL, too!
Good luck.

Tammy Greer
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Tammy Greer

My daughter loves American Girl and she is really into being immersed in a book right now. Summer is just around the corner and with school letting out she’s going to have extra time on her hands. What a great way to fill her time and keep her mind active.

goodreadswithronna
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With American Girl it’s always a win win! Remember if you want to enter giveaway to send me an email with your name and address.
Thanks for visiting the blog!

Tammy Greer
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Tammy Greer

“Like” Good Reads With Ronna on FB (Tammy Greer)

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dolls123
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dolls123

These are great books

goodreadswithronna
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Yes they really are and if you win, it will be a wonderful surprise for your daughter!
Good luck.

dolls123
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dolls123

I like you on Facebook
Michelle Rosborough

goodreadswithronna
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Thanks, Michelle. I appreciate the like!

dolls123
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dolls123

I follow you on twitter
@dolls123

goodreadswithronna
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Thanks so much for the follow!

Karen
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Karen

My first grade girl is reading chapter books – these would be great to fill up her summer – she’s an avid reader (just like her mommy)!

goodreadswithronna
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Yes it would! Thanks for entering and good luck.

Cheri Oggy
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Cheri Oggy

I have 3 young granddaughters who love to read. The 9 year old is reading on a level of most 9th graders. She would absolutely love to read these books. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

goodreadswithronna
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Sounds ideal. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Christie
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Christie

My 10 year old daughter loves to read. She was asked the other day, “What do you like that most other kids your age don’t?” Her response was “Reading.” I loved it. On top of that, she loves anything to do with American Girl. She even reads some of the American Girl books to her younger sister who is just learning to read.

goodreadswithronna
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I know just how your daughter feels. So glad you’ve checked out our blog and entered the giveaway.

Jessica D
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Jessica D

I would love this for my two daughters for our family road trip this summer. I read American Girl books when I was growing up.

goodreadswithronna
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Wish they’d been around when I was growing up as I’d have devoured them! Good luck! Make sure to
email info to Ronna.L.Mandel@gmail.com to make your entry official.

Deb Coats
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My granddaughters would love to read these books. They have their very own American Girl doll. : )

goodreadswithronna
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Oh terrific. Make sure to send an email to Ronna.L.Mandel@gmail.com to make your entry official. Thanks!

Julia
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Julia

Thanks for the giveaway! My daughter is just learning about American Girl Dolls and would love reading these when she gets a little older.

goodreadswithronna
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Sounds like a good fit! Good luck and thanks for checking us out.

Liz
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Liz

Our girls love to read. I fear if they win this contest, we might not see them all summer as they’ll lock themselves in their room to escape with their prizes and imaginations. But we’ll take our chances anyway….

goodreadswithronna
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Thanks for entering this terrific giveaway. Lotsa good luck.

Meghan Finley
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Thanks for the great giveaway! I love to spend the summer reading and hope the girls will too! 🙂

goodreadswithronna
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I hope your girls do too whether or not they win. I remember reading Gone With The Wind one summer when I was a girl.
Good luck!

immortalb4
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immortalb4

I like on fb

goodreadswithronna
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Thanks Meghan!!

immortalb4
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immortalb4

I follow on twitter @immortalb4

goodreadswithronna
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Just saw that on Twitter. Most appreciated.

drew
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drew

sounds like a most worthwhile contest. good luck to all!!!

goodreadswithronna
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So glad you think so. Best of luck.

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