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July 23, 2010

39 Clues: 10 Stop Blog Tour and Giveaway - STOP 1 IS LIVE!

39Clues_logo **WINNER OF GIVEAWAY: alanamorales**

I always enjoy when I get to blog about something that is already popular in my house. A few weeks ago, I took my son to the bookstore to see if Book 10 of the 39 Clues series was out yet. He had already read all the other books in the series. The good news is he goes through books quickly. The bad news I am constantly looking for new series for my son to read. I was excited when my son started reading 39 Clues because it was published by Scholastic.  I did not see Book 10 at the bookstore so I checked online for the release date (August 31, 2010).

39 Clues is an adventure series published by Scholastic for children ages 8-12 that spans 10 books. The book series also has a website http://www.the39clues.com/  that allows kids to use cards (they get with each book) to find clues through online missions

The day after  a trip to our local bookstore with my son, I received an email about the 39 Clues Blog Tour, asking if I wanted to join in the fun.  Of course I said YES! The Blog Tour is a 39 Day Countdown to book  #10 and I am the first stop (see a full listing of Blog Tour stops below).

My stop is for 39 Clues Book 1. Here is an exclusive video from Book #1 Author, Rick Riordan:

Sadly, my son will still have to wait for Book 10 to come out. But - the good news is that I am doing a giveaway to my readers to share the adventure love:

GIVEA WAY: One winner will receive the (one) complete 39 Clues book series (PLUS book #1 will be autograp hed by Rick Riordan).

HOW TO ENTER:

 

 

To enter - you must be the parent, family member or caregiver of child or teen who loves adventure series.  A full listing of rules is at the bottom of this post. ONLY TWO ENTRIES per person. One entry equals one comment on this post. 1st entry should be a comment explaining why you want to win the 39 Clue  series for your child/teen. For those that want a second entry, please share this contest over Twitter and comment on this post with a link to your tweet. Here is a suggestion for those that want to tweet:

Entered @TechMama 's #39Clues Blog Tour giveaway http://bit.ly/bf3i3k

Winner will be chosen using Random.org. Only TWO entries/comments per person.

Giveaway timing: Contest runs from July 23 to August 31, 2010 10pm pst.

But wait, there is more fun: with 10 books there will be 10 blog stops on the Blog Tour. Here is the schedule of the 39 Clues Book Tour, stop by each stop for more fun!

The Scholastic On Our Minds Blog posted a summary.

 Stop #1    July 23   Techmamas: 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze of Bones (September 9, 2008) by Rick Riordan

Stop #2    July 27   Brimful Curiosities: 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note (December 2, 2008) by Gordon Korman

Stop #3    July 30 
  Susen Haim On Parenting: 39 Clues Book 3: The Sword Thief (March 3, 2009) by Peter Lerangis

Stop #4    Aug 4     Manic Mommies: 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond the Grave (June 2, 2009) by Jude Watson

Stop #5    Aug 9     HighTechDad:  39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle (August 11, 2009) by Patrick Carman

Stop #6    Aug 12   Tree, Root, and Twig: 39 Clues Book 6: In Too Deep (November 3, 2009) by Jude Watson

Stop #7    Aug 18   The Children’s Book Review:  39 Clues Book 7: The Viper's Nest (February 2, 2010) by Peter Lerangis

Stop #8    Aug 23  
Robyn’s Online World:  39 Clues Book 8: (April 6, 2010) by Gordon Korman

Stop #9    Aug 26   On Our Minds @Scholastic    39 Clues Book 9: (May 25, 2010) by Linda Sue Park

Stop #10  Aug 31   5 Minutes For Mom: 39 Clues Book 10: (August 31, 2010) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

RULES:

--A Valid email address must be entered in the private "email" section of the comment (not in the comment text). If a valid email address is not provided, another winner will be chosen.

--Winner must be located in North America (Canada/US). Shipments can only be made to Canada/US.

--Scholastic is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded. Approximate value of prizes may vary.

Disclosure: Blogger did not receive compensation in any form for this post.

PRESS RELEASE:

About The 39 Clues

    * The 39Books_and_cards Clues is a groundbreaking, multi-media adventure series for children ages 8-12 that spans 10 adrenaline-charged books, hundreds of collectible cards, and an online game that allows readers to play a part in the story and compete for prizes.

    * The 39 Clues launched on September 9, 2008, with Book 1: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. On December 2, 2008, Book 2: One False Note by Gordon Korman was released and also debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Since then, the series, including Book 3: The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis, Book 4: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson, Book 5: The Black Circle by Patrick Carman, and Book 6: In Too Deep by Jude Watson, have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

    * Movie rights for The 39 Clues have been acquired by DreamWorks Studios with Steven Spielberg eyeing to direct. Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media, will produce. The script is being penned by Jeff Nathanson whose credits include “Catch Me If You Can” and “Rush Hour 2.”

    * 39 Clues Online Game: Create an account, discover which branch of the Cahill family YOU belong to, and start exploring the website to see if you can be the first to find the Clues. Get the latest intelligence on the authors, upcoming books, answers to your questions, and more. Plus, talk strategy and share secrets with other Cahills on the 39 Clues message boards.

    * The 39 Clues Madrigal Maze app, launched in September 2009, is a Top 100 Paid Kids Game in the App Store

    * The 39 Clues has been licensed in 22 languages to date.

    * The 39 Clues series centers around the Cahills—the most powerful family the world has ever known. But the source of the family’s power has been lost. Grace Cahill, the last matriarch of the Cahills, changed her will minutes before she died, leaving her descendants an impossible decision: receive a million dollars or a clue. The first Cahill to assemble all 39 clues hidden around the world will discover what makes the family so powerful—a reward beyond measure. It’s Cahill versus Cahill in a race to the finish, with readers hot on the heels of the main characters, fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her eleven-year-old brother, Dan. The series highlights famous historical figures kicking off with Benjamin Franklin in The Maze of Bones, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in One False Note, Toyotomi Hideyoshi in The Sword Thief, Howard Carter in Beyond the Grave, Anastasia Romanov in The Black Circle, and Amelia Earhart in In Too Deep.

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my avid reader loves adventure series!

My younger brother, my step-nephew, and I all love adventure series! Especially this one.

Oh, man - you are sooooo lucky!

I would love to win this because my kids are OBSESSED with this series. My 7yo has a secret clue notebook that she carries around on her "travels" and my son is still gloating because he is 3 books ahead of me in the series.

I want to win this for my son because he loves to read, especially books that keep him interested and have a lot of action and adventure, and I love that he loves to read as I think it is important for kids to do so.

My almost 11 year old is not the reader of the family. He has a very difficult time finding books that he can stay interested in. I finally found a series, the Percy Jackson series, that he just loves. I think he would really enjoy this series.

I live with my sister and her 2 kids. After an terrific start, my nephew no longer enjoys reading. My sister and I are always on the hunt for books that will hold his interest. Maybe the series will be the one!
Thanks for the chance!

My daughter has read the 1st two books and loves them and has the first two card packs and would love to continue the journey and solve the clues

My 8-year-old LOVES these books! But we only have #1 & #2. He sounds like your kid, moving so quickly through books that it is a challenge to keep him in books.

We'd love to win!

My 10 y.o. son would be green with envy if your son got a sneak peek at #10. He LOVES this series and I think it's interesting that they brought so many authors in to write different parts of the story.

My son also loves the cards and the website.

We will soon be counting the days until book 10 is released. He'll already be in school when that happens. Hmmm. Maybe a party is in order! Esp. if he wins the set.

This series is an adventurous romp that manages to appeal to all readers and non-readers alike. It's educational, fun and interactive. Quite a combination!

My 10 YO and I have been reading the series and we adore the online component.

We heard Rick Riordan speak at ALAN in Philadelphia not too long ago and were impressed by his passion for young readers and for our educational system.

I'd love to win this set for my pre-service teachers to use in setting up real lessons for young readers.

I would like to win because my kids love books Luke these and these books would be perfect for them.

My son mostly likes non-fiction, which is not exactly something you can dive into and anticipate the next one. This is one of the few stories he's liked so far, loves hearing about the different countries and will read ahead even though dad is reading this to the boys each night.

Oh how cool! Mister Man is so into mysteries and adventure. He's just about finished all the Encyclopedia Brown books and is just starting the 39 Clues (we've read half the first one - errrr, HE has). Knowing how he powers through books and then wants to go back and reread his favorites, winning the series would save me a TON of trips to the library :)

I love this adventure series. I want this for myself and my boys will eventually be old enough to enjoy them as well!

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