Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Twelfth Day of Bookmas

Thanks so much to everyone who’s participated in the 12 Days of Bookmas contest. Jessica and I have had a blast and I think our clients have enjoyed the ride as well! Today is the last chance to play! For the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.

And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce yesterday’s winner.

Yesterday’s question was: What is the title and who is the author of a book that Jessica represented that sat on an editor's desk for two years before an offer came in.

And the answer is Pills for Pets by Debra Eldredge, DVM.

Congratulations to Beverly, aka Bookwoman. Please email your contact information to and we’ll get your prize out immediately.

I thought it only appropriate to make today’s puzzle holiday-themed . . .

Most of you who follow the blog already know that my 5-year-old son, Nicky, is autistic. Well, Nicky LOVES books. He spends a lot of time inside his own head and has difficulty paying attention in class, but his teacher tells me that there’s one part of the school day when he’s able to sit quietly and really listen: Storytime. He’s already reading quite a bit on his own. He loves decoding words and sounding out letters. It’s most definitely one of his strengths.

But one of his many challenges is recall. He has trouble remembering what happened at school that day, what family members we visited with over the weekend or what gifts he received for his birthday. He’s so caught up in the adventures going on inside that little head of his that he’s less invested in the outside world around him. So to work on his memory, I decided to use some “book therapy.” :) For Christmas I’ve bought him several chapter books that I can read to him piece-by-piece, and then review with him every night what we read the day before. Hopefully his love of books will encourage him to flex his memory muscles a little more.

I bought him a boxed set of the first four books in a series that Jessica recommended after she’d read them to her son.

And I bought him a special “read-aloud” edition of one of my favorite classic children’s books.

What books will Nicky be getting for Christmas this year??

Check with these authors for clues:

Lorna Barrett

Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
Sally MacKenzie
Paige Shelton
Amy Patricia Meade
Wendy Watson

Ellery Adams
Angie Fox
Gina Robinson
Erin Kellison
R.R. Smythe
Bill Crider
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Bella Andre
Elizabeth Amber
Krista Davis
Heather Webber
Avery Aames
Kim Lenox
Joyce and Jim Lavene
C. C. Hunter
Cricket McCrae
Wendy Lyn Watson
Erika Chase
Elizabeth Joy Arnold



Tammy Baumann said...

Is it Stuart Little by E B White?

Lorenda said...

Hmm this is hard

For the series, is it the Thoroughbred Series by Joanna Campbell

And for the other, Merry Christmas Mouse by Laura Numeroff?

Lorenda said...

After perusing the clues, a revised guess:

The Mallory series by Laurie Friedman
Stuart little by e.b white

LisaRealWriter said...

Here are my guesses:

1. Series: Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne

2. Lucky Wish Mouse: White Christmas by Clara Valliamy

Brenna said...

My best guesses are:

The Morgan Horse Books by Ellen Feld

And Stuart Little by E.B. White.

Kim Lionetti said...

No winner yet, but it's getting close!

LisaRealWriter said...

Argh! Stuart Little by E.B. White sounds right for #2, but I'm sticking with Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne for #1.

Kim Lionetti said...

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Unknown said...

Here's my guess

Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner


Charlotte's Web by E B White

Unknown said...

Well, I was wrong. LOL!!

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Publius said...

Ebyss, you are never *really* wrong with The Boxcar Children. Sigh. One of my favorite series ever!

Daryl Wood Gerber a.k.a. Avery Aames said...

Wow, great sleuthing today!

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