Monday, February 8, 2010

Katie & Kimble Series by Linda Thieman honored with Mom's Choice Awards *Giveaway*


 
PRESS RELEASE

Mom’s Choice Awards® Names the Katie & Kimble Series by Linda Thieman among the Best in Family-friendly Media

The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the Katie & Kimble (A Ghost Story) series by Iowa author Linda Thieman among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA is an annual competition known for establishing the benchmark of excellence in these areas.

When the great flu pandemic struck America’s shores in 1918, it took with it an estimated 675,000 men, women and children.

In her imaginative first book in the award-winning chapter book series, Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story, author Linda Thieman follows one of the young victims, named Kimble, and her nine-year-old friend, Katie, who just moved into Kimble’s old house.

Though ghostly in its viewpoint, the story does not fit into its genre’s stereotype. Rather, Thieman’s ghost is a funny, adventuresome little girl who not only helps Katie, but receives help from her friend in return.

Written to inspire the 7- to 10-year-old set, Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story is an educational adventure for the parental set, too, giving insight into the worldwide pandemic, Kimble’s Jewish customs, and even a bit about the supernatural.

Parents, educators, librarians and retailers rely on MCA evaluations when selecting quality materials for children and families. The Mom’s Choice Awards® seal helps families and educators navigate the vast array of products and services and make informed decisions.

MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five identical samples of a product. Entries are matched to judges in the MCA database. Judges perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment. Results are compiled and submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final approval.

The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using.

Other past Mom’s Choice Awards® recipients have included Meredith Vieira, Founder of Club Mom and Today Show Co-Host (Celebrity Mom of the Year) and O, The Oprah Magazine (Magazine of the Year).

Thieman graduated from Storm Lake Community High School and received a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa. She now resides in Sioux City, Iowa.

For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit MomsChoiceAwards

For more information on the Katie & Kimble series, visit http://www.katieandkimbleblog.com


I'm a very excited mom today! My daughter, Emily, loves this book series.  What a thrill to have already read this book series and then hear of it honored Award! 

Thanks to the author, Linda Thieman, she is offering the two books for a giveaway on my blog! Come enter and get a set your set for that someone special!  Don't let the "ghost story" scare you away from wanting these books for your 5-10 year olds.  Kimble is not a scary ghost! She is more of a kindred spirit to Katie and helps her on a quest that is very engaging and heartfelt.
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How to Enter: (leave separate comments for each entry)

Visit the Katie & Kimble Blog and have a look around. Then come back here and make a comment on something from her blog. This is your entry to the giveaway.

BONUS entries
1) Follow @LindaThieman on twitter for 5 entries

2) Tweet this blog post up to twice a day for 2 entries each
"Come win Katie & Kimble" honored by Mom's Choice Award @susieqtpies http://bit.ly/boTY7e"

3)  Click each of the above pictures of Katie & Kimble to read more from my blog about the books. Comment on those blog post and come back here and get 5 entries per comment!
4) Follow my blog on Google Friend connect and Networked blogs 1 entry each

5) Follow me on twitter @susieqtpies 2 entries

6) Go to my other blog, Scraps of Life and follow on Google friend connect, Networked blogs and fan on Facebook (all in left side bar) Get 2 entries per each one! 

7) Go enter FEDDIE GIRL BOOK GIVEAWAY on my Scraps of Life blog  http://bit.ly/9wYT8l
Leave a message there and come back here and claim your 10 BONUS ENTRIES!!!! 

GIVEAWAY is for US and Canada. Must be at least 18 to enter. 
Ends February 22.

79 comments:

Linda Thieman said...

Thank you so much for your support and your fun giveaway, Susie! I heard about the award on Jan. 29, and I'm still beyond excited. I'll never forget how you called Kimble a "kindred spirit." It was so beautiful and so accurate and you have such a way with words. Again, many thanks for your kind attention.

Lisa F. said...

Nice award! The site had a lot of printable that go with the books. This looks like summer fun for us! Thanks.

Lisa F. said...

I'm not on twitter! darn.

I left a comment on katie and kimble ghost story blog post.

Lisa F. said...

I just a comment on katie and kimble blog post make a wish

Lisa F. said...

I'm following your blog on goggle

Lisa F. said...

I'm following your google friend on Scraps of Life blog (that is how i found out about your giveaway)

Anonymous said...

There is a section where you can hear Dreidel songs!

Trudy
onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I love that they have downloadable coloring pages and word puzzles! :)

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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I follow Linda Thieman on Twitter! KatyLMA


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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect!


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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

https://twitter.com/KatyLMA/status/8913814490

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I follow you on Twitter: KatyLMA

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Shelly said...

love all the things on the site like Learn the
Kimble, Kimble Chant
Here!

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tkharmonic (Terri) said...

You can read the 1st 6 chapters of Katie & Kimble A Ghost Story on Linda's blog!

tkharmonic (Terri) said...

I already follow both you and Linda on twitter, as @tkharmonic

tkharmonic (Terri) said...

Tweet Link: http://twitter.com/tkharmonic/status/8961582262

Kerrie said...

I thought the Kimble, Kimble Chant was cute!
kerriekg@yahoo.com

Kerrie said...

I follow you on Twitter @36momma
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Kerrie said...

I entered FEDDIE GIRL BOOK GIVEAWAY on your Scraps of Life blog
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Jaina's Mom said...

I learned The Katie & Kimble books are funny, engaging and exciting, but are not fear-based

Jaina's Mom said...

Following Linda on twitter @jainasmom

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tweeted
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I follow you on twitter entry 1

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Juliana said...

I went to her blog and I posted!! WOO HOO.

Shelly said...

2/16 tweet 1 http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/9203167572

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2/16 tweet 2 http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/9203167572

Marianna said...

I love that there's a link on the Katie & Kimble blog to read the first chapters - it's great to get a sneak peek at the books to see if I or my kids would enjoy them before committing to ordering!

Marianna said...

I follow Linda on twitter @mannabsn

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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Daily tweet entry 1

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Daily tweet entry 2

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Carrie said...

I love that she has stuff for educators ad home schoolers!!!
@tillman4

Carrie said...

I tweeted!! http://twitter.com/Tillman4/status/9489679620

@Tillman4

pestkaj said...

Aww, I love that Katie named her dog Twinkle becasue he was the color of the stars, that is really cute!

pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susieqtpies said...

This giveaway has ended! I'm off to pick the winner via Random.org!!!

Susieqtpies said...

Thanks to Linda for donating the two books for this giveaway!!! Congrats to KERRIE she is the winner. Please go and purchase these books if you didn't win! They are awesome and the new one will be coming out sometime this year.

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