It's An Over At The Castle Birthday GIVEAWAY!!

Posted by: boni

Today is the official release day of my second book, Over At The Castle!

Over At The Castle by Boni Ashburn and Kelly Murphy

And, you might ask, what's a birthday without PRESENTS?? Exactly...

Let's give away a present... or two! Just enter before I draw the winning name at midnight on Friday, March 5th, 2010.

WHAT'S THE PRESENT? A signed copy of Over At The Castle. And maybe a signed copy of Hush, Little Dragon, too, since it's Hush's Two-Year Birthday today! But that part's up to you...

Over At The Castle is a counting book, so I'm going to have a little fun with numbers (but I'm terrible at math, so I'll make it e-a-s-y- ha!) Just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite number is- how easy is THAT??! I'll put all the entries in a hat, draw the winner and post his/her name on Saturday so the winner can contact me with their mailing address.

So, how can you win a copy of Hush, Little Dragon too?? Simply post about this giveaway on your blog, tweet it on Twitter, post it on your Facebook page, the blueboards... you pick, but give it one little cyber-shout-out SOMEWHERE (and tell me where when you comment), and if your name is the one I draw to win Over At The Castle, then you'll get a signed copy of Hush, Little Dragon too!

And if you ask me, these two books do look *sweet* next to each other on a shelf :)

Thanks for celebrating my Book Birthday with me and GOOD LUCK!

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Posted by: Pat Zietlow Miller01 March, 2010 - 08:24:38

My favorite number is 17.

Posted by: Kristin Gray01 March, 2010 - 09:22:28

Ooh. I don't know. 12. I tweeted, too.
Congrats, Boni!

Posted by: Mike Jung01 March, 2010 - 10:02:03

Hooray, a new Boni Ashburn book! I'm in. My favorite number is 8,466, for no reason at all. I also tweeted and Facebooked about this. I'll probably blog later.

Posted by: Katherine R.01 March, 2010 - 11:13:37

My favorite number is 27.

Been looking forward to seeing your book!

Posted by: Thomas01 March, 2010 - 12:38:14

My favorite number is Pi, 3.14159265.... etc.

The beautiful curve of Infinity, that is.



Posted by: Kristi Valiant01 March, 2010 - 13:03:11

My favorite number is 8. Congrats on your book release!

Posted by: Susanne Drazic01 March, 2010 - 13:03:15

Sounds like a great book for kids.

My favorite number is 20.

Posted by: Paul Aertker01 March, 2010 - 16:09:05

give or take a few.

Posted by: Kris01 March, 2010 - 18:32:43

Favorite number is 4. Yay for your latest book! Can't wait to share it at the library!

Posted by: Kris01 March, 2010 - 18:33:48

Ooh, and Facebooked your good news, too! Brilliant idea!

Posted by: Amy01 March, 2010 - 18:51:26


It was during a lecture on e that I first experienced the sensation of beauty in regards to math. It is my fervent hope that people learn enough of it that they, too, experience it as breathtakingly beautiful and not just "Hard".

Posting up on FB, and wishing you the best!

Posted by: Cindy Sherwood01 March, 2010 - 21:32:37

My favorite number is 16.

Congratulations to you!

Posted by: Larissa Hardesty01 March, 2010 - 21:57:41

Yay! I will tweet the contest (@lchardesty)!

My favorite number is 7.

Posted by: corey schwartz02 March, 2010 - 06:08:02

OMG, they have the same birthday? Okay, favorite number is 7. Off to tweet :)

Posted by: Ann Finkelstein02 March, 2010 - 14:52:47

Since 4, pi and e have been taken, I'll pick 6.022 x 10^23.

Congratulations, Boni.

Posted by: tammi sauer03 March, 2010 - 05:58:48

Today my favorite number is 3.

Posted by: Amber Lough03 March, 2010 - 11:54:23

My favorite number is 6. Divisible by 1, 2, 3 and...6!

I will tweet about this!

Posted by: Tara Lazar04 March, 2010 - 08:09:41

Oh my goodness, how did I miss this???? Phew, I'm in under the deadline. Off to go tweet, too.

Posted by: Tara Lazar04 March, 2010 - 08:11:17

OMG, I was so excited I forgot about my favorite number: 2!

I have 2 girls, I was born on the 21st, my husband the 27th, my daughters the 28th and the 2nd. So you see, there's a lot of 2's over here.

Posted by: Lakeside School Oshkosh Wisconsin24 March, 2010 - 08:29:53

Hello: We're 3rd graders from Lakeside School in Oshkosh. You'll be here with us on Friday! Yea! We know you loved to read when you were little -- we want you to know we also like to read: magazines, cereal boxes, books, road signs, recipes, comics, newspapers, ads, funnies, and blogs from awesome, wicked, cool, great, neat, best, rockin', rollin', rad, funny children's authors like you! Mrs. G's 3rd Gr.

Posted by: 2nd Grade Lakeside School24 March, 2010 - 09:34:29

Hello From 2nd Graders at Lakeside School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin! We just finished reading "Hush Little Dragon" and we think it is: the best book we've ever heard; we love it, its beautiful; wonderful illustrations and "googley eyes"; really funny; we like the rhyming; we like how you took a lullaby and made a dragon story out of it; we're going to read "Over At the Castle"; lots of color, VERY CREATIVE. Mrs. Davis' 2nd Gr.

Posted by: Lakeside School 2nd Grade Mrs. Schaefer24 March, 2010 - 12:50:50

We're 2nd graders in Mrs. Schaefer's Lakeside School class. Some of us are also picky eaters. We only like to eat: pizza, chocolate cream pie; pudding; candy; mac & cheese; brownies; cupcakes; ice cream; fettuccini; french fries, strawberries with sugar & whipped cream; chicken; bread sticks; pumpkin pie; spaghetti; or deer meat. Did your own picky eater learn to eat more things after "Hush Little Dragon"?

Posted by: Mrs. Zunker24 March, 2010 - 14:15:02

Now the other 3rd gr. class at Lakeside School in Oshkosh, WI is wondering where you got the idea for having dragons as your main characters? Is it possible you'll be flying into Oshkosh on a dragon? Or on that poor little horse that little dragon was going to eat? Also, we're wondering if you know how your family got that cool last name? And, do you ever do any drawing?
See you Friday. Mrs. Klas' 3rd Grade Class.

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