Splash Into Summer

We’re celebrating summer with the Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Page Turners. Thank you for joining us!

What do you have to do to enter? Leave a comment below telling us your favourite frozen treat during the summer. Our e-mail subscribers are automatically entered to win. If you haven’t subscribed yet, do so for one extra entry. Simply enter and verify your e-mail using the Subscribe widget at the top, right corner of this blog.

Details: This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the U.S.A. only. Please read our rules for more information.

Dates: This giveaway starts on Wednesdays, May 25, 2011 and ends on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at midnight. One winner will be selected and announced on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 to receive the prize pack.

Splash into reading with our prize pack:

Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas
By Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Hardcover | 112 pages
Ages 8-11 years
ISBN 978-0-88776-895-8
eBook 978-1-77049-071-0
“Fagan has produced a lively tale of pirates, transatlantic voyages, and the usual heedless parents…” – Books for Young People: Books of the Year, Quill & Quire

Into the Ravine
By Richard Scrimger
Trade Paperback | 264 pages
Ages 11+
ISBN 978-0-88776-822-4
“Scrimger is a deft and funny storyteller who understands early adolescent boys, their dreams, and their realities…. A funny, scary, exciting, and spot-on adventure.” –Booklist

Would You
By Marthe Jocelyn
Hardcover | 176 pages
Ages 9-12 years
HC ISBN 978-0-88776-816-3
TR ISBN 978-1-77049-223-3
eBook 978-1-77049-022-2
“The opening chapters give little hints of the intensity of Jocelyn’s…exquisitely honed novel…. Although the plot line sounds like that of a standard weeper, the author resists the urge to magnify emotions. Natalie reacts honestly, neither beautifully nor nobly…. The light touch with which Jocelyn handles her difficult material is best seen when Claire is declared brain-dead and taken off life support: the humanity in the author’s treatment affords the readers a sense both of grief and of peace.” – Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Giveaway hops are when each blog host their own giveaway, the idea is that you “hop” from one blog to another – perhaps discovering a new blog that you’ll start following. So after you enter our giveaway, hop to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer or Page Turners to visit the next blog!

56 Replies to “Splash Into Summer”

  1. Wow what a fun Blog Hop! 🙂 Just in time for the warm weather. I always ejoyed eating ice cream sandwiches in the summer (a fave that my Mom and I both love). PS I’m dying to read more by Marthe Jocelyn (after having read Scribbling Women). 🙂

  2. I love a good drumstick or lemon chill during the hot texas heat!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Our favourite summer treat is iced cappuccino and the kids just love icecream floats.

  4. Fudgecicles (sp?). But only b/c you made me choose one! Ice cream, of course, and frozen fruit pops also are great when it’s hot. 🙂

  5. You drive down the Bedford Highway you’re going to come to a greasy food outlet known as THE CHICKENBURGER. You can’t miss it. It has a giant chicken poked up like some kind of befeathered Godzilla. They’re famous for what they call a chickenburger, (naturally) – a mittful of chicken meat drowning in gravy and crammed between the lips of a fluffy fresh hamburger bun. I prefer their cheeseburgers myself. They’re made out of beef that hasn’t forgotten how to moo. Patties that feel as if somebody hand-patted them just this morning. Loads of onions and fried to a crackly goodness. Best thing you imagine.

    Only we were talking about favourite frozen treats. For me, it is the tall cold milkshake that they make at the Chickenburger. Cold and delicious, whizzed up in one of those 1950-style shakemakers that make a whirring sound like a small cropdusting biplane taking off on a hot summer day. Thick and creamy and it goes down like a whole meal in a glass and you just can’t help but grin when it hits your belly.

    Tastes like more.

  6. This blog hopping thing is a cool idea! Always looking to try out new authors! 🙂

    heykiddego (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. My favourite frozen treat is homemade ice cream – I made the first batch of the year (chocolate) last weekend.

  8. I love Froz Fruit Coconut bars in the summer!
    Best wishes and thanks for the fantabulous giveaway!

  9. Great giveaway hop!
    My fave summer treat are those Chocolate Drumsticks – or Smartie Icecream, deeeelicious 🙂
    I signed up for your emails too!



  10. My favorite summer treat is homemade ice cream!
    nannyjessi2000 at hotmail dot com

  11. Ice Cream! Hagan Daas’s Caramel Cone is my fav, but I also love Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked.

  12. Frozen grapes! They are a great snack on a hot day!

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a follower.
    I love ice cream! Any kind of ice cream will do on a hot summer day (:
    Sophia L.
    sophiayunjin at gmail dot com

  15. My favorite cold treat is chocolate soft-served ice cream 🙂
    As you can tell by my email, I adore ice cream!

  16. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite frozen treat is a fruit Slush from Sonic.

    GFC follower – Sherry S.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  17. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂
    My favorite frozen treat is ice cream — various flavors
    . Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Almond Fudge or Pistaschio
    . Kulfi(Indian ice cream)
    . Butter Pecan

    Email subscriber

  18. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! My favorite summer treat is a Strawberry Sundae. Yum!


  19. Favorite frozen treats would have to be Slurpees, shaved ice, or Pace Bars (which are popsicles made out of yummy fruit juice).

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

  20. thank you for taking part is such a great giveaway. one of my favorite summer treats is keylime ice cream.

  21. My favourite frozen treat is an iced cap from Tim Horton’s made with chocolate milk! Might need one in the heat today!

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