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The Great A. S. King Book Giveaway in Honor of The Teen’s Birthday

Seventeen years ago today I gave birth to my first child and it was one of the greatest moments of my life. At the time, I had already been a teen librarian for about 10 years and I wondered what it would be like to one day have a teen who could and be a part of my teen program and I’m not going to lie – it’s been pretty awesome!! I love this kid. She’s smart, compassionate and SHE LOVES READING! It’s been a great joy to get to read, share and talk about books with her. In case you couldn’t tell, I freakin’ adore this kid. It’s a genuine honor to get to be her mom.

Earlier this year she decided that author A. S. King was her favorite living author and she went through and read the entire works of A. S. King. You can read all about that here, including what she thinks of each book. I got to take this journey with her and it was a year full of remarkable moments and great conversations for us surrounding one author and one of our favorite things that we share – books! This reading journey has meant so much to me and I will treasure it always.

Still Life with Tornado is one of her favorite A. S. King books

Edgar Allan Poe is her favorite dead author for those of you wondering. She was pretty excited when they read a Poe short story last year and when the English teacher asked if anyone had ever read Poe she got to reply that she had read his entire works.

The Teen at age 13 with her metal Edgar Allan Poe lunchbox

So today in celebration of my kid I’m going to be giving away a complete set of A. S. King paperbacks and a pre-order of her upcoming middle grade book The Year We Fell From Space, which comes out in October. Please note, the paperback of Dig doesn’t come out until April of next year but I’m going to pre-order it as part of the giveaway. Read below for more information. If you are selected as a winner, I will contact you to ask for your mailing address and order the books online and have them mailed directly to you via Amazon. This giveaway is open to U. S. residents only please and one winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter. I checked on Amazon and it looks like paperback copies are available as mentioned below.

What’s included in this giveaway? Paperback copies of the following books:

A pre-order of the hardback of The Year We Fell from Space, which comes out in October of 2019

A pre-order of the paperback of Dig, which comes out in April 2020 (the hardback copy is available now if you want to purchase one for yourself)

That is 10 paperback books by author A. S. King and one hardback book, giving one lucky winner an almost complete collection of A. S. King books.

To enter, do the Rafflecopter thingy below by midnight tonight (8/23/2019) and celebrate The Teen and her love for books with me.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

P. S. – I got her consent to do this beforehand because consent is important.


  1. Christine says:

    Happy birthday! I also love A.S. King!

  2. Trisha Perry says:

    Thanks so much your awesome for doing this.

  3. Happy birthday! πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ I am also a huge fan of A.S. King. My favorite book is β€˜Please ignore Vera Dietz’. I hope you have a great year with lots more great reading! πŸ“š πŸŽ‰πŸ“šπŸŽ‰πŸ“š

  4. Happy Birthday! I love your “Read responsibly” shirt! I am actually having a friend make one for me after seeing yours!

  5. Happy Birthday! It’s so special to see a young reader loving her books!

  6. Emily McQuiggan says:

    Happy birthday! Your thoughts on reading and growing up have been so interesting to hear about over the years!

    I just recently started reading A.S. King and I loved Reality Boy! I just started Dig and I’m loving that one too.

  7. Very happy birthday to you. I remember my first A.S. King book was Reality Boy, and I cried like a baby at how that character has been treated. Here’s hoping for more A.S. King books to come.

  8. Sara Huff says:

    A.S. King is my FAVORITE author of all time! I love when I meet others who love her as much as I do. A very Happy Birthday to you as well!

  9. Daniella Sinai says:

    How cool and what an awesome way to celebrate someone!

    • Hi, Teen! Happy Birthday! Just getting into A.S. King myself. I’ve been following The Teen Librarian Toolbox on twitter for a minute because even though I generally prefer reading YA, I only recently got into a position where I was purchasing YA for a library. Anyway, I need all the help I can get! πŸ™‚ Thanks for this giveaway, you two!

  10. AS King is also one of my faves – I loved PIVD! πŸ™‚

  11. Happy birthday! I always love reading posts by/about the two of you – so helpful for a librarian trying to expand the teen community at my small library!

  12. Happy Birthday to The Teen! Ask the Passengers is such an important book. And good job mom for raising a reader!

  13. Amy Wheatley says:

    Happy Birthday! πŸŽ‰

    I love A.S. King also. Every time I read one of her books, it’s all I want to talk about 😁

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