Now that you have checked out my picks for 2008 election sites for kids, win some great election related prizes courtesy of Scholastic! Not only does Scholastic have a great election site for parents, teachers, and kids, but they are also extremely generous to Tech Savvy Mama readers. Scholastic is giving away election related materials for every age group to get your children thinking about the upcoming election.
Preschoolers can win the fabulous book Otto Runs for President. This darling book by Rosemary Wells of Max and Ruby fame is about elections at Barkadelphia School. Will the popular girl or jock win? Or will Otto, who really cares about what the students want, win? The book follows the candidates through the election and even contains some questionable campaign practices, coverage of pre-election night parties, and ballot counting. To read a first-hand mom review of Otto Runs for President, check out MommyVents who won a copy in our last Scholastic giveaway.
Enter your elementary age student to win a copy of Mark Teague’s Letters from the Campaign Trail: LaRue for Mayor. Snort City resident, Ike LaRue, decides to run for mayor when he finds himself unhappy with the current administration’s policies. Ike’s letters to his wife from the campaign trail, articles by local paper, and letters to the editor detail the challenges LaRue faces during his campaign against hard line mayoral candidate, Hugo Bogwort. Along the way, LaRue discovers that Bogwort isn’t so bad after all but who will win the election? Enter to win and see!
Middle and high schoolers can get the New York Times delivered to their homes in the form of the New York Times Upfront. This amazing biweekly magazine includes reports from Times correspondents from around the world who cover national and international news, election coverage with easy-to-understand graphics explaining the election process, history features, debates on major issues, opinion pieces, essays by teens, political cartoons, and so much more! Easy to read, graphically interesting, and fabulous content makes New York Times Upfront a great way to bring current events into your home!
Enter to win by leaving a comment telling us which prize you would like and who your child would vote for as president if they could vote in the upcoming election. Obama, McCain, Batman, high school English teacher, a Disney princess????
Be sure to leave a valid e-mail address in your comments or if you are a Blogger, make sure I can view your e-mail address in your Blogger profile. Entries without an e-mail will not be eligible to win.
Many thanks to Scholastic for sponsoring this giveaway!
Fine print: To be eligible, comments must follow guidelines outlined above and contain a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted when you win. Comments must be received by Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Midnight. Winner will be chosen at random by random.org and will need to reply with 48 hours to claim their prize. Prizes will be shipped within the United States.
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