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Stick Cat and Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere Books + $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Thanks to Harper Children’s for sharing some new Middle Grade reads with our crew. Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere and Stick Cat are two titles that are sure to appeal to all middle grade kids – even reluctant readers – as the illustrations and stories are fun, silly and engaging. We’re giving away a prize pack with both books and a $50 Visa gift card to one lucky reader. My 9 year old son has loved Stick Cat as it’s so easier for him to get involved thanks to the illustrations and story so he was excited to check out this new book too.

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Middle Grade Books Giveaway

Raise a reader! One winner receives two smart & silly middle-grade reads to spark a love of reading including the following prizes:

  • Copies of Stick Cat and Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere
  • Art prints from each book’s creators
  • $50 Visa gift card to keep growing your family library!

Entry details below. Eligibility is for US Residents only.

1. Leave a comment below by May 30th, 2017

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3. Tweet the following for an entry:

I’m hoping to win the #RaiseaReader @HarperChildrens books & $50 Visa #giveaway from @ClassyMommy 

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Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere

By Elise Gravel

Release: March 14, 2017 – In Stores Now!


Olga finds a creature in her garbage can one day, and all it says is “MEH!”

It won’t eat, it won’t sleep, it snores, it stinks, and Olga studies it like mad. She adores it and eventually names it after herself–an OLGAMUS. A trip to the library reveals little, while a trip to the local shop proves successful when Olga discovers Meh’s favorite food is olives!

Perfect for fans of Dear Dumb Diary and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, and great preparation for El Deafo, Roller Girl, and Smile.

 Stick Cat

By Tom Watson

Release: April 25, 2017

Olga Stick Cat

Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and animal lovers everywhere – meet Stick Cat!  A heavily illustrated young reader series, from the author of Stick Dog – Tom Watson!

In the first adventure (available now), it’s a big day in the big city for Stick Cat and his best friend, Edith. There are treasures to hunt, songs to sing, pigeons to catch, and naps to take. But way up on the 23rd floor, danger lurks just around the corner. Terrible noises and violent crashes trap a desperate man in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will need to navigate his way across the alley—and around Edith’s peculiar ways—to attempt a rescue.


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Note: Thanks to Harper Children’s for providing prizing for this giveaway and for my children. As always all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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