Giveaways, Class Schedule, and More


Welcome again, Summer Schoolers! Are you getting yourselves mentally prepared for school to start? We hope so — we’ll be kicking things off on Monday!

If you haven’t read the Orientation material yet, please take a moment to do so. After that, here is some more information we thought you’d like to have before school starts…


Talking about Kidlit Summer School on Social Media? Feel free to use our hastag #KidlitSummerSchool!

The Facebook  Group

If you have registfbered for Kidlit Summer School, have asked to be added to the FB group, and did not get added within a few hours, it may be because your FB name did not match up with your registration name. Please send us an email at nerdychickswrite(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line FB group and include the email address you used to register for Summer School. We’ll get it sorted out!

Class Schedule for Week 1

week 1 sched

Times and dates of future webinars will be announced every Sunday.


Perfect Attendance

Remember the blue-star-thumbperfect attendance award? You can get one for attending Kidlit Summer School! We’ll hold a drawing at the end of Summer School for people who commented on every post here on the blog within the first 24 hours of it going up. When Summer School is over, there will be a post explaining how to be entered for the drawing for the Perfect Attendance grand prize. Like all schools, we’ll make sure everyone else gets a certificate! (Ok, the certificate isn’t much, but if you’re a certificate framer, go ahead and pick up another document frame and be prepared to comment!)


We will be giving away so many fabulous prizes during Summer School it’ll make your head spin! What kind of prizes? you might ask.

Well, how about an opportunity to get personal feedback from some of our fabulous faculty members? Here are some of our wonderful teacher-bloggers who will give you a chance to win a critique:
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Or a copy of one of their books? These are some of the faculty who are giving away books:

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Or ORIGINAL ART from one of these tremendously talented teacher-artist-bloggers?

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Oh, and of course, there are weekly giveaways of lots of goodies, including all these books:


What is a school without books? Books like these from Scholastic are some of the ones that will be given away during summer school! Others books and prizes will be given away with individual posts.

We are still announcing new giveaways so please check in often!

Remember, you have to be registered to be eligible for any of the prize drawings, so if you haven’t registered yet, please click here for the form.






46 comments on “Giveaways, Class Schedule, and More

  1. A surfeit of goodies! Truly scrumptious! Sad to say that given my schedule, I won’t be winning much. But I’m pretty intrinsically motivated, anyway. 😀 Can’t wait to start!

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  2. bevbaird says:

    This summer school just gets better and better! Looking forward to all the coming events this week!


  3. diandramae says:

    Can’t wait! Can’t wait! Can’t Wait!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Anjali says:

    SO looking forward to it.


  5. Stacey says:

    There is always that kid who sits right next to the teachers desk and asks questions. (me)😁 is there any chance the webinar will be available later as a podcast. I’ll hate to miss it but will be making a 7 hr drive to pick my daughter up from her summer job as a camp counselor.


  6. Stacey says:

    * note teacher taking off points for missing punctuation.
    Excuse: using self check-out at the grocery store while typing!


  7. gmom67 says:

    Hi, Sadly, I am not attending this program, but thanks for sending these opening remarks, as it gives me an idea of what to expect next year. Sincerely, Gail


    Gail Hedrick Author of  Something Stinks!   Spring 2013  Tumblehome Learning Home (941) 746-9703 Cell (941)720-5471


  8. laurazarrin says:

    So excited!!!!


  9. barlouca says:

    Looking forward to summer school !


  10. Yes, Sue, I thought the same thing. What’ll be on the test, teach’?


  11. Excited and nervous about the first day of school. 🙂


  12. This looks like the best summer school ever!


  13. Beth Gallagher says:

    Yeeha! This is a school I’m actually excited about!!! 😀


  14. Kim Mounsey says:

    I am jumping up and down with excitement!


  15. The prizes are the icing on an already delicious and nutritious layer cake – the layers are the lessons and writing prompts and guest posts and more – held together with an incredible camaraderie of kit lit writers and illustrators! Thank you, Kami and Sudipta. 🙂


  16. Debbie says:

    Fun, fun, fun!


  17. JEN Garrett says:

    “Hi, I’m Laura Rose. I’m in third grade. My author/creator, JEN, really needs to get a move on developing me because I WANT MY STORY TOLD! So I’m glad she’s taking this class.”


  18. tinamcho says:

    Thanks for posting that schedule; it really helps me since I’m overseas. I can plan around time zones!


  19. SaDonna says:

    I feel like a member of an elite club! I am very much looking forward to it!


  20. a timely program just as my mid year PB blues had hit. Looking forward to a boost in my flagging writing energies. Thank you


  21. Carrie Brown says:

    Can’t sleep! Too excited! Wondering what to wear on the first day of school! (Oooo- I know! Pajamas!)


  22. bucherwurm65 says:

    Looking forward to summer school! Thank you! Thank you for this fun event! Yay!


  23. First day jitters. I don’t have an apple for you, but I hope a box of chocolate covered strawberries will do.


  24. Groovy bunch of kids and staff! So excited to be a part of this!


  25. Kathy Phillips says:

    Yay! lots of goodies and prizes 🙂
    I can’t wait for school to start 🙂


  26. Pia Garneau says:

    Uh oh. Pop quiz.


  27. Stacy says:

    So excited!


  28. Hip, hip, hooray! Summer School will soon begin. Such an outstanding opportunity to learn and grow together with the BEST teachers ever. ~Suzy


  29. brook gideon says:

    Woohooo! I love the smell of mimeograph paper in the morning!


  30. Mary Jane says:

    Hello there writer friends. I will surely give this a good try. Going out to get myself a cheap new notebook to scribble in. Got my sketchbooks out too.


  31. Getty as a school girl! Oh wait . . . I am 😀


  32. Great itinerary! Great prizes! Encouragement on our work!
    What more to ask for???


  33. Sue Frye says:

    Ooops! Teacher Excuse. Please excuse Sue from being absent on Monday, she didn’t receive the link:) I’ve caught up with all the assignments, and I’m drooling, waiting for tomorrow’s webinar!


  34. Been on vacation and just starting to get caught up. Really looking forward to this. Thanks.


  35. Looks like I already miss out on the perfect attendance award, LOL. Ooops. Got a lot going on over here with my kids at home (when does school start for real????)


  36. Sue Frye says:

    I agree, the biggest prizes are the content of the posts!!!!


  37. Laura Rackham says:

    Prizes for getting to learn all this cool stuff? Awesome!


  38. Maria Marshall says:

    I am so excited! Posts, Pajamas, & a Party (of writing friends) – what’s not to love.


  39. Thank you so much for organizing so much! I do have a curious question – where do I submit the 3 mins prompt challenge? Blog?


    • kamikinard says:

      Hi Resham,
      The #30mdares are Twitter events! Rebecca Petruck will announce topics/challenges on Tuesdays and Saturdays and you’ll take up the writing challenge and discuss on Twitter. Rebecca will announce these on our FB page too and will take questions there, I think, so look for those.


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