Monday, December 27, 2010

Giveaway!!! Giveaway!!! Giveaway!!! Giveaway!!!

I am stoked pleased to present this amazing give-away. Publications Internation Ltd has graciously consented to a 6 book set give-away of their interactive library. As some of you may recall, I wrote a review on their products a few weeks ago. In case you missed it, here it is again.

Fun in education has come a long way since I grew up. Take the above pictured set for example. I wish they had stuff like that when I grew up! So what is this you ask?


Combine richly illustrated 'Britannica' produced books with a SD-X Interactive Reader Pen and let the magic happen. It did in my house. So much so, that the kids had fights over who got to use it when and how long. We purchased the the above pictured set at Sam's Club for about $25 (sold out in a few days) and it's worth every penny and more. The set contains 3 books and a 'Reader' Pen which when placed at various points on each page provides hours of additional information and audioclips. We bought the set which has 'EARTH', 'HUMANS' and 'SPACE'. There are, however, other combinations available. The set is published by PIL Books and here, for your convenience, is a link to their interactive store. In addition to the hours and hours of interesting soundbites your child can also challenge herself with quizzes. Now, because this set became the ball everyone wanted to play with in our home I appreciated the added bonus in the headset port available on the pen's top. This was helpful for us as one kid was able to listen to his heart's content to the lessons while perusing a richly illustrated book without distracting his sister who was working on something else at the same time. We simply used the headphones from his I-Pod Shuffle.

And here's the BIG NEWS!!!!The wonderful folks at PIL are making the magic happen for one of you lucky winners.  Here is how you enter:

1. Leave a comment and be sure to leave a link to your blog.  If you have no blog leave me two comments, one I can publish and one that contains your e-mail address (which will not be published) . This will be counted as one entry.
2. For an extra entry visit the PIL website and copy a link to a product that really interests you. Come back and leave me a comment with the link added to the PIL link you liked.

How will the winner be chosen? We have a very scientific approach. On January 10th I will print the entries on equally sized pieces of paper. My blind folded son will pick one piece of paper and his sister (who knows how to read and will not be blindfolded LOL) will read the name. I will notify the winner via e-mail and on their blog if I have their blog address. Please contact me immediately (my comments are only published after approval so your e-mail address and real life name are safe and won't be published)  The winner's name and e-mail will be forwarded to PIL Publications and they will then mail the goodies to the winner. Now please understand, that PIL agreed (understandably so)  to mail  the book set to winners in the continental US only.  If you live outside the continental US you will unfortunately not be able to qualify for this give-away.

If you have any questions please let me know. I've never done this before and hope I didn't make things too hard to  understand.

Bon chance!

33 comments:

CrazyMomma said...

learning, fun and kind of like video games how cool is that!!! thanks for sharing and i am on my way over now to check out more of their products!!

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CrazyMomma said...

oh my there are SOOOOO many good things on that site but hands down i am going to add to my library the 6 book interactive library!! that is everything the boy and girl are learning about! i have found that these subjects never get old either and with one more on the way there is just one more set of little hands that can use this whole set!!

http://pilbookstore.com/Encyclopaedia-Britannica-6Book-Interactive-Science-Library/M/1450807054.htm

Terra H. said...

This would be awesome for my kids! Thanks.
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

what a great giveaway. thank you so much.

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Teri said...

what a great giveaway!
I will check out what else they have.
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aumcaldw said...

Wow, that looks so cool! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

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aumcaldw said...

I think this would be great for planning camping trips!

http://pilbookstore.com/Americas-National-Parks/M/1412798094.htm

Ann said...

What a great giveaway! I'll check out the other stuff!

GCK Mom said...

This looks like a really interesting kit! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I am going to head over to see what else they have.
Gina
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thisadventurelife said...

Nifty! What a great product! I'll check out the others and be back :)
~h
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http://thisadventurelife.wordpress.com

thisadventurelife said...

I'm also a fan of the 6 book interactive library!

http://pilbookstore.com/Encyclopaedia-Britannica-6Book-Interactive-Science-Library/M/1450807054.htm

Our Homeschool Adventure said...

Great giveaway. I am investigating their product line.

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Our Homeschool Adventure said...

Great giveaway. I am investigating the rest of their products.

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Karen said...

I just read the awesome comment you left on my daughter's blog and came to check out your home on the web. And found an awesome giveaway! I think I am just destined to win. :g:
What a lovely giveaway. I will have to check it out.

jdjmcc said...

I don't have a blog, but I'm excited to enter this giveaway!
Thank you,Jess

Our Splendid Adventure said...

Congrats on your first giveaway!

A Homeschool Story said...

This looks like so much fun! It reminds me of the days of my childhood when the "World" magazine arrived at the door and I would pour over each and every article and gaze at all of the photos forever. I bet the munchkins would love this.

Angela

Tracy said...

I am really looking into homeschooling, I have 3 kids ages 8, 6, and 3. I am excited to come upon your blog in my search for homeschool info. I am also excited about the giveaway these look like wonderful books.
Tracy

Tracy said...

I would have to say my fav products would be the interactive encyclopedias, my kids love books like these.
Tracy

http://pilinteractive.com/category/60760216061/1/Encyclopaedia-Britannica....htm

Michelle P said...

Awesome giveaway! We love anything science!

Halfpint said...

After going through the site I would have to say that book set would be my first choice!

Fatcat said...

Ooh, ooh, I would love to have this!

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All American x5 said...

Found you from the Carnival of Homeschooling.

The book set looks really cool.

We would like to win these:)

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Erica said...

That sounds totally awesome to have.


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I am bookmarking their link. There's lots of neat things there.. but I think I will want to buy my nieces the Rapunzel/Tangled Look and Find book. http://storyreaderbooks.com/Look-and-Find-Disneys-Tangled/M/1605537659.htm They have Cystic Fibrosis and that is their current favorite movie.

"Say What?" said...

My 11 year old loves science. This would be a wonderful addition to his curriculum.

Cheryl @ Chrysalis Academy

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"Say What?" said...

We are studying Marine Biology (elementary level, of course) and this is great. I'll have to look into purchasing soon.

http://pilinteractive.com/Encyclopaedia-Britannica-Interactive-Science-Book-Under/M/1605539198.htm

Cheryl @ Chrysalis Academy
http://bugs2butterflies.blogspot.com/

btw ... visiting from the Carnival Of Homeschooling

Jon and Jamie said...

ooh they sound fun, and my kids love anything science!!! The reader pen would be great for my soon to be reader, and would help my, non US born but beginning to read girl too, awesome!!
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JunebugJones said...

Wonderful set! I am a teacher by day with a specialty in science and will have to check these out! http://afterschoolexpat.blogspot.com/

tgoswife said...

WOW!!! That looks great! I am definitely going have to check into it! AWESOME giveaway!

Missy said...

These look great.

russman said...

Very cool! My girls would have an amazing time!

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Kay Heritage said...

Have a wonderful, joyous, blessed New Year!

Amber said...

Oooh, cool!! You're right, I am interested! Thanks!

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