Despite my deep love of things like chocolate and bacon and a really awesome pair of shoes, those of you who know me well know I have one love which surpasses all others. And despite the fact that this particular affection is something good for you, it still remains my number 1 vice; the thing I’m most likely to turn to for relaxation or entertainment or when I really should be working.
No, not that. Sheesh.
I’m referring, of course, to reading a good book. If the story is a bit magical… well, so much the better.
If you’re a girl at heart or have a female bibliophile in your life between the ages of 5-9, listen up: The Fairy Chronicles are a series from Sourcebooks about regular girls who also just happen to be fairies, and their associated adventures. The stories are darling and—perhaps best of all—they don’t involve subject matter best left to an older age group (something that is, sadly, becoming harder and harder to find for our young girls). These books are ideal for reading together or for her to read under the covers with a flashlight.
So far, there are seven different books in the Fairy Chronicles series. Each book retails for $6.99. I have a set of those seven books to give away to one lucky Want Not reader! The retail value is close to $49, but can you really put a value on nurturing a child’s love of reading? No, you cannot.
For a chance to win the book set, leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008. One comment per person, please! Winner to be determined by random drawing and (what else?) pixie dust. Obviously.
Thank Mir! My daughter loves to read!
I would donate them to my school library 🙂
Thanks! My niece would love them!
did you know I have five girls? this would be GREAT!!
I’d love to save this for my daughter to read when she gets older. Sounds like a wonderful set!
Anything fairy rules in our house. My daughter is collecting the Disney Fairies books, and we’ve recently discovered the Rainbow Fairies…we have 2 complete sets of those (Weather Fairies and the original Rainbow Fairies set) along with 2 of the Pet Fairy books and one of the Gem Fairy. So…if I won this, my daughter would be in fairy heaven!!!
I’d love to read these with my daughter! Right now, we’re working on trying out Nancy Drew. I’m not s sure about Nancy’s relevance right now, though. My 6 year old is not connecting to this teenager who speaks so kindly to her father and wears “sports dresses”.
If I don’t win, I might look into buying these. They sound great!
I’m sure my 7 year old daughter would love 7 books about fairies to read in bed!
I was informed by my 7 year-old last night that we have “nothing good to read.” Sounds like the perfect solution!
Please please pick us! and if I don’t win- keep checking to find us some great deals on them!
Oh,that would be wonderful. My eight year old loves to read. 🙂
These sound lovely, pretty Mir. Thank you.
So many girls in our family, this would be a perfect gift!
These books sound right up my daughter’s alley! If I don’t win, I’ll be heading to the library to see if they have the series! Thanks for the tip!
I have an almost 11 year old that would love these!!!
I’m in! Thanks.
we believe in fairies!
I would give these to my friend Giselle that teaches 4th grade 🙂
Sign me up….We might as well live at our library we’re there so much…My daughter is always wanting new stories to read!
MEEEE! My oldest is a readerrrrrrr!
These sound adorable.
Oh this is the prize for us, not only are we a house of readers we also love anything fairy related!
My neices would love these stories. Please enter me in the drawing.
Well, of COURSE I’m commenting if it involves books, ha!
*comment comment comment*
My daughter would just go CRAZY for these books. 🙂
We love fairies
My daughter always has her nose in a book, but she has not read these. I am sure she would love them. Thanks for all you do, Mir.
Perfect for me to share with my oldest grand daughter.
My daughter loves these books – she has read two so far and has been begging me to get her the rest!
We love reading at our house! Great idea!
Give it another try random number generator.
my daughters would enjoy these books! THANKS
I have a little girl–she would love these!
My daughter would love these…but the random number generator hates me so good luck to every one else!
My almost 6 year old would L-O-V-E these so much! She’s been an avid reader since age 4 and loves all things fairy-related. Thanks for the contest, Mir!
Perfect for my grand-daughter!
Count us in!
My 8yo daughter would love these. 🙂
My 8 year old would LOVE these!
These sound like the perfect gift for the daughter of a friend.
Books, the gift that keeps on giving! Thanks.
I have twin 5 year old daughters who would LOOOOVE these….so please please pretty please, can you pick me
Oooh, my nieces would love these! Thanks, Mir!
My 4.5-year-old would love these. Thanks, Mir! (How do you not keep this good stuff for yourself?! Such restraint!)
I need these books. Seriously. Because this weekend my 8-yr-old told me that reading was boring. And I died a little inside. Particularly since at the time we were talking about why I insisted on reading Prince Caspian prior to taking her to see the movie. Because seriously…it is necessary to read the book first.
(She does read in fact she reads at a grade level higher than she is at. And she’ll read other things, she just thinks that if there is a movie of the book she ought to see the movie and not read the book. Just so no one thinks that the books would go to waste if the pretty number generator picked me – which it won’t anyways.)
My five year old daughter would love these!!! 😉
after a mariposa/fairy birthday party, these would just hit the spot in my five-year-old’s heart. (Oh. And mine. I always loved “No Flying in the House” and finally bought myself a copy last year.)
I’d love to put these away for my daughter.
Oh pretty random number generator-please do pick me! I have the sweetest little 6 yr old daughter who loves nothing more than to curl up with Mommy and read a good book.
I would love love these for my daughters. My 5-year-old is a fairy fanatic!!!!!
We would LOVE these….thanks Mir!
Would love these for my 8 year old. She looooovvvveeesssss
These sound like a great series!
These books sound absolutely magical. We would love them in our house!
I am like 0 for 3. Maybe the fourth time is the charm…
Maybe this time I’ll be lucky enough to win . . .
My daughter would love these!
I have 3 little girls. Would love this one.
I would love these…Thanks!
My children would love these. Thanks for hosting this give away.
This would be perfect for my Princess Bear, who keeps trying to “borrow” her teenage sisters books.
My 6-year old daughter told me she is “into fairies” these days and she is an avid reader (or an avid “to be read to” since her reading skills are still developing). I agree the difficulty of finding age appropriate books, especially ones I can tolerate as well!
My niece would love these! and my boys might even read them too, so put me in, please.
If I win, I promise that my daughter will devour them (probably all 7 in one weekend), and then they will find a permanent home in the school library. Thanks!
Who doesn’t like fairies? 🙂
Oh my 6 year old loves to read – she would absolutely love these books. Fairies are one of her favorites.
Did somebody mention fairies?
Of flowers and feathers and
fairies that fly
On wing dusted grey and
shattered blue sky
Of eagles that soar on
ribbon colored rain
Of skies drizzling color
as the lone artist paints
A swirl of gold amidst the
dusty, dry trail
That ribbons and winds around
the fairyâ€™s tale.
P.S. Thanks for another great contest!
sending my love to the random number generator and to all things Mir.
Thanks. I run a learning center and this will be perfect for many of our girls!
I have TWO girls age 4~I’m sure they’d love these very soon.
Fairy books to match her fairy garden! (Forget that we are under 10 inches of snow right now….)
My daughter would love to read these! Even if we don’t win, I’ll be getting them for her! Thanks – Jessica
These would be great for my school library–never enough money to buy all the books that would be good for us to have.
Dear Random Number Generator,
Pick me, pick me! Girl Child would love new books!
These sound adorable!! 🙂
My daughter would love these!
this sounds like fun!!!
These would make a great birthday present.
Oh, we (my 5 year old daughter AND I) would love these!
Please enter me! I love fairy books and am trying to get lots of them for my daughter.
my daughter would LOVE these!
Those sound wonderful!
Count me in! My daughters would love these! Thanks.
Oh my goodness, Mir! My younger daughter would love these! Did I mention lately how pretty you are? LOL
Count me in!!! I believe in Fairies!!!!!!!!!!!
My 8 year old would LOVE to read these!
never heard of it, but ok!
PIXIE DUST!!! My daughter isn’t old enough yet, but soon she will be and she loves fairies.
we LOVE the fairty chronicles! picku us, pick us!!
How wonderful! Count me in!
my daughter would love it!
*sprinkles pixie dust* Pick us!
But seriously, Lori should just about win for posting that poem. That was cool.
books are always welcome 🙂
my niece would love these…
My daughters would adore them.
All our daughters need wonderful books about magic amidst life. But pick me anyway!
I REALLY want these, pretty Mir! Hope I win!
Wow, you sure are a nice lady!
2 fairy fanatical daughters aged 5 and 7 makes me raise my hand wildly and say “PICK ME PICK ME!”
Sounds Fab! Thanks, Mir!
I love that my daughter is so into reading, and I’m sure she’d love the books. 🙂
My granddaughters would love these books.
OOHH WHO DOESN’T LOVE A GOOD FAIRY BOOK
sounds like a good set to have along with nancy drew & little house books!
They sound wonderful!
Thanks! My 7-year-old daughter would LOVE these! She takes after her mama 🙂
My niece would totally love these! She’s so into princesses right now. YAY!
I have a soon to be 8 year old who is devouring books – thank goodness for the library. I know my little pixie would love to have a new set of books – and being able to keep them – she would just be thrilled. Thanks for these great contests Mir – you are awesome!
My 10 year old sister would love those!
What a great giveaway Mir! Thank you! A great gift for any young girl reader (I’m sure a boy or two too!)
My niece would LOVE these!!!
Fairies are the rule here for Miss 9. She reads the Disney Fairy books, the Fairy Realm series and anything else fairy that she can get her hands on. I’ve sprinkled pixie dust directly on my comment, just for extra shiny you know.
My daughter is obsessed with fairies these days! She would LOVE this!! Thanks for the chance to win!
My daughter is a fairy nut! She would LOVE LOVE LOVE these!
My sweet daughter would jump and squeak with delight if these books arrived on our door step!
I can’t pass up a deal on books!
My kindergartner is obsessed with fairies. She would love these. Thanks!
Thank you for offering such an awesome contest!!
My 6-year-old daughter (and my younger daughter also, in a couple more years) would love these!!
I have an 8-year-old who would love these. Pick me!
OMGoodness! My seven year old just got turned onto the Fairy Chronicles! Thanks for this opportunity!
My daughter would love these. What a great contest.
What a cute premise! Congratulations to whoever wins. 🙂
Awe – I would love these!
Oh, my little fairy girl would enjoy hearing these stories until she could read them on her own. *fingers crossed*!
We would LOVE these! Thanks for all the give-aways . . . even if I’m not the one winning them 🙂
My three fairies thank you. Come on, random number thingy!
My dd would love these. Thanks for the ideas.
If these books are not too young for an 11-year-old, I would be so excited to get them for her. She is not a big reader, but she has found a book or two she likes. One in particular she just reads over and over. I have definitely had trouble finding something appropropriate for her — there is plenty in her school library that I think is not.
Mostly I’m excited about finding this website. I’ve just begun to explore it!
My daughter would love to read this. Thank you!!
pick me, please!
I know a fairy who would love to read these books!
I have been thinking about what my 5 1/2 year old and I could read together and these books sound percect.
I love that you promote reading so much!
count me in
yes oh yes! what a wonderful gift this would be for a certain someone.
We believe in fairies!
We would love these books!!!
My little girl would love these! She just loves fairies and that is the theme in her bedroom. What a great giveaway. Thank you so much for offering it up.
My daughter is 7. She is a great reader but it is hard to find stuff that interests her. She is a girly girl and loves fairies. Maybe these would do the trick! 😉
With a 5 year old and 2 year old, we will have many many years ahead of us to use these books!
OMG! This would be such the perfect beginning-of-summer treat!!!
What a great set….hope I win, but if I don’t this might just be on the next Christmas list.
I neeeeeed these! Okay, maybe not, but I do waaaaaant these! My kids have taken after me with a voracious book lust, so these would be so wonderful.
Two five year-old fairy obsessed girls in my house!
Send the pixie dust my way! My soon to be 5 yr old is rapidly learning to read!
Count me in…my niece loves to read!
My little fairy wanna-be would love these! I will definitely search them out if aren’t the lucky ones.
Those look so sweet! My youngest would love ’em.
Please please save me from the Rainbow Magic fairies! Please!!!
Had to put down my magic wand to scroll to the bottom of the comments already here! And now here’s hoping this is a lucky number and if not, that you will tell us the very first time that this series goes on sale. Thanks!
These books would be great for my neice. 🙂
These would be great for my new reading daughter….we are always looking for new chapter books. 🙂
Pick me, pick me. These look awesome. THANKS!!!
I just sprinkled a little pixie dust on my daugter’s and my head for good luck! Thanks, Mir!
Wonderful! Add me to your list!
This sounds wonderful. Thanks Mir
Both my girls would love this set. Thank you!
This sounds like a great thing to win. Thanks.
I would love to save these for my little girl, I am hoping she will grow to be the avid reader her mommy is!
Oh these would be perfect for my little niece. Pick me please!
My little sister is 5 and just learned how to read and loves fairies – this would be perfect!
My daughter’s birthday is in a few weeks and she would LOVELOVELOVE these!
Thanks for the chance! 🙂
My boyfriend, who I am planning to move in with this summer, has two daughters, ages 7 and 4. I would love, love, love to win these books for them!
They sound like the kind of books I can read with my daughter someday.
I could use a little magic.
My daughter LOVES fairies, and these books sound great!
Man, you are having the BEST contests recently.
I have 4 girls! This would be great for the upcoming summer (too hot here to venture out much)
How fun! Fairies are a hit at our house. My girls have built fairy houses all over the yard. They’re sure if they wait long enough, fairies will move in.
I would love to give these to my niece!
oh man….molly would LOVE this. of course the $49 i save will have to go towards an endless supply of batteries for her flashlight.
Pixie dust, huh?
Oh these would be a hit with my children & once they finished, great for their younger cousins. Roll the dice, random number generator -please.
That’s wonderful! It can be hard to find stories for that age group!
These would be perfect for my daughter!
Poof poof! random number generator – poof me!
Perfect for my daughter as well who is in need of something new to read.
My 5 yo girlie loves all things fairy.
Yea! More books for my classroom! 🙂
Wave your magic number generator wand this way, please.
My niece would *love* these!
Ooh, fairies!! Pick me, please!=)
My daughter would go crazy for these! Pick me!!!
My daughter is currently obsessed with the Rainbow Fairy series, so this is right up her alley.
My daughter will plotz.
I would love to win these!!! I have a six year old daughter whom LOVES to read!!!! She would love them!
With a house full of girls those ages, I had better leave a comment for this one!
Count me in. Please. Thank you.
Never heard of the series and would love to introduce my daughter to this new world.
Since another new Rainbow Fairy book isn’t due out THIS hour, some Fairy Chronicles would help pass the elusive fairytime for my daughter.
Pixie dust is great! And so are you, Beautiful Mir!
These sound like they would be great to add to my daughter’s future library. I’ve already collected many other books that I want her to be able to enjoy when she’s a little older.
My girls love fairies!
Oh, that would be so wonderful for my class of 3rd graders! (fingers crossed)
My little girl would love these!
You are not kidding- it is so hard to find anything age appropriate anymore. They sound like good books!
Pick me, pick me!
Oh Mir! My granddaughter, Charlie would LOVE these books! Thanks for the opportunity!
Just found out I’m having a daughter, and we’re all bookworms. Sign me up!
Thanks Mir! Contests are fun.
My first grade class will love these books. Pick me!
My daughter would LOVE these!!
It’d be keen to win them and give them to my goddaughter! thx 🙂
Any time my childs throws a coin in a fountain, she wishes to be a mermaid FAIRY Butterfly princess. Gotta have it all!Thanks for the contest.
My daughter and I would love these as would all of my nieces I’m sure! Please pick me so I can share the love!
Have I mentioned how wonderful you are looking today oh random-number-generator? heehee
My daughter would love this!
My son’s too young for these, but my youngest niece would adore them, I’m sure. Count me in for the drawing, please.
I have a 6 year old and a 9 year old.. Pick me pick me pick me oh random generator!!
My daughter has enough princess books… she needs fairies!
Move over Disney Princesses…
We’d love these!!
Count us in, Please!
I like you, random number generator, why don’t you like me? I’m beginning to take this personally! Come on, have a heart and pick me!
My niece will love them!
What a wonderful gift for a special granddaughter.
For my daughter when she’s a big girl (she’s just a baby now…)!
Would love to keep these for my daughter – and read them myself!
I admit that I would read and then pass on to three lovely girl sisters I know and love. 🙂
Thanks for all of your steals and deals! My daughter would love these books!
Reading is awesome.
ooh, I’d love me some books about fairies. 🙂
My daughter would love these!
My two girls would love these books!
ohhh fairies…gotta love them
I love fairies and I have a little cousin who does too!!
Fairies! Fairies! Can’t have enough of them!
My 9 year old daughter would love this!
Thanks for all the great contests!
Oh my niece would love them!
sign me up!
Oooh, mine’s still just three, but I hope to “corrupt” her with my love of fantastic fiction!
I have two little fairies who love to read!
Sprinkle some pixie dust over here!! 🙂
My 4-year-old loves the Rainbow Magic fairy books (we’ve already read the rainbow, jewel, weather and pet fairy books–more than 20 of them!). It would be great to have some new fairy books to read!
My daughter is 10 and she would love reading these books. If we owned them, she could pass them down to her little sis who is 8. *pixie dust power – activate*
ooh, me please
Fairies are a big thing at our house. These look like fun!
*crosses fingers* Me me!
Oh that sounds fantastic! I don’t have these in my library system. I can’t wait to read them!
Oo! Oo! Pick Me! Pick Me!
C’mon, lucky #252!
Ordinary girls who are fairies? How cool is that. I know my 6 y/o will think so too.
My 5 year old would love to read about other girls who are fairies, since she’s been one for just about a year now!
The girls in my class would LOVE these!
Mir, you’re looking very pretty today. 🙂 My daughter would love these books. She’ll look very pretty reading them if I get the lucky random number.
I wanna be the random number! I have just the fairy door to place these by!
These books sound great for my 6 year old. She is just getting into chapter books and fairies are so big at our house!
My Little Chic has just discovered she’s in LOVE with fairies!
Oh, I wish I could fly. And I wish I had fairies who lived in my house and cleaned for me. Wouldn’t that be great? maybe if my daughter read these books, then SHE would clean for me. Hey, a girl can hope.
Wow. How awesome 262 is my lucky number!
My Juliana says “PICK ME, Please!!”
My daughter would love these!
As a room parent for a small class, these would be a terrific addition to their reading library. Thank you!
Some of my favorite childhood books were about fairies. What a great idea for a contest. Thanks, Mir!
We have the first two, so we know these are GREAT books. If we won we’d donate the books to our school library. More girls should have a chance to read these.
My daughter would love these. Thanks!
My daughter loves books. She can’t read yet, but we’re not far off.
I’d love to read these before passing them on to my niece! 😉 Or maybe my son would like them as well?
I do beleive in fairies!
I would to have these for my grand daughter !!
These would be great for my daughter!
Thanks, pretty Mir!
Pretty please, pretty Mir. My daughter would love these (and so would I).
Pick us! So many girls in our house.
I don’t know if I am trying to win these for myself or my daughters?! Love it! Thanks!
I’ve never heard of these books, but they sound very interesting. So…count me in!
I’d love to try these books – we’re always looking for the next bedtime read.
I love to read, and I love children’s books, and I’m gestating a female baby who will eventually be between 5 & 9. (God willing!)
How did I miss this??? Thanks for the reminder, Mir.
Count me in!
Thanks for the reminder! Count me in!
These look great, and I’m always looking for books that will interest my growing-up-too-fast girl. I’m really looking forward to reading chapter books with her!
These look like really good books for my nieces–I hope that when they grow up, they will love reading as much as I do!
Hurray for pixie dust! Except, of course, when you are allergic to it. Gah! ;0)
These look extremely cool! MY daughter is gobbling up Harry Potter and is already wondering what she will read next when she finishes. Fairies are right up our alley!
Would love free books! My daughters room is done in faries
If it’s free, it’s me! 🙂 Come on, fairy power!
Count me in.
sign me up!
I’d like them!
Oh I have a 4.5 yo with whom I’ve just started reading chapter books with. These sound right up her alley!
My girls are a little past the age range (they’re 15 & 17) but they still love fairies and pixie dust. Great contest/prize, Mir, thanks!
I can’t wait until my little girl is old enough for me to read chapter books to her like my mother did with me!
My daughter just really took off reading! She would really enjoy these and thankfully, they avoid those ucky topics! Thanks, beautiful Mir!
Shoot..I missed this 🙁