Ever since the Ranger in Time historical adventure series launched in 2015, readers have been asking me to send Ranger to the Titanic. They’re getting their wish with book nine, which comes out January 29 from Scholastic.
It’s available for pre-order now, and copies ordered from The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid by January 28th will be signed & personalized! To pre-order signed copies online, click here. When you order, make a note in the comments field about how you’d like your book signed. You may also pre-order by phone by calling The Bookstore Plus at 518-523-2950.
To celebrate Ranger’s ninth adventure, I’m holding three different contests – one for booksellers, one for teachers & librarians, and one for readers (with help from their adults). I hope you’ll participate and spread the word!
For Booksellers: The Ranger in Time Window Contest!
To enter: Create a Ranger in Time window display, or a display elsewhere in the store. Be creative (and if you’d like, feel free to feature other books that Ranger readers would love, too, along with the new book!)
Share your display on social media with the hashtag #RangerInTime and be sure to tag me (@KateMessner). The contest runs from now until February 22. Entries will be judged on the basis of enthusiasm and creativity. Winners will be selected by a panel of bookstore-loving authors and notified the following week.
First Prize: Bookstore Pizza Party with Really Excellent Chocolate for Dessert!
You’ll receive four large pizzas and a big salad from your favorite local pizza place, to be delivered on the day of your choice. You’ll also receive a big box of Lake Champlain Chocolates (with is pretty much the best chocolate ever), and you can either save that for the party or eat it as soon as it arrives. I know what I’d do…
Two runners-up will also receive that big box of Lake Champlain Chocolates (and should probably eat it right away.)
For Teachers & Librarians: Win a Class Set of RANGER IN TIME: DISASTER ON THE TITANIC!
To enter: Just share the contest graphic on social media! If you’d like, you can also include your students’ suggestions for where Ranger should go next! Include the hashtag #RangerInTime and be sure to tag @KateMessner. Deadline is January 29th at 11pm EST.
Bonus Entries: Pre-order a signed copy of RANGER IN TIME: DISASTER ON THE TITANIC for your classroom or library from The Bookstore Plus by January 28th, and you’ll receive 10 bonus entries for the contest, along with a pack of Ranger bookmarks to share with your readers (while supplies last).
To pre-order signed copies online, click here and make a note in the comments field about how you’d like your books signed (to “Ms. Porter’s 3rd grade readers” or “To Orchard Elementary School”). You may also pre-order by phone by calling The Bookstore Plus at 518-523-2950.
Grand Prize: A class set of RANGER IN TIME: DISASTER ON THE TITANIC (up to 30 copies)
Winners will be drawn at random from all entries and announced/contacted on February 1st.
For Ranger in Time Readers: A Ranger in Time Art Contest!
To enter: Create a drawing or other piece of art inspired by your favorite Ranger in Time book! Have your parent, grandparent, or other caregiver, or your teacher or librarian share it on social media with the hashtag #RangerInTime and be sure to tag @katemessner. (For internet safety reasons, please use only your first name. I’ll contact the adult who posted for you if you win!) Or have that adult email it to me (katemessnerbooks at gmail dot com). A grand prize winner will be chosen by a panel of book-loving authors, and five more winners will be drawn at random from all entries.
Grand prize: A signed copy of RANGER IN TIME: DISASTER ON THE TITANIC, along with a $50 gift certificate to The Bookstore Plus so you can order even more books along with it!
Five more winners (drawn at random from all entries) will receive a signed copy of RANGER IN TIME: DISASTER ON THE TITANIC along with a pack of bookmarks to share with your friends!
Deadline: January 25, 2019 at 8pm EST – Winners will be contacted on January 28.
And finally, for everyone…
A great big THANK YOU so much for reading Ranger’s adventures and sharing them with the readers in your life. Ranger and I think you’re the greatest – even better than squirrels and bacon.