Giveaway: ThunderKid Volume 1

| July 19, 2011 | 22 Comments

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 19, 2011

Whether you’re a weather buff or a manga lover, you’ll want to enter to win one of two autographed copies of ThunderKid: Volume 1, by Reuel Smith.  Each book comes with two collectible buttons. Giveaway begins July 19, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 16, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading Level: 7-12

Paperback: 240 pages

Book overview: Welcome to the world of ThunderKid! Get ready to join five children and the tales and adventures they experience in a fairy tale like world above the clouds called Atmos.  In this world there lives people called Celians who possess different powers of weather such as clouds, thunder, lightning, snow, wind, and rain.  Kids of all ages will be thrilled and enthralled at the cute characters, the exciting stories, and the world of weather presented in the series!

About the author: Reuel Smith is a graduate student at the University of Maryland at College Park.  He has a bachelors and masters degree in aerospace engineering and is currently working for a PhD in reliability engineering.  Having been an avid cartoonist for nearly his whole life, he made his online debut of ThunderKid back in 2007.  With such inspirations as cartoon studios such as Hanna Barbara and Walt Disney as well as Japanese manga authors such as Naoko Takeuchi and CLAMP, he has been working to bring more children into the world of art, reading, and learning.  He currently resides with his father, mother, and two younger sisters in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States address.
  • Giveaway begins July 19, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 16, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details. View our privacy policy.

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The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, her goal is to grow readers by showcasing useful and inspiring books!

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  1. Karen says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Staci A says:

    It looks like a book that my son would love! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  3. Lisa says:

    Looks like a great book to add to our manga collection!

  4. Liza767 says:

    thanks for the great giveaway

  5. Christy says:

    How fun ~ what a neat giveaway

  6. thanks for a chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. Renee Alam says:

    We love manga books here so please enter us,thanks!

  8. Alecia R. says:

    My son is just getting interested in manga. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  9. Alecia R. says:

    My tweet: Giveaway: ThunderKid Volume I (via @book_mommy)

  10. Anne Loyd says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. This book looks interesting!

  11. Mary Lou Doonan says:

    I would love to win the book for my daughter!

  12. Mary Lou Doonan says:


  13. Jennie Swencki says:

    My daughter would like this, thanks

  14. Christine W says:

    As an educator, I am a real weather buff. I present at the local library program called Science Explosion. This book would be perfect to use in one of these presentations. I could design a whole program around it.

  15. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Our budding artist would be thrilled to win this cute giveaway. Thank you

  16. Jo Anne Vincenti says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this for my grandchildren – they would love it!

  17. Congratulations to the following two winners:

    Lisa: Looks like a great book to add to our manga collection!

    Mary Lou Doonan: Thanks!

    Keep an eye out for your winning notification e-mail!

  18. Reuel Smirh says:

    Thank you all for entering! And congratulations to the two winners Ms. Lisa and Ms. Mary! Your giveaway packages will be shipped today with a bonus of five bookmarks. I hope you enjoy!

  19. please enter me thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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