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Booksy Book Giveaway for My Savvy Readers

So here’s a nice thing that dropped out of the blue.  I was asked the other day by a very nice company if I wanted to hold a Book Giveaway on my blog with the reward being a pristine copy of new Newbery Honor winner Savvy by Ingrid Law.  Naturally I said yes, and so they sent me three copies of the book.  Three copies that could be yours if you just follow these simple instructions:

Here’s the deal.  You email me with your own wholly original savvy.  And, of course, by "savvy" I mean peculiar superpower.  Maybe you can only float 2 centimeters off the ground.  Maybe you repel all bees.  Maybe your power is looking nondescript.  Whatever it is, email it to me at  I will be accepting submissions between now and the end of March.  Then, when I’ve compiled them, I’ll do a random giveaway and announce the winners and their savvys on this blog.  Sound good?  Excellent.

I look forward to your bountiful creativity.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Leslie Gallager says:

    My Savvy is that I am a Collector of Coincidences. I have been one for years. It started out small. The word I was reading in a newspaper at that moment was the same one being sung on the radio in my office. No biggie. Then it moved on to someone mentioning the Iditarod, and then reading about it within several hours. Many years later, I’m coasting with coincidences. If I need an answer in the crossword, I wait an hour, and it either pops out of a friend’s mouth or appears on a billboard. Every time.

  2. janeyolen says:

    My Savvy is I am a Plot Magnet. I go into a book with no sign of a Plot but trust in the magnet to haul one out at the last moment.

  3. My Savvy is that I can’t get lost. I can always find my way. Also, that I can pack more things in a car for a trip than any other living human being — still leaving lots of room for the family to be comfortable. The things I pack are not only necessary for when we arrive at our destination, but I also make sure to pack enough food and things to keep kids busy and happy during the trip. (No, you can’t touch the food until we are at least an hour away from home.) -wendie old, who is posting this just for fun, not for the prize. I’m not in contention.

  4. cstironkat says:

    I live in the vortex of weird. The funny things is if you hang around me long enough weird stuff will start happening to you too.

  5. Savvy… I remember the day I learned that word as a child. An eye doctor told me something (now THAT I DON’T remember) and then he said, “Savvy?” He must have been a good eye doctor because he saw in my eyes that I had no idea what that meant.

    Anyway, my savvy is the uncanny ability to travel through time to unlock the mystery of what book a child is remembering. (I think the eye doctor gave me the power that day). When a child says, “Remember that book I wanted to read last year but somebody else took it? Well I’d like to read it now.” I am able to do a sort of mental time travel with them (the process starts with a quiet heave of breath while I adjust to the knowledge that I have to engage my savvy)… where were we standing? what were we looking at? how big was the book? was anybody with us? were we looking high or low? until VIOLA (as the Smothers would say) we find us the book. I think it’s a great super power. I wish I could use it to find my own glasses.

  6. janet fox says:

    Yes. I had to think, but it’s real. My savvy is finding four-leaf clovers. I spot them everywhere. Walking in the forests, picnicking with friends, chasing the dog. They pop out at me, neon. Once I found seven in a single half-hour hike in the mountains. I pressed them into my journal. I often lose my way, but I can double-spot those four-leaf clovers.

  7. I’ll email you if I can think of one. I just wanted to comment and say how much I enjoyed reading the other comments. You have some very witty readers. :)