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Press Release Fun: Lisa Graff Announces Her Daring Winners

In the midst of all these trips down memory lane it can be difficult sometimes to remember that there are NEW wonderful children’s books being written and published for the young ‘uns every since day.  Case in point, Lisa Graff’s entirely fun middle grade novel Double Dog Dare.  The book involves three elements that instantly ramp up any children’s book: dares, divorce, and Rube Goldberg machines.  An enterprising young author, Ms. Graff had the idea of offering kid readers the chance to make Rube Goldberg machines of their very own.

The nice part about all of this is that Ms. Graff is allowing l’il ole me to be the official announcer of the winners of her contest.  And so . . . . DRUMROLL PLEASE!

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The winners of the very first Double Dog Dare Contest in the small group category are . . .

Greg, Jack, Joey, Sam & Wren!

All five kids are nine years of age and hail from Somers, NY.  Well done, kids!

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And the winners of the school group category are . . . .

“The Triple Dog Dares” from Mrs. Ennis’s 3rd-grade class, in Palm Beach, Florida!!!

Feel the full entries here if you’re curious.  And congrats to all the winners!

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. Thanks for being the official contest announcer, Betsy! You do a mighty fine drumroll.

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