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July 29, 2009

Giveaway: Anorak Magazine

They call themselves "the happy mag for kids," but that's just a lie, one big cover up. It's really of course: the happy, colorful, illustrated, quirky, character-filled, page-turning, content-driven mag for everyone. And we're giving away: one spare, hot-off the presses Summer 09 issue.

Interested? Leave a comment below with your favorite summer read as a kid, and we'll randomly draw a winner this Friday.

UPDATE: ANORAK has upped the ante. Whomever submits a doodle of their favorite summer read, is in the running for a one-year subscription (4 beautiful issues). Send doodles to editor {at} doodlersanonymous {dot} com

Details: ANORAK's Summer 09 issue is almost 80 pages long with contributions by Jeremyville, Marcus Walters, Jon Burgerman, Tad Carpenter, Julia Staite, Simon Wild & Rob Flowers.


Josh LaFayette
Josh LaFayette Posted Jul 29, 2009
My favorite summer read as a kid was The Giver by Lois Lowry. My favorite summer read as an adult is Post Office by Charles Bukowski.

Jackie Posted Jul 29, 2009
Exciting! My favorite was the BFG (Big Friendly Giant!) by Roald Dahl. It's a crazy land of make believe

scott thompson
scott thompson Posted Jul 29, 2009
Awesome giveaway! Don't really have a favourite but I remember reading Call of the Wild by Jack London one summer. Amazing book! :)

Sarah Posted Jul 29, 2009
Favorite summer read was Flipped by Wendelin Von Draanen. So cute! :) Still love it.

Lindsay J. Haynes
Lindsay J. Haynes Posted Jul 29, 2009
My favourite summer read as a kid was Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. I really identified with that little girl filling up notebooks with thoughts (and still do), and it was realistic and relatable while still feeling like an adventure. And it had a good moral. Definitely made for a book that's stayed with me into adulthood.

Tiffany Posted Jul 29, 2009
Ah, what a great giveaway! Definitely have to go with Ramona Forever (my favorite of all from the Beverly Cleary books!)

maria Posted Jul 29, 2009
My favorite summer read was definitely Rainbow Brite! I used to love her colorful world. :)

Crystal Lyon
Crystal Lyon Posted Jul 29, 2009
i always loved my father's dragon. i would revisit it many times over. i made the dragon when i was in elementary school out of a milk carton, painted it, and i kept it until i went to college, when i revisited it again, i re-illustrated the cover, and again this past year, i digitally colored in the pages. i love those books! i always wanted my own dragon!!!

Racheal Anilyse
Racheal Anilyse Posted Jul 29, 2009
Babysitters Club and Fear Street series/Goosebumps.

I liked vs. fear.

maya Posted Jul 29, 2009
Mali Princ (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) & Jezeva Kucica (Branko Copic).
beautiful & sweet magazine.

allyson Posted Jul 29, 2009
So hard to pick! Preteen its Deenie by Judy Blume but as for my younger years Stuart Little or James and Giant Peach. Gosh that's hard to call!

Virginia Kraljevic
Virginia Kraljevic Posted Jul 29, 2009
It's still my favorite: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.

Whitney Posted Jul 29, 2009

Drew Posted Jul 29, 2009
The Twits by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake was a fun one.

harriet gray Posted Jul 29, 2009
too many favourites from my 'youth' but i remember when i was really really very tiny little my dad used to read puddle lane to me - awesome! x

Caroline Lampinen Posted Jul 29, 2009
My favorite summer reading was anything by Richard Scarry. I had a Busytown CD-ROM game that I was obsessed with, but nothing beat those books.

adam Higton Posted Jul 29, 2009
C.S. Lewis - 'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe...'
I must have read it half a dozen times as a kid... also I keep up the tradition of reading Charles Dickens - 'A Christmas Carol' each Christmas.

Plablo Posted Jul 29, 2009
YEAAH! mine was The Emperor\'s New Clothes, Crazyyy!

Jared Fiel Posted Jul 29, 2009
It\'s so sad, but Brighty of the Grand Canyon is mine. Read that sucker about 40 times as a kid.

Sarah Gaunt
Sarah Gaunt Posted Jul 29, 2009
I'v just sent my doodle in. My favourite summer read was and still is "The Adventures of Huck Finn" The movie was just on recently too and I love that aswell :D

Pablo Lara H Posted Jul 29, 2009
My favorite summer read as a kid was The Fall of the House of Usher.

Bill Gunter Posted Jul 29, 2009
Another vote for the Phantom Tollbooth. I loved that book and all of my kids have read it too. Well, those that can read.

Bonnie Posted Jul 29, 2009
My father read to me The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, an autobiographic retrospective of the author's, Farley Mowat, boyhood dog. This dog was pretty outrageous. I remember my dad struggling to get through the sad parts.

Madi Posted Jul 29, 2009
When I was little, I absolutely loved The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson - I was a big Jacqueline Wilson fan in general really, I loved all her books but The Suitcase Kid was always my favourite. I must have read it about 50 times - especially over summer cos I'd have the time to just sit and read the whole book all at once! I loved Nick Sharratt's illustrations too back then. :]

Tricia Z Posted Jul 29, 2009
My favorite summer read was Jamberry. Thank you!

Apurva Posted Jul 29, 2009
I used to love reading the William Brown books by Richmal Crompton. Amazingly funny stuff!

Nicole Posted Jul 30, 2009
my favorite when i was really little was Where The Wild Things Are.

Mikey Posted Jul 30, 2009
Definitely the great gatsby. Such an amazing read. Timeless! Great contest thanks!

AH Posted Jul 30, 2009
I loved The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Am planning on buying the series for my son to read when he is a bit older.

Helen Posted Jul 30, 2009
Hilaire Belloc's Jim -Who Ran Away from his Nurse and was Eaten by a Lion - always made visits to the zoo seem more dangerous!

ZELIG Posted Jul 30, 2009
.......The Paul Street Boys by Ferenc Molnár.

Jamie Tao
Jamie Tao Posted Jul 30, 2009
I remember walking to the store every week to buy a popular Brazilian comic book series (Turma da Mônica) which I read religiously.

Cheryl Smith
Cheryl Smith Posted Jul 30, 2009
I was a total Scarry kid! I'm pretty sure I learned to read from Busy, Busy Town.

Victoria Bolton Posted Jul 30, 2009
I loved The Red Planet, by Robert Heinlein, and A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle. Even earlier Harriet the Spy was a book I read over and over.

Sharon B Posted Jul 30, 2009
Harriet the Spy. Every geeky girl in the late 70s could relate to her.

david reno Posted Jul 30, 2009
here in brasil i used to read "turma da monica"


Vintage Kids\\\' Books My Kid Loves Posted Jul 30, 2009
My son's fave... birds, a golden nature guide... pocket-sized for the beach!

Hugo Posted Jul 30, 2009
I always loved reading the 3 Musketeers.

Ronni Ann Hall
Ronni Ann Hall Posted Jul 30, 2009
My favorite was a magazine called Dynamite. Inside was always a free poster or print of sometime. Book-wise anything Ed Emberly wrote.

gracieb Posted Jul 30, 2009
Def....must be Alice in Wonderland, my gammy gave me her addition it was it like a million times.

debbie Posted Jul 30, 2009
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein!
Or Nintendo Power.


Swan Posted Jul 30, 2009
I read all the time, not only in summer, so I really can't distinguish summer reads. I read all the books by Karl May that I could get my hands on. I also liked to read mysteries, especially by Agatha Christie or the Father Brown mysteries.

Natasha Lawyer Posted Jul 31, 2009
Archie comics of course.

Amanda Posted Jul 31, 2009
Roald Dahl's Matilda for sure!

KellyP Posted Jul 31, 2009
The Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler...the one where the brother and sister run away and live in the museum! Lucky!!

Drucilla Posted Aug 1, 2009
Micheal Morpurgo's When The Whales Came without a doubt :)

Aaron Posted Aug 1, 2009
Hardy Boys
Stephen King
Mad Magazine!!

Coorain Posted Aug 1, 2009
I love "Edie Sedgewick: An American Girl" for summer reading. It's perfect for lazy afternoons as it isn't too rigorous yet it is history.

Grethic Posted Aug 2, 2009
I used to love Professor Branestawm as a child - an absent minded preofessor with lots of glasses and great little pictures


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