Saturday, January 2, 2016

Win a copy of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller

Happy New Year!

Just got my copy of The Book Whisperer:  Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller.  It's fabulous!!  There's a FREE copy for one lucky CRA blogger.  Hopefully, you'll join us for The Book Whisperer book club blog starting February 1!  And Donalyn will be a keynote speaker at the CRA PDI on Nov. 4-5 in Visalia!

Send a blog that you're interested in being in the drawing for this book by February 1.  On February 2, the book will be mailed to a lucky winner!  If you have trouble sending a blog, see below.  If you read it, tried it, and are still having trouble, give me a call.  I'll be happy to help you!  

It's going to be a fun online book club this year!  Donalyn currently teaches so it's no surprise Allington writes,  "Miller's book is powerful and practical…helping you to understand how to overcome current classroom culture where some children learn and many learn to hate reading." But wait!  That's not all.

You can EASILY earn one semester unit to advance you on your salary scale for ONLY $60.  Email you're interested and you'll get the paperwork ASAP.  You only need to do 3 blogs re: The Book Whisperer!  And you may do your 3 blogs for college credit anytime night or day from February 1 through August  31!!

Happy Reading and Blogging!
Lynn Gurnee, 
Past CRA President
Professional Development Institute , November 4-5, 2016 
Visalia Convention Center
Keynote Speakers: Donalyn Miller and Regie Routman
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  1. I am totally interested in winning a book! I LOVED her Reading in the Wild book and have transformed my classroom because of it!

  2. Kudos, Shannon! You won the drawing easily. Donalyn's book will be coming your way soon. Enjoy and be sure to keep blogging with us! Let me know if you're interested in an easy unit of college credit for only $60. Also, let me know your address. Please email me at

  3. Hi All,
    I read the Book Whisper several years ago for the first time. I was so inspired we ended up inviting Donalyn to speak to our local reading council. 260 teachers attended and left exhilarated! I saw Donalyn again last summer at ILA and was inspired all over again. Guess it is time to open my sticky noted, underlined, highlighted copy of the Book Whisperer and begin rereading again!
    Joanne Devine
    Immediate Past President CRA