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The Rock Father™ and Scholastic have teamed-up to celebrate the launch of an all-new book series for young readers – HILDE CRACKS THE CASE. The first book, Hero Dog! (Hilde Cracks the Case #1) just hit bookstores, introducing readers to the adventures of real-life ten-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak. Each book in the series is inspired by news stories that Hilde wrote in real-life, and they’re presented here particularly geared toward readers 5-8. As part of the launch, we’re giving readers of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine a shot at winning a Hero Dog! Prize Pack featuring the new book plus a Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch!

In Hero Dog!, there’s been a break-in on Orange Street! Cupcakes have been stolen, and soon a pie goes missing, too. Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, must interview witnesses and follow the clues. Can Hilde crack the case in time to post her news story online?

Written by Hilde Lysiak with Matthew Lysiak, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff’s personality-filled illustrations appear on every page, bringing Hilde’s adventures to life for young readers!

Addie reading Hilde

I can tell you from first-hand experience that Hero Dog! really grabs its intended audience. Our oldest daughter is eight, which puts her right within the target range. She was so engaged by the book, she immediately asked if we could get her the next one to read (that one is out October 31, 2017).

Scholastic Branches is a unique line of books specifically designed for newly independent readers, typically kids ages 5 to 8. The Branches line is here to help you foster a love of reading in your kids and give them the tools they need to become life-long readers. Each book includes: easy-to-read text, simple plot lines, plenty of context cues, cliffhanger chapter endings, and purposeful illustrations (on every page!) that aid in reading comprehension.  Feeling like a successful reader will bolster your child’s self-confidence, which will lead to an increased interest in reading.

 Hero Dog! Prize Pack

Enter to Win! Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method – Leave a Disqus comment on this post that shares your answer to the following: 

QUESTION: What is your favorite mystery?

After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father™ Magazine, you agree to comply with my fairness policy. 

Please Note that Twitter Default Accounts, formerly known as “Egg” accounts, are ineligible for entry.
(If you need information regarding Twitter Eggs, Google is your friend.)

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The Fine Print: 

Promotion open to U.S. residents only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. One (1) winner will be chosen at random on, about, or after October 13, 2017, and will be notified via email to confirm. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prizing provided and shipped by Scholastic. This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.


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