Literati Backpack Raffle Official Rules

Terms & Conditions:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. SWEEPSTAKES OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ONLY. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The Literati Backpack Raffle (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on the date this survey was sent and is estimated to end seven days later. Sweepstakes is sponsored by Literati, 4200 Burch Ave, A6, Del Valle TX 78617 (“Sponsor”).

Eligibility:

Sweepstakes is offered to persons aged 18 and older, and legal residents of the United States, who ENTERED TO WIN AT THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL in 2019. Void where prohibited. All federal, provincial, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

How to Enter:

You may enter the Sweepstakes by completing the raffle form and submitting it in person. Individuals will receive one entry for completing the survey. All entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. No entries by facsimile, overnight courier, delivery service or electronic transmission.

Prizes:

Grand Prize: $500 USD gift card to Literati. No alternative prize or other substitution is permitted. Prize is nontransferable/non saleable. All federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
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First, Second, and Third Prize: A State backpack with Literati books inside. No alternative prize or other substitution is permitted. Prize is nontransferable/non saleable. All federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Selection of Winners:

Winner will be determined by a random drawing from all eligible entries received, to be held on November 1, 2019. All decisions are final and binding. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by email within 15 days of the drawing. Winner will have 7 regular days from notification to accept the prize by email, and will be instructed whom to contact at that time. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner.

Prize winners may, at Sponsor’s option, be required to sign and return a declaration of eligibility, release of liability, and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement, all within 10 days of acknowledged notification. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to timely return the completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. By accepting and/or using prizes, winner agrees to the use of their name, voice, town, country, and/or likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an online or mail-in entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account.

Conditions:

By entering, each participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final. Sponsor, agents and representatives of Sponsor, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate Sweepstakes at any time and to award Sweepstakes prizes to individuals selected at random from the pool of entrants received up to the point of termination, if a computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or other technical problem of any sort corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the survey website, or who is otherwise in violation of the rules.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to release and hold Sponsor and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsor, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

Winner List And Official Rules:

To obtain a copy of the winner list or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to: Literati Backpack Raffle, Sweepstakes Winner List, 4200 Burch, A6, Del Valle, TX 78617. Requests must be received no later than 14 days after the date the survey was sent.

Literati #BookOrTreat Halloween Contest Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ONLY. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The Literati Survey (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on October 4nd, 2019 and is estimated to end on November 1st, 2019. Sweepstakes is sponsored by Literati Inc., 4200 Burch Dr. A6, Del Valle TX 78617 (“Sponsor”).

Eligibility:

Sweepstakes is offered electronically via the Internet to persons aged 18 and older, and legal residents of the United States. Void where prohibited. All federal, provincial, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Must have Instagram account set to PUBLIC to enter. 

How to Enter:

Participants have until THURSDAY, October 31, 2019 at 12AM CST to post a picture of their children’s book Halloween costume to Instagram using the hashtag #BookOrTreat. All entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor. Participants will receive 1 entry per photo. Limit 1 entry per participant for the life of the promotion.

Prize:

Grand Prize: (1) $500 USD donated to a charity of the winner’s choice. (2) Runner up prizes of $250 donated to the charity of the winner’s choice. Prize is nontransferable/nonsalable. All federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Selection of Winners:

Winner will be determined by Literati staff members from all eligible entries received, and will be held within seven days after termination of the sweepstakes. All decisions are final and binding. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the drawing. Winner will have 7 regular days from notification to accept the prize by email, and will be instructed whom to contact at that time. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner.

Grand Prize winner may, at Sponsor’s option, be required to sign and return a declaration of eligibility, release of liability, and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement, all within 10 days of acknowledged notification. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to timely return the completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. By accepting and/or using prizes, winner agrees to the use of their name, voice, town, country, and/or likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an online or mail-in entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account.

Conditions:

By entering, each participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final. Sponsor, agents and representatives of Sponsor, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate Sweepstakes at any time and to award Sweepstakes prizes to individuals selected at random from the pool of entrants received up to the point of termination, if a computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or other technical problem of any sort corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the survey website, or who is otherwise in violation of the rules.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to release and hold Sponsor and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsor, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

Winner List And Official Rules:

To obtain a copy of the winner list or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to: Literati BookorTreat Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Winner List, 4200 Burch Dr. A6, Del Valle TX 78617. Requests must be received no later than Nov. 1.

5 Books to Get Your 5-Year-Old Outdoors

Written by Pat O’Neill

As your kindergartener begins to explore outside their immediate surroundings through the magic of books, they begin to ask important questions about plants and animals in the natural world.

Pint-sized picture book-devourers will be entranced by these wild tales, both fiction and nonfiction, about the Great Outdoors.

Oh No, Astro!, by Matt Roeser

Asteroids! Planets! Satellites! In this charming debut picture book, a grumpy asteroid named Astro (what else?) is knocked out of orbit by a mischievous satellite and forced to go on an epic space adventure! Filled with playful illustrations and tons of cool facts about space, this picture book is a must-have for all the future astronauts who are ready to journey through the galaxy.

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Actual Size, by Steve Jenkins

Did you ever look a giant squid in the eye? Have you been face to face with a tiger? All the animals in this stunning picture book are their actual size. Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins illustrates animals both large and larger in this stunning picture book of close encounters. An awe-inspiring look at some of the world’s endangered species.

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Cloud Chaser, by Anne-Fleur Drillon

Emery has his head in the clouds with dreams of flying. His notebooks are filled with doodles of flying machines. With the long summer months ahead he can devote himself entirely to his winged invention. When a mysterious stranger shows up with all the ingredients to make the perfect flying machine, Emery’s dreams may finally come true. Learn the power of perseverance and the comedy of failure in this beautifully illustrated French tale by Anne-Fleur Drillon.

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The Storm Whale in Winter, by Benji Davies

This is the story of a boy named Noi and his aquatic best friend, a rescued whale. When Noi’s fisherman father goes missing in icy winter waters, the storm whale shows up in the nick of time to help. Celebrated illustrator Benji Davies reminds us the power of good deeds can come full circle.

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Color & Pop-Up Dinosaurs, by Elizabeth Golding & Elisa Paganelli

Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for: coloring and pop-ups together! This activity book is perfect for hands-on learners who love arts and crafts. It’s also a colorful introduction to the art of bookmaking that can be enjoyed around the campfire and at the pool. It’s time to think outside the box, and off the page. Get cracking, young book lovers. This one really pops.

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Do these books look like a breath of fresh air? You can read them all for free when you sign up for Club Nova with offer code NATURALNOVA. But hop to it! This collection is only around for a limited time, while supplies last.

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The 5 Best Science and Math Books for Babies

Written by Pat O’Neill

Indestructible, un-tearable, chewable—books for babies have to go through a lot as they are being enjoyed (or devoured, as the case may be). Just because so-called baby board books are printed on thick paper doesn’t mean the characters or stories in them should feel like they’re made of cardboard. On the contrary, books for infants and toddlers need to be bright and playful, engaging and soulful. No pressure, Mom and Dad!

Feeling overwhelmed? Leave it to Literati, the fastest-growing children’s book subscription service in the U.S. Each month, we’ll send you five of the best books for babies and toddlers from around the world. Keep only the books your little ones love. Send the rest back to us.

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Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature, by Joyce Sidman & Beth Krommes

Stop and see the spirals: once you begin to look, you’ll see them everywhere. A Caldecott medalist and Newbery Honor-winning poet team up for this captivating book on one of nature’s most common shapes: the swirl! From the curve of your ear to a snail’s twisty shell, what swirls can you find?

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What Makes a Rainbow?, by Betty Ann Schwartz

In this color-filled interactive adventure, your little one will follow rainbow-hued magic ribbons along with Little Rabbit as he tries to find what makes a rainbow. Fun woodland creatures like Mr. Fox, Mr. Grasshopper, and Bluebird guide the way on a journey that teaches us to enjoy the beautiful things in life.

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First Math Slide and See Subtracting, by Sam Taplin & Hannah Watson

Llamas don’t just love the desert. They like the beach, too! Read along with young Llama Llama as he splashes in the waves and plays in the sand in this touch-and-feel board book.

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Big and Small, Room for All, by Jo Ellen Bogart


The sky is pretty big, so big it’s hard to imagine anything bigger. How about something smaller like a mountain or a tree? The otherworldly illustrations in this beautiful book will inspire children to think about their size in relation to the world around them. From the Earth to a mountain, a kitten to a mouse, explore how humanity fits in with the rest of creation. In this one-of-a-kind world of ours, there’s room for all.

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Peek Inside Nighttime, by Anna Milbourne & Simona Dimitri

In this nocturnal installment from Usborne, young readers get to lift flaps, peek through holes, and investigate for themselves what happens after night falls. Who’s asleep, and who’s just waking up? What do you know about glow worms, bats, and owls? Discover together the secrets of the night.

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Make Books a Splash This Season to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

By Pat O’Neill

Summer is a time of swimsuits and fun. And if you ask us, it’s a great time for books, too. Who says pool time can’t be reading time?

Studies show that kids who don’t tackle a book or two during the break tend to forget some of what they’ve learned in school. Parents call this phenomenon the “summer slide” or the “summer setback.” Scientists refer to it as “summer learning loss.”

Here are a few quick tips to make the “summer slide” a thing of the past.

Make reading part of the routine.

It’s important that parents schedule time for reading, just as they would for other summer activities. Even fifteen minutes a day can help a struggling reader catch up. For kids who already love books, summer is a time to reward enthusiasm with independence and choice.

Take books with you on family field trips.

Books were built for the outdoors. There’s no better time than summer to lather on the SPF, silence your cell phone and go outside for storytime. Read stories about bugs in your backyard in the company of ants and dragonflies. If you’re taking a trip to the zoo, consider bringing along a book about your child’s favorite animal. Going to the pool? It’s mermaid time!

Choose physical books over ebooks to limit screen time.

Physical books are uniquely suited for helping kids learn. This has to do, in part, with the magic of using simple motor skills like turning pages and following along with your finger. Physical books also encourage longer attention spans in children and help them remember more of what they’ve read.

Summer is a hectic time. Let Literati take away the hassle of trying to find great age-appropriate books this summer so you and your kiddos can get going on a season of fun. Adventure goes best with a great book or two.