Thursday, April 16, 2009

Winston Breen Puzzle Party AND a HUGE giveaway!

Participating in blog tours is something that I do quite often, but this one? Absolutely fantastic! Eric Berlin, author of The Puzzling World of Winston Breen (a book that absolutely flies off the shelves at our library), has his second book in the series, The Potato Chip Puzzles on shelves today. In honor of that, he has put together a series of puzzles, which will take place at seven different blogs, mine being the first. Solve the puzzles, win a prize! A HUGE prize to the person that solves all of the puzzles!! HUGE! All the details are below.

I've had a chance to read and review The Potato Chip Puzzles and I think I enjoyed it even more than the first. It's fun, filled with mystery, lots of cool puzzles, and a just-dorky-enough-to-be-cool main character.

In The Potato Chip Puzzles, Winston is determined to win a puzzle hunt put on by potato chip tycoon, Dimitri Simon, and win the $50,000.00 grand prize. Unfortunately, Winston has some incredibly tough competition, the puzzles are ridiculously hard, his teacher is way too competitive, and at least one person is trying to force him out of the race altogether. Cheating is not ok with Winston and he decides to not only continue to fight to win the competition, but also to solve the mystery of the cheater, making for an even tougher journey and a completely wild ride.

Another Berlin title, filled with awesome puzzles kids are going to love and a thrilling mystery that keeps the pages turning. Winston Breen is well-known at our library already and I can already tell The Potato Chip Puzzles will be another one that is always checked out!

A great choice for libraries!

Now the link you need to follow to get today's puzzle is here:'s Puzzle Party - 1 - Get This Party Started.pdf

One random solver of the puzzle today, from my blog, will win a copy of The Potato Chip Puzzles. The rest of the details are below...for the HUGE giveaway:

- Answers should be sent to
- One random correct solver will win a signed copy of "The Potato Chip Puzzles."
- Hang on to your answers, because you'll need all of them to solve the final puzzle. One random solver of that last puzzle will win every children's and YA book in G.P. Putnam's Sons Spring 2009 lineup, and a few Fall 2009 advance reading copies, too.
- More details can be found here:

You don't send the answer to I have no idea what the answer is and have no prizes to give you myself! :)

And in case you missed it in the paragraph above, you can win EVERY children's and YA book in the G.P. Putnam Sons Spring lineup and some Fall ARC's too. That's HUGE people!

You'll find the rest of the puzzles along the tour, next stop is at Fuse #8!! All the links are below.

April 17th: Fuse #8
April 18th: Shelf Elf
April 19th: Books Together
April 20th: Bookshelves of Doom
April 21st: Chicken Spaghetti
April 22nd: Oz and Ends

Good luck!!!


Brimful Curiosities said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for the review.

Alysa said...

Yes, that makes me want to read the book. And the puzzle was totally fun.

Mama Librarian said...

My husband and I are in the National Puzzler's League with Eric Berlin and it was with great joy I read Winston Breen aloud to my fifth grade students. =) Can't wait for the next one!

Katie said...

I completed the puzzle for day 1!!!!

Amanda said...

Thanks for participating everyone! I think you'll get an email from Eric Berlin directly to tell you if you've won for the day. And anyone who has submitted the puzzle was entered for the overall prize!