Monday, July 25, 2011

A celebration for MILO - the paperback release

TOMORROW (7/26) is the paperback release of one of my favorite books. MILO: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze (Aladdin books) by Alan Silberberg. It lands in bookstores and all across the net in the soft and pillowy form we know as paperback. It's like a marshmallow for your hands and so good for your brain (I just made that part up. Feel free to use that among your friends).

Because MILO is such a wonderful book - you can check out my older posts here - we want to celebrate it's PB release all day 7/26. We, being you, me, your friends, Aladdin books, bloggers, tweeters, facebookers... you get the idea.

MILO Synopsis: Milo Cruikshank is a 13 year-old new kid, who has to find a way to hit the "restart" button all over again.The truth is, ever since Milo's mother died nothing has felt right. Now, instead of the kitchen being filled with music, the whole house is filled with Fog. Nothing's the same. Not his Dad. Not his sister. And definitely not him. In love with the girl he sneezed on the first day of school and best pals with Marshall, the "One-Eyed Jack" of friends, Milo struggles to survive a school year that is filled with reminders of what his life "used to be".

Brimming with heart, humor and ultimately hope, Milo: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze is a powerhouse of a novel that will stay with you well after you've turned the last page. 

Tell us what MILO means to you. Do you have any favorite quotes, moments from the book, drawings that struck a chord! Join us over on twitter (or your networking place of choice) and give a shout out to MILO.

Be sure to use the hashtags:

#MILOPB #BrainFreeze

Give a shout out to Milo's awesome creator Alan Silberberg @AlanSilberberg. Milo's incredible editor, Liesa Abrams @BatgirlEditor and let them know your love for the book. They hear it from me all the time so it would be nice for the gushing to come from others too.

Fellow blogger and author Shannon Messenger @SW_Messenger and I will be among the bookish fiends leading a charge to spread the MILO love all day. So come join the fun and celebrate MILO with us. You are certain to meet fellow like-minded bloggers, authors, industry peeps, readers, fans, librarians and more! If you are not on twitter celebrate on the other social networks and be sure to send us a line so we can share with others.

Did I forget to mention that there may even be a really awesome giveaway?! Stay tuned for details. Until then. Long live MILO!

MILO giveaway rules below!!

To enter, all you have to do is tweet using the hashtag #MILOrules by 11:59 pm EDT tonight, and you could be the winner of a shiny MILO paperback of your very own (sorry--US only).

Not sure what to tweet? Try finishing one of the following statements:

The most embarrassing costume I wore growing up was ...
My favorite Slurpie flavor is...
One item/toy I miss the most from my childhood is...
(Or insert other embarrassing or fun childhood memory here. )

Just don't forget to put #MILOrules at the end, or we won't find your entry!

Or, if you'd like something even easier, feel free to copy and paste the following tweet:

Tweet #MILOrules for a chance to win a paperback of MILO: Sticky Note & Brain Freeze, by @alansilberberg!

Also, feel follow along throughout the day as I, @alansilberberg, @batgirleditor and @SW_Messenger tweet embarrassing childhood stories, favorite quotes from the book, and all kinds of general hilarity. The more the merrier!


  1. Thanks for the intro. to MILO. This books screams to be put in the hands of my 5th grade class.

  2. Leslie, you will not be sorry. This book is so good it hurts (in many wonderful ways). I laughed and cried. Alan wrote such a wonderful book it needs to be celebrated by all.

  3. Milo's story stayed with me long after I turned the last page. A gorgeous, funny, meaningful book.