“Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen” – Children’s Book Giveaway (now through May 23)

Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen Children’s Book Giveaway
For ages 8-12, grades 3-7
We have 14 Books to Giveaway Now through May 23!

Lights! Camera! Kidnapping?
When a publicity stunt goes terribly wrong, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, star of the silent film era, must defeat villains both on screen and off in this edge-of-your-seat adventure.

And now for something special… Over the next seven weeks, we’ll giving away 14 COPIES of the children’s book “Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen” to give away, courtesy of Candlewick Press!

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, May 23 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on seven different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • April 11: Two Winners
  • April 18: Two Winners
  • April 25: Two Winners
  • May 2: Two Winners
  • May 9: Two Winners
  • May 16: Two Winners
  • May 23: Two Winners

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday April 12 at 9PM EST on Twitter. And, please note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to enter; just see below for the details…


And now on to the contest!

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, May 23 at 9PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message*:

Just entered to win the “Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen” #Childrens #BookGiveaway courtesy of @Candlewick & @ClassicMovieHub #CMHContest link: http://ow.ly/shJx50z7aqD

Why do you want to win this book?

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to clas@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…


An excellent suggestion for precocious readers and film history buffs alike.
—School Library Connection

About the Book:  It’s 1914, and Darleen Darling’s film adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping set up by her studio becomes all too real. Suddenly Darleen finds herself in the hands of dastardly criminals who have just nabbed Miss Victorine Berryman, the poor-little-rich-girl heiress of one of America’s largest fortunes. Soon real life starts to seem like a bona fide adventure serial, complete with dramatic escapes, murderous plots, and a runaway air balloon. Will Darleen and Victorine be able to engineer their own happily-ever-after, or will the villains be victorious?


Please note that only United States (excluding the territory of Puerto Rico) AND Canada entrants are eligible. No P.O. Boxes please.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

Good Luck!

And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase the on amazon by clicking here:


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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22 Responses to “Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen” – Children’s Book Giveaway (now through May 23)

  1. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    I have two granddaughters, smack in the middle of this age range (9 and 11) who are avid readers and this book combines two of my favorite things to share with them, mysteries and old movies.

  2. Billy Slobin says:

    This book looks terrific! I coach high school football and basketball and have built a reading program where I take my team to read to elementary students in our district.
    Its great for them to connect/mentor the younger students and as well they are getting public speaking lessons without knowing it 🙂

    This would be a perfect book for us!!!

  3. Karin says:

    I’d like to win for my 88 year old Mom (soon to be 89). Her name is Darlene. I think she’d get a kick out of it.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message

  4. I have my first grand-niece (the daughter of my brother’s son, my nephew) being born in May, and this would be something great to have to read to her when she visits her great-aunt and uncle through the years. It looks like it will be a great book, and we need to encourage the next generation about reading books – not just screens or phones – and books like this should be part of what we pass along.

  5. RD says:

    I loved Darleen!

  6. Jamie S says:

    My son is 11 and my daughter is 8. I read to them every single night and love finding books they both enjoy. This definitely sounds like a winner!
    I do not have a twitter account so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  7. Sara Stewart says:

    This sounds like an incredible book set in one of my favourite eras. I used to read my aunt’s children’s mystery books when I was growing up and this sounds fabulous!

  8. Destiny L Drake says:

    The reason I would like to win this book is because: I love reading adventure books to keep my self occupied while I’m at home.

  9. Kim Beck says:

    I want to win this book for my niece who loves to read.

  10. Jan Ostrom says:

    I have the sweetest little granddaughter in the world who is 8 and loves to dress up and play act. After seeing a local production of Wizard of Oz last summer (in which I – – at 75–made my stage debut as a Polisher of the Tin Man), she announced: “I want to be a actwess!” She would revel in this book, I’d revel in giving it to her!

  11. Merrily Winn says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    My cousin’s birthday is coming up and it would be a nice gift to give her. She loves books set during older times.

  12. Katherine Roughneen says:

    This book looks amazing. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting books for my mother’s third grade class, as well as some of my younger relatives to hopefully get them more interested in reading.

  13. Ashley Schein says:

    I want to win this book because I think my daughter and niece would love this book.

  14. David Smith says:

    This book just sounds a little different than most of the books out there and I think it would be an excellent addition to our school library

  15. Linda Michel says:

    Hi, this past October 2, 2019, I met our first Granddaughter. I am now watching her virtually growing up without a visit during this Pandemic. When this Virus is subdued somewhat and we can travel again, I would love to read her this book!
    Thank you for your consideration!

  16. Jodi says:

    I have three kids who are avid readers. I’d love them to check this one out!

  17. Jessica Lynch says:

    I would love to win this book because I think my kids would really enjoy it. It looks great!

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  18. Micheline says:

    My granddaughter turn 8 in July, I think would love this book!

  19. So, I’m a winner of a book! Thank you very much.

  20. Jack Cibrian says:

    1. I love all things about film, and this book sounds like a lot of fun.
    2. My wife is an elementary school teacher, so she would like to read it as well.

  21. Shaun Jex says:

    I adore classic movies, and think this would be a fun way to introduce my kids to the golden age of Hollywood.

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