Giveaway: The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict, a Trenton Lee Stewart MBS prequel

by Jennifer


When I read the last pages of The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, the third book in the Mysterious Benedict Society series, it felt like the end. It felt like it, but it wasn’t definitive, and I hoped that there would be further adventures for Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, these characters who I had come to love. Or maybe even better, Trenton Lee Stewart was hard at work creating even more lovable characters. I periodically googled and searched amazon and continued to come up with nothing new.

Then last month I got an email from Little Brown Kids asking me if I wanted a review copy of the newest Mysterious Benedict Society novel. My searching had petered out, and so I didn’t even know about it, but my face filled with a grin I quickly responded with an enthusiastic “yes, please” as I requested the new prequel.

Author Appearances

If you are a fan of the Mysterious Benedict Society, you can see the author Trenton Lee Stewart at several locations through the month of April including Milwaukee (tonight!), Portland, Seattle, New York, Houston (and I hope to be there!), Los Angeles and San Francisco. Find out the dates and all information at the Mysterious Benedict Society’s webpage.

Whether you are a fan or not (if you aren’t, you most definitely should be), you can enter to win this newest book, The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict. I have THREE copies to give away (U.S. only).

If you aren’t sure what this book might hold, or even the tone of the other books, check out this short trailer:

We haven’t read it, because I just received it yesterday, but stay tuned for mine (and Amanda’s) thoughts on this latest installment (here’s my review). Prequels are interesting. Sometimes you really need the background of the other books even though they come after in a chronological sense, because of the story progression, but other times you can read them before. It seems as if this one could be that way, but either way, this series is one that I highly recommend.

I can’t wait to begin sharing them with Kyle (who is almost 8). Perhaps soon, like perhaps this summer.

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Leave a comment now to win one of 3 hardcover copies. We’ll announce the winner on May 2. This giveaway is closed.

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Jennifer lives in Houston with her family. In addition to reading, she enjoys travel, Bible study, food, and fun. She blogs about some of these things -- when her nose isn't in a book -- at Snapshot.

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1 Melinda April 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I’m definitely interested! I read the first book in the series a year or so ago and enjoyed it.
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2 Staci A April 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I’d love to read this and share it with my son!


3 Rebekah B. April 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

My sisters and I are really looking forward to reading this! We love this series and have enjoyed reading the books together.


4 Jen E April 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I LOVE this series, I’d love to win a copy!
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5 Emily C. April 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I LOVED The Mysterious Benedict Society! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!


6 Jennifer April 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm
7 Beth April 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Ooh! This is on my wishlist! I’d love to win!

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8 Jen April 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I LOVED the trilogy and can\’t wait to read this! Would love to win!


9 Just Mom April 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm

The MBS books have been great, would love to win this one. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.
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10 Liz April 12, 2012 at 10:37 pm

New-to-me. Thanks for introduction and giveaway.


11 Ms. Yingling April 13, 2012 at 6:46 am

This series is one of my son’s favorites and also a hot pick in my library now that the first book was a Battle of the Books title. I am definitely looking forward to reading this one!
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12 Andrewson April 13, 2012 at 8:22 am

Awesome read.
must read Mysterious Benedict Society.


13 Tammy Gordon April 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

Sounds like a good book!


14 Barb April 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

OMG! We *love* Sticky, Reynie, Kate, and Constance! Must. Get. A. Copy. Soon!


15 Lori April 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I know some little one’s that would enjoy hearing this story.


16 Beth C April 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Love to be entered for this! Thanks!


17 TJS April 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

My mom and I have read all three books. I’m so excited for this one!


18 Jennifer May 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

TJS–You won our giveaway! Please respond to this comment via email and send me your shipping info.
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19 Carrie at In the Hammock Blog April 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

i would really like to start this series. thank you!
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20 Natalia April 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Such nice illustartions in this book!


21 John April 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Would like to win this book for my daughter.


22 Isabelle April 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Sounds interesting and very colorful too!


23 Angela E. April 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

What a great book to read with the kids.


24 Amy April 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm
25 June April 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Another great one for the children.


26 Garrett April 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Perfect for the whole family.


27 Jeff April 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Our family would like to read this one together.


28 Shelagh P April 18, 2012 at 1:34 am

My 10 year old loved the other MBS books so I would love to win this new book to give to her.


29 Van April 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Great book for the kids to read.


30 Chuck April 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Our son will enjoy this neat story.


31 Don April 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Would like to win this book for our family.


32 Bluerose April 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I just finished TMBS last week, and have the next two ordered. I trying hard to win this one! :)
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33 Janelle April 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

This is such an imaginative and adventurous series for middle grade kids. I read the first book and loved it. Hope to continue the whole series and collect all the books for my kids to read when they are ready in a few years.


34 Katherine April 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I recently finished the last one, and I am so excited a new one is coming out!


35 Tabathia B April 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

I have read his previous books and my daughters enjoy Trenton also

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36 gahome2mom April 28, 2012 at 11:21 am

I would love to add this to our homeschool library. Thanks :)
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37 springchicken April 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm

My daughter has read all three books in the series and would be thrilled to read the latest!
Thanks for the chance to win it for her.


38 Britney April 30, 2012 at 3:01 am

I’ve never read the books before, actually didnt’ know about them. I would love to win and get started reading though :-)


39 Libby April 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

I’d love to win a copy of this book! I just finished the 3rd and cannot wait to read this book.
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40 Tammy Gordon April 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Looks like a good book!


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