Holly Jolly Giveaways: Simon & Schuster Book Boxed Set Haul

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Four boxed sets full of best-selling series you won’t be able to put down all winter? Our Holly Jolly Giveaways are making your bookworm dreams come true!

You heard us correctly! Our friends at Simon & Schuster are giving off Santa vibes, delivering a haul of reads that is almost as tall as a snowman! With four incredible boxed sets and three additional reads, this prize pack is STACKED with reader-favorite stories and amazing worlds you’ll love getting lost in.

But with so many sensational stories to choose from, where do you start? If you like your reads to keep you on the edge of your seat, we suggest starting with City Spies, a thrilling series filled with endless action and tons of twists and turns. Prefer something realistic and totally relatable? The Zara’s Rules series is all about a Muslim girl with big ideas, always eager to make her mark. For a dash of fantasy, we’d suggest the classic Song of the Lioness series, filled with fearless knights, sibling swaps, and masterful magic. And if you want to start somewhere surprising and cozy, you can’t go wrong with The Littlest Bigfoot, a story of friendship, inner strength, and, yes – a loveable tribe of bigfoot!

We’re not done yet! In addition to these bookish boxed sets, there are three more stand-alone reads for you to get lost in. Finch House, Kin: Rooted in Hope, and Looking Up will sweep you away through a fierce girl stuck in a haunted house, historical poetry paired with stunning imagery, and unlikely neighborhood heroes taking a stand. Ready to start reading? Grab your favorite adult and have them enter below for your chance to WIN!

Simon & Schuster Book Boxed Set Haul:

City of Spies Classified Box Set Collection box art and book covers

City Spies: Classified Collection Boxed Set

AUTHOR: James Ponti
SYNOPSIS: In this thrilling and bestselling series Stuart Gibbs called “a must-read” from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, five kids from all over the world become real-life spies—perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls. The first three books are now together in a collectible hardcover boxed set!

Sara Martinez is a hacker. She recently broke into the New York City foster care system to expose her foster parents as cheats and lawbreakers. However, instead of being hailed as a hero, Sara finds herself facing years in a juvenile detention. Enter Mother, a British spy who not only gets Sara released from jail but also offers her a chance to make a home for herself within a secret MI6 agency.

Operating out of a base in Scotland, the City Spies are five kids from various parts of the world. When they’re not attending the local boarding school, they’re honing their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t.

Together, they face off against rival schools, track down a deadly mole in their own organization, and extract a fellow agent from a dangerous situation on foreign soil!

This thrilling hardcover boxed set includes:
City Spies
Golden Gate
Forbidden City

Zara's Rules Paperback Boxed Set Collection box set art and book covers

Zara’s Rules Paperback Collection Boxed Set

AUTHOR: Hena Khan, Illustrated by Wastana Haikal
SYNOPSIS: From the beloved author of Amina’s Voice come the first three books in the humor-filled Zara’s Rules middle grade series starring a young Muslim girl with an endless list of hobbies and lots of big ideas for getting the most out of every situation—now together in a collectible paperback boxed set.

Meet Zara Saleem, the queen of the neighborhood. Zara’s in charge of it all: she organizes the games, picks the teams, and makes sure everyone has a good time…and they always do.

When a new family moves in across the street, suddenly Zara’?s reign is threatened by Naomi, who has big ideas of her own about how the neighborhood kids can have fun. To get everyone to notice her again, Zara decides she’s going to break a Guinness World Record—if her little brother Zayd doesn’t mess things up. But when she finds herself increasingly alone in her record-breaking quest, Zara starts to wonder if sharing the crown and making a new friend might end up being the best rule of all.

Zara’s mishaps continue when her fundraising project for a new bike goes awry and her spring break isn’t shaping up to be what she hoped.

This delightful paperback boxed set includes:
Zara’s Rules for Record-Breaking Fun
Zara’s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure
Zara’s Rules for Living Your Best Life

The Littlest Bigfoot Boxed Set box art and book covers

The Littlest Bigfoot Collection Boxed Set

AUTHOR: Jennifer Weiner
SYNOPSIS: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes the “cheerful” (The New York Times Book Review) and “charming” (People) Littlest Bigfoot trilogy about friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong—now together in one collectible hardcover boxed set!

Alice Mayfair, twelve years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed. Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school, Alice would like a friend. And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one.

But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods. Most Bigfoots believe that people—NoFurs, as they call them—are dangerous, yet Millie is fascinated with the No-Fur world. She is convinced that humans will appreciate all the things about her that her Bigfoot tribe does not: her fearless nature, her lovely singing voice, and her desire to be a star.

Alice swears to protect Millie’s secret. But a league of Bigfoot hunters is on their trail, led by a lonely kid named Jeremy. And in order to survive, Alice and Millie have to put their trust in each other—and have faith in themselves—above all else as they go to New York City to pursue their dreams and protect the Bigfoot world from exposure.

This sweet hardcover boxed set includes:
The Littlest Bigfoot
Little Bigfoot, Big City
The Bigfoot Queen

Song of the Lioness Quartet Boxed Set box art and book covers

Song of the Lioness Quartet Boxed Set

AUTHOR: Tamora Pierce, Illustrated by Yuta Onoda
SYNOPSIS: A girl disguises herself as a boy to train as a knight and changes her destiny in Tamora Pierce’s Margaret A. Edwards Award–winning young adult series—all four books now available with a new look in this hardcover boxed set!

Fearless, bold, athletic, magical. Young Alanna of Trebond is all these things, and more than anything else, she has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only to boys. So she and her twin brother, Thom, switch places: Thom heads for the convent to become a sorcerer, and Alanna—pretending to be a boy—goes to the castle of King Roald to begin her journey to knighthood.

Her choice leads to more dangerous exploits and intrigue than she could have ever imagined as she befriends royalty, travels the kingdom, and battles evil.

This epic hardcover boxed set includes:
In the Hand of the Goddess
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
Lioness Rampant

Book cover for Finch House by Ciera Burch

Finch House

AUTHOR: Ciera Burch
SYNOPSIS: Encanto meets Coraline in this “supremely successful, atmospheric” (Kirkus Reviews) middle grade story that deals with family ties, fear of change, and generational trauma as it follows a girl who must convince an old, haunted house to release its hold on her and her family.

Eleven-year-old Micah has no interest in moving out of her grandfather’s house. She loves living with Poppop and their shared hobby of driving around rich neighborhoods to find treasures in others’ trash. To avoid packing, Micah goes for a bike ride and ends up at Finch House, the decrepit Victorian that Poppop says is Off Limits. Except when she gets there, it’s all fixed up and there’s a boy named Theo in the front yard. Surely that means Finch House isn’t Off Limits anymore? But when Poppop finds her there, Micah is only met with his disappointment.

By the next day, Poppop is nowhere to be found. After searching everywhere, Micah’s instincts lead her back to Finch House. But once Theo invites her inside, Micah realizes she can’t leave. And that, with its strange whispers and deep-dark shadows, Finch House isn’t just a house…it’s alive.

Can Micah find a way to convince the house to let her go? Or will she be forced to stay in Finch House forever?

BONUS: Think Micah’s story sounds like a must-read? Find out more about Finch House & all the reasons we think Micah is totally fierce – CLICK HERE!

Book cover for Kin: Rooted in Hope by Carole Boston Weatherford

Kin: Rooted in Hope

AUTHOR: Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Jeffery Boston Weatherford
SYNOPSIS: A powerful portrait of a Black family tree shaped by enslavement and freedom, rendered in searing poems by acclaimed author Carole Boston Weatherford and stunning art by her son Jeffery Boston Weatherford.

I call their names:
Abram Alice Amey Arianna Antiqua
I call their names:
Isaac Jake James Jenny Jim
Every last one, property of the Lloyds,
the state’s preeminent enslavers.
Every last one, with a mind of their own
and a story that ain’t yet been told.
Till now.

Carole and Jeffery Boston Weatherford’s ancestors are among the founders of Maryland. Their family history there extends more than three hundred years, but as with the genealogical searches of many African Americans with roots in slavery, their family tree can only be traced back five generations before going dark. And so from scraps of history, Carole and Jeffery have conjured the voices of their kin, creating an often painful but ultimately empowering story of who their people were in a breathtaking book that is at once deeply personal yet all too universal.

Carole’s poems capture voices ranging from her ancestors to Frederick Douglass to Harriet Tubman to the plantation house and land itself that connects them all, and Jeffery’s evocative illustrations help carry the story from the first mention of a forebear listed as property in a 1781 ledger to he and his mother’s homegoing trip to Africa in 2016. Shaped by loss, erasure, and ultimate reclamation, this is the story of not only Carole and Jeffery’s family, but of countless other Black families in America.

Book cover for Looking Up by Stephan Pastis

Looking Up

AUTHOR: Stephan Pastis
SYNOPSIS: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Timmy Failure series comes a quirky and heartwarming middle grade novel about a girl struggling with loneliness and the curveballs of life—featuring black and white illustrations throughout!

Living alone with her mother in a poorer part of town, Saint—a girl drawn to medieval knights, lost causes, and the protection of birthday piñatas—sees the neighborhood she has always known and loved disappearing around her: old homes being torn down and replaced by fancy condos and coffee shops. But when her favorite creaky old toy store is demolished, she knows she must act.

Enlisting the help of Daniel “Chance” McGibbons, a quiet, round-faced boy who lives across the street (and whose house also faces the wrecking ball), Saint hatches a plan to save what is left of her beloved hometown.

Simon & Schuster Book Boxed Set Haul Giveaway:

Prize graphic featuring all 4 boxed sets and 3 books included in our Simon & Schuster Boxed Sets Haul giveaway. Fully detailed rules, entry form, & prize info detailed below this image.


ONE (1) lucky winner will receive a Simon & Schuster Book Boxed Set Haul Prize Pack that includes:
– ONE (1) copy of City Spies Classified Collection Boxed Set by James Ponti
– ONE (1) copy of Zara’s Rules Paperback Collection Boxed Set by Hena Khan
– ONE (1) copy of The Littlest Bigfoot Collection Boxed Set by Jennifer Weiner
– ONE (1) copy of Song of the Lioness Quartet Boxed Set by Tamora Pierce
– ONE (1) copy of Finch House by Ciera Burch
– ONE (1) copy of Kin: Rooted in Hope by Carole Boston Weatherford
– ONE (1) copy of Looking Up by Stephan Pastis
*Prizes generously provided by Simon and Schuster


Grab a parent or guardian and have them fill out the form below by December 08, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.

Giveaway runs from 11/24/23 at 12:00 pm ET through 12/08/23 at 11:59 pm. Open to US residents ONLY. Be sure to read the fully detailed rules HERE before entering.


You must be 18 or older to enter. Please, only ONE entry per person. If selected as a winner, we will provide your parent/guardian with an affidavit to confirm that you are a valid winner who has permission to win. They will be REQUIRED to sign and return the affidavit to YAYOMG! to claim your prize. Prizes will not be mailed out without signed parental consent.

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