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#TSMBookClub: Hamstersaurus Rex by Tom O'Donnell

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Hamstersaurus Rex by Tom O'Donnell (author), Tim Miller (illustrator)

Thursday, December 8th @ 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT

Hashtags: #TSMBookClub #HamstersaurusRex

Hosts: @theshoppingmama @momtrends @tomisokay @TM_Illustrator

Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 8th at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT for The Shopping Mama Virtual Book Club featuring author Tom O'Donnell and illustrator Tim Miller. Hamstersaurus Rexwill spark the interest of kids ages 8-12 (in grades 3-7), teachers, and parents who would like to learn more about this exciting new series. Whether it’s on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, check in with us on Twitter around lunchtime. Get your questions ready and tweet along as we discuss our final book-club pick for 2016!

Written by the fan-favorite writer of the middle-school years, this classroom comedy is about a tiny hamster who mysteriously appears in the back of a classroom. Sound like something your kids might be interested in? Then come along and tweet with us using the hashtags #TSMBookClub and #HamstersaurusRex. Better yet, four lucky readers will win a copy of Hamstersaurus Rex, and we’ll be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card, too! Don’t forget to sign up below to be eligible to win!

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On Thursday afternoon, both the author Tom O'Donnell and the illustrator Tim Miller will be stopping by on Twitter to answer your questions about this month’s #TSMBookClub pick. Hamstersaurus Rexis the first installment in a funny series about a diverse group of friends in sixth-grade. Student Sam Webb finds a hamster nestled in the back of the room. The whole class can't figure out where this little rodent came from. Soon after, the wiggly creature escapes from its cage. Next thing they know, the hamster gulps down the gym teacher's bodybuilding supplement. Voila! The hamster turns into a dinosaur-like creature. To learn more about this story, visit

So, go ahead and invite some friends to join along in our virtual book club community. Reading and tweeting have never been so much fun!

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