Thursday, June 21, 2018


My latest book with the amazing Yasmeen Ismail is out! It's gotten 2 starred reviews and high praise for use as a #STEM mentor text. Before the school year starts, a reading guide and #STEM materials will be available.

And I am having a giveaway exclusively for teachers and librarians. To win a free book, sign up here.

Giveaway closes at 12:01 AM on 6/23/18. Winners randomly selected on 6/24/18 and announced here. You will be contacted for address (in 50 US states or DC) where I can send book.

Thanks All!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Winners of the TWO PROBLEMS FOR SOPHIA giveaway!  The have been messaged in FB to ask for an address to send to.

Another giveaway is still active for teachers and librarians. Just sign up at this link to enter!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

My latest book with the amazing Yasmeen Ismail comes out today! And I have some author copies of the book burning a hole in my garage. So I am having a giveaway. Here are ways to enter:
> Tweet the image above with the hashtags #Sophia2, #STEM, and #EdChat. (I will be searching on #Sophia2 to find entrants so spell it right!)
> Find my tweet about the giveaway (twitter handle @jimaverbeck) and retweet
> Go to my FB page and SHARE the post on this giveaway you find there.
> Comment on the same FB post. 
> Do all of the above for more chances to win.

I will close this giveaway at midnight on 6/16/18 and pull randomly selected names on 6/17/18. I will announce winners here and contact them for address to send to. You'll need an address in the 50 United States or DC for me to mail the book to.

Thanks All!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I gave a speech at the Mazza Museum Summer Conference on Inspiration, Memory, Identity and Family.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Western New York Book Expo 2015 - Buffalo NY

I just had a marvelous opportunity to attend the Western NY Book Expo, hosted by Monkey See, Monkey Do Bookstore. The trip included school visits to Union Pleasant and Akron Elementary Schools. I feel so lucky to have been able to visit the kids and to marvel at the answers they gave in our discussions. Smart kids read!  Thanks to all involved. I felt like a superstar!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA chosen for Diversity Initiative

Monday, July 6, 2015


Goodreads Book Giveaway

One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck

One Word from Sophia

by Jim Averbeck

Giveaway ends August 03, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

One STAR FOR Sophia

Thanks Kirkus, for the shiny star.