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Book Spotlight/Giveaway: The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park. Ends Nov 25th

The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park

The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park

About the Book: The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park, by Teko Bernard, is written to delight and challenge middle schoolers, ages 8 – 13.

All Bernard Jones wanted to do while staying with his grandparents for the summer in Elmdale, his father’s childhood hometown, was work on his basketball skills. When Bernard excitedly enters a team into the Annual Elmdale Park Basketball Tournament, he’s shocked to discover that the future of the park is at stake. The town of Elmdale hasn’t won the tournament in 20 years, and Victor Franco, a ruthless millionaire, is planning to shut down the annual tournament for good so that he can turn the historic Elmdale Park into a landfill for his own profit. It can all be stopped if Bernard and his team, the Elmdale Warriors, win the tournament this year. Can the courageous Bernard and his fun and wacky crew defeat their Oakdale rivals and save the historic Park?

Meet the Team –

Paperback: 126 pages

Publisher: Elmdale Park Books (October 23, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0986059307

ISBN-13: 978-0986059308

Teko Bernard

About the Author: Before creating the Elmdale Park kids brand, for over a decade Teko worked as a creative director and graphic designer in the sportswear and sports events industries where he developed brand identities, marketing communications and apparel graphics for nationally recognized brands and events like ESPN, X Games, NCAA and the BCS.

After an exciting career in the sportswear and sports event market, Teko set out to pursue his lifelong dream of creating the original kid’s entertainment brand and cartoon property that is Elmdale Park. Elmdale Park currently produces a unique brand of middle grade chapter books & activewear. The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park is the debut book from the brand. Teko lives and operates the company from Overland Park, KS,  and collaborates with a team of seasoned writers, illustrators, editors and designers who all share the same passion for kids books, cartoons, sports and outdoor recreation. When he’s not designing or developing new story concepts for Elmdale Park,  Teko is usually reading, listening to music, enjoying the outdoors or being an amateur movie critic.

Giveaway Rules


There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by

Giveaway Ends Nov 25, 2013

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer  

Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #6  Jieru


November 7, 2013 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,


  1. I like the idea behind this book – The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park, by Teko Bernard, where Bernard and his friends work to save their towns basketball park and what they have to do to save this park, This book would be great to let children know that working together towards a common goal can produce great things. Thank you for reviewing this book

    Comment by Dorothy Teel | November 7, 2013 | Reply

  2. I think my grandson who is in middle school would love The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park. You can connect with a writer when they write about what they love. The book trailer is well done. It is cute that the shoes look robotic. Working together for something important is a good lesson.

    Comment by Lisa Sheldon | November 7, 2013 | Reply

  3. I think it’s wonderful that Teko has such a great sports background and that he chose to write a sports book for kids! Kudos to you!

    Comment by Melinda Dartmann | November 7, 2013 | Reply

  4. A lot of golf courses are built on top of landfills. Elmdale Park must be huge. The Go Girl Elmdale Park tshirt is super cute and would go well with the book.

    Comment by Emi | November 9, 2013 | Reply

  5. This book looks super cute! My nephew would love it he adores sports 🙂

    Comment by diamondnazaneen | November 11, 2013 | Reply

  6. This sounds like a great book and makes me wonder how they’ll achieve that goal!

    Comment by Jieru | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  7. Teko has quite an impressive background. What he has created for children is wonderful. The web site is filed with info and activities for kids. I know without a doubt my 8 year old grandson would love this book especially since he loves basketball. Thanks for this chance .
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol Luciano | November 15, 2013 | Reply

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