Gabby Duran and the Unsittables + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
May 12, 2015


Our kids love to read so I am always on the lookout for new books! Especially with summer coming up, I’m looking even more for reading books for different ages and reading levels (since our children’s ages range from 7 to 13). I recently discovered a fun book – Gabby Duran and the Unsittables, written by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners. It’s basically BABY-SITTERS CLUB meets MEN IN BLACK in this sweet, funny new middle grade series about a world-renowned tween babysitter who is recruited to take care of extra-terrestrial children. It’s available in stores now!

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Case File: The First Unsittable

Summary: The Association Linking Intergalatics and Earthlings (hereby known as A.L.I.E.N.) has a new member. After months of investigation, Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, has proven herself to be a babysitter extraordinaire. Her celebrity clients fly her around the country to care for their rambunctious little humans. Our spy, Associate 4118-23432B, otherwise known as Edwina, believes Gabby can be trusted with the truth: aliens are living among humans on Earth. And here at A.L.I.E.N we believe that even extraterrestrials need a babysitter now and then. No one was up to the task…until now.

After accepting the top-secret position, Edwina has paired our new associate up with her first charge, a little girl from the planet Flarknartia. The timing for associate 4118-25125A is less than ideal. It’s a school day on Planet Earth,Gabby’s audition for the solo part in the band is tonight, and this tiny alien is a bit more than meets the eye. 

Can Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, First Sitter to the Unsittables, keep her otherworldly charge safe in the unpredictable halls of middle-school and keep A.L.I.E.N hidden?


Emmy-nominated writer and New York Times best-selling author Elise Allenmade a name for herself with her acclaimed young adult novel Populazzi (Harcourt), and the Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters chapter books (Bloomsbury).   In television, she has written for talent ranging from Bill Cosby to Kermit the Frog, and is currently writing for the new Disney Junior show The Lion Guard.  Her dog may or may not secretly be from another planet.

Daryle Conners is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and video game designer. She writes joke and riddle books and has designed many game titles for the PC and iPhone/iPad including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Scene It? Harry Potter, Hot Wheels Slot Car Racers, and Scene It? Twilight Saga.  Her non-fiction books include Lunchtime LOLZ, Nintendo DS Hot Tips, ROFLs,Video Game Secrets and Monster High Jokes, all for Scholastic. Daryle lives in Seattle, where she still babysits from time to time.



1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will receive


    • copy of Gabby Duran and the Unsittables
    • branded Tumbler and UFO light-up flyer
    • and movies Megamind and Monsters vs Aliens to welcome your alien friends to a fun night on Earth!

Who would read this book in your family?

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

26 Responses to “Gabby Duran and the Unsittables + Giveaway”

  1. Lauren says:

    I would give this book to my daughter.

  2. Ellie Wright says:

    My 2 grandsons would love the book. And the fun movies.

  3. shelly peterson says:

    I would give this to my son.

  4. vickie Couturier says:

    my oldest grandaughter would enjoy this

  5. Kristi C says:

    I would give this to my niece.

  6. DEBIJOT says:

    I would give this book to my grandson.

  7. Daniel M says:

    would give to my nephew

  8. Nannypanpan says:

    I’d give it to my nephew

  9. ReggieMann says:

    I would give the book to my niece

  10. Michelle C says:

    I would love this for my youngest daughter. She loves to read!

  11. Michele P says:

    I would give this book to my daughter.

  12. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would give it to my grandchildren.

  13. Heather B says:

    I would love to keep this book for my own children. I think my daughter and youngest son would both really enjoy it

  14. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I would love to give this to my sons!

  15. Eguiver yol says:

    I would give this to my daughter

  16. Trisha Burgess says:

    This would be for my daughter and son!

  17. Danille says:

    I would give this book to my 11 year old son

  18. anne s. says:

    i would give it to my 11 yr old daughter!

  19. Marci says:

    It would be for my daughter!

  20. Sarah Hall says:

    I would give it to my grandson.

  21. Cheryl says:

    I would give this book to my niece.

  22. It sounds like a book that both of my kids would like to read!

  23. Lily Kwan says:

    I would give this book to my friend.

  24. Terra Heck says:

    I’d give it to my 6 yoa niece. Thanks.

  25. Deanna says:

    I would give Gabby Duran and the Unsittables to my 12 year old daughter.

  26. Deanna says:

    I commented on the I Am Back….And Married!!! post (Deanna).

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