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Book Blogger Appreciation Week is coming and I can hardly wait!

Last year my site had just launched and I caught the tail end of this fabulous event celebrating book bloggers from around the globe.

For those of you wondering just what exactly I’m talking about, direct from the BBAW site here are the nuts and blots: Book Blogger Appreciation Week is a week long festival celebrating the community of book bloggers and their contribution to preserving a culture of literacy through book reviews and recommendations, reading reflections, and general bookish chat.

This year I’m hoping to participate in more ways than one. First, I’ve volunteered to work on the content for the event week by helping with that development and posting. Secondly, I’m hoping to nominate myself for the Awards portion of the week. Hopefully I will qualify for a nomination in Best Kidlit Book Blog as well as the features, Best New Book Blog and Best Written Book Blog. I’m also hoping the Armchair BEA Event I was a part of makes it to the voting round!

I know this may seem a little odd to everyone, I mean nominating myself, but I guarantee it is absolutely normal. Once I submit my information a separate panel will judge my selected posts and once closer to the event they will announce the blogs that made it through the nomination process to be voted on. So, cross your fingers, I’d love the opportunity!

I mentioned that I have to submit a few posts. For each of the categories I have to provide a certain number of posts, some with a specific requirement of reviews. So, here are my posts for the judges:

Book Review: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Book Review: Cat the Cat Who Is That? by Mo Willems
Book Review: Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
Book Review: The Heart Is Not a Size by Beth Kephart
A Sticky Situation – Using Activity and Sticker Books – A Story of the Turkeybird

So there you have it! I’m nervous and excited all at the same time! I can’t wait for BBAW this year, especially for the opportunity of cheering on all the other bloggers I love so much. See you there!

28 Responses to Book Blogger Appreciation Week is Coming!!!

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  2. Katie says:

    Good Luck! If we could vote, I’d vote for There’s a Book 🙂

  3. Thanks for the heads-up on this event! What would I do without you??!!

    • You are so welcome! And I’m sure you’d hear about it, but I’m glad I could point you over there, it’s a blast! Last year almost 1300 bloggers participated…crazy!

  4. I can’t believe it’s time to start talking about BBAV again! I saw something yesterday while clicking through to websites… it will be here before we know it 🙂

  5. Shelly Burns says:

    Way to go for it! I nominated myself too!

  6. NotNessie says:

    You’d definitely have my vote!

  7. Aths says:

    Good luck!! 🙂

  8. Hi Danielle, I’m already a regular reader of your blog, but now it’s fun to look through the posts you’ve chosed for BBAW. What I really like about your reviews is the perspective from your kids – often very funny, and also the final sentence or two which clearly sums up who the book is best aimed at or what circumstances it might be best for. Your selection of books is always good too!

  9. PS just realised that youa re the lovey person that left such a lovely comment on my blog earlier… anyway. Just to say it again: “Lovely to meet (finally!) and what a very lovely blog you have) will be enjoying your reviews in the future!

    Maggy xx
    ( where books meet crafts)

  10. Good luck to you! I am so enjoying the networking BBAW is providing! And thanks for the encouraging comments on my blog! So much appreciated!

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  12. Katie says:

    YES!!! You won, you won, you won! You are officially the best KidLit blog!!! Congratulations 🙂

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