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January’s Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge Link-Up

This is the place to come for the month of January to link-up any and all of your picture book reviews you’ve posted during the month.

The Details:

  • Make sure that before you link-up your reviews you’ve signed up for the challenge as outlined on the challenge page. (If you have not, I reserve the right to delete your entry.)
  • Anyone, even non-bloggers can participate. Open worldwide.
  • Non-bloggers can link to their reviews posted on Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, or Amazon. (If you need help with this please feel free to email me at the1stdaughter {at} gmail {dot} com.)
  • Link as many reviews as you’d like throughout the month. Each will enter you into the monthly prize drawing.
  • Monthly prize drawing is open to all participants, worldwide, and one winner will be chosen at random on the 2nd day of the month following (ie. February 2nd for this month).

What’s up for grabs this month for participants?
Just in time for Valentine’s Day a few of our favorite love inspired picture books…

That’s it! Get linking and make sure to take a look around at the other reviews posted for more great ideas on what picture books to pick up next. I know I’m going to be stopping by just to add to our TBR pile!

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45 Responses to Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge: January Link-Up

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  2. Gina says:

    Aww…SPLAT looks so cute! Best of luck everyone…

  3. A Place Called Kindergarten by Jessica Harper

    The animals down at the barn notice something different about Tommy.
    His usual visit is delayed and they discuss where he might be. Although
    they miss him, it is worth the wait because when he finally shows up, he
    tells them all about Kindergarten. Parents will relate to the anticipation of
    waiting to hear what their children learn each day and kids will be eager to
    listen to Tommy’s less than ordinary description
    of A Place Called Kindergarten.

    This is the best book I have read about getting ready to start school.
    It puts a different twist on the school environment that 5 year olds are
    curious to learn about.

    ~Lauri Chandler
    http://www.bookblogfun.doodlekit.com

  4. Had a great time reading (and re-reading) my first book of the challenge! This is going to be sooooo good.

  5. Do we submit our book reviews here or just link to our blog where the review is located?

    Thanks ~ Lauri Chandler

  6. Not sure why the link says my last blogpost was Picture
    Book Reading Challenge — the last post was my first review —
    http://elizabethannewrites.com/2011/01/08/whos-afraid-of-the-big-bad-book/

  7. Me again. Just blogged about Picture Book # 2, on my way to 120!

  8. […] kids. Not only is this our Nonfiction Monday contribution, but it is our first three entries in the Read to Me Picture Book Challenge hosted by There’s a […]

  9. Okay, I messed up my first one … I meant to put the book title in there, not my blog name. Doh! We’ve got our first three in. Wasn’t expecting that to happen!

  10. Uly says:

    I have five books listed here. I did read them all with my nieces (well, excepting Jim, that’s on the list for today).

  11. So far, I’m doing just one book per blog post, to give each book its full time in the spotlight. So there will be frequent appearances of my name in the list. Sorry!

  12. Uly says:

    Five more books!

    The trouble, of course, isn’t *reading* the books. It’s reviewing them! So often I just want to say “Yup, liked it” and move on!

  13. Uly says:

    How are you on graphic novels, btw? This’d be one I read on my own prior to giving it to my seven year old niece for Christmas.

  14. Uly says:

    There are 15 books in that link (I may update it later to include some non-library books, but at the moment there are 15) and I’ve read all but one of them with the nieces.

  15. Jupiter says:

    Just blogged about five of our recent reads.

  16. lori says:

    We had a great time reading our first book! I did realize that I signed up with the name “Lori” and then wrote “Lori D” for this link up. Hope that does not make a difference. Thanks for the challenge.

  17. Kylie says:

    I’m going to post my reviews in blocks of 5 to a post. First one up. I also put it on the linky list on the sign up page by mistake! sorry!!

  18. Trina says:

    We are having great fun with this challenge! Thank you.

  19. Kylie says:

    Numbers 6 – 10 up now. I’ve also decided to include those I am reading for my Australian Picture Book Authors and Illustrators Review (see link at bottom of comment if you are interested), but they are only valid for one entry as I am not reading them with the kids. So far they are:

    My Grandma lived in Goolicgulch
    Animalia
    The Eleventh Hour

    http://kyliesreads.blogspot.com/p/australian-picture-book-authors-and.html

  20. NotNessie says:

    Hooray! Just posted my first picture book roundup. I cannot believe how many participants you have signed up for this challenge. It’s fantastic!

  21. I’m a bit behind, due to my Dad’s death and subsequent funeral, but I’m back to reading and posting now!

  22. Vidya says:

    loving the challenge and my kids are loving it that mom is reading more to them, so loving it even more… 3 more reviews completed for January:
    Fancy Nancy
    Miss Rumphius
    Noisy Nora

  23. I failed to include the title of the book that I blogged about! Haha. Number 39 is Horrible Christmas by Terry Deary as Illustrated by Martin Brown. Lovely lovely book.

  24. The post on Horrid and Rotten Christmas – a Post-Holiday Special was posted sometime after the Yuletide season. Features 2 books in 1 review:
    1. Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Christmas by Jack Gantos and
    2. Horrid Henry’s Christmas by Francesca Simon
    We hope you still enjoy it! =)

  25. The Butt Book by Artie Bennett was given to GatheringBooks by the author himself for feature on our site. It’s a witty and very engaging book. Hope you enjoy the review. Interesting take on a forgotten and largely-uncommemorated body part. ROFL. =)

  26. Our review on John Henry by Julius Lester as illustrated by Jerry Pinkney is one of our entries as well to the PoC Reading Challenge. The author Julius Lester visited our site and left a comment as well, which was really cool.

  27. Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James is part of our BiMonthly theme “Message in a Bottle” – books with a letter-theme to it. Very cute how the adult and the child’s perspectives vary in this picture book. =)

  28. Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School written and illustrated by Mark Teague is one of those postmodern picture books that just make you laugh out loud. Again, part of our Message in a Bottle bimonthly theme which features books that have a letter theme to it. =) Enjoy everyone. Hope to visit other posts as well.

  29. Katie says:

    Kiss Kiss looks so cute. Thanks for offering this challenge.

  30. Hi! We posted a video blog in response to ElizabethAnneWrites’ review of Lauren Child’s Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book. I recall video-recording my nine year old daughter for GatheringBooks’ launching last year and I thought that it would make for a nice video blog for this PictureBook challenge as well. Hope you enjoy it. =)

  31. Jen says:

    Look forward to seeing what others are reading this month!

  32. […] linking up to There’s A Book for the picture book reading […]

  33. We Celebrate Chinese New Year over at GatheringBooks for the entire week. Picture books, novels that highlight the Chinese culture and heritage. Our first post is the picture book by Yong Chen: A Gift. Gong Ci Fa Cai!

  34. I’m going on a Kate McMullan reading spree and taking you along with me! Two books now, more to come later!

  35. Katie says:

    My link includes the books I read at my library’s story time this past week. I’ve read a few others, but the reviews aren’t quite done yet. I think I’ll be posting them in February, at this point. But so far, so good!

  36. […] Books 10, 11, 12, and 13 in There’s a Book’s Read-to-Me Picture Book Reading Challenge. […]

  37. […] linking up to There’s a Book for the picture book […]

  38. Vidya says:

    linking up for the last review list for January 2011…

  39. Joanna says:

    A bit late, though I started reading my picture books in January I have only just set up a blog.

  40. Katie says:

    The link I originally posted back in January (#53) has moved, so I just updated it (#63).

    The linked post includes books 1-13 out of my 200. (My full list is here.)

  41. Liz Short says:

    LaRue: Letters from Obedience School written and illustrated by Mark Teague is one of those postmodern picture books that just make you laugh out loud. We’ve got our first three in. First one up.

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