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

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

First of all…Congratulations go to the winner from June!

Katie from Secrets & Sharing Soda with her reviews of It’s A Book, Spot the Plot, The Boys and Animals Home Alone. Congratulations!

If you haven’t been to Katie’s site then you are definitely missing out, especially those librarians and teachers out there! I have no doubt you’ll find some great new books to share at story time and beyond!

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 link to *review(s)* will enter you into the monthly prize drawing. (Only reviews will count toward the drawing, not just listings of what you are reading. Sorry! We want to hear what you thought about the books. <3)
  • Monthly prize drawing is open to all participants, worldwide, and one winner will be chosen at random and will be posted on the 2nd day of the month following (ie. August 2nd for this month). So please make sure to link any reviews you’d like counted for the month before the last day of the month (July 31, 2011).

What’s up for grabs this month for participants?

Babyberry Pie by Heather Vogel Frederick and Illustrated by Amy Schwartz

I absolutely adore Heather Vogel Frederick’s Mother-Daughter Book Club books and now my kiddos love her picture book, Babyberry Pie. I thought this would be the perfect time of year to celebrate not only a fantastic author, but also the wonderful pies being made with the fruits blooming this season! Good luck everyone!

This month I will be selecting two winners to receive one copy each!

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!

**PS…As an added incentive, every 5 comments you make on your fellow participant’s picture book reviews you will get an additional entry into the monthly drawing. Before the last day of the month make sure to stop by leaving a comment about how many comments you have left so that I can add those to the amount you’ve entered in reviews! (And of course, make sure you are signed up to participate in the challenge!)**

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31 Responses to Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge: July Link-Up

  1. Two links in a row — July 1st I blogged about books for Canada Day, July 2nd I blogged about books about libraries. I’m up to #85 on my way to 120 picture books!

  2. Hello all! Our Bimonthly theme for July and August over at GatheringBooks is “Fractured Fairy Tale” – we open our theme with Lauren Child’s The Princess and the Pea as captured by Polly Borland. This is also our 80th book for the PictureBook Reading Challenge. =)

  3. Joanna says:

    Well done to Katie for winning June’s book.
    I am offering some vacation reads for all the family. #65-67

  4. Luke says:

    Oh Katie really deserved that! I buy all what she recommends and so far i haven’t regret once ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Just posted the first of a five part series on celebrating the arts while on vacation. This post reviews books about Dance. http://elizabethannewrites.com/2011/07/05/the-arts-and-books-on-vacation-part-one-dance/

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  7. Joanna says:

    # 68-70 Picture Books through to adult recommendations for a vacation in Italy

  8. # 89 to 92 look at the Visual Arts through picture books, part of my series The Arts (and Books) on Vacation

  9. Our 81st picture book post over at GatheringBooks is Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci and David Catrow. In keeping with our Fractured Fairy tale theme for July and August.

  10. We celebrate Pablo Neruda’s birthday over at GatheringBooks with a video tribute and a review of his picture book entitled “Pablo Neruda, Poet of the People” by Monica Brown and illustrated by Julie Paschkis. This is our 82nd picture book for the reading challenge. =)

  11. Joanna says:

    Books 71-73 Part5 and final part in my books and places series

  12. Our 83rd contribution to the PictureBook Reading Challenge is Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale and Howard Fine – again part of our (GatheringBooks’) Fractured Fairy Tale Bimonthly theme for July and August. =)

  13. With the four books reviewed in my post on The Arts (and Books) on Vacation — Part Three, MUSIC in kids’ books, I’ve reached #96 in my goal of 120 picture books this year!

  14. Joanna says:

    #74 and 75 back to some animal non-fiction

  15. A classic fairy story is transformed to “A Tale Moderne” – Read Steven Guarnaccia’s retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears with hipster, avant-garde, fashion-conscious Bears.

    This is our 84th contribution to the PictureBook Reading Challenge. =)

  16. Lori says:

    Two more books about Dogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Delighted to report I’m up to book 100 out of 120! Four books about movies are reviewed in my latest post.

  18. Books 101, 102 and 103, picture books about Theatre, are reviewed in my most recent post. This will be my last blogpost until mid-August. See you later!

  19. Our Fractured Fairy Tale theme continues with Cinderhazel, another variant of Cinderella – this time in real cinders, dirt and dust. Our 86th book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge. =)

  20. For Nonfiction Monday, we share Pam Munoz Ryan and Brian Selznick’s collaboration on a lovely story of the friendship between two powerful and influential women: “Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride” – this marks our 87th book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge. =)

  21. For Book Talk Tuesday we share Lauren Child’s Beware of the Storybook Wolves – for our Fractured Fairy tale theme over at GatheringBooks.

    This marks our 88th book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge.

  22. Lori says:

    Three total reviews- two about dogs and one about an easy reader series. I have left comments, but did not keep track- next month. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Lori says:

    I should have said two MORE dog books in addition to the two I already posted this month. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Lori says:

    I forgot- Also one book about an elephant and dog friendship

  25. Terry Deary definitely makes history exciting – this is our Nonfiction Monday contribution as well as our 90th contribution for the PictureBook reading challenge. Looks like I missed out on our 89th. =) Will remedy that now.

  26. Alright! This is our 89th contribution for the Picture Book Reading Challenge: Good Little Wolf by Nadia Shireen. =)

  27. Joanna says:

    Not many books this month due to being absent for two weeks and I think I managed nine comments only. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Our 91st picture book contribution for the Reading Challenge is AA Milne and Marianne Mayer’s Images of Beauty – a retelling of The Ugly Duckling and Beauty and the Beast – perfect for our Fractured Fairy Tale theme until end of August. =)

  29. Our 92nd picture book for the Reading Challenge: Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson. =) For our Fractured Fairy Tale theme until end of August.

  30. Hello! Our 93rd contribution for the Picture Book Reading Challenge is another fractured version of Cinderella with a twist of Urban Poetry in Frances Minters’ Cinder-elly. Also for our Fractured Fairy Tale theme.

    I just put all the links here since the August link up isn’t up yet. You must still be on vacation! Have fun! =)

  31. Traci Garner says:

    Have fun! Our 83rd contribution to the PictureBook Reading Challenge is Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale and Howard Fine โ€“ again part of our (GatheringBooksโ€™) Fractured Fairy Tale Bimonthly theme for July and August.

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