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

This is the place to come for the month of August 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 July!

Liblaura5 from Read Aloud Today! with her review of Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj is the winner of Babyberry Pie by Heather Vogel Frederick. Congratulations!

Please make sure to stop by her site for wonderful reviews of some of the best Children’s Literature out there today!

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. September 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 (August 31, 2011).

What’s up for grabs this month for participants?

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith and Dot by Patricia Intriago

This month I will be selecting two winners! The first winner will have their pick of the two options and the second winner will receive the remaining book. Both are fantastic reads and I’m sure whoever wins will thoroughly enjoy their book! Good luck all!

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!)**

28 Responses to Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge: August Link-Up

  1. Katie says:

    Starting to emerge from summer and get back to record keeping =)

  2. Janelle says:

    Back with a review of a fun picture book: I’m a Shark by Bob Shea

  3. Beth says:

    I skipped a couple months, but we’re still reading! I linked to my Goodreads shelf.

  4. Took a while to find the August post (it’s not linked on the general Picture Book Challenge post)

    I’m back from various trips, and I’ve started another series of blog posts, this time looking at various ways fear is dealt with in picture books.

    Three books reviewed in the first post in the series. Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes, 100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler, and Melvin Might? by Jon Scieszka.

  5. Hello, most of our reviews from August are found in the July Link-up, should I move them over here? (Just so it would increase my chance of receiving Lane Smith’s book hahahahha)

    Our 95th book for the PictureBook Reading Challenge is a “fairly weird fairy tale” from India by Atanu Roy and Paro Anand entitled “Wing Less” – very lovely story with rich illustrations.

  6. Our 96th contribution for the Picture Book Reading Challenge is the award-winning nonfiction picture book “Rosa” by Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier. =)

  7. […] # 76 & 77 in There’s a Book Read to Me Picture Book Challenge. […]

  8. Joanna says:

    Finally back in there with #s 76 and 77, back to some endangered animals!

  9. Our 97th contribution to the Picture Book Reading Challenge is Once Upon a Fairy Tale which features Hollywood actors reading fractured versions of well-loved tales and illustrated by award-winning artists. Truly an amazing book. 🙂

  10. Joanna says:

    # 78 and 79 two lyrical books celebrating the wisdom of these two animals.

  11. Books 107, 108 and 109, three picture books dealing with shyness, are my latest books reviewed.

  12. Book 99 for the Picture Book reading challenge is Kveta Pacovska’s make-over of Charles Perrault’s Cinderella. For our fractured fairy tale theme over at GatheringBooks.

  13. Apparently I missed posting our 98th book which is Falling for Rapunzel – a truly lovely twist to a well-loved tale. 😉

  14. The Journey that saved Curious George is our 100th book for the PictureBook Reading Challenge! Hooray, hooray! 😉

  15. We do a 3-in-1 Rachel Isadora special with Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Twelve Dancing Princesses for our Fractured Fairy Tale theme. This marks our Books 101/102/103 for the PictureBook Reading Challenge. Yay!

  16. Heidi Grange says:

    Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow is my first book for the challenge. Enjoyed reading it with my nephew.

  17. Heidi Grange says:

    Eddie Gets Ready for School by David Milgrim, a fun read-a-loud! My second book for the challenge.

  18. Heidi Grange says:

    Substitute Creacher by Chris Gall, an interesting book worthy of discussion.

  19. Heidi Grange says:

    Desk Stories by Kevin O’Malley, not a dull moment. The book has lots of room for creative reading. I enjoyed reading it out loud.

  20. A fractured culturally-transplanted version of Rumpelstiltskin with Virginia Hamilton’s “The Girl Who Spun Gold” – for our fractured fairy tale theme over at GatheringBooks.

    This marks our 104th book for the PictureBook Reading Challenge. 😉

  21. Joanna says:

    crept one last one in, A beautiful biography of the naturalist Darwin by one of my favorite author/illustrators, Peter Sis. I think I only managed seven comments these past two weeks 🙁

  22. […] is one of the featured books up for grabs in this month’s Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge giveaway! Today is the last day to submit links to your picture book reviews, so don’t forget and lose […]

  23. Our 105th book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge: Lauren Child’s Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Amazing picture book art! For our Fractured Fairy Tale theme over at Gatheringbooks. =)

  24. Duke Ellington is our 108th book for the PictureBook reading challenge. Appears like we might have misplaced our links for the 106 and 107th book! Yikes. Will post here and update.

  25. Our 106th book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge is a fractured retelling of Little Red Riding Hood – with Little Red: a Fizzingly Good Yarn by Lynn Roberts and Illustrated by David Roberts.

  26. Our 107th book is the Caldecott-Honor book Rumpelstiltskin by Paul Zelinsky. Yay! Now it’s updated.

  27. For our Final Post for our Fractured Fairy Tale Theme we share Frank Muir’s retelling of THREE fairy stories as illustrated by Graham Philpot: The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the three Bears and Jack and The Beanstalk. Marks our books 109, 110, and 111 for the Picture Book Reading Challenge. 🙂

  28. Krystal Daniels says:

    The book has lots of room for creative reading. Our 97th contribution to the Picture Book Reading Challenge is Once Upon a Fairy Tale which features Hollywood actors reading fractured versions of well-loved tales and illustrated by award-winning artists. by Jon Scieszka. Duke Ellington is our 108th book for the PictureBook reading challenge.

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