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September’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 winners from August!

Newcomer, Heidi from Geo Librarian was our first place winner with her review of Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea and illustrated by Tom Slaughter.
Our second place winner was Joanna from Miss Marple’s Musings who squeezed in her review of The Tree of Life by Peter Sis.
Congratulations to you both! Please make sure to email me some time this month so that I can get your book out to you!

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. October 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 (September 30, 2011).

What’s up for grabs this month for participants?

A Very Brave Witch by Alison McGhee
and
Alpha Oops! H is for Halloween by Alethea Kontis

Deciding that it’s getting to be the holiday season and everyone is always on the lookout for a great Halloween book or two we choose these two! Both are personal favorites and we even have a review for Alpha Oops! H is for Halloween already up on the site! This month I will be selecting one winner! 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!)**

17 Responses to Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge: September Link-Up

  1. Mardel says:

    Reading this, I realize that I’ve been horrible at the challenges I signed up for. I’m giving up, in fact. However, I did read quite a bit of children’s picture books over the summer to my grandchildren. My granddaughter, especially loves to be read to. Everynight when she spends the night (three nights out of each week) part of our very long drawn out (lol) bedtime ritual involved reading at least two books, sometimes four. Then we sing itsy bitsy spider, walking the “spider” up her back and arms. Yeah. Weird, but fun. Recently we went on a Skippy Jon Jones marathon. We’ve been reading out of the five books every weekend.
    They are pretty funny books, with all kinds of references that only an adult would get. She loves them.

  2. Joanna says:

    Thank you so much for the Read to Me Picture Book Challenge, prize, what fun!

  3. Books 110 and 111 toward 120 posted, as I continue my series about picture books that deal with kids’ fears.

  4. Joanna says:

    # 81-83 all about books and words.

  5. Heidi Grange says:

    Well, I’m up to number 5. Wahoo!

  6. Lori D says:

    We finally posted a few more (4). ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Our 113th book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge: The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg – in keeping with our “Everything Dahl and Magical” bimonthly theme for September and October. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congratulations to dearest Joanna for being the winner for last month’s yummylicious books! I also enjoyed your review of Peter Sis’ The Tree of Life! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations also to Heidi from GeoLibrarian!

  8. Joanna says:

    # 84 I am back to my endangered animals!

  9. Katie says:

    We love the Alpha Oops book, and would love to add it to our collection. Good luck everyone =)

  10. Our 114th Book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge: Albert Einstein’s childhood as creatively told and illustrated by Don Brown in his “Odd Boy Out” – beautiful!

  11. Lady In Read says:

    Am back to the challenge after a long break from blogging.. and looking forward to reaching my goal..

  12. Instructions by Neil Gaiman is our 115th book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge. Yay! Nearly finished – we might even reach the (is it the) harvesting level? Whoopie! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Joanna says:

    #8ยง-88 down under for some picture books

  14. Finally back to my series on dealing with fear, with books 112 and 113.

  15. Bright Path by Don Brown is our 116th book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge – a picture book biography of the world’s greatest athlete.

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