Performancing Metrics

There's A Book

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

This is the place to come for the month of October 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 September!

Laurie at Keeping It Simple won with her fantastic post that included not only one, but four picture book reviews! She shared Grandma’s Chocolate by Mara Price, Who Stole Mona Lisa by Ruthie Knapp, The Great Serum Race, and Art & Max by David Wiesner. Not only does she share her thoughts on the books, but her kiddos as well; which of course I love! Make sure to stop by and wish her congratulations!
Congratulations again! Please make sure to email me some time this month so that I can get your books 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. November 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 (October 31, 2011).

What’s up for grabs this month for participants?

Over the River and Through the Wood: The New England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day
by Lydia Maria Francis Child and Illustrated by Matt Tavares

Keeping with the holiday theme from last month I’m selecting a book by a wonderful author and more specifically an illustrator I absolutely adore. It’s wonderful to have such a gorgeous picture book in time for Thanksgiving, as there aren’t too many out there. (And I apologize to our non-US participants that are absolutely eligible to win but may not celebrate the holiday. Hopefully you’ll still love the beauty of this book!) This month I will be selecting two winners! 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!)**

27 Responses to Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge: October Link-Up

  1. Joann says:

    1st into October with a Christmas story from one of my favorite PB writers. #90 in the challenge. Just realized I never mentioned the number of comments last month. Will try better for October.

  2. Joanna says:

    review of Little pickle Press and one of their great books.

  3. Our 118th Picture Book contribution for the Reading Challenge! Yay! Nearly done. 🙂

  4. Yay! our 119th picture book for the reading challenge. One more to go! 🙂

  5. LadyInRead says:

    One more review towards this challenge – and this one is something I grew up with in India! Amar Chitra Katha (Immortal Picture Stories)…

  6. Lori D says:

    Three more! This time Lewis and Clark (their dog), rescued pit bull puppies, and a snow leopard are the topics.

  7. Joanna says:

    #92 more cross cultural fun. Tibet this time.

  8. Yay! Our 120th book! We’re done with the Reading Challenge! Woohoo!

  9. Joanna says:

    # 93 still a ways to go to reach 120!

  10. Katie says:

    I love collecting Christmas books – This would be fabulous!

  11. LadyInRead says:

    still more to go to reach my goal this year, but here are two more!

  12. Lori D says:

    We read 5 picture books to go with our Korea study.

  13. Lori D says:

    Link #13 seems to be broken.

  14. Joanna says:

    # 94 and #95 now wondering if I am really going to manage 25 more before the end of the year!!

  15. Blessings! says:

    We have been plugging away all year even though my bloging about it has dropped off the edge of the earth. *smile* Our six year old son has read 107 books thus far and is on his way through our collection of Fancy Nancy books. Our four year old daughter has made her way through our collection of Biscuit books a couple times so is now working her way through our Little Jewl Books we purchased from Rod and Staff. She has also read 107 books. They love reading aloud. I have lists hanging for all to see what books they have read as well as charts in the house for them to mark every five books. I told them that when we complete 120 books we will have a pizza party in our home. I plan to make it an exciting time for all of us! Balloons and everything! *big smile* They are doing such a wonderful job! And I don’t mark all their readings, just complete stories. Just thought I would share an update here with a link to my new blog as my first link up in February 2011 is not around any longer. Have a blessed day and thanks for prompting me to track what they read. It’s fun for the whole family! Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

  16. Katie says:

    We surpassed our 200 book goal!

  17. LadyInRead says:

    four books this time! maybe can reach my goal (have actually read more than my goal of 72 to my daughter, I think.. just not gotten around to reviewing or noting down many of them)..

  18. Heidi Grange says:

    I’ve posted comments on 5 of the above entries. Thanks!

  19. Two links posted today, as I didn’t find the linky when I had done my first post.

    The first post is a review of Rachna Gilmore’s excellent “A Screaming Kind of Day” and the second post is a couple of books helping kids deal with divorce.

  20. Laurie says:

    I have left 10 comments this month. Got a chance to read a few entries and leave some comments tonight- and got some great ideas for books to order from the library. I have been inspired to spend some time reading Roald Dahl’s books! I do usually leave comments- I just don’t always keep track.

  21. Books #117 and 118 have now been read and reviewed. Two books about children whose parents are a same-sex couple. Excellent books!

    Two more books to my goal of 120!!! What shall I review?

  22. Book #119! Free Fall by David Wiesner.

  23. I’ve just reviewed my 120th picture book! I successfully completed my challenge. I’ll review a couple more over the next two months, just for good measure, though.

    Thanks for this challenge — it was a great experience, and I’ve encountered some wonderful bloggers and writers and many fantastic picture books! I’m already looking forward to next year’s challenge!

  24. OOPS! When I made a listing of the books I’d read and reviewed this year, I discovered an inadvertent duplicate, so I will be posting one more book to make the total REALLY 120!

  25. I’ve added another review to replace the inadvertent duplicate. Scrawny Cat by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Alison Friend, replaces the former #71 in my list. Sorry!

  26. LadyInRead says:

    Got 4 more books for Halloween! Now hope to get to 72 in the remaining two months .. realizing I am only halfway there (need to recheck my count!)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *