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

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

Both winners will be receiving one copy of 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.

Our First Winner:
Elizabeth from Elizbeth Anne Writes with her reviews of Molly’s Family by Nancy Garden & Mom and Mum are getting Married! by Ken Setterington. Elizabeth has been a stalwart challenge member and posts numerous reviews each month. If you haven’t read any yet, you need to very soon!

Our Second Winner:
Heidi Grange from Geo Librarian with her reviews of Up, Up, Up written and sung by Susan Reed & Over in the Meadow sung by Susan Reed.
Again, another fantastic KidLit book blog you need to be visiting! You will love her reviews, I’m positive!

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. December 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 (November 30, 2011).

What’s up for grabs this month for participants?

Red Sled by Lita Judge

I’m in love with this time of year and I can’t help but wish I lived where the snow fell. Fortunately for me and my family there are great picture books like this one that we can live vicariously through. And of course, isn’t that the cutest cover you’ve ever seen? Adorable! Two copies will be up for grabs this month, one to each 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!)**

Please make sure to format your entries as follows so that I can easily connect with each month’s winners: [Book Title] at [Blog Name/Your Name]

30 Responses to Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge: November Link-Up

  1. Oh how cute! Just think next year, I will be taking part in these 🙂

  2. Teresa says:

    I have been such a slacker on my reviews and links. I promise we are still reading, just not doing so much writing.

    • I wonder if maybe next year I should add a “reading” category in addition to the “reviewing” category? All you’d be required to do is create a monthly list with your books you read. Maybe?

  3. I don’t know what happened there — 1st daughter, could you perhaps remove that mess, and use this as my response?

    Thank you so much, There’s a Book! I’m delighted to be a winner this month, and look forward to receiving my copy of the book. This challenge has been/continues to be wonderful and I’m looking forward to being a part of it next year as well.

  4. Laurie says:

    Posted 4 more. I would enjoy a reading category. I admit that I really enjoy reading the reviews, but I confess keeping up on posts it tough.

  5. Joanna says:

    Congats to Beth and Heidi. Meanwhile, I plough on with some Mo classic, # 100-102

  6. The reading continues — # 121 has been reviewed on my website, Sarah Stewart’s and David Small’s “The Gardener” — just the antidote for a cold and snowy morning.

  7. LadyInRead says:

    4 more books reviewed.. I know a couple of them at least are going to be read many times before the year is out..

  8. While we are technically finished with the reading challenge, we shall continue posting more reviews because we love the Picture Book Reading Challenge – and we’d like to see exactly how many we’d be able to do in a year’s time. Here’s our latest one: Harlem by Walter Dean Myers

  9. Joanna says:

    The black rhino is no more 🙁 a post and book about this.

  10. Heidi Grange says:

    5 comments already. And there is still the rest of the month to go. I find I am really enjoying reading about picture books that I haven’t heard about before.

  11. Joanna says:

    #103-105 Multicultural again

  12. LadyInRead says:

    found a treasure trove of stories…!and six reviewed today..

  13. Joanna says:

    # 106 and 107, a couple more with Asian conections.

  14. Two more books, “library books” though not necessarily books from the library, bringing my total to 123.

  15. Joanna says:

    # 108, I loved this story (soft spot for penguins).

  16. LadyInRead says:

    2 more today – both to do with dreams..:) there is magic in dreams..

  17. Joanna says:

    109 and 110. Closing in!

  18. #124 reviewed — the delightful “Can’t Sleep without Sheep”!

  19. Our 124th book for the PictureBook Reading Challenge is “The Boy from Fairfield Street” – picture book biography of Dr. Seuss! 🙂

  20. A different kind of Thanksgiving post, “The Cats in Krasinski Square”, book #125, reviewed on my blog. (I’m looking forward to reviewing “Over the River and Through the Wood” when it arrives!)

  21. Joanna says:

    The last Dragon #111

  22. LadyInRead says:

    got four more today! guess i can make it to my level by December!

  23. Joanna says:

    Three from Martin Waddell 112-114

  24. We’re delighted to share with you the lovely picture book: Sweethearts of Rhythm by Poet Marilyn Nelson and topnotch artist Jerry Pinkney. Check it out. Perfect for our poetry-filled yuletide-cheer theme until end of December.

  25. Fats reviews Nancy Tillman’s The Crown on Your Head – this marks our 126th contribution to the Picture Book Reading Challenge.

  26. LadyInRead says:

    Could not find a December linky so adding here.. hope that is OK..

    • Oh no! I completely forgot to post it! I’m getting on that right away! Thank you for reminding me and sorry about that. I’ll make sure to add your link to the December post! 🙂

  27. Jenny Sophy says:


    Don’t lose hope I guess there will be next time for sure.:)

  28. Jenny Ball says:

    Oh how cute! 2 more today – both to do with dreams..:) there is magic in dreams..

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