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Obviously 2011 has been over now for at least a week, but I didn’t want to go without wrapping up this great challenge from last year. I had no idea that when I opened my site up to fellow picture book enthusiasts that I would have such an overwhelming response. It was wonderful and many of the wrap-ups from participants this last year have left me with tears in my eyes. So thank you everyone! Thank you for a wonderful year of reading to those little ones who need it so much! I know that I personally got so much more out of the experience than I ever imagined and know that my children loved it just as much.

Take a look at a few of the amazing details from the year:

Total Signed-Up Participants – 93

Average Number of Books Read/Reviewed Each Month – 49

Highest Number of Books Read/Reviewed During 2011March with 100!

Highest Number of Books Read During 2011 (That I’m aware of) – 944 Books from Happy Birthday Author

List of the Picture Book Winners from January through November -

Lori from Keeping it Simple with her review of Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Sarah, Soren and Annika from A Book A Day
NotNessie from Today’s Adventure
Myra at Gathering Books with her review of David Wiesner’s Free Fall
Janelle from Brimful Curiosities with her review of Good Night, Little Sea Otter by Janet Halfmann
Katie from A Class of her own with her “Letter V Reviews
Katie from Secrets & Sharing Soda with her reviews of It’s A Book, Spot the Plot, The Boys and Animals Home Alone.
Liblaura5 from Read Aloud Today! with her review of Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj.
Heidi from Geo Librarian with her review of Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea and illustrated by Tom Slaughter.
Joanna from Miss Marple’s Musings with her review of The Tree of Life by Peter Sis.
Laurie at Keeping It Simple with her reviews of Grandma’s Chocolate by Mara Price, Who Stole Mona Lisa by Ruthie Knapp, The Great Serum Race, and Art & Max by David Wiesner.
Elizabeth from Elizbeth Anne Writes with her reviews of Molly’s Family by Nancy Garden & Mom and Mum are getting Married! by Ken Setterington.
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.
Heidi Grange with her review of Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka.
Lady In Read from MyRandRSpace with her review of six different picture books!

Now for the Final Winners of 2011!

Beth with her impressive Goodreads Shelf for the month of December!
Happy Birthday Author with his wrap up that includes 944 picture books!
Laurie at Keeping It Simple with her three Christmas picture book reviews.

If each of you could email me (the1stdaughter at gmail dot com) with your selection of one of the three books offered in December’s Link-Up I will get your book right out to you!

The Wonderful Picture Books Given Away During 2011:

Thank you everyone for a wonderful year! Again, it’s been a marvelous experience and I hope that you will all return again for the 2012 Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge which I will be announcing this week!

3 Responses to Read to Me Picture Book Reading Challenge 2011 Wrap-Up

  1. Read to Me Picture Book Reading Challenge 2011 Wrap-Up – http://t.co/E3jcStYB (via @sociablesite)

  2. This was the first reading challenge I ever participated in. The bar has been set very high! Well Done Danielle! Thank you so much.

  3. Laurie says:

    Thank you for putting this challenge together. I have enjoyed participating in it. Emailed you with my address.

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