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February 2012’s Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge Link-Up

This is the place to come for the month of February 2012 to link-up any and all of your picture book reviews and/or your wrap-up that you’ve posted during the month!

First of all…Congratulations to the winner from January!

Ali B. from Literary Lunchbox wins with her review of I’m Here by Peter H. Reynolds. Her site is delightful and I love her passion for wonderful children’s literature, so do stop by and wish her congratulations! (And Ali, please email me with your address so that I can get your books ordered. the1stdaughter at gmail dot com)

The Details:

  • Make sure that before you link-up your reviews and/or your wrap-up that 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. (Please read the details on the challenge page.)
  • 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. Wrap-up posts will be given a maximum of twenty entries based on the number of books you read during the month. Reviewers are welcome to write a wrap-up post as well.
  • Monthly prize drawing is open to all participants, worldwide, and one winner will be chosen at random and will be posted on the 3rd day of the month following (ie. March 3rd 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 (February 29, 2011).

What’s up for grabs this month for participants?

Two copies (two winners) of a favorite read of ours recently: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and Illustrated by Jon Klassen

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!

43 Responses to 2012 Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge: February Link-Up

  1. 2012 Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge: February Link-Up:
    February 2012β€²s Read-to-Me Picture Book Chall… #kidlit

  2. Laurie says:

    Joining in with 3 on Japan.

  3. Charitzie says:

    This is very interesting… I want to share this to my friends tooo

  4. Our 17th book in the Reading Challenge is Circus Girl by the brothers Jack and Maurice Sendak. πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Danielle, looks like my link did not register in the linky above. I tried refreshing but to no avail. πŸ™

  6. Ok, it’s there now. πŸ™‚

  7. Our 18th book is Lily Renee by Trina Robbins, illustrated by Anne Timmons and mo oh. πŸ™‚

  8. Our 19th contribution is Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer. πŸ™‚

  9. Laurie says:

    One for Valentine’s Day! πŸ™‚

  10. I hope I didn’t break any rules by including an illustrations only picture book in my “Read to Me” challenge blog post. I recently shared Cool Cat with my six year old daughter, and we loved it. My girlie and I shared so many fun and interesting ideas as we studied Nonny Hogrogian’s lovely illustrations.

    Here’s the link:

    Ali B.

  11. February finished book 4 Henry’s Freedom Box -picture book challenge

  12. Our 20th picture book for the challenge is Circus! Circus! A compilation of Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins

  13. Our 21st picture book is a love story with a bite: Dracula as adapted by Nicky Raven. πŸ™‚

  14. Our 22nd book is Paul Fleischman’s Sidewalk Circus.

  15. Jen says:

    I feel like I am spamming you with all of mine in a row. Sorry!

  16. Hi! Our 23rd book is Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led her people to Freedom – our first contribution for Black History Month. πŸ™‚

  17. 4th book done. I better get busy reading and posting.:)

  18. Our 24th book for the Reading Challenge is Jacqueline Woodson’s Coming on Home Soon with illustrations by E. B. White. πŸ™‚

  19. We are celebrating Black History Month over at GatheringBooks this week. Our 25th contribution to the Picture Book Reading Challenge is Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach

  20. Our 26th contribution to the Picture Book Reading Challenge is Cornrows by Camilly Yarbrough and Carole Byard – amazingly beautiful artwork.

  21. Our 27th contribution for the Picture Book Reading Challenge is John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. πŸ™‚

  22. Our 28th book for the Reading Challenge is Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia C. McKissack and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney – also part of our Black History Month special over at GatheringBooks.

  23. 29th Book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge is My Hands Sing the Blues by Jeanne Walker Harvey and Elizabeth Zunon. πŸ™‚

  24. Our 30th book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge: Dad Runs Away with the Circus! πŸ™‚

  25. Jen says:

    I decided halfway through the month not to spam you and to just post the monthly roundup. Hope that’s okay! We finished 10 more books this month to get up to 20 total.


  26. I’m thrilled that the 29th Book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge is My Hands Sing the Blues! I love the idea of the reading challenge!

  27. Our 31st book for the Picture Book Reading Challenge is Gershon’s Monster by Eric Kimmel and Jon Muth

  28. LadyInRead says:

    Missed last week’s entry so putting up both this week!

  29. March check in: Books 4& 5 Kiana’s Iditarod and Alaska’s Three Bears by Shelley Gill

  30. Our 32nd book for the reading challenge is Leon and the Place Between – a very magical book. πŸ™‚

  31. We give some love to Dr. Seuss as we feature his “If I Ran the Circus” for our 33rd book for the Reading Challenge.

  32. Our book 34 is Circus Carnivore by Mark Svendsen. πŸ™‚

  33. Book 35 is The Ghost of Sifty-Sifty Sam by Angela Shelf Medearis, illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers. πŸ™‚

  34. Our 36th book for the Reading Challenge is award-winning picture book “Me… Jane” by Patrick McDonnell. πŸ™‚

  35. Book 37 is Brave Irene by William Steig. πŸ™‚

  36. Our Book 38 is a powerful combination of Florence Parry Heide and Lane Smith with their Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated. πŸ™‚

  37. Book 39 is Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. πŸ™‚

  38. Book 40 is a lovely collaboration between Lois Lowry and Bagram Ibatoulline with “Crow Call”

  39. 41st Book for the Reading Challenge is Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter by Diane Stanley. Whew! Finally done updating! πŸ™‚

  40. Hi Danielle, our 42nd book is Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat Ella Fitzgerald. πŸ™‚

  41. Jen says:

    In March we read Virginia Wolf, Mrs McNosh Hangs up her Wash, Capturing Joy, Tsunami!, The World in Your Lunch Box, Meltdown!, Mama Panya’s Pancakes, Ofuton Kaketara, Down by Jim Long’s Stage, and Dora’s Book of Manners to make 30/120.

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