Monday, January 28, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways


The fine folks at Bloggy Giveaways are hosting yet another Bloggy Giveaway Carnival! I'm giving away a brand-new hardcover copy of my favorite children's book, The Penderwicks. This story is wholesome and wonderful and a great read-aloud at bedtime. I can't wait for the sequel to be released in April!

To enter the giveaway, you need to leave a comment telling me YOUR favorite children's book. We're always on the hunt for good books to read around here, so I appreciate your recommendations!

The winner will be picked and posted on Saturday, February 2. That's Groundhog Day, so watch the Bill Murray movie again for fun.

147 comments:

Teddi said...

I love Children's books - we have a large collection and there's something very special about 'owning' them instead of just borrowing them from the library. My favorite as a little girl was "The Flying Patchwork Quilt".

leigh said...

that looks neat. i love good night moon

Nick and Megan...and Chelsea too! said...

I would love this book. Our favorite is Goodnight Moon and we've read it every night since my little girl was born. She's now 6 months.

Missy said...

Anything by Cynthia Rylant! Count me in!

Not the Queen said...

One of my favorites is The Tale of Despereaux.

Wendi said...

just one favorite - hmmm, right now my kiddos are enjoying the My First Little House series...

Andrea said...

I love Dr. Seuss' "Horton the Elephant." It's all about loyalty!!

Nancy said...

Charlotte's Web is a classic...

Someone Being Me said...

Awesome. My favorite children's book was probably The Giving Tree or If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

TheAngelForever said...

My favorite children's book is Number The Stars. I have heard wonderful things about The Penderwicks from students in the past.

Please feel free to stop by my giveaway.

TheAngelForever
http://www.theangelforever.com/?p=390

windycindy said...

Hi, What a great book! Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it!
Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com
I like the "Boxcar Children" books.

Under the Son said...

I would love to win this drawing. My 2 year old has lots of favorite books. Right now she loves the curious George books as well as books by Eric Carle.

S.B. said...

We just got a cool one called "Andy Warhol's Colors" It has art in it and teaches colors. Its a board book.

SuperSaverSusan said...

My 16 month old LOVES the Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown. I know all the words by heart!!

michelle said...

I have heard that this is a great book and have been meaning to pick up a copy for my daughter. As for my favourite children's book...my goodness, I have so many, but we recently enjoyed Swallows and Amazons, a good, wholesome children's adventure story (with more in the series, should you so desire). I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Kathy said...

I recently re-read Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield, and still love it.

Bree said...

I love the Olivia books!

KnittinChick said...

I'd love it. I loved the Anne books when I was a kid.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Little House on the Praire series.

Edi said...

One of my favorite children's books is Gone Away Lake and the sequel Return to Gone Away.

They are fantastic...just came across them a couple of years ago...great for reading out loud to the kids...interesting for me as the mom - and interesting for the kids.

Teri said...

I've never read the Penderwicks, but I would love to. I am a teacher, so I am always looking for new books. My favorite books to read when I was younger were Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. :)

Jeni said...

My favorite book as a girl was Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

lace said...

I loved all kinds of books when I was little.

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell was one of my favorites.

Sweetpeas said...

No way to narrow down to ONE favorite, but we love Eric Carle books here!

PerinFamily said...

My favorite as a child, and to read to my children is The velveteen Rabbit. We also enjoy Suzy Squirrel.
We LOVE to add to our collection!

Heather said...

I've never heard of this one, but we're always up for new books. My kids love getting read to every night!

Our new favorite is The Paper Bag Princess.

T'aowyn said...

The Anne of Green Gables series has always been one of my faves.

taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

Erin said...

"From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" - I probably butchered the spelling!
jewelrybyerin (at) gmail.com

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

My fave: Little House on the Prairie

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I'm giving away.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

The Chatty Housewife- said...

My favorite childrens books are the litle puppy/kitten/goat etc series. I love them!

nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

It depends on your kids' ages. I don't know anything about kids older than 5! Mine are 5, 3 1/2, and almost 2. They are currently into the Mrs. Piggle-wiggle series before bed every night.

I'd love a chance to win this book for them. Thanks!

Jean said...

Anything Beverly Cleary is what I loved to read when I was around 8 or 9.
This sounds like a great read that my oldest might get into.

stacey said...

my kids are young, so they love the "how do dinosaurs..." series and now we are into dick and jane as my oldest learns to read!

from one texas gal to another!

paulajane said...

We love books here.
Beatrix Potter is always a favorite.


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momofboyz said...

I've never read this book. As a child my favorite was "The Pokey Little Puppy" and "The Velveteen Rabbit."

Wired Wilsons said...

We're still reading picture books - our current favorite is Flyaway Katie! Would love this book to share with our older cousins, and to safekeep for our daughter when she's a bit older.

Camille
www.snaphappymama.com

Erin said...

I haven't seen this book, but am always up for something new! I love to read "Love You Forever" and most anything by Sandra Boynton...but I have all those memorized by now :)

grace said...

Our home favorite is Goodnight Moon.
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mom to p said...

My daughter loves Oh the places you'll go!
Enter me!

My email: mom [at] theparentingdiaries dot com

Marcia said...

I love The BFG and also another childhood favorite was The Little Engine That Could.

Shannon said...

A childhood favorite was always...The Monster at the End of this Book!

It looks like a great book!

TX Mom said...

We love Llama Llama Red Pajama! Thanks!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I am going to be a new grandma this summer so I am so excited about being able to purchase children's books again! I enjoyed reading everything to my children from "Good Night Moon" to "Narnia".

Mary in MN said...

We love "Jamberry" most of alL!

Playful Professional said...

Mouse and the Motorcycle was my favorite growing up!

Qtpies7 said...

I have always loved Green Eggs and Ham. That Sam-I-Am!!! Now I have a son named Sam.

Paige said...

I like Pigs a plenty, Pigs galore.

Reeva said...

great contest! count me in! my favorite was the little engine that could.

Jenny said...

I love "You Are Special". Kids always need to hear that!

Fiddle D. Dee said...

I would love to add this to our Children's library! Our favorite at this time is Brown Bear Brown Bear! Thanks for the offer!

Shannon said...

Sounds Great, fav child book is I'll Love you Forever
Enter me please for the giveaway!
palmersf@comcast.net

Angela said...

I have never heard of this book!! It looks good!!! Please enter me!!! My fav: brown bear brown bear and llama llama red pajama!

Team Zachary said...

Our favorite book is "Happy Birthday Moon". Stumbled across it at a garage sale and almost didn't buy it - so glad I did. But we always have room for a second fav! I'm going to check this book out if I don't win it! I love good recommendations!

Thanks for offering up such a great giveaway! So very generous of you! Good luck to everyone!

Lady_MSnow said...

I don't have just one favorite, but my children like any story with snow in it. :D

Naomi said...

I've never read this one! My favorite is Ferdinand the Bull but Roo loves Pinkalicious right now.

Jenna said...

My current favorite is Don't Be So Nosy, Posy. :)

Rachie S. said...

Mine is, "Are You My Mom?"
Thanks for the great giveaway!
R.S.

Denise said...

What a neat giveaway. I am always trying to find wholesome books for my children. I guess our favorite book has always been "Love You Forever".

deejay@hrtc.net

Jennifer P said...

I love this book!! And I'd love to own it! One of my favorites is Betsy-Tacy--really the whole series.

Hélène said...

My favorite children's book is Jane of Lantern Hill by LM Montgomery.

susan1215 said...

The Cat in the Hat.

Bebemiqui said...

I loved the Bobbsey Twins.Great giveaway! Count me in.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Snowbird said...

Oops, forgot my favorite Children's book. Rabbit Hill!!

Hedi said...

I like Astrid Lindgren books, like Pippi Longstockings

Michelle said...

My daughter's current favorite is "Plugly: The Horse that Could Do Everything." It's very cute. mlciavola(at)yahoo(dot)com.

sunny325 said...

This would be a great addition to the collection I am just now starting for my four month old. Right now we just have a bunch of board books. However, I know my niece loves the Angelina Ballerina series.

Jenna said...

I don't know what age range you're looking for but as a kid I love all of Robert Clyde Bulla's books!

Erin said...

My sons would love this book! Thank you.

Our favorite is Goodnight Moon. It was my favorite as a young girl & now I've had the joy of sharing it with my children.

Kristen said...

My kid's favorites change all the time. Two of my favorites from my childhood are The Giant Jam Sandwich and I Wish That I Had Duck Feet.

thediaperdiaries said...

ooh, "Where the Wild Things ARe" I never outgrow this book.

katie m said...
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Marly said...

I know it's not very original, but my son still loves "Good Night Moon".

Linda said...

Little House in the Big Woods and Sarah Plain and Tall! enter me please. ernestsgirl82@aol.com

Val gal said...

We have been reading the Olivia books with the little one

goalmom said...

We've always enjoyed "The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything."

Keryn said...

Laura Ingalls books and "Tiki Tiki Tembo". I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway. My email addy is in my blogger profile, just in case I'm lucky.

heather h said...

My favorite book is The Stinky Cheese Man. It's such fun for all kids--even cool kids! This is such fun!

paryjeja said...

We love anything by Dr. Seuss in this house especially Green Eggs and Ham.

Elaine A. said...

One of our favorite books is "Click, Clack, MOO," It's a recent acquisition and like a 'first reader" book but it's really cute!
We also love "Snuggle Puppy" - Sandra Boynton.

Thanks for the giveaway!

The Mom of 'em said...

I love Goodnight Moon (always calms me when I read it), You're My Little Love Bug and Just In Case You Ever Wondered. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jackie said...

My favorite childhood books were the Chronicles of Narnia. Please enter me!

jackiesblog[at]yahoo[dot]com

Proverbs31 said...

I love getting new children's books. We have lots of great ones. I don't know if my kids have a favorite, but I like The Princess and The Kiss. We also like Dr. Seuss books, Love You Forever, Curious George, Toot N Puddle... I just bought them The King Without A Shadow and we liked that one a lot. Thanks!!

Shelly said...

The current favorite at our house is "If you give a mouse a cookie."

Andrea said...

Right now my son's favorite children's book is called "Tattletale Tilly and the truth about Talebearing" and I actually like it too...it's a fun book!

Taryn said...

Eragon

sparklykatt said...

I love the Velveteen Rabbit...and of course Good Night Moon.

Angela said...

I love all things shannon hale! Thanks for offering!

Laura said...

My favorite book is Mirette on the High Wire...so cute!!

Never read this book that you are offering...would love to!

laurabethgraham1@gmail.com

Wendy said...

I have many favorites I've read over the years with my children, but two that come to mind are Mr. Popper's Penguins and I Love You More. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah Rose said...

My personal favorite is Olivia, but my little girl loves anything with pictures of real babies.

Mandi said...

We have a new favorite called Ned by Barbara Coyle - exceptional story! Our next favorite would have to be Heidi.
Great giveaway! Count me in!
Thanks,
Mandi

~Java Mama~ said...

I can't really say what our favorites are but we are really enjoying The Mouse and the Motorcycle right now and we all really enjoyed Charlotte's Web as well. An author that we love and that everyone should not miss is Bill Peet! We love all of his books. And do not go a week with out reading poetry together!! Those are the best time everyone laughing together...

That book looks very interesting, thanks.

JOYfully in Him,
Kelli

dolls123 said...

Harry Potter

Joanna said...

My favorite children's book is Where the Wild Things Are.

Enter me in your giveaway, please. Thank you!

Morning Rose said...

I'm currently reading "Escape to Liechtenstein" from The Young Refugees series by Ed Dunlop. These Christian fiction books are good for ages 9-12.

Elise said...

The Five Little Peppers! :) Thanks for this great prize!

Frances said...

I really liked a little book called the Little Lamb of Bethlehem.

nor_lou said...

Dr suess's sleep book, my all time favorite!!

Christine said...

Our favorite book at the moment is called Piper by Emma Chichester Clark. My kids love the pictures of the black dog whose name is Piper, and I think my daughter really likes the story because I've read it 3 times a day since we got it from the library.

Krista said...

I think I have 2... is that okay? :) Jamberry and then Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

Meleah the Mommy said...

My twins are obsessed with "On the Night You Were Born" and my favorite chilren's book is Runaway Bunny. Please count me in and thanks for the great giveaway.

fyjules said...

I like the secret garden.

Piseco said...

Thanks for a great contest! I've always loved Wuggie Norple by Daniel Pinkwater and Tomie dePaola.

ktrae said...

My favorite childrens book is the book 'The Monster at the End of this Book' with Grover from Sesame Street.

I still love it after all these years.

Tara said...

Our current favorite is Click Clack Moo. We read it all the time! :) We just got The Adventures of Wonderbaby, and I love it, but it hasn't gotten enough time to be a favorite yet.

Jenn said...

I love The Paperbag Princess. It was a favorite as a child and now I get to read it to my daughter!

Meg said...

This book sounds lovely! My current favorite book is "Every Friday" by Dan Yaccarino. Charming! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

Chas said...

My favorite little kid book is "Corduroy". My favorite book for slightly older kids is "Charlotte's Web", and then for even older kids I'd probably go with "As the Red Fern Grows".


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ymmat83 said...

Charlotte's Web is my favorite, thanks for the contest.

Nicole said...

My kids current favorites are Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too both by Mo Willems.

Granola said...

We love Usborne's picture books: On the Moon, In the Castle, In the Nest. My boys poor over the pictures and dream of being knights! Thank you.

Susanne said...

I have so many favorites, but my favorite picture book has to be "You are My I Love You," and my favorite chapter books are the Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House books.

PastorMac's Ann said...

My daughter has been stuck on a book called "Who's Hiding?" for a couple of weeks now. She loves it so we read it at nap time and before bedtime too.

count me in!

Anastasia said...

My fav childrens book is The Hungry Catepillar :D

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Karen said...

Our favorite is Goodnight Moon, and a book on Whales that my son got for Christmas that we have to read ALL THE TIME! Please send me a new book, LOL:-)

kpuleski at gmail dot com

kelly said...

My son loved the Bearstein bears.

Sarah Berry said...

The Cat in the Hat. An oldie but goodie. Thanks for the giveaway.
dreamweaver21us(at)hotmail(.)com

Audra Marie said...

My kids would love this book. :) We enjoy reading Love You Forever although it's hard to read without tears flowing. :)

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail(dot)com

Tanya said...

My favorite as a child was The Secret Garden. My children right now are loving Dr. Dolittle being read to them.

JewelsHud said...

Mine used to be The Monster At The End of this Book - but I'm not so sure anymore - but I love when I find a really good book to read to my son!

julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

April said...

I love the Chronicles of Narnia and the Anne of Green Gables series. That's 15 books, does it count?

lisalmg said...

I have always adored reading my children Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch. Its really a touching book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

kamewh said...

Anne of Green Gables!

Oda Daddy said...

Sounds great, Oda Mae's favorite books are the If you give...books by Laura Numeroff.

Erin said...

Our favorite right now is "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus."

Heather said...

I am a sucker for "Wacky Wednesday"-It is my all time favorite.

Mo said...

For my girls, it will forever be "Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name" by Tedd Arnold. His book "Parts" is great also.

I’d love to be entered.

If you haven’t already entered my giveaway, I’m giving away two prizes: craft books & decorating books at my blog

http://unmainstreammom.blogspot.com/
2008/01/bloggy-giveaways.html

Thanks!

Theresa N. said...

We like Llamma, Llamma red pajamma!

marzy dotes said...

Wow, this looks like a fantastic book. One of our favs is Goodnight Moon. My husband reads it to my son each night.

Brandie said...

Oh, we've heard a log of good things about this book and we would love to own it!
Right now, my oldest dd is in LOVE with all the Nancy Drew books and the Spiderwick Chronicles.
My second dd loves Laura from Little House on the Prairie. My littles guy is in LOVE with Polar Bear What Do You Hear.

Linda SS said...

My favorite book as a child was Anne of Green Gables. I love to read with my 3 young grandchildren and would enjoy your book very much, should I win:)

fins2thrite said...

I love books about..I think her name is Olivia?

fins2thrite at aol dot com

Cmerie said...

thanks, goodnight moon

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

when i was a little girl i loved the chronicles of narnia!

clallen said...

very nice! thank you for the contest. we love curious george book.

Cassia said...

Our family is into Magic School Bus right now. :) I love the little facts we can all learn from those books (even my 3 year old is picking up a lot of the science facts). :)

Jennifer said...

One of our favorite children's books is Charlotte's Web. Please include us in your drawing.

Jennifer

Heather said...

we love shel silverstein's books. the poetry inside is so funny and different, and our daughter just loves them.

Allison said...

So hard to choose ONE favorite...I'll say Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs.

Tobi said...

Gotta love Dr. Seuss. It's so fun to read them with your kids.

crystalf said...

My 3yr. old love Snuggle Puppy. I sing it to her when we're going to bed. Thank you!

Tabitha said...

Two of our favorites are The Best Pet of All and The Napping House. Great giveaway! Thanks!

fruitbearer said...

One of our favorite children's books is Hush.

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Amity said...

My favorite children's books are The little house on the praire series....LOVE them!!!

Lymeade Lady said...

Stories From Grandma's Attic is my top pick, though I have a bookcase of "favorites"!

jennifer57 said...

would love to win... thanks :)

souldolphindream said...

my favorite would have to be cinderella. I loved it as a child and now love reading it to my daughter

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