Sunday, August 14, 2016

Children's Picture Books This Summer With...a Giveaway!

Picture Books This Summer

I've had a lot of picture books arrive in my mailbox this summer. I love picture books more than any other kind of book, I think, so I wanted to save them for as long as I can before reading them....I had a delicious day yesterday, reading and reviewing all of these wonderful picture books....


Journey                                Quest

So you can also enjoy some great children's picture books, 
how about a giveaway?!

 Book Trailer for Quest

Candlewick's Five Questions (Plus One) for Aaron Becker


Giveaway details
1 prize pack includes:
1 hardcover copy of Journey by Aaron Becker
1 hardcover copy of Quest by Aaron Becker

I will choose 1 winner from the US or Canada to win the prize pack.
The publisher will mail out the prize.
The giveaway will run from now until the end of August.

How do you win?
Leave a comment and tell me you'd like to win.
I'd love it if you'd follow me, too, but that isn't required.

The Mailbox Continues to Be Full....

     I don't remember another summer when I've received so many books...not that I'm complaining!
Here's what arrived last week:

What are you reading today? 

What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

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 It is now being hosted here.

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  1. Looks like some fun reading! I don't read many picture books, but I do love the covers of Journey and Quest and have a place to give them away when I'm done -- so sign me up for the giveaway!

  2. I love picture books too! And it looks like you've had a lot of wonderful ones come your way! Journey has been on my wishlist for a while, but I did not realize there was a "Quest" and a "Return". I'd love to be in the giveaway!

    Have a great week!

  3. Picture books are such a delight! Thanks for sharing yours....and I'm also ogling The Telling. Enjoy!


  4. Today I'm hoping to read some of Forever Rumpole by John Mortimer, a collection of short stories about the famous British barrister.

  5. Picture books are one of the things I'm looking forward to if I ever get grandkids!! :) Journey, Quest, and Return need to go into my hope chest! I had Journey but I sold it. Now I want my own copy!

  6. I love picture books. These are so special and would provide hours of pleasure and enjoyment for my 4 grandchildren who visit me regularly and enjoy reading and picture books. These are ideal for their ages and are very beautiful. Thanks so much. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. Journey and Quest are amazing books which I would give as gifts to my grandson. He loves reading and these are a real treasure. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. I've had my eye on Dark Matter as I enjoy Blake Crouch's work. Love the picture books! Hope you enjoy them! Here's my link:

  9. My first year of teaching I prepared an entire Gingerbread Man unit. As a class, we made gingerbread men, sold them, and gave the money to a needy family (I thought we might sell 100 or so.... we had pre-orders for 550!!).

    In addition, I read several different versions of the Gingerbread Man story and then students had to write their own original version. Such fun!

    I no longer teach elementary school, but I still love Gingerbread Men stories - and one that takes place at a zoo sounds perfect!

  10. What a treasure trove of children's books! I miss reading them now that my girls are all grown.

  11. Journey is one of our favorite books. We don't have Quest or Return yet. Such imaginative and beautiful books. A Tiger Tail sounds so adorable! I've come to appreciate picture books more since I had my daughter. She's always telling me my books are "boring because they have no pictures". Haha I've been hearing good things about Dark Matter. I may have to look further into that one.

    have a great week!

  12. I think both Journey and Quest look great.

    I keep seeing Dark Matter everywhere- I haven't read Blake Crouch since I read the Wayward Pines stuff.

  13. I love reading picture books with both my kids and my students. You never outgrow them!

  14. I love reading picture books with both my kids and my students. You never outgrow them!

  15. My son is starting to get really interested in books and I'm excited to share new ones with him.

  16. I love picture books, too. I still have to read the Becker trilogy. It sounds wonderful!

  17. Great post! I am on the lookout for some great books for a 3 year old. We have exhausted and worn out Green Eggs and Ham and Are You My Mother!.

  18. I love kiddiue books! Only wish my visiting grands understood English!~

  19. I love kiddiue books! Only wish my visiting grands understood English!~

  20. It's great that you're hosting giveaways on your blog. I only read kid books to my younger cousins, but they seem to love them! :P

  21. Wow, a picture book series. They are starting them young now days. I don't read many of them (pic books) anymore since my nieces & nephews are getting older.

  22. Journey and Quest look like great stories! I would love to win them for my kids (and me, let's be honest).

    I've heard great things about Dark Matter. I hope you enjoy it!

  23. I've been curious about Dark Matter. I'll be eager to read what you think of it. Here is my weekly report. Happy reading!

  24. I'd like to read Dark Matter. That one looks intriguing. Enjoy!

  25. Ooh ooh ooh, I'd like to win! I love using wordless picture books with the kids at my programs - they're such brilliant writing prompts and really get the imagination fired up.

  26. I need to finish all of Becker's trilogy. Sigh. We still need Quest and Return to complete the trilogy in our school library. In the meantime, thanks for the heads up about Dark Matter. I've just put it on hold at our local public library.

  27. I am still struggling along with Out of Africa. It is so slow going for me, I actually think I may have to abandon it. Sigh.

  28. I checked our library over the weekend whether we already have Return - we still don't have it yet. Hopefully by month's end! :)

  29. Wow! What a lot of great picture books. They all look good. Thank you for hosting the giveaway. I would love to win any of the titles. I've heard such good things about Journey and the others in the series.

  30. These would make nice Christmas gifts for my boys.


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