Bloggy Giveaway

I almost forgot.

Rock in My Dryer Shannon has another great idea. She’s suggesting that everyone who wants to participate give something away in a drawing at their blog. The announcements would take place on Monday, July 23rd, and the drawing, from the list of commenters, would be on Friday the 27th. Oh, go over and see Shannon’s guidelines for what she’s calling the Dog Days of Summer Bloggy Giveaway.

So, I’m giving away a copy of my book Picture Book Preschool. If you want to win a copy, just leave a comment. I’ll draw one name on Friday and send the winner a copy of the book.

You can order the curriculum book through Cafe Press for $12.99. The curriculum book consists of a weekly list of seven picture books that deal with a specific theme. Go here for an example of one week’s listing.

The book mainly consists of these lists, one for each week of the year. You should be able to find most of the picture books listed in Picture Book Preschool at your local library. If you can only find five out of the seven or six out of the seven for a given week, that should be enough to keep you busy. I have collected many of the picture books listed in Picture Book Preschool for my own children by browsing used bookstores. So when I read these books to Z-baby, I read some that we own and some that I get from the library.

As far as comparisons go, I am familiar with the curriculum Five in a Row, and I like it very much. In Five in a Row you are encouraged to read one picture book, such as Lentil by Robert McCloskey, for five days in a row. (Children generally love to read favorite picture books over and over again.) For each day of the week this curriculum gives lesson plans related to the books of the week covering science, mathematics, history and geography, and language arts. Five in a Row is a fully developed curriculum with loads of activities to keep your homeschooled preschooler or kindergartner busy and happy.

Unfortunately (or fortunately) for my preschooler, I am homeschooling six older children. I don’t have time to do all the activities in Five in a Row, and I like the variety of picture books we read with Picture Book Preschool. Picture Book Preschool introduces your child to the best of children’s picture books, and it takes only a few minutes each day to read the book for that day, talk about it, and see where it leads you. Maybe you’ll pretend to run away from home with Frances or stack caps like the peddler in Caps for Sale or make up a poem of your own after reading The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. I suggest a few activities in Picture Book Preschool, but it’s left up to you and your child how far you want to go with each book and with the theme for each week.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the curriculum book, Picture Book Preschool click on the ad in the sidebar or on one of the links in this post. I think you’ll enjoy the extra guidance in picking out books for your preschooler or kindergartner and the low-pressure homeschool-friendly suggestions in the book. If you want to win a copy, just leave a comment and see if you’re the one. I’ll send the book anywhere in the world, but the picture books themselves may be more readily available in the U.S.

Not a requirement, but I just thought it would be fun if you left a comment telling us all what your favorite picture book is. What is your favorite? What is your child’s favorite (you know, the one you’ve read over and over until you have it memorized)?

Check out Shannon’s Dog Days of Summer Bloggy Giveaway for more contests and giveaways.

124 thoughts on “Bloggy Giveaway

  1. I have Five in a Row, so I bet I would love this one too!

    The Frances books are some of my favorites, along with Never Tease a Weasel and Make Way for Ducklings. You featured a lot of good books there in your post. 🙂

  2. I’d love to win these!

  3. These look great!

    Thanks for entering me.

    These are more “beginning reading” books, but my 2 year old just eats them up. They are a set by Grolier called “My First Steps To Reading” – each book is a letter (a person with a letter on his shirt) and they go around finding things to put in their box that start with that letter. They are really neat!!

    Have a great day!

  4. Oh count me in!

  5. Ooh, count me in!

  6. This is a great giveaway. My son’s favorite picture book is called Can You Hop? by Lisa Lawston.

  7. Dee

    Please enter me!

  8. count me in!

  9. Kim

    Count me in! What a wonderful giveaway!

    Great blog…I’m bookmarking it so that I can come back later. 😉

    Come on over to check out my giveaway.

  10. Would love these for my 2 girls!!! pls sign me up 🙂

  11. The current favorite around here is Brown Bear. 🙂

    Count me in, please! And feel free to stop by my blog and enter to win free Scripture!


  12. Great prize!! Count me in!

  13. Wow! Great

  14. I have a preschooler. We could really use this.

  15. Celeste

    Oooo–what a great giveaway! I definitely cannot choose a favorite, but my 12-month-old’s current fave is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and my 9-month-old likes Hillenbrand’s “Fiddle-i-fee.”

  16. Would love to join your drawing. Thank you.

  17. Linda SS

    What a FUNtastic giveaway. I’d enjoy winning so I could read these to my 3 preschool aged grandkids when they visit me. My son had The Monster at the End of This Book memorized by the time he turned two. My daughters favorites was all of the Berenstein Bear books. Thank you for offering us a chance to win:)

  18. We love to read here! One of my kiddos’ early favorites is The Foot Book. They love the rhythm and repetition. Their current favorites are their nightly Bible stories, especially David and Goliath. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  19. i’d love to add this to my homeschooling library.

    i don’t know what my favorite picture book is- thats a toughie- but i have read good night moon, and green eggs and ham more times than i can count! 🙂

  20. connie

    Love books! Thanks for sharing! Have you read Owl Moon…a favorite in our home, great for winter!

  21. Deidra

    I know I’m entering late, but if you haven’t chosen a winner, please enter me.


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