300 Picture Books #1


Welcome to the very first 300 Picture Books linky. As this is the first week there’s a bit of extra blurb to read, but I should move it all to the intro post eventually.

You can choose to track your picture book reading in whatever way you like, and can join the linky with any online tracking you’re using e.g. blog post, Pinterest board, Goodreads shelf, Shelfari, Library Thing, GoogleDocs, Instagram, Twitter…

If you want to tweet, the official tag is #300PBs, which I’ll selectively retweet. I’ll also comment on every blog post linked up and follow on whatever I’m already a member of (e.g. Pinterest, Goodreads, Twitter). Tweet or mail me if I miss you 😉

Weekly Linky
There will be a weekly post every Monday where I’ll list our different books read for the previous Monday through Sunday. The linky will be open until the following Sunday. You don’t have to link up every week, or even any week (unless you want to enter a giveaway).

Late Joiners
You can join #300PBs at any point, but may take on a smaller challenge to compensate. For example, 275 books if you join in February; 150 books if you join in July. The title and tag will remain the same for simplicity.

Chaos Household picture books read this week:
We're Going on a Bear Hunt The Octonauts explore the great big ocean Norris the Bear Who Shared. Catherine Rayner Iris and Isaac The Dinosaur's Packed Lunch Up and Down: A Mr Croc Book About Opposites Stomp! Little Dinosaur Splosh!. by David Melling One, Two, Flea! The Gift Mouseton Abbey The Princess and the Pea

Monthly Giveaways
I will try to have a giveaway once a month, on the first Monday of the month, although for the first few weeks there might be a weekly one. There will be a variety of prizes across all age ranges, depending on what review books we receive! Open to UK addresses only I’m afraid but if you’re based elsewhere and have someone in the UK I can send to, that’s not a problem.

This month’s prize is a selection of baby and toddler books from Child’s Play International and Hodder Children’s Books. The titles included are:
Bib On, Bunny!: Annie Kublar (Child’s Play)
Monkey and Me: Angela Muss (Child’s Play)
Look at Me, I’m a Robot!: Sebastien Braun (Child’s Play)
Clap Your Hands: Kay Widdowson (Child’s Play)
Sticky Storybooks – Cars and Trains: Karen Wallace & Jo Lodge (Hodder Children’s Books)

300 Picture Books 2014 Week 1 Giveaway

To enter the giveaway, you must* enter the linky and leave a blog comment. The winning entry will be chosen at random from blog post comments. If you don’t leave a comment, I’ll assume you don’t want to enter.
* You can enter by just leaving a blog post comment if you have nothing to link up, just tell me where you are in the challenge or a favourite read from the last week instead.

The giveaway is open to enter until the linky list closes on Sunday 12th January 2014, and a winner will be chosen at random from the comments.

9 responses to “300 Picture Books #1

  1. Pingback: Picture Book Challenge Week #1 | Books My Kids Read

  2. Such a great challenge, we are loving it!

  3. I thought I was doing really well – but you’re books and books ahead of me already! Right. *rolls up sleeves, goes to pin small children down on sofa with books* 😉
    liveotherwise recently posted..Saturday Snippets 4 January 2014My Profile

  4. We’re on 13 books so far but two have been read several times during the week. I personally read more picture books but right now am just keeping track of the ones that my daughter chooses. We’re off to the library tomorrow so I hope we’re in for a change in our bedtime story!
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  5. Loving this challenge really hope I can keep it documented!
    Caroline recently posted..300 books 1/52My Profile

  6. Great idea, hope I can keep it up!
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  7. We don’t have anything to link to, yet, I am afraid, but we are up to 29 books, with “Where’s Spot?” the clear favourite with an excessive number of reads – I can recite it now and tell you who is hiding where. Off to the library today to return the Christmas books (good riddence “Mr Christmas”and your sound book).

  8. I’m loving this challenge so far. We are off to a great start, 22 books so far.
    Claire @ Great British Family Blog recently posted..Monkey puzzle – What we’re reading & 300 picture book challengeMy Profile

  9. Nothing to link to, but we’re on 15. Not too bad considering A is at nursery three days per week (so she’s probably reading more than me!)

    My local library is inaccessible to wheelchair users and pushchairs; it’s ridiculous. Makes it hard to get to because A’s little 20 month-old legs are just too little to walk all the way, and I’m not keen on leaving the pushchair outside to get nicked, and she won’t go in the sling anymore… sigh! They’re building a ramp soon. I hope.

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