300 Picture Books #3


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Not so many ‘new’ books this week, partially due to re-reads but mainly due to those Monster Stories being early reader chapter books and therefore much longer. Plus I’ve read the same Monster Stories several nights in a row because DG likes them. I’m a bit bored of them already and want a change! The Snow Queen is another long one, we started it in week one but finished this week. I doubt I’ll read again because DG completely lost interest during it, I think it’s one for them to read themselves when a bit older. Beautiful pictures though.

I also got to read two books that I only vaguely remember from my childhood, from the Up, Up, and Away! reading scheme that was prevalent in the 1970s and 1980s. I bought these two second hand and I don’t know if they were ones I read, but I do remember reading the series. These were the equivalent of today’s Biff, Chip and Kipper. I remember them fondly, but the books are very much of their time and I wouldn’t want my children to learn to read with them because they’re set in a world that is nothing like the one children are currently growing up in.

There is a give away this week. Most of the books I’ll be offering are as-new, although they will have been read several times for review purposes. This week the gymnastics book is an unused additional copy we were sent by Head Over Heels About Gymnastics for competition purposes.

Shout out to Jade (@falmouthjade) who is the first (to my knowledge) to read over 100 different books already! You can see them all on this pinterest board. Congratulations!

Chaos Household picture books read this week:
Katie and the British Artists Paddington Bear Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail I Took the Moon for a Walk The Snow Queen Alligator Alphabet The Mother of Monsters: A Story from South Africa Rona Long-Teeth The Haystack A Boat on Deep River Sparkly Shoes and Picnic Parties

Monthly Giveaway

This monthweek’s prize is a selection of books to get you moving from Simply Read Books, Barefoot Books, and Head Over Heels About Gymnastics. The titles included are:
Boys & Girls Floor Skills: Gemma Coles
The Yoga Game: Kathy Beliveau & Farida Zamen
Yoga Pretzels Card Deck: Leah Kalish, Tara Guber & Sophie Fatus

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 26 January 2014, and a winner will be chosen at random from the comments. 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.

11 responses to “300 Picture Books #3

  1. I’ll come and link up later. We had a slower week this week as well, although Monday has already started well with 3 books this morning.
    Emma T recently posted..300 picture books – Week 3My Profile

  2. I shall write up my post ASAP but firstly had to say YAY Paddington! We love him, well I do, haven’t read him to the girls yet but I must!
    Beth @plasticrosaries recently posted..Review: Diary of the Fall by Michel LaubMy Profile

  3. I love how in my husband is on this! Every night he does bedtime I get text updates of pictures the books being read upstairs!!!!

  4. Nothing to linky to, but we’re on 42! Favourite book this week was Apple Pear Orange Bear by Emily Gravett, which we read at a friend’s house. We have Again! by the same author and I love that, so I knew this one would be good too, but it surpassed my expectations. Proof that you can do so much with so few words.

  5. I’m still enjoying the challenge and I look forward to reading Paddington when my daughter is older.
    Claire @ Great British Family Blog recently posted..Farmyard Hullabaloo – what we’re readingMy Profile

  6. We’re really enjoying this challenge Thank you!
    It was finally the push I needed to get Luke a library card, and we’re enjoying scoping out new books!

  7. Love I took the moon for a walk 🙂
    Caroline recently posted..Bits and PiecesMy Profile

  8. thebeesleybuzz

    really really must start writing up my posts as we’ve had so much fun reading! Even read some of my faves this week – Oliver Jeffer’s heart in a bottle. x

  9. My 2 year old loves Yoga from watching Waybaloo ‘Yogo’, she tries acting them all out and I want to help her but don’t know how. Have looked on YouTube for toddler friendly exercises we can do together but have not found anything that seems to be suitable yet. This Yoga pack looks perfect for me and Saffy to do together.

  10. We slowed down this week too but still really enjoying taking part. On the plus side, seeing what other people have been reading means I’ve now got so many ideas for new books I want to get hold of. We’re due a library trip tomorrow 🙂
    MummysToDoList recently posted..300 Picture Book Challenge #3My Profile

  11. Really enjoying this linky- it’s encouraging me to swap our books around a bit rather than just stick to old favourites! Love the look of “I took the moon for a walk” will have to keep and eye for it at the library
    Helen recently posted..Word of the weekMy Profile

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