300 Picture Books #5


Click on the badge above for details of the 300 picture books challenge and how to join in.

One month gone already, welcome to February with #300PBs. If you’re just joining in, your target for the year will be 275 picture books. If you’ve read 25 picture books in January, then you’re on target for the year.

If you’ve read over 300 picture books already, then you are Jade Vernon! I can’t believe someone has already met the challenge in such a short time, huge congratulations for such a commitment to reading 🙂

Pats on the back for everyone in the challenge, we’re all doing brilliantly. Also over 100 books read for: Culture Baby and The Reading Residence! Congratulations!

Please let me know when you reach 100 or make sure I have your Pinterest/Goodreads on the intro page so I can shout you out 🙂

Chaos Household ‘new’ picture books read this week:
The Driftwood Ball There Were Ten in the Bed (Dial Books My Mum And Dad Make Me Laugh Who's in the Tree?: and Other Lift-the-Flap Surprises Titch Don't Forget the Bacon! We're Going On A Picnic Cinderella. by Sally Gardner Sleeping Beauty Snow White. by Sally Gardner Penguin in Love The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon The Goldilocks Variations, or Who's Been Snopperink in My Woodootog? Princess Pearl and the Underwater Kingdom The Princess and the Dragon

#300PBs progress: 73/300 = 24.3%

Monthly Giveaway – ENDED

This month’s prize is a random selection of ten picture books. I’m trying to collect Mother’s Day themed books for the March giveaway. The titles included this month are:
All Through The Night – John Ceiriog Hughes & Kate Alizadeh (Simply Read Books)
What The Ladybird Heard – Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Penguin in Love – Salina Yoon (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
Wimpy Shrimpy – Matt Buckingham (Little Tiger Press)
Lucky Wish Mouse: Starting School – Clara Vulliamy (Orchard Books)
Cheer Up Your Teddy Bear, Emily Brown – Cressida Cowell & Neal Layton (Orchard Books)
The Ghost Library – David Melling (Hodder Children’s Books)
Winter King, Summer Queen – Mary Lister & Diana Mayo (Barefoot Books)
Angry Birds Playground: Ca-Cool Masks (Top That! Publishing)
Who Am I? – Gervase Phinn & Tony Ross (Andersen Press)

Giveaway Picture Books Feb 2014

Books are all in as-new condition, although most have been read several times for review purposes. Lovingly cared for in a smoke & pet free home. Postage is from my own pocket.

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 9th February, 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.

15 responses to “300 Picture Books #5

  1. All linked up after disappearing for awhile sorry!! Been busy with everything else in the world.
    Penguin in Love we NEED!! We had Penguin and Pinecone and it’s just the sweetest little read.
    I’d love to be added to your main page if at all possible – either via my blog or http://www.pinterest.com/plasticrosaries/little-reads/ 🙂

    Thank youuu 🙂
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  2. Will have to look out for don’t forget the bacon. I’ve a friend who’d love that. And the Driftwood ball looks interesting.

    We’re pretty much reading at the same rate as you guys. Pleased with how it’s going so far, although N’s interest is very up and down.
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  3. Oh, we received Penguin in Love and Marmaduke this week, too – we so love them both! Very sweet books. Thanks for the mention there, too. We’ve slowed a bit this week as Little Man wants the same books over & over, but we’re off to the library to give us a boost tomorrow!
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  4. Oh, lovely princess and dragon books – we will have a themed week sometime soon I hope! Hurrah for a giveaway. While we wait for our shipping to arrive home from India we are somewhat limited to only the (ahem, hundred or so?) books that we have/have acquired from the grandparents – I am so excited about the others coming home too. We have joined in/caught up at last – yippee
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  5. 67! We’ve been going to the library on my home days and got some great books. Big Smelly Bear is popular! But A’s absolute favourite right now are the Winnie the Witch books – a bit much given she’s not yet 2 but she’s insistent… 🙂 Korky Paul was on the radio yesterday and is going to be at Wychwood Festival; we thought about going until we saw the price. Yikes.

  6. We love the penguin and pinecone book- I never knew there was annother one!
    Wimpy shrimpy sounds good too- one to add to my PSHE box for school.
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  7. I can’t believe that I haven’t read *any* of the books you’ve read this week. (I mean ever. Not just this week.) Wow.
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  8. TITCH looks like a great book, another one to add to my library book shopping list! Love this link up though I nearly missed it this week!
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  9. We’ve had a slow week too but are well on target for 300. My little one is getting very keen on helping turn the pages so we may be restricted to board books for a while. I want to encourage her but fear for the safety of paper books (especially library ones) in her tiny but enthusiastic hands!
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  10. Yay – we just reached 100 books 🙂 http://www.pinterest.com/cjfriess/300-picture-book-reading-challenge-2014/
    I read Penguin in Love the other day – it’s so cute. Thanks for another great giveaway.
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  11. Wow, well done Jade – 300 books already! We should hit 100 next week. We’ve got a new batch of library books to get stuck into so looking forward to those, especially Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet. Happy reading everybody!
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  12. Manual entry for chickywiggle
    We managed our 25 in January but WOW can’t believe someone is already at 300! I’m getting very bored of Thomas books tho, need to start picking the books myself I think 🙂

  13. thebeesleybuzz

    have finally drafted a blog post – just need to get the photos uploaded and hopefully will join in properly with next weeks linky! We’re about 22 books in (although i’m sure we’ve read more those are the ones we’ve kept track of). My fave book that we’ve read from the last week has been The Tiger Who came to Tea! I’m loving reading all my own favourites – Miss T gets to choose some herself but I get to chose my favourites too! x

  14. 31/300 – not bad. Not great, but not bad (especially as we started a week late). I signed up to the challenge because I wanted to make sure I keep reading pictures books to my 5 year old now that she’s started school and has started to read to me every night – and it is helping! I like to let her choose the books, so we read some of the same ones over and over, but the 300PBs challenge gives us that extra nudge to get to the library and try something new.

    New favourites this month have included “The Runaway Dinner” (though “The Pencil” is still my favourite) , “Ella Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker” and “The Diabolical Mr Tiddles” (a Christmas present from her teachers), plus we’ve revisited old favourites “The Jolly Christmas Postman”, “Melrose and Croc” and “Don’t Wake the Bear”.

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