300 Picture Books #14


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

Oh, okay, I never got round to updating last week with a competition so it will be this week after all. And I think I have updated Goodreads at last. We’ve mostly been reading the same things over and over so not many added each week, the 16 below are from the last four weeks (last time I updated oops!)

I owe lots and lots of comments from the last four weeks, thank-you all for your patience, and it’s still been lovely reading about the books even if I haven’t commented.

Thank-you for the comments on whether to do this weekly or monthly. I think I’ll leave it weekly, with the monthly giveaway, and then you can link up whenever you want.

This month’s giveaway has a kind-of specific theme in mind so I’m opening it up to anyone, although #300PB members can get two entries by commenting twice (random selection from comments) – see details below.

Chaos Household ‘new’ picture books read for the last four weeks:
The Princess and the Presents How to Catch a Star The Queen's Hat Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk The Deep Dark Wood The House That Zac Built The Dawn Chorus The Kiss That Missed Good Knight Sleep Tight The Three Wishes A First Book Of Fairy Tales Have You Seen the Crocodile? Famous Five Colour Reads: Five and a Half-Term Adventure Herman's Letter Ding Dong Gorilla Don't Call Me Sweet


#300PBs progress: 137/300 = 45.7%
2014vs2013 progress: 137/228 = 60.1%

Monthly Giveaway
This month’s prize is a selection of toddler books from Barefoot Books, Little Tiger Press, Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Puffin. This selection would be great for someone with a toddler or pre-schooler and who is expecting, although the books are suitable for any toddlers/pre-schoolers. There are four activity books to keep small children amused in waiting rooms, two books about new siblings, a pack of small picture books that can be easily transported, and a picture book and board book for sharing any time. The titles included are:

Baby Animal Sticker Activities and Farm Sticker Activities (Little Tiger Kids, 2014) – packed full of early learning activities and real-life picture stickers, these books are great for toddlers and pre-schoolers. 80 pages of activities and 200 photographic stickers with RRP £6.99, these are great value for money compared to weekly magazines and excellent quality too. The Little Tiger Kids imprint has impressed me with every one of their books we’ve been sent to review and I only wish I had younger children so I could justify keeping them!
Red, Blue, Peekaboo! Katie Saunders & Annette Rusling (Caterpillar Books, 2014) – an absolutely gorgeous board book with big flaps suitable for the smallest hands. The flaps have cut outs so you can ‘peekaboo’ and guess what’s underneath. With one colour focussed on each page, there’s plenty of learning but even more fun. Another one I want to keep (and at 4 & 7, my two still loved sharing this book together!)
My Little Box of Springtime Stories (Little Tiger Press, 2014) – similar to the mother’s day box, but with an extra book instead of a card, this sturdy cardboard carry-case contains five small paperback versions of Little Tiger Press stories. Great for overnight stays, holidays, waiting rooms, or snuggled up reading anywhere.
Don’t Call Me Sweet: Smriti Prasadam-Halls & Angie Rozelaar (Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2014) – an adorably cute little monster tries to be scary in this cute rhyming tale, until he decides that maybe being sweet is okay after all… Beautifully illustrated fun for little monsters everywhere.
Dotty Spotty Doodles & Zig Zag Zebra – activity books from Barefoot Books.
Ruby’s Baby Brother: Kathryn White & Miriam Latymer (Barefoot Books)
There’s an Ouch in my Pouch: Jeanne Willis & Garry Parsons (Puffin Books)

Baby Animals Sticker Activities; Farm Sticker Activities; Springtime Stories (5 books); Red, Blue, Peekaboo; and Don’t Call Me Sweet were received for review. Dotty Spotty Doodles, Zig Zag Zebra, and Ruby’s Baby Brother are new Barefoot Books from when I was an Ambassador. There’s an Ouch in my Pouch is from a Bookstart pack and has been on our shelves and therefore in good but not as new condition. Lovingly cared for in a smoke & pet free home.

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. Open to everyone, #300PBs members please leave a second comment for an extra entry.

The giveaway is open to enter until the linky list closes on Sunday 20 April, and a winner will be chosen at random from the comments. This giveaway is not endorsed by the publishers, and postage is paid from my own pocket.  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.

9 responses to “300 Picture Books #14

  1. Thanks for hosting the competition. Good mix of books (if I win, we’ll give some of the younger books to a friend who’s pregnant).

  2. 2nd comment.

    So jealous you’ve been reading Famous Five. Can’t wait to be able to read some Enid Blyton to N.
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  3. I am glad it isn’t just me who has off weeks with reading. Or in my case, a couple of off weeks. But back in the saddle now, and past the half way stage, yay!
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  4. rebeccabeesley

    what lovely books! I am so behind with keeping track of things. Our favourite read for this week has been a new one from Emily Gravett Bear and Hare go Fishing. My daughter loves it and it seems to be her absolute favourite at the moment. x

  5. We seem to be reading the same books over and over although we have reread some old favourites that were hidden at the back of the bookshelf.

    Fab giveaway 🙂 I’ve retweeted your link.
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  6. I love how to catch a star
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  7. Yep, we’ve definitely had a few slower weeks with the reading too! This month’s giveaway looks fab and would be a perfect selection of books for us at the moment.
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  8. Looks like you read Ding Dong Gorilla this week – we had that from the library a few weeks ago. Did make me laugh that one! Don’t Call Me Sweet looks good too.
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  9. We are are just starting the challenge, still aiming for 300 by the end of the year. My boys love to read the same books over again!

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