Monday, March 22, 2010

march giveaway! - win a cabin + cub bookplate set

Hooray... spring is officially here! And to celebrate, my March giveaway starts today! One lucky winner this month will win a set of 8 peel-and-stick repostionable bookplates! I am also offering the option to have them customized with any name you would like too! How great would these be nestled in your personal library, or perhaps the library of your wee one, or as a great gift for a bookworm!

Enter to win by posting a comment telling me what your favourite children's book is.... is it classic Winnie the Pooh?... or maybe you were an advanced reader and loved War And Peace?... or maybe you liked Where's Waldo and are still trying to find him to this day. Oh so many great titles to choose from! And yes, if you haven't guessed, I am hoping to get some ideas from all your lovely comments/entries for building little Bun's library... so feel free to list more than one book if you like.... don't be shy!

There will be a random draw from the shiny trophy cup on Monday, March 29th... so check back to see if you won! Please remember to include some sort of contact info (etsy shop, blog, website, or e.mail address) and please only one entry per person. Good luck to everyone!

98 comments:

A Beautiful Party said...

I always loved the book But No Elephants. I'm not sure what attracted me to the book but it was definitely a favorite.
I'm also having a giveaway here:
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SuZeFashion said...

Nice giveaway!
My favorite children's books growing up were Nancy Drew Mysteries. I even started writing my own mystery story!

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Check out my blog giveaway!
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Jenni said...

Very cool giveaway!!
Favorite book is 'Runaway Bunny' by Margaret Wise Brown. (love her 'Goodnight Moon' as well) Runaway Bunny was given to me by my own mother when I was 16. We were having a rough year and it was her little reminder to me that she loved me.
I read it to my little kiddos all the time.

Kimmy1013 said...

Oooo...I favorited these little gems already! Love 'em.
One of my favorite books as a tween was "The House on Hackman's Hill" I liked spooky, scary stuff :)

chaosstar99 at hotmail dot com

BeckyKay said...

Oh! I'd LOVE to have these!!

My favorites were Socks for Supper, The Strange Disappearance of Chester Cats, and yes, But No Elephants! (I can't believe someone else knows that book!) :)

Stacey said...

My favorite was Jellybeans for Breakfast. I got it through a Scholastic Bookfair order form and just loved it, read it over and over.
:)

Kelley said...

As a child I really enjoyed Scott McDowell's "Island of the Blue Dolphins." I generally liked books about people stranded on islands and fending for themselves through their own creativity.

buttercup caren said...

So hard to choose just one Childrens book; I have a small collection from both my childhood & just because I adore the art/stories.
For sentimental-sake, I say Garbage Delight by Dennis Lee (as my original 1977 copy sits within easy peeking-sight).

I love your bookplates! :)

Tonya said...

My favorite book as a kid was "I wish I had Duck Feet" - a lesser known Dr. Seuss book (authored as "Theo LeSeig") about a kid who wishes to change all these crazy things about himself and then in the end, realizes that he's good just being himself. I am in my late 20s and my mom can still recite most of the book from memory. I am on my 3rd copy (which I received from my parents for high school graduation).

bungaloe said...

awesome giveaway!
when i was little i loved the giving tree by shel silverstein

our little love nest said...

I loved "The Horse in Harry's Room" by Syd Hoff.
Puleeeeeeeze pick me...
oh
me.....c'mon... just pick me already;)!! xoxo
(Have a sunshiney week...if that is possible this time of year in Van!!)

MAB Jewelry said...

Oh, I loved Dr. Seuss and Richard Scarry when I was really little. These book plates are adorable.

mabjewelry from etsy

lil hipsters said...

My favorite growing up was Chronicles of Narnia. My baby is only 18 months, so our favorite right now IS winnie the pooh! We read it all the time. =)

Thanks for the chance to win! I love the bookplates and have hearted you on etsy!

Charity - www.lilhipsters.etsy.com

CinnamonAndSass said...

You have the best giveaways! Those bookplates are adorable. My favorite books were (hard to pick I read a LOT when I was a kid) Black Beauty and Smoky The Cowhorse. Yes, I was horse-obsessed :)

Debbie said...

As I child I loved the box car children books.

Nice blog!

Hello Kendra said...

I liked Where the Sidewalk Ends. the poems were captivating. I also liked the Poems of A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

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the Lost Earring said...

Yay! These are great :)

My favorite kid's book,...well I taught preschool for 6 years so I have many favorites! I love Eric Carle books--the illustrations are so colorful and unique, and kids love the simplicity of the stories. My favorite is Mister Seahorse because it's all about how male seahorse care for their young. My dad raised me, so that one really hits home :)

I also have to mention another favorite called What Was I Scared Of? It's a lesser known Dr. Seuss book and I LOVE it. It's so much fun to read, even over and over again--and kids love the rhythm and poetry of it. It also teaches a great lesson.

Okay, looks like I've written you a novella. Crossing my fingers! Thanks.

Kate and Oli said...

When i was younger, my faves were the giving tree and the fox and the hound. as an adult, my favorite kid's books include click, clack, moo: cows that type, the boy who grew flowers, verdi, and olive, the other reindeer.

:) good luck with your library!

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Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Love bookplates. These are adorable!

Lori said...

I'm too old to remember mine. But for the kiddos, I always Richard Scary, and so did they. :)

Clare said...

Oh these are adorable! My favourite book when I was younger was Tom's Midnight Garden. I used to read so much now I think about it. Really need to get back into the habit. Maybe these book plates would help!

Gallery32 said...

Great giveaway! My favorite books were by Dr. Seuss especially Green Eggs & Ham! That Sam is a pill!

Eileen said...

i have always loved good night moon...i read it to all of my kids over and over and over...

Elisabeth said...

Cute idea for the comments. Here are my favorites from when I was little:
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, James and The Giant Peach,
The Jolly Postman,
Pippi Longstocking,
Where The Sidewalk Ends,
Frog and Toad,
The Giving Tree,
To name a few..
Thanks!

Elisabeth said...

oops and this is how you can get in touch with me:

www.dearweekend.blogspot.com
ebklos@gmail.com

geschichtenvonkat said...

o, sign me up!

my absolute favorite is Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney who also did the lovely illustrations. i've tried to do the same things as the girl in the book i loved it so much and actually, it still ranks among my five favorite books today!

Handsome&Lace said...

I loved the old Nancy drew books, and 'Choose your own adventure' books!

cindy said...

my fav kids books when i was little were scary stories to tell in the dark. and matilda by roald dahl.

cindyascott{at}yahoo.com

Brad Stivers said...

I always loved "The Little Engine That Could" especially the way my mother said "I think I can." My 5 year old son really enjoys "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Green Eggs and Ham" Thanks!

you can get at me through my etsy shop here:
http://www.MoanyandLallas.etsy.com
or my blog here
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sMacThoughts said...

Miss Suzy's Treehouse was one of my favorite books as a child. I'd love to own a copy of it today. Here's a link: http://bit.ly/aDnLW7
Fingers crossed for your giveaway, I'm at smacvision [at] gmail dot com

AnastasiaC said...

as a little girl i loved 'Milly Molly Mandy' and wanted to live in their sweet little village and be friends!!

Annette said...

My mother used to read us the stories from the Book of favorite Bible Stories. I loved them all!!

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Sarah Knight said...

Cool cards : )

my favorite children's book is a tie between
"The Wizard of Op" by Ed Emberley

or

"The Rainbow Goblins" by Ul De Rico

both of which have awesome visuals!

asuka said...

It was The Little Prince. When I was in the 2nd year of elementary school, my teacher gave it to me as a birthday gift, and it was so lovely (especially the part with the sheep). Only later on did I understand the true meaning behind a lot of things, and it did not lose it's magic. Actually, the exact opposite. :)

I can be contacted through so.kitsch (at) gmail.com.

Ashley Pahl said...

My favorite books were the "Little House" series. My aunt gave me the books over the course of a couple years - one for a birthday, the next for Christmas, etc. I was so enchanted by the stories that I'm actually reading a biography about Laura Ingalls Wilder right now (A Writer's Life by Pamela Smith Hill). I'm very much looking forward to reading the series to my daughters in a couple of years.

You can contact me at my Etsy shop at http://AshleyPahl.etsy.com, or email me at Ashley@AshleyPahl.com. Thanks for the chance to win the bookplates!

Rachael said...

My favorite childrens book is The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. It is incredibly prolific & imaginative, I cannot imagine what sort of person I'd be had it never entered my life. It is my favorite book.

I also collect childrens books - mostly Beverly Cleary, American Girl series, Katherine Patterson & Judy Blume :)

email: glassofwin@gmail.com

Tara said...

There are so many good ones...I was an avid reader beginning at 5 ("I am so smart - SMRT")...

It's a toss-up between "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "The Phantom Tollbooth"...

but advice for Bun's library, get some Skippyjon Jones (so much fun to read!) and some Eric Carle "1,2,3...To The Zoo" is Marley's absolute favorite now for about six months running...animals, trains, and BALLOONS! Oh yea - there's this really great character that we all love called "Polo" (I think he's French) but it doesn't matter because the story is just laid out in sequential images and you make it up. Great fun at bedtime.

Best,
Tara

readingsully2 said...

Great give away. Cute book plates.

Julie said...

What an awesome giveaway! My ultimate favourite children's book is The Little Engine That Could. I've loved it since the first time it was read to me. Definitely one that I will always cherish!
Thanks for the giveaway!

andrea creates said...

When I was a kid-I loved the Nancy drew series and anything by Madelyn L'Engle

meeagen said...

My favourite is Good nite moon!!

meagen_7@hotmail.com

Thank you!!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

WOW! What a wonderful giveaway! Love it! We love the Mo Willems books around here - Pigeon Wants a Puppy, Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and others!

jlanenh@comcast.net

ColeAndJosephine said...

The Lorax and Green Eggs and Ham were always my favorite. My daughter loves Dr. Seuss and any sort of eye-spy book.

OH! The Velveteen Rabbit was the best little kids book every! It was my absolute favorite when I was really wee!

This is such a cute give away.

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Maris said...

Oooh I loved books and still love reading..
These were my favorites:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Cant you sleep little bear?


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PurrPrints said...

These are beautiful - I'd be almost afraid to use them for fear the books weren't good enough! :) Or I'd have to save them to just use on my absolute favorite books.

I had so many favorite children's books: goodnight moon, anything with frog and toad, matilda, the twits, both alice books...i could go on.

i can be reached through the contact form on purrprints blog if i'm lucky enough to win

Irene said...

These are lovely! Heidi is my favorite book to this day and forever!please enter my name!

jennifer young said...

aww i love these! i think my favorite children's book dr. seuss books or the giving tree by shel silverstein!

lovely giveaway :)

jennifer
www.iartu.blogspot.com

Mee a Bee said...

How much fun is this? Thanks for letting me know!
As a girl I adored the Trixie Belden books.
For my boys I am slowly gathering the whole set of Roald Dahl books and we are also big fans of The Famous Five.
For really little ones you simply must have a beautiful Mother Goose hardcover, I recommend the one illustrated by Rosemary Wells. My First Mother Goose.
11 weeks is going to fly by!!

Nicole R.J. said...

Your bookplates are adorable!

Some of my favorite childhood books included a book of nursery rhymes and a couple of big Richard Scarry books.

I noticed "I Wish I had Duck Feet" ~ that was a nightly read for my little brother!

Rosie said...

Favourite book? The Faraway Tree by Ednid Blyton....oh, if only I could climb the faraway tree today and find myself in a land of...

The Silver Dog said...

One of my favorite childhood books was "Are You My Mother" by Dr. Suess

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Knotted Nest said...

Great giveaway! I love your bookplates. They're so sweet!

My two favourite childhood books were:
Goodnight Moon
and
Love You Forever

My parents still have them at their house and every now and then I'll take a peak :)

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Cat said...

I was an Enid Blyton fan too - I used to read, "The Magic Faraway Tree" to my brother before bed time for years and years. We loved the Wishing Chair too.

I came through via Jacqui's blog and I love your pieces.

La TempĂȘte said...

Roald Dahl's BFG <3

Hilary Pfeifer said...

Lovely bookplates--remind me so much of my childhood! One of my very favorites was In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak! I love his illustration style in general, but this book really fascinated me much more than his classic Where the Wild Things Are. But I loved everything Sendak, also including Really Rosie.

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s_anklewicz said...

My favourite story book is "The Paperbag Princess" by Robert Munsch.
My favourite children's novel(s) is/are the Harry Potter books.

ZoeyCatherine said...

awesome giveaway!

My favorite book that I read over and over to my sons is "Sometimes I Curl up in a Ball"

It's such a great book and so sweet!

Noogal Creations said...

Great Labels!! My favourite book was The Hungry Caterpillar :)

Diana said...

Great book plates! I always lose books after lending them out.... this would remind those certain people.

(I really loved the book Walt and Pepper)

The Fifth Street Mama said...

These are adorable! So happy to find a fellow Canadian crafter!

julia said...

My favourite childhood book was Flower Fairies of the Garden, I loved the beautiful watercolours of flower-frocked children living amongst a forest of garden flowers.

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Candice said...

I really liked the book James and the Giant Peach :)
Great giveaway you are having!
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Christie Cottage said...

It would have to be "The Pokey Little Puppy". I think I read that book to my children 500+ times!

Here's my new giveaway http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2010/03/win-it-wednesday_23.html

Splendid Things said...

I love these! My fav. book as a child was Charlotte's Web, although I was shocked and cried the 1st time I read it. Thanks! Jeanette at thealldays(at)msn.com

Mamma Pie said...

"Tickle tickle" by helen oxenbury. Actually any of her books...they're short enough for you to memorize (which will come in VERY handy when bun wants a story and you are busy doing something else, babe sits and flips the pages while I sew and I recite it for her).
Also its in board book copy so that's a BIG giant PLUS.

Lorelei said...

Wonderful giveaway!
I love A Penguin Story right now and my kids are crazy for it....growing up I loved The Story of Ferdinand and Leo the Late Bloomer.

Jingle said...

These are so fabulous! I collect children's literature, so I have LOTS of favorites! LOL! One that really has always stood out since I was a kid is The Polar Express. I just love that story! jinglesells at gmail dot com

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! My favorite children book is "El principito"

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman@hotmail.com
Spain

june_spirit2628 said...

I love Where the Wild Things Are.
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Serendipity Handmade said...

Those are adorable! It's so hard to choose a favorite book. I guess I'll say "The Island of the Blue Dolphins." Thanks for the giveaway!

Princess Samy Vintage said...

I loved The Phantom Tollbooth, Disney Books (like Snow White), Winnie The Pooh, The Chronicles of Narnia... I'm not sure if Watership Down is exactly considered children's literature, but I did read it in Elementary School and then when I got a bit older. That one is one of my all time favorites.

Thank you for this opportunity :)

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Absolutely Small said...

I was such a voracious reader as a child that it's hard to pick! I have an aunt who was a children's librarian, and she would send me giant boxes of old books, which I would then devour.
Probably my favorite baby book is "Pat the Bunny". So stinkin' cute! ;)

rainbow_owl_ears said...

Hi
When I was about 9 I found in the house which was generally full of random books ..The Hobbit, I loved it and still do, not least because more books followed it :)
I can be found at rainbow_owl_ears@yahoo.co.uk
xx

Anna said...

What a great giveaway! My favorite Children's book is The Velveteen Rabbit...

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ellen said...

I have two favs - both dearly loved by both of my kids. #1 Hazels Amazing Mother by Rosemary Wells - for all those mothers who sew - a lesson of the power of love. My second fav is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.
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Linda said...

Great Giveaway!! Have always loved the Ramona books:) Also, Nancy Drew!

californiablue said...

Definitely Winnie the Pooh was my favorite :)

Rebecca said...

Oh gosh, my favorite by far has always been Dr. Seuss's "The Sneetches & Other Stories", particularly the one about the pants with no one inside them (I think it was called "What was I afraid of?")! Wonderful book! I'm also smitten with the Olivia the Pig books, even though they're way past my time!

Great shop, great giveaway! I would just LOVE to win these bookplates!

Sincerely,
Becca

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www.FunktapusDesigns.etsy.com

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Sara said...

I did love Winnie the Pooh - also the Madeline books.

AmbreRose said...

I love Peter Rabbit, we had this beautiful boxed set as kids and my sister is going to get. I'm not to happy about that :) ambrerose(!at)aol.com

Stacey said...

My fave books are two LLama Llama Red Pajama, and Llama Llama Mad at Mama
they are books I have received one from the doctor's office for my son, and I liked it so much I went out and bought the second one. They are my son's fave books also. We love to read them together

Paula said...
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GracedLace said...

I loved Dick and Jane!! The artwork, alone, was awesome. My favorite book, thus far, is a C.S. Lewis book...doesn't help you with inspiration, as this is a book called, "The Great Divorce"...not what you may think that it means.

Childhood book....The Velveteen Rabbit.

You do marvelous work. How cool about the baby shower, etc. Thank you for pointing me over here as I've been limited on blog reading time, lately. Time to catch up!

~~Merrilee

Lala's Pequenos said...

Such sweet bookplates! For me, Goodnight Moon is a must! "Goodnight nobody." It gets me every time.

Just follow the name link for my info:)

Heidi Jane Blankets said...

my favorite book was this gross cookbook. It was by Ronald Dahl I believe his name is. He wrote Willy Wonka and all of those. The cook book had real recipes that were shaped like gross things. :)
Heidijaneblankets@comcast.net

CarzooCritters said...

I loveeed the witches and BFG by roald dahl

What a neat giveaway =)

-Breanna

carzooCritters at gmail dot com

Barbara said...

My favorite kid book was Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle!!

___
Barbara
http://ifididnthaveasenseofhumor.blogspot.com

31 everything said...

I want to win this time! I didn't win last time :( Ok, my fav children's book is called "Just Like You" - I don't know who wrote it. Super cute :)

tinypaperheart said...

these are cute! i love "a chair for my mother". :)

Nancy said...

Right now I remember I used to like the Berenstain Bears books, but then again, I don't remember reading much books when I was little :(

Cassandra said...

Those bookplates are to do for!

My favourite childhood book is Green Eggs an Ham! And I remember reading it to my younger siblings too. Such good flow!

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KrissyKay Collection said...

I liked the little house on the prairie books.

amanda said...

Oooo cute! I hope to win! My favorite book was a called a rainy day picnic, with minnie mouse. A very loved family friend got it for me on my 4th birthday and mailed it out. I was super excited to receive a package in the mail and I just loved the book. If I win, my blog is a good place to contact me! Thanks for the chance! :)

AM said...

The jolly postman was my favorite book. It had these little letters to various villagers that you could pull out and read. (The village was made up of classics like little red riding hood, a witch, etc.)

Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

(email in blogger profile)

Sarah said...

One of my favorite books as a wee one was "Stand Back" Said the Elephant, "I'm going to Sneeze!" It's a winner. As are these adorable bookplates!

- Sarah Westervin
www.westervin.com

Galit said...

My all time favorite is Alice in Wonderland which I find more and more enjoyable over the years.

Nowadays I'm a big fan of Curious George! My daughter is crazy about him and I was happy to discover it too! Fun, witty and charming illustrations.

Joy De Vivre Design said...

I loved the Disney books, especially Cinderella. As I got a little older I really enjoyed Nancy Drew.