Monday, November 03, 2014

My Favorite Books Giveaway | Features #02

I hope you have all had fun reading about the My Favorite Books Giveaway, 
which goes until Wednesday (midnight).

Today I'd like to share a few more great bloggers 
and the books they donated!

The first blogger I'd like to introduce to you today is 
Sara from Sunshine Whispers.
Sara is "a Mom who loves God, loves her family and friends, and loves to have fun! 
Seeking the ever elusive work-life balance and 
having a blast keeping up with a beautifully spirited little girl!"

Sara chose to donate 
It's Time To Sleep My Love by Nancy Tilman. 
Sara had such great things to say about this book and why
it is one of her favorites.
"It's Time To Sleep My Love" is such a beautiful book. 
The illustrations by Nancy Tillman are magical... 
the kind of artwork you want to frame and hang in your child's room. 
The words of the book are lyrical-lilting and as I read the book, I often find myself 
trying to imagine Garrison Keillor reading it with his slow, musical voice. 
When our daughter was younger we could actually read the book in such a way 
that by the end of it she was literally nodding off. It is still one of her favorites."

Next we have JoAnn & Megan from A Whimsical Life.

And just how fun are these two!

JoAnn & Megan blog specifically to those living in the Phoenix area.  
(Which I'm loving since I live in the Phoenix area!) 
Each weekday they publish creative ideas for kid’s activities, places to go in the Phoenix area, 
funny parenting stories, recipes, book reviews, and more.
JoAnn & Megan are the women behind Whimsicle.  
Moms themselves, they like to conquer each day with humor and humility, 
offering insight and inspiration along the way.

JoAnn & Megan chose to donate
If You Give A Dog A Donut by Laura Numeroff.

When asked why this was one of their favorite children's books,
JoAnn shared, 
"If You Give A Dog a Donut" 
was one of the first books that my daughter figured out how to read herself.  
Since it has a predictable text structure, 
she was able to easily figure out what the words say by using the pictures 
and knowing the structure of the story.  
She was so happy reading it and it gave her such a big sense of pride. 
All of these Laura Numeroff books are favorites in my house.   
We also love "If You Give A Mouse a Cookie" and "If You Give A Pig A Pancake."
These next books were donated by one of my 
sweet friends Jacquie.

Jacquie works with 4th-5th graders at a before-after school program
and this fall will be an assistant teacher for the little ones in Pre-K.

I can't even imagine all the fun children's books she will be reading in her future! 

Jacquie chose to donate two sets of Sesame Street books. 

Jacquie chose to donate these two sets 
because she grew up watching and loving Sesame Street. 
She shared that, "It is a great learning show, and has so many lovable characters. 
I thought it would be a perfect set for another little boy or girl to learn with and love." 

She also donated 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (not pictured, sorry!)
"It is a fun counting song, one of the most memorable from my childhood. 
The book is cute, and I couldn't resist since it came with a CD full of songs!"

The last blogger I have to share with you today, is another dear friend.
I have known Samantha for over half my life, and she is like a sister to me,
so I was beyond excited when she wanted to participate!

Samantha just started her photography business, 
so definitely check her out when you get the chance!
Here photos are beautiful, especially the ones of her two handsome little boys!

Samantha chose to donate
Good Morning, Good Night by Melanie Mitchell.
 This book was chosen because it is was her oldest son's favorite books as a baby. 
"Now he likes to take the book and will try to read it to himself or to his brother. 
I especially love the touch and feel part of the book with the different textures."
Stay tuned, tomorrow I will be featuring four more amazing bloggers, 
with four more amazing books!

And again,
if you haven't entered the My Favorite Books Giveaway yet,
you have a few more days to do so.
Just click HERE to take you to the official entry form!


  1. All of those look great! Can't have enough books for little ones!

  2. We love books in our house! Just had a book fair and we went nuts buying some cute books! Adding some here onto our wishlist! :)

  3. Such great books for little ones! I don't have any of my own, yet.

  4. What a fun idea! We are always on the lookout for new and classic books!

  5. I love the sesame street books! So fun:)

  6. If You Give A Dog a Donut sounds so cute! I loved If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Pig a Pancake when I was a little girl <3

  7. i really need to add more to my littles book collection...thx for the list!

  8. My daughter has always loved all those if you give a books by Laura Numeroff

  9. I want these books. I just don't have anyone to give it to yet.

  10. I love the touchy books for little ones. My boys loved the difference in textures.

  11. I haven't seen If You Give a Dog a Donut! Looks cute!

  12. Oh my gosh... if you get a dog a donut! Looks so cute <3

  13. these all look like fantastic books. :) haha and now i want a donut.

  14. I LOVE Nancy Tillman! She has such gorgeous illustrations. I've never heard of the others but they look great too!

  15. That first books illustrations look absolutely stunning! And I LOVE the if you give a mouse a cookie book. I have read the donut one.

  16. we have many of these books for our daughter! Great first books!

  17. If you give a dog a donut! I didn't know there was another in that series! I always love if you give a moose a muffin growing up.

  18. Those all sound like great books! I love ones they can touch and feel while you're reading.

  19. These all sound like wonderful books but I'm really drawn tot he one with the swan on it.

  20. These are so precious! I loved reading some of these to my kids.

  21. My kids love to read, or act like they are reading for the little one, but we encourage it. These are some great named books.

  22. I love reading a lot of these to my kids at work! So fun!

  23. We have just about all of those Sesame Street books. My kids really like those.

  24. Good for you, encouraging reading!!! So important to kid's success. :)

  25. Cute books! I think the Good Morning, Good Night one looks particularly appealing and cute~ I'll have to keep them in mind for when I have a little one. :)


  26. Nothing beats kids books. I love them.

  27. Such cute books! I love the illustrations and artwork in the first one! It is absolutely geourgeous!