Picture Book Month & A Giveaway

It's picture book month!

This is thrilling to me as a writer, as a homeschool mom, as a mom in general and as an avid book reader!

I want you to join me in my excitement!

To celebrate this month, and all that's going on with it - I'm going to post several links here to some great sites that involve the world of picture books.....

AND I'm hosting my first ever GIVEAWAY!

I've selected a Picture Book (based on my 4-year-old son's recommendation from our most recent stacks of Picture Books we got from the library) for the person (follower) selected using the Rafflecopter  below!

It's simple:  For each item you complete, back and click a button to say it's done.  Then you can gain a 'point' or 'chance' for every one you complete.  At the end of the month, Rafflecopter will perform an automatic drawing and tell me the winner.  I'll announce the winner on December 1st and notify the winner- once given the address of the winner ( Only United States Addresses PLEASE of the contingent states - postage is a concern of mine as this is coming from my own personal funds) I'll be happy to ship the book out immediately! 🙂

But first:  Here's a list of resources you can use to enjoy this month to the fullest of your ability!  Be sure to comment below and tell me more of any you are aware of so I can add them here and share with all of our Picture Book fans!



Picture Book Database

Children's Book Council

Society of Book Writer's and Illustrators

American Library Association

International Reading Association


And Now the GIVEAWAY!

(Be sure to follow the Blog to be eligible!)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

So what IS your favorite picture book? Tell us about it!

24 thoughts on “Picture Book Month & A Giveaway

  1. orthodoxmom3

    I apologize for the glitch in the giveaway. There is a problem with the rafflecopter.... Please standby.... and know once you see it in the post, it's fixed!

  2. writersideup

    Hey, Carol! This is exciting! 🙂 I LOVE this book and don't own it yet, so I'm in for the giveaway 🙂 You put some great links up here, too! I was NOT aware of the Picture Book Database and am very glad to be now! 🙂 Yay for PRINT picture books!!!

    1. orthodoxmom3

      I'm planning on doing my next book review on this book (Wednesday) if my time allows. We just got it out of the library this past week. I've heard a lot about Pete the Cat books but hadn't read one. Now I know what all the fuss is about. It's adorable! I'm glad to provide a new link for you. I hadn't known about the database either until I went looking for some resources for this post!

  3. writersideup

    Ooops...forgot to mention a picture book. Truth be told, it is literally IMPOSSIBLE to name a favorite! I love SO many of them and all for their own, unique differences. There are easily hundreds that I find amazing 🙂 What I'll do is simply mention my most RECENT favorite: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, two amazing talents! I anticipated this book for months and purchased it right after its release. And, oh, the trailer!!! I LOVE it SO much! I've watched it SO many times! lol

    1. orthodoxmom3

      HAHA! I know EXACTLY what you mean! But thanks for mentioning this one and including the link! (is that a Burl Ives song in the background? Been meaning to find my cassette of Burl Ives and start playing it more for my son...) I'll be looking for the book now!

    1. orthodoxmom3

      We will definitely be getting out more Pete the Cat books on our next library trip! I bet Pete is a great cat 😉

  4. Yvonne Jefferson

    Pete the Cat books are probably the most requested books at our library. I can't begin to tell you how many children, parents, grandparents and teachers I've introduced to Pete. The author was at a book festival near to where I live and we (yes, I made my husband go with me) went to see him. It was wonderful. He has another book called The Nuts - Bedtime at the Nut House that you'll definitely want to check out.

    Here are a couple of links you might enjoy:


    My favorite picture book has always been Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure by Bill Peet (published in 1959). I recently had the good fortune to find a discarded copy at a library book sale.

    1. orthodoxmom3

      What a great experience! I have read a few Bill Peet books- I don't think I've seen that particular book. I will keep an eye out for it!
      Don't forget to follow the blog to be eligible for the drawing! 🙂

  5. Christina George

    I forgot how much I enjoy your blog; Thanks for posting the giveaway and even more for letting your readers in on this great-sounding book! My son is 4 so it's a perfect fit!

    1. orthodoxmom3

      Thank you so much Christina - I'm secretly hoping this giveaway goes so well that it gives me an excuse to have more 😉 I LOVE picture books as much as my 4 year old and hope someday it will be my own that I giveaway! Who knows!?! 🙂

  6. Christina George

    Oh, whoops! My favorite picture book... how about my son's? 🙂 He loved "Goodnight Moon" when he was younger. And for at least a year he has loved "The Getaway" which has comic-book like illustrations. Can I tell you more?!? haha This household LOVES books!

    1. orthodoxmom3

      Goodnight Moon was a favorite here for a good two- three years....we read it almost EVERY night from about 9 months on! It's not read as often now but the very worn book is still right by his bead! I have not heard of the Getaway.... I'll look for it! Thanks for sharing and good luck in the giveaway!

    1. orthodoxmom3

      Oh that's cute! I'll have to look for that one too on the next library trip! Ooops...speaking of libraries...I need to hurry and renew a book before the night is over!

      1. Yvonne Jefferson

        Aren't libraries wonderful places? I work part-time in one of the small branches of our county library system and my primary job is shelving books and and picking out books for displays so I spend a lot of time in the children's area. I especially love interactive picture books. Next time you're at the library you should see if they have Press Here by Herve Tullet and Can You Make a Scary Face by Jan Thomas....actually any of Jan Thomas' books are fun.

      2. orthodoxmom3

        I just went and got a notebook to keep right here at my desk and write down all these book titles. People tell me titles and I think, yes! I want to read that.... and then we get there and.... I am truly writing these down from now on!

  7. Yvonne Jefferson

    Have you read any of Julia Donaldson's books? I didn't discover her writing until the last couple of years and the stories are wonderful. She wrote the Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, Stickman and a few others.

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