Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Giveaway! *ended*

TWO lucky winners will receive this
'Adoption Rocks' tote (13.5" W x 13.5" H x 4" D)
great for library outings,
which is what we plan to use ours for,
amongst other things...

AND their very own copy of
'I Love You Like Crazy Cakes' by Rose Lewis!

We've not yet read this book,
but it comes highly recommended
and will be under the tree for our kids this year!

And as an added bonus...
• Holt receives 5%-15% of the total of your purchases on all merchandise on
• If shoppers enter through Holt's website ALL purchases from will benefit Holt…

which is where I purchased the books!


how do you enter to win?

Easy peasy.

FIRST, make sure you're a 'FOLLOWER' on our blog by clicking the 'FOLLOW' button in the side bar to the right of this post.

Why? 'Cause I like to know who's following our blog and to follow you and yours! Some of my most important relationships in the adoption world have been formed right here online through this blog and message boards. I value those friendships, whether we've met in real life or not! And, you don't have to be adopted or an adoptive parent to follow our blog or be my friend, I love meeting people in general! With all the views our blog receives around the world, I am so interested to see who you are!

So there, that's why you need to follow!

SECOND, leave a comment on this post with YOUR favorite children's book! Does not have to be adoption related! Just a favorite in your family!

Two lucky winners will be randomly selected on or around Sunday, December 19 and will be announced shortly after, so check back!


  1. My favorite children's book (from when I was a child) is "The Big Tidy Up" by Nora Smaridge. LOVE it!

  2. My favorite Children's book is the Hungry Caterpillar! Love it.

  3. My daughter is only 21 months old, but she LOVES books! I have caught her in her play room surrounded by toys looking longingly at the bookshelf above her reach seeking out the book she would "read" if she could get her hands on it. With that said, there is no favorite in our house, but "I Don't Have Your Eyes" and "Mr. Brown Can Moo" are two big ones. She also loves David and Goliath... well, Goliath.

    By the way, you're more than welcome to follow my blog too. Email me and I'll send you an invite. We also have a daughter adopted from Korea.

  4. hard to pick a favorite, but the three that noah requests just about every night are: "I Stink", "The very hungry caterpillar" ( we have a pop up version which is really cool! ) and "If you give a cat a cupcake" :)

    i'm bummed i didn't know that about holt and amazon as i've ordered a ton of stuff from there lately. :( i will keep it in mind for next time.

  5. Oh! Fun! Avery's fav hands down right now is her Disney Princess CD Storybook. Close seconds are anything princess. It's not like we ever go to Disney or anything lol ;)

  6. My favorite one right now is "God Found Us You!" by Lisa Tawn Bergren. We truly believe that God brought us our referral...and pre-destined him to be our son!

  7. There are just too many books to choose from, but my current favorite is, "We Just Want You to Know" by Andrea Yee

  8. I was already a follower:-) I LOVE children's books so it is hard to choose a favorite so I will choose Kyle's: "Bee Bim Bop" by Linda Sue Park!

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  10. Commenting again because I can't believe I forgot my all time childhood favorite, "Tikki Tikki Tembo" :) (oh and i'm already a follower)

  11. My little guy is big into books, his favorite is Bee-Bim-Bop. I see it was already mentioned as a favorite. :) My son loves to say the "beebimbop" part of the story. :)

  12. My new favorite Children's Book is "God Found Us You"
    I cry every time I read it these days.....waiting for Evelyn is so hard.....

  13. My favorite book is "I wished for you - an adoption story".

    Ben's favorite book is "The Going-to-Bed Book" by Sandra Boynton.

  14. our favorite little kids book is "Love you forever" by Robert Munsch which follows a little boy through adulthood is basically a message saying that a mother's love is forever for her children...very sweet.... and any of the David books. My boys get such a kick out of the No, David book.

  15. We're still waiting on the referral of our first child, so I don't have any "favorite books" experience from the parent perspective. But as a child, my favorites were the Richard Scarry books. Loved them :)

  16. Hannah loves variety in her reading but always gets a kick out of "Roly Poly Olie" by William Joyce. Our current favorites are Winnie the Pooh books and anything with trains!

  17. Lots of favorite books - at Christmastime I LOVE "A Child's Christmas at St. Nicholas Circle".

    Another children's book I'd definitely recommend for around 3-4 is "Alpha Oops"

    A funny one for preschool and early elementary is "Hiccupotomus" (the "credits" at the end are hysterical - parents will crack up).