Reminder: Dinosaurs contest

Don’t forget—you only have a few more hours left to enter the contest to win two awesome Dinosaurs holiday-themed books! Your entry doesn’t guarantee a win, but if you don’t enter, you definitely don’t win.

As always, enter the contest by leaving a comment on the contest post. Comments on this post shall be reserved for discussion of your very favorite children’s book (either from your own childhood, or from reading to your kids). Here, I’ll go first: Bread and Jam for Frances. (All the Frances books, really, but I have an especially soft spot for that one.) Your turn! (After you enter the contest, of course.)

10 Responses to “Reminder: Dinosaurs contest”

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    Liza December 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    EVERYTHING by Todd Parr. But especially The Family Book.

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    Mir December 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Ooooh, yes, Liza. Love those. I may have gotten some Todd Parr wallpapery things in a recent boutique for a certain son of mine.

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    Andrea December 9, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Corduroy. But I loved Bread and Jam for Frances…think I got it from Scholastic way back when and I still own it!

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    Laurel December 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patricia Thomas
    I’m pretty sure I got this book when I had chicken pox in the 1st grade (in 1974), and I still love reading to my kids (who are almost as tall as me).

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    Jenn December 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Well, since there’s a dinosaur contest going on I’d say “When Dinosaurs Came with Everything.” I also love “Toes Are to Tickle.”

    I live in a very small town in a very rural area. And “Corduroy” is a book that all the kindergarteners read. At the back of that book are directions to the only set of escalators in our area. In case a child has not ever been outside the area and has never seen an escalator. Perfectly reasonable and helpful but kinda mind boggling for this city kid.

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    sarah December 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    I can’t enter 🙁 (darn canadian postal system!) but for slightly older kids, you must read the “So you want to be a Wizard” series, by Diane Duane. And for all in need of comedy ready Terry Pratchett, or Tanya Huff (her stuff is great, but there is a bit of off screen sex, so you might want to pre-read before passing them along to your teens … probably no worse than Twilight ..but I’m not a parent, so I’m paranoid about making kid recommendations)

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    alison T December 10, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    We love us some Barnyard Dance around here and also, A Mother For Choco. It makes me cry when I read it, but it’s sweet and wonderful for adopted kids and their mamas.

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    Erica December 10, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    The Phantom Tollbooth!

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    chris December 10, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    When my kids were littles we loved all Sandra Boynton. I am pretty sure my husband would still read it to the kids if they would let him! I also love Bread and Jam for Frances since it could have been written about my own daughter, 🙂

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    amelia December 10, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    ah, Francis. I didn’t read her until I was an adult and a friend recommended the books. I haven’t read them all, but I think A Bargain for Francis is my favorite so far.