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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Blog Give-A-Way

     Since today is my birthday I am hosting a Blog Give-A-Way!  It is open to U.S. and International.  To enter please comment and share one of your favorite Holiday Children's Books (picture book, middle grade or young adult) along with a link to your blog so we can stop by and say hello.  The book can be an old favorite or a new one.  One of my all time favorites (and it isn't just a Christmas Story) is "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott. 
Little Women (Little Women, #1)


I would have to list that as my all time favorite. 

Now for the Give-A-Way


Large Old Time Christmas Stocking, click for larger view

     A handmade stocking (12" high) filled with goodies, perfect for the writer.  This contest is open from today, December 6, 2011 through December 16, 2011.  The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on December 17, 2011 and the prize will be shipped to the winner.  So, please leave a comment along with a link so that we can visit your blogs and so that I can contact the winner.  Have a great day everyone!

14 comments:

Joanna said...

Maeve have a wonderful, warm family birthday!

I have always loved Little Women, especially Jo (one of my nicknames).

My favorite Christmas picture book remains Eloise at Christmas, the original, of course!

Mark said...

Aloha Maeve,

Happy belated 21st Birthday... (I've heard all the women in Roscommon are 21, and they just repeat as necessary:)

Don't laugh, but I have 2.89 boys, so MY favorite kids book is "Potty Time With Elmo."

That book, and all it's little sounds is awesome and when we are finally post-potty, this little book that could will be sent to the Potty Hall of Fame in Peeville, WV. :)

Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your lovely day! Favorite children's book? I love Hans Christin Anderson and I have 2 boys. So I'd have to say The Tin Soldier. :-)

Leigh Covington said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAEVE! You always have the best giveaways! I won't enter this giveaway since I won your last awesome giveaway... but I will still share. One of my favorite books as a kid was "The Velveteen Rabbit." I read that over and over again. Loved it!

Have a great birthday!

E.R. King said...

Happy, happy, birthday! What a fun way to celebrate your special day. I hope you have a great day with your family and friends!

Tonya Kuper said...

Happy Birthday!! One of my favorite Holiday Children's books is The Night Before Christmas illustrated by the talented Jan Brett! Her illustrations are SO detailed.

Tara Tyler said...

yay! such a cute stocking!
we have the twelve days of christmas picture book w/ musical score in the back. it's our all time fave!

Tara Tyler said...

ps, thanks for offering a gift on your bday! hope it's a sweet one!

Patricia T. said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Maeve! I love Little Women.

I still think Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," will remaine a favorite.

Beautiful stocking. Giving on your birthday, what a lovely idea!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope you're having a great day!
'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are two of my favorite holiday reads.

emma_mcgregor said...

Happy Birthday!
My favourite book would have to be Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden, because the characters are so deep and you can learn things about yourself even as you plunge deeper into the action of a war that might someday be...
Hope you had a great birthday - can't wait until my 14th next year!
Cheers,
Emma
futureofjustice.blogspot.com

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Hope you had a great birthday. My new favorite is The Twelve Days of Christmas in Colorado by Linda Ashman. I'm hoping to check out other states in the series.

Susan Barclay said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Maeve. I hope it was a very special day!

My favourite holiday picture book is Silver Packages: an Appalachian Christmas Story by Cynthia Rylant. It's a wonderful story.

The Christmas stocking looks beautiful. Thanks for offering such a lovely prize to one lucky reader.

Cassam said...

I left a comment yesterday but it looks like it's went into hyperspace. So I'll try again.I hope you had a lovely birthday and I'm sending belated birthday greetings to you. My favourite Christmas book is,The Lion,The Witch and The Wardrobe. I didn't read this until my daughter recieved it as a school prize.It reminds me of Christmas because we took the children to see it performed on stage on Chritmas eve and it was magical. They said on stage if all the children were good Aslan the lion would win but if they didn't behave the witch would win, I had good children for months after that. The christmas stocking is so beautiful,I wonder if you made it yourself?