Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summer Reading Challenge - final check in & giveaway!

Stephanie, Elizabeth, and I are back today for the last check in for our Summer Reading Challenge - 12 books in 12 weeks. I can't believe it has been 12 weeks already. I also can't believe next month officially starts fall...hooray!

Let's start this thing off with the giveaway.

Remember you need to have participated in the challenge as well as linked up at least once to be eligible for the giveaway.

So, what are we giving away?

One winner will receive:
- A $10 Starbucks gift card
- A Children's Traveling Color Pad with Crayons
- The book Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle

All you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now onto the books!

If you recall, last week Aria finished off her 12 books so we made a new goal of crossing off all of the categories.

Did we manage?

Yes we did!
favorite toddler books, children's books
 And, here is our entire summer reading list:
favorite toddler books, children's books
favorite toddler books, children's books
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1. Dragon's Extraordinary Egg - a dragon raises a baby penguin
2. Princess Bess Gets Dressed - Bess wears a lot of dresses but her favorite thing to wear is at the end
3. Blue Chameleon - a lonely chameleon trying to make a friend
4. Green Eggs and Ham - just eat the green eggs and ham already
5. Alphabet Soup - food poetry
6. Open Wide! - the dentist and his many animal patients
7. Demolition - lots of construction vehicles
8. The Spider and the Fly - darker tale about a spider tricking a fly
9. Little Red Hot - retelling of Little Red Riding Hood but with hot peppers
10. How to be a Cat - big on pictures small on words
11. Runaway Mummy - a parody of Runaway Bunny although I've never read the original
12. Sofia the First Princesses to the Rescue - the three princesses rescue their brothers and dads, with an appearance from Mulan
13. Little Critter & Clifford - childhood favorites that Aria has taken a fancy to as well
14. Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie - best friends planning a tea party...lots of sweets, tutus, and pink
15. Camp Rex - reads like a brochure for camping but the pictures are perfection
16. Ella Sets Sail - little girl keeps losing her hat and follows it on a little adventure
17. The Poky Little Puppy - the puppy is poky
18. Moose on the Loose - what would you do with a moose in your house?
19. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole - they dig a hole...but very whimsical story

These are all favorites for Aria, but my top three are...Runaway Mummy, Camp Rex, and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole! I've got thoughts of book activities for each running through my head. If you get the chance I definitely recommend checking them out.

Sweet Turtle Soup

And for the final time, let us know how your summer reading has been going by linking up below!


  1. I still haven't read Mia a Dr Suess book, oops! I need to get on that asap!

  2. Runaway Mummy!!! That sounds like a great book for counting down to Halloween. ;)

  3. Your descriptions of the books you read are hilarious: "the puppy is poky" , "they dig a hole, a whimsical story". I am now wanting to read Sam and Dave Dig a Hole!

  4. Look at you guys!! I love that you read 12 books in 12 weeks (and then some) AND you checked off every category! You go girls!

  5. Whoa! You guys are rockin' this reading challenge. Mason and I just started a new reading challenge for his school. If he is one of the top readers when the first six weeks is up he gets to have a pizza lunch with the high school cheerleaders. haha! Best believe that boy is on a mission. ;)


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