Fall Festival of Children’s Books (and giveaways)

by Jennifer


Here at 5 Minutes for Books we love letting you our readers know about interesting books that publishers and authors and PR firms send our way. We like to offer reviews across many genres for all ages. In any given week you’re likely to see us review novels, a memoir, and then maybe some other interesting non-fiction selection for adults. Each week we feature a few reviews for children’s books as well, be they Young Adult novels, chapter books, picture books, fiction or non-fiction.

We noticed that we had a higher than average percentage of great children’s picture books waiting to be reviewed, so we decided to have a festival!

For the next 10 days, we are going to be having a Fall Festival of Children’s Books, which means instead of offering variety we are going to review Children’s Books. LOTS and lots of children’s books! We are going to be reviewing funny books, sweet books, religious books, beautifully-illustrated books. We’ll feature fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. And we will have giveaways! Lots of giveaways.

Just look at the information on each post to see if it is a giveaway or not, and what the terms are.

In addition to the individual giveaways, we are going to give away a grand prize. The grand prize will feature most of the books that had giveaways offered on our Fall Festival of Books.

To be eligible for this grand prize giveaway, here’s what you can do:

  1. Review a children’s picture book on your site this week (by September 27), and mention the Fall Festival of Children’s Books (and giveaways). Just write your review and link to this post. Then link up your review AND leave a comment on this post. You can write one post each day if you’d like. Give the name of the book that you reviewed in your link-up.
  2. Tell your friends and followers about the Fall Festival of Children’s Books (and giveaways!) on your Facebook page or Twitter (linking to this page). Leave a comment here, with the link if possible. You can do this once a day. Leave a comment each time.
  3. Leave a comment on any of the reviews that are part of the Fall Festival of Children’s Books that DO NOT have a giveaway attached to it. You do not need to leave a comment here saying you left a comment, but those comments left will count as a grand prize entry as well.

Check out all the reviews for the Fall Festival of Children’s Books, including the ones left in the linky below:

**Giveaway is also included in the GRAND PRIZE giveaway

Feel free to grab our cute button or banner to display in your sidebar or use in your posts.

The grand prize giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. The winner will receive one of each book marked ** above.

All giveaways will be announced on Saturday October 2.

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Now it’s your turn to link up children’s book reviews that you’ve posted this week (that also link back to this post):

Link Up Participants

1. Remy the Rhino Learns Patience~Live, Learn, Love
2. Calvin Can’t Fly (w/giveaway) – Reading to Know
3. Ladybug Girl – mommablogsalot
4. Math picture books (w/giveaway) – Reading to Know
5. I See I Learn (In the Pages)
6. Country Road ABC – Brimful Curiosities
7. Church History ABC’s (Happy Little Homemaker)
8. All Those Secrets of the World
9. apple blossom @ 4 the LOVE of BOOKS with Fur and Feathers
10. Leonardo the Terrible Monster- LitLad
11. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Mary Smith)
12. Friendship @LittleSproutBooks
13. Lisa
14. Kate @ The Parchment Girl {Emily}
15. 4 the LOVE of Books ~ Bedtime of the Sky
16. Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (w/giveaway) – Brimful Curiosities
17. Imagination Soup
18. ABeCedarios @ Meemaw Moments
19. Tuesday Tales from TheAngelForever – 1 1 = 5

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Annette W September 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm

We just reviewed Remy the Rhino Learns Patience…a very cute book that we all need to read to be reminded of the consequences of anger and impatience.


2 Carrie, Reading to Know September 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Looking for code to grab the button. Maybe I’m just blind but. . . ?


3 Jennifer (5 Minutes for Books) September 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm

It’s done now. I was being lazy, assuming people would right click. But I fixed it :)


4 Carrie, Reading to Know September 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm

See? I didn’t even know you could do that. Anyway – thanks! =D I got it.


5 Jen September 22, 2010 at 8:40 am

I reviewed a book about famous people in the history of christianity – http://www.happylittlehomemaker.com/?p=3524


6 Jen September 22, 2010 at 8:41 am
7 Zoe September 23, 2010 at 3:25 am

What a great idea!


8 apple blossom September 23, 2010 at 10:03 am
9 Jennifer Unsell September 23, 2010 at 11:27 am

I reviewed All Those Secrets of the World by Jane Yolen.


10 Holly September 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm

We just added our review of Leonardo the Terrible Monster.


11 BeckyB September 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I reviewed the new “I See I Learn” series by Stuart Murphy – new series for preschoolers – very good!!


12 BeckyB September 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I also linked up on Twitter and Facebook!


13 Angela W. September 24, 2010 at 12:23 am
14 Anne September 24, 2010 at 2:26 am

Just linked up my post about books that teach kids about friendship! It’s also a link-up, for anyone intersted!


15 Anne September 24, 2010 at 2:31 am

Just posted about it on facebook!


16 lisa September 24, 2010 at 10:30 am

I linked up my blog.. and my feed me friday books and your fall festival.. and I wrote about it on facebook.. I have no idea how to find the url… for that but I will try…


17 Kate {The Parchment Girl} September 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

What a great event! I reviewed Emily by Michael Bedard – such a good book!


18 Kate {The Parchment Girl} September 24, 2010 at 3:48 pm
19 Janelle September 26, 2010 at 11:42 pm

I’ve linked up my review of Country Road ABC. Having great fun with this Fall Festival of children’s books.


20 Janelle September 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Added another review today – this time a middle grade book The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition!


21 Melissa Taylor September 27, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Author of Beautiful Oops posts on creating your own beautiful oops plus my quick review AND a giveaway. I’ll link to you right now.



22 rita September 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I am so sorry to link up at this late hour because it does not allow my readers the opportunity to try for this great giveaway.
It is a wonderful work you are doing!
Adelante! Keep it up!


23 Beth September 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Linked up to the festival on my review of 1 + 1 = 5


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