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December 20, 2010

Target Read with Me and IPAD GIVEAWAY!

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It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Target, particularly the Dollar Spot! Now I have one billion other reasons to love them because Target believes every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, in addition to graduating high school. They feel so strongly about this commitment that they are planning to donate more than $500 million to support education by the end of 2015, which would bring the company’s total to-date education-related donations to more than $1 billion.

A significant chunk of this money is going toward programs that will help more U.S. children reach one of the most critical milestones on the path to graduation: reading proficiently by the end of third grade. In fact, research shows that at the end of third grade, school curriculum shifts from learning to read to reading to learn, and that students who can’t read at grade level by this time have trouble keeping up, and often fall behind. It is more difficult to close the gap after third grade, which is why there is an urgency to do everything we can to get and keep kids reading on grade levell!

Target is encouraging this focus on reading movement to start right at home! Just by reading on a regular basis we can encourage and instill a life long love of reading in our children! Target challenges you and I to set up a regular reading schedule with our kids.

When do you read with your children? Our routine is to read a book before nap and at bed time. I love that special time of snuggling up and reading! More than that I love when B refers back to a story we've read, pretends he is a part of the story, or find similarities in books we've read. I can't get enough of that! So much can come from enjoying books with our children!
Product Image Apple® 16GB iPad™ with Wi-Fi (MB292LL/A)
Target is giving one lucky Activity Mom reader a 16GB Wi-Fi enabled iPad and a selection of children’s books, a prize package valued up to $599.
This will definitely make it easier to get into a reading routine!

To Enter:
Leave one comment and tell us what your favorite children’s book is and/or your favorite time and place to read with your kids.

Good Luck!


This sweepstakes is only open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. A winning commenter will be drawn at random, using Random.org, after the sweepstakes closes on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 12:00am EST. The winner will receive a 16GB Wi-Fi enabled iPad and a selection of children’s books, a prize package valued up to $599. After the winner is notified, he or she has 48 hours to respond with their mailing address, phone number and ages of their children, so that Target can ship the prize and select books appropriate for their children. If the winner does not reply in that time frame, he or she forfeits the prize and another winner will be drawn at random. Please note that we cannot ship product to a P.O. Box.


Per the FTC’s guidelines on endorsements (http://ftc.gov/opa/2009/10/endortest.shtm), I must clearly and conspicuously disclose that I am working with Target, and am receiving compensation from Target for running this sweepstakes and Target is providing a prize for one of my readers.

239 comments:

  1. Wow! What an amazing giveaway! It's really hard to pick one favorite, but one of my favorites is Paddington!

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  2. How fun! My favorite children's book is The Jesus Story Book Bible -- Every Story Whispers His Name. Our kids LOVE it. And I love Miss Nelson is Missing and Brown Bear Brown Bear . . . ok one more . . . Bear Wants More! I know . . . you said only one, but I couldn't resist!

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  3. So many favorites.. currently my twin girls love Caps for Sale!

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  4. Oohh, I'm first! :)

    As for our favorite books, we have SO many! Currently, my daughter's favorite is "Brown bear, Brown Bear" by Eric Carle. And my son's favorite is "His Mighty Warrior" by Sherri Shepard Rose.

    groves.jennifer@gmail.com

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  5. I love Goodnight Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I love reading with my little one on my lap...anywhere!

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  6. My favorite place to read is under a blanket with my kids!

    derekannette at gmail dot com

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  7. I love the sesame street book with Grover (the monster at the end of the book). I like doing the voice of grover and our time is in my daughters bed at night...or on the couch for quiet time.

    smilin_chick@hotmail.com

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  8. My kids favorite book was called "My Life With The Wave" and we loved to snuggle on the bed to read right before saying their prayers and going to sleep! :)

    laleighma1@charter.net

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  9. My three year old loves the Eric Carl Brown Bear book series. He helps me finish the sentences. He also recites the lines randomly throughout the day.

    My 1 year old loves his Puppy Love book. He always brings it to me to read to him. He loves the puppies' soft fur!

    We read throughout the day because books are always available to grab and read and play with. Our favorite routine reading time is after bathtime and before bedtime.

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  10. My son is a Captain underpants fan while my daughter is fond of Fancy nancy
    Amanda
    zegamacik@yahoo.com

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  11. My daughter's favorite right now are all of our Christmas books. I wrap up our books and she gets to open a new book each day and we read them over and over all day from our special Chrstmas book basket.

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  12. One of my most favorite books is Bunny Cakes! My children love this book. Love to read stories before naptime.

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  13. Me and my godson read all the time and when my twin nephews and twin nieces get older i am gonna read to them all the time. My godsons favorite books are anything that has to do with spongebob.
    anicolestone@yahoo.com

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  14. Oh I love so many books... but my favorite time/place to read with my kids is in the middle of the day snuggled up on the couch under a big blanket. Perfection.

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  15. this is such an amazing giveaway! my favorite childs story is the very hungry caterpillar..i love that book!! my son and i like to read at bedtime in his bed but since i keep kids we read books all day too!!

    monstersmommy021207@gmail.com

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  16. I don't think I could pick a favorite book (but my daughter would say it was Cinderella) but our favorite time to read is before bedtime. It's nice to snuggle up and escape to a far away place.
    valblaisdell at yahoo dot com

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  17. Our favorite book is Rusty's Bone. We read it any & every where! My son smiles the entire time I read it to him.
    mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  18. The giving tree. I love curling up with all of the kiddos in my big bed

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  19. A favorite around here has been Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson. I love to curl up in bed with my eldest. My little one joins us now.

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  20. We read before naps and bedtime...and scattered throughout the day since John LOVES books! Anything that has to do with dinosaurs are his current favorites...which is why my 2 year-old can name tons of dinosaurs. :)

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  21. Wow! It is hard to pick one favorite book but right up there is Love You Forever. Excited to hear of Target's committment to literacy/education.

    Thanks!
    Sue Hills
    skh@elkhartchristian.org

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  22. Our favorites are Dr. Suess books, Junie B. Jones series, and Geronimo Stilton series. We usually read in the evenings before bedtime.

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  23. The kids favorite book right now is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Each night we snuggle up in mommy and daddys bed to read. Thats our favorite spot but we also read several other times during the day even outside for something different!

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  24. One of my favorites is "The Monster at the End of the Book." We like to read stretched out on the floor.

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  25. What an awesome give away! Finley's favorites right now are the Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney. I love it when she uses phrases from the book- today she told her baby brother "stop all this llama drama- sometimes mama's VERY busy!" when he was fussing in his high chair. Ridiculously cute. We read anywhere and everywhere, but ALWAYS in the lap.

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  26. I love children's books! My son's favorites are books about dinosaurs. We read in the afternoon in our cozy rocking chair and in the morning, and before bed....

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  27. One of my favorites is Rainbow Fish! My daughter and I love to read all throughout the day. She's really into books!
    jfreehardt(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Wish we had a naptime to read. We read after-school during a snack and sometimes at bedtime -I try to have them read to me then. My favorite Children's Book is "The Grouchy Ladybug".

    So awesome you got this giveaway!

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  29. Our favorite book is "One Fish Two Fish" by Dr. Seuss because our son has it memorized and has been "reading" it to us since the age of 3!! We love to lay in his bed and have him read to us at bedtime!

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  30. choosing one book is like picking out one snowflake design... there are just too many favorites. And for different ages... I love the comfort of Goodnight Moon for the smaller child. I love various versions of "The Night Before Christmas", The Berenstein Bears: The Bear's Christmas lets us really laugh. My son (who is seven) loved reading Calvin and Hobbes comics. My 4 year old daughter loves the grumpy bunny series...We just got done reading "The House Without A Christmas Tree" last night and my son said "That was a great book Mom" so, anyway, we love books!

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  31. I like to read with my son in bed. Our favorite books are Bear Snores On and the rest of the series.

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  32. I'm always on the look out for new books for my 2 year old. Just bought a Fancy Nancy book and it's so cute! She is getting a ton of books for Christmas, to include a Tag JR. system. I'm so glad she has a love of books!

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  33. Mama Panya's Pancakes and Duck, Duck, Goose are Elle's two favorites right now. We love to read in a little nook in our playroom around bed time and in the afternoon. Thanks for hosting! Kerri

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  34. I love the cause and effect books: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake...etc. We love to read!

    aprilleespenceratgmaildotcom

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  35. We love so many books. That is the one "toy" that I will indulge my children with. One of my favorite books is called "Come over to my house". It has been a favorite since my childhood.

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  36. I love reading with my children at home and at school. During this time of year, my favorite book to read to them is "The Polar Express".

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  37. My favorite book to read is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, my 2 year old loves any Olivia and Fancy Nancy book. The best place to read to my girls is cuddled up on the couch.

    jodietamm at gmail dot com

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  38. Reading is my favorite thing in the world, which has passed to my two young girls as well. We read every chance we get, usually snuggled on the couch mid-day. Right now our favorites are Panda Bear, Panda Bear and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. :)

    carolynhodae@gmail.com

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  39. We love to read together! My daughter is really into Pat the Bunny and my boys are loving anything Seuss!

    alligoforth at hotmail dot com

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  40. My baby is not picky, she just likes to eat the books. My 3 year old loves Fancy Nancy. It is so fun to hear her use the "fancy" words she learns. We usually read at bedtime, but my favorite time is the random times during the day that she wants to read a story, so we stop what we are doing to sit down and read. I also love when we get a new book and we both can't wait to read it.

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  41. How to pick my favorite children's story?? I loved all of the Little House books my mom read to me as a little girl. My 2 year old loves pretty much any book- he stops crying/whining/fighting to get out of bed when you start reading to him... so cute when he curls in my lap to get closer to the book. He loves books that have trucks or trains in them and Curious George. :)

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  42. Moo, Ba, La La La is my favorite book right now because my 18 month old son has it memorized and he "reads" it me! His first simple words are beautiful to me! We read on the floor in our living room next to our big basket of books!

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  43. I love to read "You're not my brother." We always read a bed time story right before bed. It's a nice way to be able to calm down after an eventful day with a book!

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  44. One favorite children's book? That's tough! I think I'd have to pick The Magic Nesting Doll by Jacqueline K. Ogburn. Laurel Long's gorgeous artwork makes this book truly magical.

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  45. My children's favorite book is Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. My older son loves the lessons about friendship and working together that the book teaches. I like to read to my sons in the evening right before they go to bed.

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  46. Favorite book is I'll Love You Forever.. makes me teary!! We snuggle in bed and read before bedtime.. priceless moments. Thank you for a great giveaway! :)

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  47. Have you read Kiki's Blankie? I hadn't until my son and I found it at the library. Its both our favorites. His because he's attached to his blankie, just like Kiki. Mine because it makes my son so happy to read and act out the emotions of the monkey. I actually bought it for him for Christmas, and I can't wait to read it with him again! When we have it from the library, he requests it before every nap and bed time, sometimes twice. I'll remember these times forever!

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  48. Wow! We love to read in our house, so many to choose from. Right now my girls love "The Elf on the Shelf" book, and I love the "reminder" to be good. We also love The Hungry Caterpillar and Goodnight Moon. We've started reading "chapter" books, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is the first one we've started. They get so excited every night after bath time to read the "next part" as my 3 year old says.

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  49. We read all the time. At breakfast, before nap, after nap, at lunch and supper, and before bed. My kids are picky eaters and I get them to take one more bite before I turn the page! They LOVE books and the current faves are Animals Sleeping (the 1 yr old)and Little House books (the 3 yr old). Would love to win!

    juliecerdas at gmail dot com

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  50. my little toddlers are only 21 months so I usually read to them while their in their high chairs drinking their sippy cups. Our favorite book to read is Goodnight Moon.

    lizbarber05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Both my kids LOVE to read and we love reading to them :) We read right after the kids get up, before naptime and before bedtime, three books each (sometimes more). We snuggle up on the couch to read our books (while the kids drink their sippy cups of milk). The last book is read in our kids' beds :) We love Dr. Seuss books, Syd Hoff books and many more :)

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  52. there are SOOO many favorites! the current favorite is corduroy- and the place- is snuggled up in bed. or in the car. or on the couch..... :)

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  53. One of my favorite books to read with my son is called "Alistair and the Alien Invasion." We also love Dr. Seuss books. My son loves to read at night time right before he goes to bed (and also before he goes down for a nap during the day).

    lwflorence at gmail

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  54. Our big kids LOVE to read any thing and everything. They always have a book open. The little ones also LOVe all books. Our two year old always takes a book to bed with him. He says it helps him sleep good! I'm not sure who would like this the best. The big kids or the little kids. I do know Mom and Dad would both LOVE this..... This is an amazing gift for the whole family!
    momers02@yahoo.com

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  55. One of our favorite books is "Arnie the doughnut"! It's a picture book about a little doughnut who learns what doughnuts are for (being eaten!) and decides to change his fate.

    One of my son's favorite ways to unwind before going to bed is reading. I love cuddling next to him with a few books before bedtime.

    Thanks!

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  56. Great giveaway! DS is 2 and really enjoys I Love You Through and Through. We always read before bed, but next year when we start homeschooling for preschool I hope to make reading a regular part of our daytime activities as well.

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  57. We love reading anytime of day but our favorite time is right before bed.

    It is so hard to choose a favorite. One of the books I love to read my kids is Llama Llama Mad at Mama.

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  58. Hi There,
    We love to read books after nap time in the afternoon. My son's favorite book is right now The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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  59. We read each night before bed. My favorite childrens book is probably Fancy Nancy or anything illustrated by Eloise Wilkin or Tasha Tudor. Thanks so much for the chance- I'm thinking happy thoughts because I would oh-so-love an ipad.

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  60. This is just amazing! We love so many books and our favorites are to read books that have movies, so that we can read the book and then watch the movie. We read at bedtime.

    We love all the Curious George and Dr. Seuss books

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  61. If I can only pick one... it will be "Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch". Although, I think I have about 100 favorites. I also have many "favorites" when it comes to when and where, but I would say at night cuddled up in bed will be #1 if I pick just one. Amazing giveaway!
    mom7_06 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. Today, Our fave is Polar Express!! And always before bedtime!

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  63. I have so many favorites ones but probably the knuffle bunny series. My 3 year old and I love reading them and seeing what kind of adventure knuffle bunny goes on.

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  64. Our favorite is the giving tree. We read before bedtime every night and random times throughout the day.

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  65. Ooooh! We love to read any time we get a chance. I find that we do a LOT of reading while waiting at the doctor or in the car on the way. :) However, Our absolute favorite is to read to my son when he wakes in the middle of the night - no TV, no other distractions - just a sleepy, cuddly guy. :)

    We have so many favorites, but he seems to be really excited when I read to him from his Beginner's Bible, and Grover's the Monster at the End of this Book.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!! We are trying to get an IPad to use in place of a communication device for DS. This would be a HUGE blessing!

    Merry Christmas!

    Steph and Christopher

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  66. My favorite children's book is Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters. I picked it up last week and love it.

    Does anybody know of any other iPad contests. I really need to win one. Here's one good one I found, I need others! Thank you!!!

    http://marketplace.urbanscooters.com/Contest/Chimpanzee-Riding-On-A-Go-Ped-Contest.html

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  67. My littlest is loving the book Night Cars, right now.

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  68. I'm not sure I my 2yo would have a favorite book, as I try to expose her to many styles of books. My favorite one to read to her is any Eric Carle book (not original, hey..) or the Berenstein Bears. I'm praying we will win this!

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  69. My son loves the The Diary pf a Wimpy Kid series, and my daughter loves Ready Freddy series. We love to sit in bed and read, whether it is one book all together taking turns reading a page or seperate books..all snuggled up under the covers in our pj's. I have always loved to read and have past that on to my kids, I hope they always love it too!
    Kari

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  70. Where to begin, we have so many favorite books. I love The Giving Tree, and I love to read Love You Forever to my daughter at bedtime. I don't read it every night though because I ALWAYS start sobbing, then my two year old thinks I'm crazy!

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  71. My daughter really connects with "I Love You Stinky Face." She is 16 mos old, and one morning I caught her running over to the book saying "MAMA, MAMA," one of the frequently repeated words in it. My heart melted. She has a just handful of words, so it was fun to see her remembering the content of a book and talking about it!

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  72. Choosing a favorite book is difficult! One of my favorite is "What Are You So Grumpy About," and my ds also loves "Rhyming Dust Bunnies." We like to snuggle up and read in bed, even if we are reading during other times during the day!

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  73. Right now Berenstain Bears and Clifford books are a big favorite as well as anything with planes, trains, or cars.

    We read mostly on the couch in the morning.

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  74. Our favorites right now are The Pout Pout Fish and The Busy Book by Richard Scarry. We read all the time! But my favorite time is right before bedtime when my oldest and I cuddle up and he trys to "read" to me :)

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  75. I love to read with my son right before I start making dinner (or sometimes while I'm making dinner if it's something in the oven). He loves any sort of books with flaps and things he can move around.

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  76. I'll Always Love You by Palony Lewis is one of the favorites or the Toy Story (the Golden books).
    We read before nap time in the "big bed" (my bed). Or lounging on the couch. It's always a great wind down for my 3 year old.

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  77. my daugther doesn't like the magic treehouse books, but now my son is old enough for me to read him a chapter each night before bed! i'm so glad i finally get to read them!

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  78. Wow, picking one favorite book is impossible. I have 7 month old twin boys who love to read books with bright vivid colors. I am anxious to start a christmas tradition with them by reading them Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve and then writing on the inside cover where we are and who we are with (a great idea I found on the net)!!! My favorite books to read to my students at school are jan Brett and Robert Munsch books!

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  79. We only have 100's of favorites! Right now we're immersed in The Legend of the ... books for Christmas. Our favorite place to read is all cuddled up on the couch after book work is finished for school.

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  80. We read before bed always, but we read many times during the day. Any time my children want to read a book. we read. My lo's favorite book right now is Brown Bear, Brown Bear. My daughter loves anything... I do mean anything.

    eric_danielle at netzero dot com

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  81. My girls (10 and 9) love when we take turns reading from A Series of Unfortunate Events. The books are real page turners with lots of action and heroic characters!

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  82. Yay and Ipad! We LOVE books at our house. We read before nap and bed, and then often on the potty :)
    Our favorite book is Bambi and Pop-up Farm.

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  83. Right now our favorite is "Get Well Santa" and we read before naps and bed

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  84. i adore any and all of mo willems stuff! i love to get the kids snuggled up with a cup of hot cocoa and giggle as we read his humorous books.

    mackenzie.fugett@gmail.com

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  85. Our favorite (for the time being) is "Gingerbread Baby" by Jan Brett! We love to read ANYTIME of day!

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  86. We love the Boxcar Children, and the best time to read is at night in bed, snuggled together. (Granted, he usually falls asleep and I keep reading on...)

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  87. Yay for a fun giveaway! I love reading Click Clack Moo and Giggle Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin. We read before bed and whenever else the mood strikes :)
    Kristin
    kristinleeneal@gmail.com

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  88. Without a doubt The Napping House. Snuggled up on the sofa on a rainy day.

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  89. I love reading to JDaniel after his afternoon nap. We actually read all day.

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  90. My son's favorite is Firefighters to the Rescue. I can quote it word for word!

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  91. We read before bed time, right now L fav is a toy story book and a book all about trucks!

    What a great givaway, Im so excited for you and Target

    Kim@cfg-greens.com

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  92. My boys love almost any book read aloud. Lately we have been reading through the Little House on the Prairie series.

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  93. We read before naps and bedtime. He loves "Don't Eat the Teacher" By Nick Ward It is really funny and fun to read.

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  94. Wow we have so many books that we love! One of our favorites is "A Special Trade" by Sally Whitman. Don't be sadish have a radish- I just love that!
    We read every night before bed.

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  95. We also read before naps and bedtime. The kids love most of their books, but one favorite is "Wild Boars Cook."

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  96. My current favorite is A Curious Garden by Peter Brown.

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  97. We love to read in the bath, and for 30 minutes before nap and bed. I have a kindle and have tried to download children's books, but the pictures just aren't the same so the iPad would be wonderful. My sons favorite book is brown bear brown bear. He actually reads it to me more than I read to him. Aggraves at gmail dot com

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  98. What a fun giveaway! Right now our favorite place to read...is on the potty! My daughter is potty training- and she thinks she may need to "go potty" many times during the day. And to keep the waiting from being boring she will often ask for "a sto-ree peees mama!"

    She has several favorites- one of the big ones is "Bee and Me" by Elle J. Mcguinness. And also "The Donkey's Christmas Song" by Nancy Tafuri:)

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  99. We also love to read before sleeping times, but I love the moments when my kids bring me a book to read out of the blue and we can snuggle up on the couch to read!
    jltreasure at gmail

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  100. Oh, it is so hard to choose a favorite book! We love Skippyjon Jones and Tacky the Penguin at our house. We love to snuggle up with a book on our family room couch any time, and especially love December when we unwrap and read a Christmas story each night.

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  101. We love any Dr Seuss book

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  102. My kids have so many favorites. But, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson is one of their newest favorites. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!!

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  103. We love reading any Dr Seuss book before bedtime.

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  104. I've read to our baby girl (she's now 28 months old) every single night in her nursery, and then put her to bed. It's a wonderful daddy daughter time. I let her pick out the books, and she sits on my knee as I read. Last night's top choice by her was "One Fish Two Fish Read Fish Blue Fish!"

    Have a safe and Merry Christmas!

    Michael@adaddyblog.com

    p.s. I'm also on Facebook and Twitter

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  105. Kevin bg>@December 21, 2010

    We read anytime we can. We have shelves full of books and let the kids pick whichever they want to read that moment.

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  106. We read together every single night and at various times throughout the day. When he brings me a book, I stop what I'm doing so we can read together! Nothing better than snuggling up with my little guy and reading his favorite, Rain Makes Applesauce. :)

    ashleykmciver@gmail.com

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  107. We read to the kids any time but also every night. We snuggle up on my sons bed and read my son and daughter a few stories. This is our nightly routine and they look forward to it.
    They love Good Night Moon and all Dr. Seuss books.
    nfonseca(at)mac.com

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  108. We love to read. Even my just-turned 2 year old will sit and flip through books and magazines. His current favorite is Chugga-Chugga Choo Choo and we will read it several times a day, all throughout the day!

    thephilens(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  109. Our favorite right now is Llama Llama Red Pajama

    sepoen@hushmail.com

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  110. My favorite book is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I don't have kids, but I nanny still to this day when I am off work. I read this book to the young ones I watch when I put them to bed because they request it all the time.

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  111. Great giveaway! My favorite kids book i Pippi Longstocking!!

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  112. They like to read anything by Eric Carle. Great giveaway!

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  113. Awesome giveaway! My children love Dr. Seuss books!

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  114. I'm a working mom so my favorite time to read to my children is after dinner. We have "mommy school" time where we do preschool activities and then we read stories.

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  115. My fave is Alexander and The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day. I also love the llama books! :)

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  116. Our current favorite non Christmas book is "Going to Sleep on the Farm" and we love to read right after lunch while the food is a settlin' - Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  117. I love all Eric Carle books. I think The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the best because it has such bright illustrations. It's also a great one to have little kids make a prediction about what happens in the end. You see their little faces light up when they're right.

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  118. My childhood favorites were Ann Likes Red and The Monster at the End of This Book. My boys (3 and 5) love the Stinkyface Books as well as The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.

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  119. My favorite kids books are the Madeleine series--that Madeleine is spunky and adventursome. "in a tall house in paris all covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines." I can recite almost the whole thing!

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  120. My favorite book is I'll love you forever. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

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  121. One of our favorite books is Brown Bear,Brown Bear What Do you see? Anytime is a good reading time. I loved the Pokey Little Puppy as a child.
    This would be awesome to download books on for them!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Love your blog too!
    lori.bourg@gmail.com

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  122. My favorite children's books are the Little Bear series because I remember those from when I was a kid. I always read to my boys at bedtime, but my favorite time to read is when one of them brings me a book to read to them! B
    frymanfour(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  123. I love to read to my girl when she's all swaddled and sleepy, about to take a nap, in the glider in her room.

    My favorite children's book? I don't know! I have so many I love. One is "Benny Bakes a Cake"... I remember poring over the pretty illustrations when I was little, so I tracked down a copy for my girl before she was born.

    viperemily at hotmail dot com

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  124. My favorite kid's book is "A Pokey Little Puppy" and I love reading anytime. Having my daughter snuggled up in my lap for a book is awesome!

    Katie
    aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs
    On the Couch
    Right after daycare

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  126. My First Bible Stories
    In the Crib
    Right before Bed

    Natalie
    prncsscandy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  127. We read everytime my two-year-old asks for it. Some days I feel like I'm reading all day, but I love that she enjoys stories. We also read at least one book before bed every night.
    Jodi
    jodiyoungman@gmail.com

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  128. Pinkalicious...when little brother is sleeping.

    emailjackieclark@gmail.com

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  129. There are so many good books, but my absolute favorite as a child, and the one by daughter loves is Green Eggs and Ham. (Ok well all of the Dr. Seuss books are my fav!)

    We read a book right before bedtime each night :)

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  130. My favorite children's book is You are Special by Max Lucado. We used to read it almost everyday, now that the kids have gotten older, we read it on special occasions or when they are feeling down. It always cheers us up. :)

    Kelly
    kellyshults@live.com

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  131. My kids love, love, love Dr. Seuss. I know lots of kids do, but it's true nonetheless! Right now, of course, it's The Grinch, but a few weeks ago it was The Lorax, and somehow The Cat in the Hat always works its way to the top of the pile.

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  132. I love reading to my daughter right before bed. It helps to wind her down and gives us time to connect. We love anything with Blues Clues!
    Gary
    kalapatas@msn.com

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  133. I have lots of favorite children's books but I would have to say, Goodnight Moon!

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  134. ~Sally T.
    I live with my daughter and I often let my grand daughter sleep with me when she asks. I allow her two books before bed. She loves reading these books that talk about values and how to behave. It's good because she will ask a lot of questions and we can talk about real life situations.
    asialea44@msn.com

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  135. I love reading Toot and Puddle books, by Holly Hobbie, to my girls. We read all the time...when they are getting to quarrelsome with each other, when Mommy is cranky, and before bedtime. Books always make us feel better!

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  136. Bedtime, snuggled under a quilt, is our most consistent time to read.
    Lmw6600@gmail.com

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  137. Mu most favorite book is "where the wild things are".

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  138. Our favorite book is The Napping House!

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  139. One of my many favorites is Stella Luna. I love to read to my kiddos before bed and while the baby is taking a nap in the afternoon

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  140. That is so wonderful! I have always loved Target too. :-) My kids adore Sandra Boynton books and we love to read at any time of day. Together or alone, on the couch, bed or floor, sitting by the fireplace. Gotta love it!
    Kori

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  141. One of my favorites is "Hand, hand, fingers, thumb". My oldest likes it and I'm now reading it to my son.

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  142. Harold and the purple crayon is a favorite and we always read at bedtime.

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  143. We always read before bed. We love anything Dr. Suess - my boys are really into rhyming right now. jennsuko @ aol.com

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  144. Currently our favorite book is Interrupting Chicken by Abrams books. We love reading curled up together on the couch. Great giveaway!

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  145. I love Hubert's Hair-raising Adventure & anything Dr. Seuss! My little guy is really getting into having us read to him - love it!

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  146. My oldest daughter love the Fancy Nancy books. Right now she loves the Fancy Nancy at the Art Museum book. My youngest daughter is currently infatuated with Dora's Christmas book.

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  147. Jennifer BeaversDecember 22, 2010

    I have read Kippers Bear to all 3 of my kids and they all have loved it so much. It is a book I will pass down to their kids.

    Jennifer
    pippie@justanotherpc.com

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  148. Anything Madeline always tops the list in our house with three girls.

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  149. Anything from 'The Busy World of Richard Scary'. And of course, the sweetest book ever, 'Goodnight Moon'. After lunch before naps is my fave. Esp if its a sunny afternoon, and we can snuggle in the sunshine that comes in :)

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  150. Our 2 1/2 year old daughter loves Dr. Suess, especially The Lorax. We read Suess every night.

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  151. My son has autism. He started understanding communication and talking in Kindergarden. And now he's reading! He loves to read any kid's books according to his interest at that time.
    I help him reading in the evening everyday. After that he can read the book over and over by himself.

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  152. I love to read all kinds of books with my kids, especially the Little Golden Books! My daughter prefers Clifford, all the time. Our favorite place to read is snuggled under blankets, whether in bed or on the couch!

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  153. Every Friday My 3 year old daughter and I go to the library for story time. While we are there we bring home about 20 books for the week. We read all the time. if we are in the living room its in the rocking chair. but i love laying in her bed with her and reading. She loves Brown Bear Brow Bear. knows it by heart. usually any book with an animal will do for her.If the house is quiet its cuse she is looking at her books.

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  154. Our favorite time to read is still bedtime!!! When my children were babies our favorite was Goodnight Moon. Now my daughter loves the Pinkalicious books & my son loves the Diary of A Wimpy Kid books. It's kind of sad that he can read to himself now...
    Christina
    hornsfamily@gmail.com

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  155. We love Bear Snores On, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and so many others. We also love listening to the Harry Potter series while in the car.
    Stephanie
    stephaniejfurness@gmail.com

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  156. We read all the time here. I read to my oldest almost every time I sit down to nurse my youngest and before bed time.

    We love all the John Butler books. "Whose Baby Am I?", "Can you Growl like a Bear?", etc.

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  157. We love to read at night and have a bunch of different books from the library, which we go every 3 weeks for fresh new titles. Lately we are enjoyng Skippy Jon Jones and La Rue Series, which are soooo cute.

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  158. One of our favorites is, "If you Give a Mouse a Cookie." I love reading to my daughter, sitting on my lap, anywhere!!!

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  159. We love the Sandra Boynton books in our house! That and Robert Munsch.

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  160. Right now we are loving "What Snowmen do at Night." My children LOVE books and listen to me read several times each day. My favorite time to read is right before bedtime in their room, sitting on the floor with a kid in my lap.

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  161. I could not pick just one book, since my son has so many favorites! Where the Wild Things Are, Curious George and the Lost Puppy, and Things that Go! are always on the top of his list though!

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  162. Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein. I just introduced it to my kids and they loved it. It has always been a favorite of mine.

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  163. My favorite book would have to be the Run Away Bunny. It explains so much about a mothers love, but lately my two little ones have been on a Chica Chica Boom Boom kick.I think that's an all time favorite.

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  164. This is fantastic. I read with my nieces all the time and they love Curious George. The man in the yellow hat is their favorite character to pick out as we read through the stories. They love to read snuggled up on the couch or in a pile of pillows on the floor.

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  165. I read with my kids everyday after lunch time. Each one gets their personal time with Mom to read books. It's my favorite time of the day!

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  166. What an amazing giveaway! My 4 year olds favorites are the Clifford books and my 19 month old's favorite is Doggies by Sandra Boyton. We try to always read before bedtime and we usually end up reading books another time or two throughout the day whenever the kids bring me one to read.

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  167. great give away! Fingers crossed!

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  168. oh, and my favorite book...Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes.

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  169. Awesome giveaway! My favorite children's book is Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis. My favorite time to read to my daughter is at bedtime.

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  170. How do you pick a favorite kids book?! There are so many great stories and beautiful illustrations! One of my favorites, although nearly wordless is "Tuesday" by David Wiesner.

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  171. My favorite book, hmmmm. Good question!!! Right now, I think it's Fancy Nancy. My daughter just turned 4 and this is just beginning to be her :) We read at least every time before sleeping, like nap and bed, but other times too. My little man, who is 18 months, just started bringing me books randomly, so I *have* to read them :)

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  172. We have so many favorites it is hard to choose. My baby granddaughter's favorite is Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle. I love holding her in my lap reading to her while she is sucking her thumb. Precious!

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  173. Right now our favorite is "On Top of Spaghetti" but it changes frequently. We always read in our rocking chair since I have twins and can hold both three year olds this way!

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  174. We love Dr. Seuss and also Scrambled States of America. What a great opportunity to win!

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  175. My favorite children's book is Wide-Mouthed Frog. My son's current favorite is the Hallmark Frosty the Snowman recordable book that his Oma recorded for him. He smiles every time he hears her voice begin reading to him.

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  176. Denise JosephDecember 25, 2010

    I love reading at bedtime!! My favorite book to read to my son is How the Grinch stole Christmas - my son's is "one fish two fish red fish blue fish"!

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  177. We read at bedtime and sometimes naptime. My little one's favorite right now is I know an old lady who swallowed a bell...

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  178. We love David Shannon's "David" books. There's something for everyone in there. :) We like to read curled up on the couch together. Though during the Christmas season, we move to the floor around the tree, and read by the Christmas lights.

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  179. I have so many favorites, but one I remember fondly from childhood that is now sadly out-of-print is "There Are Rocks in My Socks!" Said the Ox to the Fox" by Patricia Thomas. It's a humorous book that's great for reading aloud and also good for beginner readers.

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  180. My favorite time to read with my kiddos is before bedtime cuddled on the couch :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  181. My favorite children's book is The Big Pets by Lane Smith.

    saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  182. My favorite children's book is The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  183. Awesome giveaway! I really love the book Charlotte's Web. <3

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  184. Our children all have different personalities and each has a favorite book. My oldest son's favorite book is Flat Stanley. My middle son's first book he read by himself was Fox in Sox, and my daughter who is 2's current obsession is Wheels on the Bus or Down by the Bay. I think she likes it b/c we sing it. Really too hard to pick one fav book! We love to read and tell our children that as long as they can read they can do anything! :)
    rhyleman@gmail.com

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  185. I love reading with my son in his room at bedtime since there are so few distractions. Right now, his favorite book is Stellaluna.

    zoobacrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  186. Rainbow Fish is a really good book. Adorable pictures as well!!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  187. I still read to my 12 yr old daughter at bedtime. We've loved reading the Anne Of Green Gables books. We plan to read them all.


    Mariah
    mgmiller22 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  188. This is fantastic!

    Our favorite book right now is Goodnight Moon! We ask for it ALL DAY LONG! We usually read it at bedtime while sitting in the rocking chair nice and snug.

    Meryl
    Brownie232 [at] mac [dot] com

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  189. Wow! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!

    My 4 year old is currently asking for Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes every night at bedtime, and my 16 mo old plops Karen Katz's Toes, Ears, and Nose in my lap at naptime. She has learned all of the body parts after we have read in 100 times! :) We love reading the most at the end of the day, but try to read a couple of times during the day when we can!

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  190. What a great giveaway. Our favorite times to read are both after lunch and before bed. My littlest ones are in love with the Piggie and Elephant books by Mo Willems. :)

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  191. one of our favorite books is The Pokey Little Puppy
    shopannies@yahoo.com

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  192. My favorite book to read to my children and my students is Giraffes Can't Dance! I love it! My boys love for me to read to them anytime, but especially before going to bed.

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  193. My favorite book to read to my children and my students is "When I Was Young in the Mountains" by Cynthia Rylant. They all love anything about our mountain heritage. My daughter loves to hear her Nana tell about being young in the mountains of WV. She frequently makes connections about her Nana's life in the Mountains, her mother's (mine) life in the mountains, and the characters in the stories.

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  194. I home school my 11- and 12-year-old daughters. One of our favorite daily activities is when I read aloud to them. Yep, we still do that! They are avid readers, but there is something magical about carrying on the tradition of reading aloud to them. Anyway, when they were little, our favorite book was "Love You Forever" or "The Giving Tree". Now we read the classics together..."A Wrinkle in Time", "The Wind in the Willows", Huckleberry Finn", books like that.

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  195. My daughter loves the Narnia books and Despereux best. Now that she is 12, she often reads to me on long car rides. Needless to say, this has made her a fluent reader.
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  196. My 12-month old currently loves "Jamberry" by Bruce Degen. Like most parents, we read to H each night before bed but my favorite times are those that are unexpected during the day when he digs through his book bin, brings me the book of choice, and sits on my lap, points, flips pages, and tries to read with me. I love that he loves reading so much already!
    jessicaequinn@gmail.com

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  197. This is great! We are definitely big fans of the Bear books by Karma Wilson and bedtime definitely the favorite time for books.

    Marc Bonasso
    mbonasso@earthlink.net

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  198. I thought I posted my comment a couple weeks ago, but can't find it now, so here we go again :)

    We love Fix-It Duck and the similar titles by Jez Alborough

    mbonasso@gmail.com

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  199. my fav book to read with my son is I'll Love You Forever. Like to read all day!
    mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  200. I love reading to my kids before bedtime. They like the books of Winnie The Pooh

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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