barnes & noble $25 giveaway and a great cause.

I have a prediction that I will one day have 
a little librarian on my hands.
Ever since we decided on the name “Fern”, my brother-in-law swore that we were going to have a little librarian on our hands and as far as I can tell from her interests so far, he may be right!  Fern LOVES books. She will almost always choose a book over a toy and every morning when she wakes up, she crawls out of bed and over to her little book shelf and proceeds to pull out every book on the shelf and will entertain herself by looking through them for a half hour at a time.  
I am trying to foster a love for reading early in Fern, because I know that reading is so important for little one’s. 

AND…because of this, I am super excited for today’s giveaway and the program behind it.
In celebration of National Family Literacy Day on November 1st, Capital One’s Investing for Good program is sponsoring a book by book program and it’s really quite fantastic. 
Basically, Capital One will be donating up to 50,000 books to kids who lack access to good books, but in order to donate all these books, they need you to get involved and all it takes is a Facebook “Like” and a few votes to give a kid a book. 
And, to sweeten the deal I’m offering a giveaway here as incentive to go vote. You can win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card and kids will get books. It’s really a win/win situation for all parties.
In order to enter, here’s what you need to do:
2. Go vote for your top 5 favorite children’s books (here) – the top picks will be included in the donation.
3. Leave a comment here telling me what your top 5 children’s book picks were
FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:
*Tweet, Facebook or Pin this giveaway (one entry for each – and please include links)
*Blog about this program and/or giveaway (include a link)
That’s it! Such a great program and I really do hope you’ll join in and spread the word!


xo
Lauren

Comments

  1. we love books around here, too! Here is what I voted for:

    1. Miss Nelson is Missing (classic with the lesson to be nice to your teacher! haha)

    2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (my personal childhood favorite. I wish they didn’t ruin it with that awful movie)

    3. The Snowy Day (such BEAUTIFUL illustrations)

    4. Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad day. (I had quite a few “wake up on the wrong side of the bed” days, myself)

    5. No, David! (hilarious)

  2. 1. Encyclopedia Brown
    2. Corduroy
    3. Guess How Much I Love You
    4. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    5. The Little Engine that Could

    :)

  3. 1) alexander and the horrible, no good, very bad day
    2) the snowy day
    3) chick chicka boom boom
    4) caps for sale
    5) junie b. jones stupid smelly bus

    i miss reading these books. i feel old.

  4. 1. The Lorax
    2. Cloudy with a chance of meatball
    3. Amelia Bedilia
    4. The Boxcar Children
    5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  5. 1. Corduroy
    2. Stone Soup
    3. Amelia Bedilia
    4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    5. Five Little Monkeys

  6. What a fun giveaway! I voted for: Where the Wild Things Are, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Goodnight Moon, Corduroy, and Guess How Much I love you.

  7. 1. Fancy Nancy
    2. The Cat in the Hat
    3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    4. Llama Llama Red Pajama
    5. Each Peach, Pear, Plum

  8. 1. Fancy Nancy
    2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    3. The Boxcar Children
    4. No, David
    5. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

    What an awesome program! I definitely think that the books you look at and read as a child can influence the way you view the world and so that’s awesome that these children’s books will be donated to kids who need them. And I love that Fern loves books so much!

  9. Love that your are supporting such a great cause!
    my top 5 were
    Corduroy, Goodnight Moon, Amelia Bedelia, Peter Rabbit, and Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

  10. 1.Miss Nelson Is Missing
    2.HOw I Became A Pirate
    3. The Lorax
    4. Alexander and the Terrible Awful, No Good, Very Bad Day
    5. True Story of the Three Little Pigs

  11. My top 5 were:
    Goodnight Moon
    Where the While Things Are
    Strega Nona
    A Very Snowy Day
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    :-)

  12. My top five were:
    01. The Lorax
    02. Amelia Bedelia
    03. Fancy Nancy
    04. Horton Hears a Who
    05. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

    Not only did I want extra entries, but I thought that this was for such a great cause that I pinned it here: http://pinterest.com/pin/32158584810601568/ and tweeted about it here: https://twitter.com/cashmoneykerri/status/260444946811719681

    PS: I have a son on the way and I hope he takes after his Mama who was a lot like Fern as a baby…I used to “read” soft baby books before I could speak! And played “Librarian” throughout grade school :)

  13. This is so awesome! I loved reading as a child, and I love that so many good people are making sure every child has that opportunity to fall in love. I liked Capital One’s Facebook page, and my top five votes went to:
    1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    2. Amelia Bedelia
    3. Miss Nelson is Missing
    4. Clifford to the Rescue
    5. Curious George

    **Side note: I’m kinda disappointed that I “outage” a lot of these books. I read them to kids I volunteered with or babysat for, but my favorites growing up didn’t make the list (like Winnie-the-Pooh and The Velveteen Rabbit).

  14. My top five books:
    1. Five Little Monkeys
    2. Is Your Mama a Llama?
    3. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    4. Where the Wild Things Are
    5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    :]

  15. I chose:

    Strega Nona
    Cat in the Hat
    Curious George
    Guess How Much I Love You
    Goodnight Moon

    These books are classics that my children loved, and I loved reading to them over and over (we especially loved looking for the little mouse in Goodnight Moon). Now my favorite thing to do is pass along my love of reading to my grandchildren!

  16. I like the Capital One Investing for Good Facebook Page(Kelly D Saver)
    My 5 picks were:
    llama, llama red pajama
    How I became a pirate
    Five Little Monkies
    Curious George Gets a Medal
    Clifford to the Rescue

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

  17. I voted for Miss Nelson is Missing, Corduroy, Oh The Places You’ll Go!, Where the Wild Things Are and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom — all childhood favorites!

  18. I liked the Capital One FB page, and then went to vote – what a cool contest for Capital One to host!
    My picks in no particular order:
    - The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    - Fancy Nancy
    - Oh The Places You’ll Go
    - Judy Blue, Takes of a 4th Grade Nothing
    - Llama Llama Red Pajama

  19. 1. Encyclopedia Brown (ny own personal fave from childhood)
    2. Three Billy Goats Gruff (my 20yo still loves this story)
    3. The Gingerbread Man (a current favorit of my 3yo)
    4. Goodnight Moon
    5. Where the Wild Things Are

    dmarie824 at aol dot com

  20. I liked their page and voted:
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
    The Magic School Bus
    Make Way for Ducklings
    Judy Moody
    Blueberries for Sal

  21. Michelle B says:

    I liked the facebook page, and voted. My picks were:
    .Corduroy
    .The Magic School Bus
    .Goodnight Moon
    .Five Little Monkies
    .Guess How Much I Love You

    I also added a link on my facebook page to this page so all my friends can vote on their favourite books to!

  22. I liked the facebook page and voted.
    1. corduroy
    2. miss nelson is missing!
    3. the kissing hand
    4. the lorax
    5. where the wild things are

    julylightningATyahooDOTcom

  23. My top 5 books are: Guess how much I love you, Magic School Bus, How I became a Pirate, Blueberries for Sale, Encyclopedia Brown

  24. Loove this! My five:
    1. Clifford
    2. Magic School Bus
    3. Where the Wild Things Are
    4. Goodnight Moon
    5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar :)

  25. Yay! My top 5 choices:
    1. Guess How Much I Love You (my favorite kids book of all time)
    2. Goodnight Moon
    3. Corduroy
    4. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    5. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

    xoxoxoxoxo
    Wanna win! Wanna read Love Does so badly!

  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I liked their page, and I picked:

    1. Cat in the Hat
    2. Corduroy
    3. Where the Wild Things Are
    4. Encyclopedia Brown
    5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  27. 1. Corduroy (always has been one of my favorites)
    2. How do Dinosaurs say goodnight? (I read how do dinosaurs say I love you to my son every night & this one also)
    3. Library Lion
    4. Where the wild things are
    5. Goodnight moon
    6. Ferdinand

    I love this program thank you for sharing it with us. It’s so important for kids to read it builds such a beautiful imagination!

  28. I love this giveaway! I voted for:

    1.One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
    2.Green Eggs and Ham
    3.The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    4.The Snowy Day
    5.Guess How Much I Love You

    I blogged about it- http://womaninamansworl.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-giveaway-for-good-cause.html
    I pinned it-http://pinterest.com/pin/152066924889481536/

  29. Thanks for the giveaway!
    1. Llama Llama Red Pajama
    2. Goodnight Moon
    3. Cordorouy
    4. The Kissing Hand
    5. Guess How Much I Love You

  30. I Liked the Capital One Investing for Good Facebook Page

    aejere@gmail.com

  31. I voted for Miss.Nelson is missing, guess how much i love you, good night moon, Amelia Bedelia and No David

    aejere@gmail.com

  32. 1 – Corduroy
    2 – How I became a pirate
    3 – Guess how much i love you
    4 – Diary of a wimpy kid
    5 – Chicka chicka boom boom

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  33. Tweet!
    https://twitter.com/ScoomerBlog/status/262813079660818432

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  34. Pinned!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/491244271823881942/

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  35. I liked on facebook and voted for these 5
    1. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
    2. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    3. Amelia Bedilia
    4. The Snowy Day
    5. Caps for Sale
    calvinanderienne@gmail.com

  36. I liked on Facebook and these were my picks!
    1. Goodnight Moon
    2. Where the Wild Things Are
    3. The cat in the Hat
    4. Green Eggs and Ham
    5. Five little Monkeys

  37. I chose:
    1. Goodnight Moon
    2. Where the Wild Things Are
    3. Cat in the Hat
    4. Corduroy
    5. Curious George

  38. I love free books! Even when they’re not for me. Perhaps it has something to do with my maternal grandmother and paternal grandfather having both been librarians. Anywho, I liked the page and shared.

    My 5 picks:
    -One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
    -Green Eggs and Ham
    -The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    -Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
    -Tale of a Fourth Grade Nothing

    Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/kp4jc/posts/366003000151940
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/kp4jc/status/263257729886466048

    Have a happy day!

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