Spoonful of Stories/ My Blogspark Giveaway

by jerseygirl on June 7, 2009 · 18 comments

I have always been a reader and I feel so lucky that this has been passed down to my children. Our house is filled with books and it seems like we never have too many. But not everyone has the means to afford or buy books as freely as we do. So I am glad Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories has given away more than 35 million children´s books by distributing them free inside cereal boxes and has donated nearly $3 million to First Book, their non-profit partner, which provides books to children from low-income families. In addition they are having a new author contest. More details on the contest can be found here.

I was lucky enough to receive a cute set of books written by last years story winners. Now you have a chance to win a set. All you have to do is leave me a comment by Thursday, June 11th on your favorite childhood books. Please leave your email address also if you do not own a blog. You must have a US mailing address to participate.

Good luck to all participants and I’ll see you later this week with some recipes!

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Mary June 8, 2009 at 2:12 am

Hi Lisa. I'm entering my name not for me or mine, but for a school in Cambodia.

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valerie2350 June 8, 2009 at 2:27 am

we like the little critter books

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Donna-FFW June 8, 2009 at 6:47 am

GREAT giveaway Lisa!! Some of my favorite childhood books include, the Little House on the Prairie series, Judy Blume books, and going younger, Pippi Longstocking, Caddie Woodlawn, iary of Anne Frank. I love to read to this day also.Would love to know your favorite current authrs!

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Allie June 8, 2009 at 11:39 am

I think I owned all the Babysitter Clubs books. I'm a huge reader too so I had tons of books growing up.

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Patsyk June 8, 2009 at 12:31 pm

I was always a big Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume fan growing up. I'm thankful my oldest is a voracious reader – he's very into the whole Diary of a Wimpy Kid series right now.

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black eyed susans kitchen June 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Hi Lisa, We are addicted to cheerios in our house. Just had to tell you a cute story. We have new neighbors next door with an 18 month old daughter. I was standing outside the house chatting with new neighbor when my son was walking home from the bus stop. He is a high school junior and he was munching on a baggie of cheerios he had taken with him this morning. Little girl from next door looks at him with big smile and holds up a little baggie of cheerios…it was instant bonding.
♥, Susan

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Shooting Stars Mag June 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I'd love to be entered. I think reading is important too and I'm trying to find some kid books for my friends' baby…she's still expecting, but we know it's a boy.

Anyway, growing up I LOVED the picture book The Rainbow Fish. I still have it in very good condition. Pretty shocking!

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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Never thought I'd be a soccer mom! June 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

I love watching my kids read and I am never without a couple of books that I am reading. My favorite childhood book is And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss. My kids inherited the very beat up copy that I inherited as a child.

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Maria June 8, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I loved The Babysitter's Club, Little House on the Prarie, and Charlotte's Web!

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janetfaye June 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I loved The Cat In The Hat Books.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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Robin Sue June 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I used to love all the Mother Goose stories when I was little but my own children like Goodnight Moon.

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Tracysweetangl June 8, 2009 at 10:24 pm

The Babysitter Clubs books.

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silverhartgirl June 8, 2009 at 11:34 pm

My son and I love the curious George books.

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Misty June 9, 2009 at 7:20 am

I always read anything I could get my hands on… and I still do!

I think reading helps create imaginative people

mistyring626 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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Paula June 9, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful cause! I've not heard of this one! Let's see, when I was a kid I really enjoyed all the Blaze books, you know, the one about the horse named Blaze. I also enjoyed a book called, "The Middle Sister" by Miriam Mason. It's about a shy girl who learns how to be comfortable with herself; I was shy myself and really identified with it! 🙂 I was a fairly voracious reader growing up, but those books hold a special place in my heart!

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Chantelle June 9, 2009 at 2:47 pm

my toddler loves the curious george books and my 8 yr old is really into the wimpy kid books right now
Thanks for a great giveaway! -ChantelleSabino at mac dot com

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Jennifer June 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Richard Scarry books hold special memories for me. My children now have collections that I have gotten at tag sales etc.

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Debbie June 10, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Lisa, I just loved Nancy Drew books when I was a child. My dad would bring me to the store each Saturday and let me pick out a new one! They were $1 back then….long time ago!!!!

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