Cheerios Spoonful of Stories plus $25 Barnes and Noble GC Giveaway!

by jerseygirl on November 9, 2010 · 99 comments

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! THANKS FOR ENTERING!

This fall Cheerios® is once again enticing families to start the day off with a nutritious breakfast and a new book. Cheerios will provide more than six million children´s books, free inside Cheerios boxes, through its Spoonfuls of Stories® program. This year´s free in-pack book offerings are appropriate for children ages three to eight and are written in both English and Spanish. They include:
All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee, which discusses the many wonderful things a child can encounter in the world as well as the commonalities all the world shares.

Chaucer´s First Winter, by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by Henry Cole, follows a bear named Chaucer, who knows he is supposed to sleep through the winter but feels it´s much more fun to stay up and play.

Jump!, by Scott M. Fischer, chronicles the adventures of a bug, a frog, a cat, a hound, a crocodile, a shark, and a whale, who all love to jump!

No T. Rex in the Library, by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, is a story about a little girl named Tess and her adventures in the library with a boisterous T-Rex.

The Purple Kangaroo, by comedian Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Peter Brown, which is a vivid and humor-filled story that tricks the reader into thinking about a purple kangaroo.

Studies have shown that children with easy access to books and other printed materials are more successful in school and in life. However, one recent study revealed that in low-income neighborhoods, there is only about one age-appropriate book for every 300 children. Imagine being a child and not having access to books? I can’t! In our house, I have read to my children every night since they have been babies and now they have developed the love of reading on their own.

In an effort to help combat this issue, Cheerios, as part of its Spoonfuls of Stories initiative, will make a $300,000 financial donation to First Book, an award-winning national nonprofit that helps get books into the hands of children in need. Cheerios has donated more than $3.5 million to First Book over the past nine years. To learn more about the Spoonfuls of Stories program or to donate to First Book, visit http://www.spoonfulsofstories.com/ beginning November 1.

The wonderful folks at Cheerios /My BlogSpark have sent me a prize pack which includes a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble, all five of the new in-pack titles and a box of Cheerios. I also have an additional prize pack to give away to one of my readers.

So who would like to win one of these fabulous prize packs? I am sure a $25 B&N gift card would be very handy for the holidays!

To enter, please leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite childhood book was. The contest will end at 11:59 pm EST on November 12th. I will announce the winner by random drawing over the weekend. If you do not have a blog, please also leave me your email address in the comment section. Here are a few other ways you can get additional entries:

*Become one of my followers on Twitter ….come back and leave me another comment and you get another entry.
*Like Jersey Girl Cooks on Facebook …come back and leave another comment and you get another entry.
*Become a follower of my blog (see left sidebar) and leave a comment for another entry.

Sorry, this giveaway is only good for the continental US. Good luck everyone!

One last thing, my new website address is http://www.jerseygirlcooks.com/. Please put the new address in your readers if you were following the jerseygirlcooks.blogspot.com address. Thanks!

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Lorie November 9, 2010 at 2:40 pm

My absolute favorite childhood book was The Maggie B. by Irene Haas. I attribute my love of cooking today to that book, even though it's not necessarily about cooking.

muddybutty November 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Hands down Green Eggs and Ham!

Jennifer November 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I remember my Mom reading "Make Way for Ducklings" to me, my sister & 2 brothers, we loved that book!

The Japanese Redneck November 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm

My favorite book was "Misty of Chincoteague"

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Cara November 9, 2010 at 3:43 pm

The Monster at the end of The Book (staring Lovable , Furry, Old Grover)– and now I get to read it to my kids!

Topher November 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Mine was the Hardy Boys series. Thanks!

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Holly November 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm

I loved to read the Three Little Billy Goats Gruff – still have the book stashed away.

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JC November 9, 2010 at 10:35 pm

My favorite childhood book was Heidi
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Anonymous November 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm

My favorite was "Make Way For Ducklings". In grammar school, I was the only person on the library check-out card. I kept taking it out over and over again because I loved it so much!
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Plowlady November 9, 2010 at 11:29 pm

that's easy—The Giving Tree by Shel Silversteen…..I STILL love this book!!

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Cheryl November 10, 2010 at 12:12 am

My favorite was Madeline.

Laurie Lufkin November 10, 2010 at 12:43 am

I'm in! I'm in! It has to be "Make Way for Ducklings" for me!

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Following you on Twitter–and didn't even realize till I just read the rest of the comments that Jannine's favorite is the same as mine!

Elaine Sweet November 10, 2010 at 8:17 am

Always encourage reading with our children. Good promotion by Cheerios. I loved the Nancy Drew series, any of them.
Best wishes!

momof2girls November 10, 2010 at 8:40 am

My favorite has always been the Little Critter books. I still collect them for my own children.

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Kristen November 10, 2010 at 9:02 am

I loved the "There's a Monster at the End of This Book!"

Donna November 10, 2010 at 9:06 am

Well, I'm dating myself here but I loved reading stories about a Scottie dog named Angus and for some reason I loved Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel (named Maryann). My children and I then enjoyed a lovely book called Leo the Late Bloomer as well as The Biggest Pumpkin Ever. Thanks for your good work!

Daryl November 10, 2010 at 9:06 am

Cat In The Hat

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Heather November 10, 2010 at 9:59 am

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

DaniD November 10, 2010 at 10:25 am

Good Night Moon has to be my favorite 🙂

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Joanna November 10, 2010 at 10:41 am

When I was very small I loved The Pokey Little Puppy, then it became the Anne of Green Gables books!

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Kay November 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

My favorite childhood book was Gus the friendly ghost.

kat November 10, 2010 at 12:03 pm

For me it had to be the Little Bear books

shirley November 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Green Eggs and Ham was my pick as a child.
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Anonymous November 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I loved Judy Blume and now my favorite kids book is "Custard the Dragon". Kim, Kimikae at surewest dot net

Mari November 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm

My favorite was "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss.

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The Food Hunter November 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I always liked Where the Wild Things Are.

teresa November 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm

i remember reading charlotte's web with my mom over and over. loved that book! great giveaway!

Biz November 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm

My favorite book series growing up when I was little was Beezus and Ramona – I just found out they are coming out with a movie soon!

Um, my kids are a bit too old to go see it though!

Maybe I'll have to borrow my sisters kids to see it.

Hope you are doing well!

Mom2anutball November 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I loved Charlotte's Web as a kid, I still do 🙂

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redkathy November 10, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Green eggs and ham all the way! I still love that book. Thanks for the opp, still lovin' that Cheerios breakfast!

Natalie November 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Loved a children's book called Tacky the Penguin. My dad would do the best voices 🙂

Kristen November 11, 2010 at 1:50 am

My favorite childhood book was called "Popcorn"

Sarah November 11, 2010 at 11:00 am

My favorite childhood book was "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe". I loved that book and love reading it to my kids now.

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Pam November 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I love The Giving Tree. Great giveaway.

TheBasilBee November 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

My favrite childhood book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein! I just moved into my first house and you can guarantee that book followed met here and sitting on my bookshelf!!

Shannon November 11, 2010 at 5:55 pm

My favorite childhood books were the Babysitter's Club series!

Anonymous November 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

My favorite was Cat in the Hat but loved and still love all Dr. Seuss books.

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MaryBeth November 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm

My all time favorite had to be Green Eggs and Ham…

dlhaley November 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm

My favorite book was A Cat in the Hat.

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my favorite story was snow white 🙂

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coriwestphal November 11, 2010 at 11:13 pm

I'd have to say Frog and Toad together. I loved it and read it all the time! I'd love to get it for my kids!

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JAMBA November 12, 2010 at 12:57 am

My favorite kids book is The Giving Tree.

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Anonymous November 12, 2010 at 1:46 am

My favorite was Tom Sawyer!
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My favorite book was Green Eggs & Ham …
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I loved Goodnight Moon.

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Jamie November 12, 2010 at 9:20 am

I have so many favorite childhood books. Anything Dr. Seuss. And I loved Nancy Drew when I got a little older.

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Heather November 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I loved reading The Babysitters Club series. I read all of them and they inspired me to start a club in my neighborhood.

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My favorite book was Ira Sleeps Over!

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My favorite book as a child was Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

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Christina V. November 13, 2010 at 2:02 am

Thanks for a chance to win. I love the Berenstain Bears books with all the diff lessons they teach.

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