Saturday, October 24, 2009

24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Mini Challenge

Today over 300 book bloggers across the world are participating in a 24 hour read-a-thon, the fourth of its kind.  It sounds like great fun.  I briefly considered signing up, but it turns out to be on the same day that I helped to organize a Halloween party for 60-70 people (half of whom are kids).  So, I have signed on to be a "cheerleader" - someone who visits the pages of those participating in the read-a-thon to offer encouragement -  for at least 4 hours throughout the day/night.  

And I'm also hosting this mini challenge.  To those visiting Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile from the Read-a-thon, welcome.  Way to go!  Hip Hip Hooray!  You're over halfway there!   Here is my challenge to you:

Give Me Five: Go to your blog and post a list of five favorite children's books.  They don't have to be THE five end-all-be-all of your favorites, because then you'll just agonize over which ones to pick, and we want this to be easy.  Just list five off the top of your head that you enjoyed as a child, or that your children enjoy.  If you'd like, include a one sentence description of the book, but no need to post full reviews.  Then come back here, and leave a comment with the URL to your blog post.  The contest will remain open for three hours (until 1AM mountain time).  I'll pick a winner from the comments using random.org.  That person will win a $15 ebay gift certificate.  Please make sure I have a way to contact you if your email is not available in your profile. Because the prize will be delivered electronically, this challenge is open worldwide.

Now, where did I put those pom poms?

UPDATE:  The winner is: Monica.  Congratulations!

64 comments:

Amanda said...

My 5 children's books entry is here: http://zenleaf.blogspot.com/2009/10/readathon-hours-15-16.html

debnance said...

Here I am: http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2009/10/readathon-hour-18-give-me-five.html

My e-mail is debnance at gmail dot com.

vickie said...

here are mine
http://knithappens24.blogspot.com/2009/10/five-favorite-childrens-books.html

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

wolf_sdrawkcab said...

My five are right here
http://returnofthebooknerd.blogspot.com/2009/10/minichallenge-time-gimmie-five.html

If my e-mail does not show up in my profile it is " TheMorrigan613@live.com "

Alison said...

My list is technically more than five, but the numbers only go up to five, so that's totally okay, right? :-D

Jennie said...

That was a hard one, but here are mine:

http://www.jenrothschild.com/2009/10/read-thon-mini-challenge.html

Petunia said...

Done!
http://educatingpetunia.blogspot.com/2009/10/seventeenth-hour-mini-challenge.html

Joseph said...

Thank you for the great mini-challenge. Here are my 5 childhood favorites.

Dave and Tami said...

Check our blog for our Give Me 5 entry. This was a fun challenge. Thanks!

infogoddess said...

easy one - here are mine http://infogoddess54.blogspot.com/2009/10/mini-challeneges-for-readathon.html

Erica said...

Here's my list :)

http://thebookcellarx.blogspot.com/2009/10/24-hour-readathon-give-me-5-mini.html

Emily said...

I love children's books!

Here's my post:
http://emilyw.vox.com/library/post/give-me-five-hour-17.html

emwilson ~at~ gmail

Maree said...

My list is here:
http://justaddbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/readathon-mini-challenge.html

bookbliss said...

Here's a few of my faves: http://bookblissbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/mini-challenge-give-me-five-5-childrens.html

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great Mini Challenge. Mine is posted at my place, Just Books.

Sherrie

Dana said...

here is mine...
http://danasscraptherapy.blogspot.com/2009/10/give-me-5-mini-challenge.html

vickie said...

i still cry at the end best book ever

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I love this challenge because I love children's books!

http://itsjustme-wendy.blogspot.com/2009/10/childrens-books.html

CCDPiper said...

Here's my post!
http://readingdistractions.blogspot.com/2009/10/hour-17-12a-8a.html

Shanda said...

Here is my entry!

http://bookthoughtsbyshanda.blogspot.com/2009/10/hour-17-mini-challenge.html

stitchdiva@live.com

The Seventh L said...

Here is my post :)

http://dangerouslycoldtea.blogspot.com/2009/10/readathon-favorite-childrens-books.html

shonasbookshelves said...

My 5 fav are here
http://shonasbookshelves.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/read-a-thon-minichallenge-hour-17/

docshonaliATgmailDOTcom

Kimmy said...

Great challenge! Here is my list:

http://thesmugcloud.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/give-me-5-mini-challenge/

Diane said...

Great mini challenge; Here are my favorites:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/10/24-hour-read-thon-mini-challenge-hour.html

Never That Easy said...

I am so in:

http://neverthateasy.blogspot.com/2009/10/readathon-hour-17-getting-closer-now.html

Thanks for cheerleading - it's been such a surprise, how much support everyone's been giving!

Suey said...

Here's my little list:

http://sueysbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/readathon-mini-challenge-five-childrens.html

My email: jenstusue AT yahoo

Monica said...

It was *ridiculously* hard to pick five... even though I wasn't trying for my favorites!

http://sjkessel.blogspot.com/2009/10/readathon-update-16-and-mini-challenge.html

Ashley Amanda said...

Here's my top 5!
http://ashley-amanda.blogspot.com/2009/10/its-1230-and-i-am-tired.html

carolsnotebook said...

Mine is up, too. Thanks for the break.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/mini-challenge/

Sherri said...

What a wonderful mini-challenge. So many great memories from childhood were revisited. Here are my five:

http://urbangirlreader.blogspot.com/2009/10/give-me-5-mini-challenge.html

Kirsten said...

Loved this challenge; thanks for hosting! :)

http://foliofiles.femmeflavor.com/2009/10/25/gimme-five/

aglaia531 at gmail dot com

Shel said...

This is still difficult!

http://sjkessel.blogspot.com/2009/10/readathon-update-many-ish.html

resurfacer said...

Liked this challenge :)

my mail ID will be rohiit1@gmail.com

Post link:
http://resurfacer.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/mini-challenge-again/

Please scroll down to the bottom to find the details for this event

Kristi said...

Here are my picks!

http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2009/10/mini-challenge-for-hour-17.html

hcmurdoch said...

So many good kids books! Here's my post about it:

http://sanmarcoshighschoollibrary.blogspot.com/2009/10/read-thon-hours-16-and-17-mini.html

Liyana said...

Here's mine. I have five series. :/

http://liveandbreathesmexily.blogspot.com/2009/10/deweys-read-thon-updates-post.html#children

ErikaP said...

Here's my list.
http://readingwithmomma.blogspot.com/2009/10/readathon-give-me-five-challenge.html

Allison said...

Here are mine:

http://readintothis.blogspot.com/2009/10/mini-challenge-give-me-five.html

Britt said...

Awesome idea for a mini challenge!

I wish I'd been able to play today... :D

Laura said...

What a great challenge!

Here it is!
http://pleasepardontheinterruption.blogspot.com/2009/10/another-mini-challenge.html

Thanks, and happy reading!

Trisha said...

Mine are here: http://www.eclectic-eccentric.com/2009/10/read-thon-hours-16-17.html

gautami tripathy said...

http://readbookswritepoetry.blogspot.com/2009/10/deweys-24-hour-read-thon-hour-17_25.html

gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

claire said...

My five is here! Loved doing this, thanks!

dreamsongpoem at gmail dot com

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

OOH I had to think and it is late :)

Here is the link

http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/5-children-read-favs-mini-challenge/

Julie said...

I'm not here to join the challenge but just to say:
As I've been visiting blogs while cheerleading, I've really enjoyed reading what children's books they've listed for this challenge. What a great challenge and brings back many memories too. Nicely done!

ErinRagan said...

I adored this challenge! So much fun remembering books from my childhood.

http://crazycommamomma.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/mini-challenge-childrens-books/

Lisa said...

Here ya go:
http://bookslistslife.blogspot.com/2009/10/read-thon-mini-challenge.html

melissa @ 1lbr said...

Five of my faves:

http://librariansbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/10/nearing-end.html

The Book Resort said...

Here's mine:

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/10/24-hour-read-thon-mini-challenge.html#

Esme said...

Here are mine

http://chocolateandcroissants.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html#1773349712142744523

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Great challenge! Here's mine: http://readthisbook.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/read-a-thon-update-hour-20/

Yay for Alice books!

Tricia said...

Thanks for this challenge. It was fun!
http://libraryqueue.blogspot.com/2009/10/read-thon-update-4.html

Sara said...

http://scoffeepie.livejournal.com/467921.html

Mark said...

I think I'm going to have to come back and read some of these posts later. Right now, we'll see how much longer I can stay awake.

Anyway, here's my list.

http://markcarstairs.blogspot.com/2009/10/11-pm-update.html

I Heart Monster said...

My five are in this post:

http://www.iheartmonster.com/2009/10/eighteen-hour-mark-readathon.html

Thank you! That was fun! (thanks for the cheers this morning too!)

brizmus said...

My books can be found here:
http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/read-thon-update-9.html

This was good fun!

Lenore said...

SO great of you to support the readathon even though you had other commitments! Thanks!

Melissa said...

Here's my list.

http://melissa-coffeebooksandlaundry.blogspot.com/2009/10/mini-challenge-give-me-five.html

Jena said...

I still have 7 minutes, right?

http://musebookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/10/read-thon-mini-challenge-give-me-five.html

Schatzi said...

Now that I can finally comment, here's my list!
http://mealibris.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/read-a-thon-give-me-five-mini-challenge/

Icedream said...

I avoid naming favorites but...lol, some books I loved I listed:
http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/2009/10/read-thon-hour-20.html

waitmantwillie@hotmail.com

theliterarystew said...

I might be too late but I loved doing this anyway so here's my list:

http://theliterarystew.blogspot.com/

It certainly wasn't easy. There are so many wonderful children's books out there.

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