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!