Monday, January 5, 2015

Children's Book Exchange

It's January, it's cold,  and my kids are sick (again).  I'm not a fan of either of those things.  Well, I like January, but only if I'm inside eating comfort food or reading a book.  Today no one felt like doing much of anything so we spent many minutes on the couch reading together.  (We ate chocolate cake, too, so the day met both of my criteria.)

In honor of the month, Allyson and I are hosting a book exchange.

Here's a quick run-down on how it will work:
1. Go here and fill out the form, letting us know you'd like to participate.  Your name and address will be kept confidential.  Only Allyson and I (plus your book exchange partner) will see where you live.

2. In the form, list at least 3 -5 (or more!) books or authors you'd like to own.  They can be picture books, chapter books, Bible story books, educational books-- anything, as long as they are children's books.

Sign up begins today and runs through midnight EST on January 19.  After everyone is signed up, give us a few days and we'll e-mail everyone a partner's name and information.  You'll have 2 weeks to pick a book from her list and mail it off to your new friend!

Anyone can participate, as long as your mailing address is within in the continental United States. Even if you don't have kids at home, you can participate for your grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or the children you babysit.
5. We will have a linky up in February so that everyone can share a photo or a few words about their new book treasure. For those of you who don't have a blog, you can link a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram photo.

I hope this can be lots of fun and add some cheer to dull winter days. 

You can spread the word by sharing our button on your blog or on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.


  1. I really need some cheering up and nothing better than cuddling up with my littles and a sweet children's story. Thank you!

    1. Glad we could be of some help! Books definitely are cheery. :-)

  2. Have you emailed the contacts yet? I haven't seen an email come through and wanted to follow up.


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