The 30 Book Jan Brett Giveaway

When thinking of the December Big Book Giveaway we wanted it to be really special, as is all of our giveaways. No December is complete with out a myriad of Jan Brett books being read by the fire. Each one of my precious children have always considered “Jan” a friend and when her beautifully illustrated postcards would come in the mail announcing her latest release, my children would cherish and horde their special message from their favorite author. My older girls still have those postcards.

Our goal for the past few months has been to put complete or nearly complete collections of books into families hands. It has given us so much joy to share books from our favorite authors, knowing that they will become cherished memories in your family as well.

Jan Brett is releasing her latest book Home for Christmas. Not only will the lucky winner get Home for Christmas but also coming home for Christmas will be 29 other books authored and illustrated by Jan Brett. All are hard-back editions for long wear and reading in your family.

The books included in this special holiday giveaway are the following:

Home for Christmas
On Noah’s Ark
The Mitten
The Hat
The Easter Egg
The Umbrella
Daisy Comes Home
ย Honey, Honey, Lion
The 3 Little Dassies
Gingerbread Baby
The First Dog
Gingerbread Friends
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Armadillo Rodeo
Annie and the Wild Animals
Christmas Trolls
The Owl and the Pussycat
TheTwelve Days of Christmas
Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve
Town Mouse Country Mouse
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses
Comet’s Nine Lives
Trouble with Trolls
Beauty and the Beast
The Wild Christmas Reindeer
The Three Snow Bears
Berlioz the Bear
Hedgie’s Surprise
Hedgie Blasts Off!
Our contest runs from today November 18th through December 2. My goal is to get these books to the winner before the holidays. I’ve made it really easy for you to enter and there are many ways to win. All you have to do is fill out the form below. Make sure you leave a short blog comment and “Like” us on Facebook to be entered into the draw. For more chances to win you can follow us on twitter, get our blog posts in your inbox and tweet about the contest daily, each time adding another entry. Good Luck!

Thank You Everyone for Entering the Jan Brett Contest. The Contest is now closed and we’ll be choosing a winner shortly.

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  1. Theresa says:

    Fav book of Jan Brett’s is Town Mouse Country Mouse.

    • Valarie says:

      My youngest daughter just loved this book. She use to read it holding a little stuffed animal mouse.

  2. The Mitten is our favorite Jan Brett book!

  3. Nicole W says:

    I love Gingerbread Friends!

  4. It’s “Town Mouse Country Mouse”!

  5. I *love* Jan Brett books! My favorite is…either The Mitten or Beauty & the Beast — her B&B is so beautiful, and it’s my favorite fairy tale ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Valarie says:

      Beauty and the Beast is my eldest daughters favorite. I think she captured the story so well.

  6. Amanda says:

    We love Fritz and the Beautiful Horses. It’s so hard to pick! Her illustrations are the best. It takes us twice as long to read her books because we are so engaged in looking at the pictures. Thanks for the opportunity to add her work to our shelves. Reading is a huge part of my and my four children’s lives.

    • Valarie says:

      Fritz is one of my favorite stories. When I was little I always wanted a pony and I think in my minds eye it looked just like the horses in this book.

  7. Emily Gremore says:

    It is very difficult to choose a favorite Jan Brett book, but I think mine would have to be The Mitten. I don’t know how many times I heard my elementary school librarian read it to us!

  8. Katherine Aitken says:

    I don’t have a favourite book. I haven’t come across these ones before, but what a find – they look absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Miss Pippi says:

    My favorite Jan Brett book is a draw between the Mitten and the Hat.

  10. I love Trouble with Trolls and Christmas Trolls. I am a huge Jan Brett Fan, what a wonderful giveaway!

  11. Sarah says:

    Love Jan Brett’s illustrations! The Mitten is most read around here.

  12. Definitely The Mitten. It’s a classic. We also love reading one of her newer books, The Easter Egg in the spring.

  13. Nicholle says:

    The Mitten (it’s a classic!)

  14. Oh please count us in – we have never read any of them but I am guessing we would love them here ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. We love her books. The Mitten is one favorite but we love the classic tales too!!

  16. Molly Hyde-Caroom says:

    Another incredible giveaway! You are amazing and have the best taste! Thank you again for a wonderful opportunity!

  17. Gina G. says:

    What a fabulous giveaway!

  18. Marcie Tenk says:

    I think The Easter Egg would be my favourite, but it’s really so hard to choose!

  19. WOW! What an incredible giveway! We just love the Mitten. Thanks for the chance.

  20. My favorite Jan Brett book is Gingerbread Baby. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. domestic diva says:

    The owl and the pussycat is our favorite.

  22. Jan Brett’s books have so much detail and are illustrated with such sweetness. It would be lovely to treasure a set of her books. A generous giveaway, Valerie!

  23. We have 5 little ones in our home and the only book on the list we have already is The Mitten… and LOVE it! Thank you for always doing these AMAZING book giveaways. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Mary Preston says:

    THE UMBRELLA: but so many wonderful books. Hard to choose just one.


  25. Oh, to choose just one… We just discovered Hedgie’s Surprise. Clever Hedgie makes my children laugh!

  26. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, this is wonderful! My son loves her books. We have The Mitten, The Hat, and Honey, Honey, Lion, and there are a few others we can check out at our library. He would be thrilled to have more books by her.

  27. Jenny Turton says:

    We have yet to read her books, and so would love to win the set!

  28. My favorite Jan Brett book is The Mitten. I remember reading it a long time ago when I was a little girl.

  29. The Mitten and The Wild Christmas Reindeer.

  30. Shannon M. says:

    The Mitten.

  31. My favorite is “Beauty and the Beast” I bought this years ago for my daughter after we’d seen the movie. I love Jan Brett’s rich illustrations and flowing narrative. I share her books with my middle school students (!) to jump start lessons on elements of fiction.

  32. Lesley F says:

    Love reading to my kids Gingerbread Friends

  33. I haven’t read her yet, but I”m going to pick up one at the library next week. :o)

  34. Ronnie Pearce says:

    We enjoy The Mitten each winter

  35. Love “The Mitten”

  36. Felicity St John says:

    30! My goodness. Annie and the Wild Animals is our favourite for sure, although we haven’t read them all yet. Good luck everyone!

  37. Good morning

    These books truly are such a treasure. What a precious generous gift and what a talented Author… We own the book ‘Town Mouse, Counrty Mouse’. Its been a favorite for years.

    Warm regards
    and thank you

  38. This is such a beautiful giveaway! I am a fan of Jan Brett’s book and this would make such a wonderful Christmas present. Have a lovely merry sunday day and love to you!

  39. We have never read any of her books yet. A trip to the library sounds in order I Think.
    My eldest child devours books at the moment so an introduction to a new author is just what
    She needs

  40. Kathy says:

    We read The Mitten and The Hat as the weather begins to get brisk.I think the Gingerbread Baby is our all time favorite if we had to choose one.

  41. I love Jan Brett boooks! This is such a generous giveaway…thanks! : )

  42. we adore the mitten!

  43. Deb White says:

    My favorite Jan Brett book is “Owl and the Pussycat.” Our whole family loved how the illustrations brought meaning to Edward Lear’s poem.

  44. Olivia says:

    I just discovered your blog, and I think it’s wonderful! Jan Brett is one of my all time favorite authors/illustrators. I can remember reading The Mitten every Christmas with my mother; I love that book so much.

  45. Angela Gates says:

    I love all her books!

  46. Sharon Berry says:

    My grandchildren would love this collection !

  47. Oh! The Mitten is such a classic!!

  48. As a former 1st grade teacher, I love them all. Truly.

    {Fabulous giveaway!}

  49. I tweeted!

  50. We are HUGE Jan Brett fans. She’s a local, too ๐Ÿ™‚
    We love The Trouble with Trolls.

  51. tweeted and fb shared it, too, even though I didn’t follow those links above.

  52. I love the detailed borders around the pages in the Jan Brett book, which are like a little treasure hunt to see what is going on.

  53. Elyse Hawthorn says:

    I adore Jan Brett books, and the two that we have, my kiddos cherish. They are absolute treasures.

  54. hmmm I don’t have a favourite, but I do like gingerbread and hedgehogs ๐Ÿ™‚
    we’ll have to make a point of finding new books to read next time we’re at the library!


  55. I love all of Jan Brett books, her illustrations are so enchanting! Thanks for this give-away!

  56. Oooh, they are all so beautiful. But I guess I’d pick The Mitten.

  57. Michelle says:

    We love The Mitten!

  58. Keri Gilbert says:

    Oh my GOOODNESS! This would be like winning the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Jan Brett is our very fave around here – my little would be author/illustrator loves to pore over her books. We love both versions of Goldilocks – we get the one with the polar bears and eskimo family out at Christmas:)

  59. Amber Bunker says:

    We have some of her books and my girls love them all! They are always finding something new on the pages as we read them together ๐Ÿ™‚ If we had to pick a favorite it would probably be The Gingerbread Baby. This would be such a wonderful surprise for them!

  60. We’ve always enjoyed Trouble with Trolls ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. I love the Mitten…but the Owl and the Pussycat is also a favorite since I remember learning that poem when I was in school. ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. I think one of my favorite books had to be The Mitten. It was so beautiful too!

  63. Angela says:

    We love The Mitten.

  64. My littlest son and I just rediscovered her books at the library last week! He is loving the Gingerbread Baby one. Our little library doesn’t have very many of her books but we love them so much. Thanks

  65. Rachel Sime says:

    I love Hedgie’s Suprise. We have nursed several little hedgehogs back to health and they hold a pretty special place in our heart!

  66. Leslie DuCloux says:

    Trouble with trolls us one of my favorite books!

  67. We love “Annie and the Wild Animals” here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. melissa says:

    Just read this to my kids last night! but our favorite is The Mitten!

  69. The Mitten

  70. Janet Nelson says:

    Town Mouse, Country Mouse was my son’s fav.

  71. The Mitten is my favorite as of now. I love Jan Brett, but looking at that list shows me that I haven’t read them all. Win or lose, I need to fix that!

  72. Christy says:

    THE MITTEN is one of my favorites

  73. Anastsia Malay says:

    We love Jan Brett’s Easter Egg book!

  74. Rachel Hellstern says:

    We’ve had so many favorites at different points in our family life, but right now I think our favorite is The Mitten.

  75. Charlotte says:

    absolutely The Owl and The Pussycat …. my all time favourite poem, read by a friend at our beach wedding

  76. Jennifer Terry says:

    The only one I have read is The Mitten. I love the illustrations.

  77. The Mitten was my first so it’d be my fav too!

  78. Kelley says:

    My favorite Jan Brett book is the Gingerbread Baby!

  79. We nlove Hedgie’s Surprise!

  80. Town Mouse, country Mouse!! Great give away, Valerie, thanks!!

  81. Rebecca Bennett says:

    I love Honey, Honey, Lion! but my kids love The Mitten.

  82. Oh my, these are darling and would be so enjoyed by my neices.

  83. Adele says:

    We love the Mitten…Such a special book!

  84. Love the “Beauty and The Beast” but I know two little nieces of mine that would love all of those books and they are going thru some trying times at home right now! But they both LOVE to READ and be read too!

    Thank you!

  85. Caryn Macdonald says:

    Our family loves “The Mitten.”

  86. Lisette Stephenson says:

    Haven’t read The Mitten, but everyone seems to love it. Will look into that soon! I love Goldilocks and the Three Bears ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. Lisette Stephenson says:

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

  88. Sandra says:

    We didn’t read them all, but from the ones that we have read, favorite is…The Mitten

  89. Margo says:

    We like the gingerbread baby, gingerbread friends and the hat but enjoy the mitten, and the story transfers so easily into play

  90. crazyestonian says:

    Our favorite is The Mitten, hands down!

  91. I don’t know which is my favorite! But they look so beautiful, we’d love to experience them at my house!

  92. I have not come across these books before, but they look great. I read to my son’s every day so we would love to experience these books.

    Merry Christmas

  93. Tonight before bed we read The Three Snow Bears, one of our favs. I loved watching my almost 3 year old’s face as I read. She was enraptured with the story. Love love love little kids! Here’s hoping for more Jan Brett books!

  94. Audrey says:

    My art teacher read “The Mitten,” when I was younger and it has been one of my favorite since.

  95. Faye E. Hunt says:

    My favorite book by Jan Brett is The Umbrella because it contains a quetzal bird in it and our 2 1/2 year old son’s name is, Quetzal Sol, so we really get excited whenever we come across literature that features part of his name! It’s a spectacular bird and Jan Brett’s illustrations of it are breathtaking!

  96. Michele says:

    Our favorite is Gingerbread Baby!

  97. What a great giveaway! Her books and illustrations are fantastic!

  98. Heather C. W. says:

    we have – and very much enjoy – Berlioz The Bear. would love to add 29 more to our home library : ) thanks for offering this great give-away.

  99. Jo Oppenheim says:

    I haven’t read any Jan Brett. Her books look adorable, I can’t wait to find some in the local library and get reading.

  100. Just picked two of her books up at the library yesterday! You always pick such great authors for your giveaways. Count me in! And I already like you on Facebook. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  101. Tami Pettigrew says:

    Thanks so much for this opportunity my family loves Jan Brett books! Jump into a book looks really cool!

  102. Cami just loves Fritz and the Beautiful Horses, thank you for listing all these others by Jan Brett. Would LOVE to win, but if not I think I’ll add a few of these to our Christmas gifting this year. Thanks Valerie.

  103. Dena Melin says:

    Fav Jan Brett book is The Hat. Honestly we have only read two of her lovely books. I’m excited to learn there are so many more. What a treat it would be to win all of them. Thank you for the chance. Dena

  104. Jennifer says:

    My children LOVE Jan Brett! We borrowed two of her books from the library this week. I have “liked” you on facebook as well, and am crossing my fingers!

  105. Jennifer says:

    I forgot to say that our favorite Jan Brett book (right now) is The Wild Christmas Reindeer. And also, I signed up to receive your blog updates in my inbox! Thanks again for the chance!

  106. Emily Delaney says:

    We read The Hat last night. Choosing one favorite is hard, but I think it would be The Hat. ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. Sarah Richards says:

    My son loves Gingerbread Baby!

  108. I’m not really sure about a favorite . . . I don’t think we’ve ever read any of them, but my 2 year old daughter would LOVE them and I would LOVE it introduce them to her!

  109. We love The Mitten! It is so fun to see Baba pick up the stretched out mitten and puzzle over how big it is! My son loves that!

  110. Brandy says:

    Gingerbread Baby is my son’s favorite book. He requests it all year round. My favorite is The Mitten.

  111. Hilary says:

    it’s not on the above list, but Scary, Scary Halloween is a big favorite at our house.

  112. kathleen says:

    hedgie’s surprise is our all-time favorite, though this time of year, my kids are begging to follow the recipe in gingerbread baby and peek while it’s baking to see if we get a gingerbread baby of our own like mattie’s!

  113. Shannon F. says:

    Gingerbread Baby is my favorite.

    Shannon F.

  114. We love The Mitten and Hedgie’s Surprise and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but I really love everything she does! What a giveaway!

  115. My favorite is The Mitten. A a knitter, I love the illustrations.

  116. dorothy says:

    Wow! We just love Jan Brett, especially at this time of year. We especially love her version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  117. melissa says:

    That is a fantastic giveaway I hope I win.

  118. On Noah’s Ark is our favorite

  119. Wow! Just…WOW!!!!

  120. Kathy says:

    Favorite Jan Brett book is The Umbrella

  121. Jenn W says:

    We love Fritz and the Beautiful Horses. This is an amazing giveaway!

  122. Vanessa says:

    Gingerbread Friends

  123. Oh I suppose I should enter….. these would certainly be LOVED in our home. Such an amazing & generous giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  124. Lisa roy says:

    Beauty and the Beast…Captivating!

  125. Sarah says:

    My 4 year old knows all of the words to First Dog! We love Jan Brett books!!!

  126. Colleen Pethybridge Furlong says:

    The Wild Christmas Reindeer!!
    I love all her books. . . Who wouldn’t!

  127. Wendy says:

    The Valentine Bears is our favorite!

  128. Melia says:

    Oh, how to choose? I would definitely say The Mitten, but my four year old would say Gingerbread Baby. We read it alot in our house!

  129. Jennifer V says:

    I have been following Jan Brett for a very long time and LOVE all her books. However, my absolute favorite is The Wild Christmas Reindeer. I even named my “wild” puppy Teeka, after the main character.

  130. We love Daisy comes Home! The Mitten is a seasonal favorite too!