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February is such a busy month for a variety of reasons. We have Valentines Day, International Book Giving Day, Lincoln’s birthday, and also President’s day.
But the event we are most excited about is one we created!
With the winter doldrums kicking in and families getting restless from being trapped indoors, we thought this would be a perfect time to create a Family Book Festival. And what better way to create a list of books to include in our Family Book Festival is to ask fellow writers, authors, and bloggers for their favorite childhood book favorites along with some matching activities.
So throughout the month of February, we will be enlisting the help, thoughts, and opinions from our participants on what books they remember the most from childhood, and what books are family favorites now. My thought is that this compilation of books, favorite reads, and activities will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but a sweet walk down memory lane for parents that will last the whole month of February.
In 2013, Family Book Festival was a huge success and 2014 will be just as fun and info filled as well. Here’s a look back at some of the amazing book picks and activities from our treasured FBF participants.
Family Book Festival: Roscoe Welply and Curious George Gets a Medal (& Awesome Rocket Craft!)
Family Book Festival: Sara Merkel Wilson and The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Family Book Festival: Kara Fleck and Strega Nona
Family Book Festival: Rebecca Flansburg and Robinson Crusoe
Family Book Festival : Renee Cormier & Dr. Seuss
Family Book Festival : Suz Lipman Curious George Rides a Bike
Family Book Festival: Marilyn Scott Waters and Misty of Chincoteague
Family Book Festival: Eileen Straiton and The Little Snowgirl
I personally cannot wait to see what my wonderful bloggers and authors come up with for books and activities! Please stop back to see who stops by to share their books picks and don’t forget to subscribe so you can keep up-to-date with all of JIAB’s updates and events!
Speaking of update…
Here’s a chance to get my #1 seller book The Ultimate Guide To Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on iBooks for only .99! This awesome sale price is only good from February 6th to the 8th so don’t delay. Grab your copy ASAP and let the adventure begin!
Sale ends February 8th, 2014