Friday, June 08, 2012

Giveaway | a Summer Reading Event Basket {closed}

Today I have the pleasure to announce yet another lovely giveaway, assembled and sponsored by the one and only Winnie Nielsen! 

It is our hope that this giveaway will be something more then a simple prize for a happy winner - what we have today is a kit for preparing a delightful and meaningful Summer Reading Event for you and those you love!

Included is a beautiful pink and blue Longaberger tote, just the right size for carrying library books to and fro or containing the ingredients for a perfect summer afternoon reading party!

To tuck inside, Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit in the iconic 110th anniversary edition of the 1902 classic. This beloved story with it's wonderful illustrations has been delighting children of all ages for generations!  Keep your place with an adorable bookmark handcrafted with love by members of the Gainesville CWH.
The Republic of Tea has partnered with Room to Read by offering "Little Citizens Herb Tea" which gives $1 from the sale of each tin of delectable rooibos tea to support their mission to educate children around the world sip by sip.

Who can you share this timeless tale with?  And perhaps a glass of frosty iced tea?
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But that's not all!  Though there can only be one winner,  I have something that all of you will be able to enjoy this Summer.

The challenge is simple:  Take some time and share the gift of reading with someone you know.  A sibling, a neighbor -  you know who they are!
Is there a child you know that could use a wonderful story of adventure and imagination?  
One of my favorite things is reading to my little sisters, sharing those stories I learned to love in my own childhood with a new audience.  It's magical.

And to help you get started, here are some ideas to use as a springboard for organizing a Summer Reading Event of your own!

Plan a Summer Reading Party for friends, family or neighbors. 



1. Invite friends to delve into a new book together this summer, discussing it over sandwiches and lemonade.   
2. Depending on the age and size of your group, go to the public library to pick a few new books to read together.
3.  Gather friends and family in a circle, select a well known and well loved story, and takes turns retelling it in your own words.  This is so much fun!
4. Host a Literary Picnic - take baskets, lunches, and favorite books, and spend the afternoon together with your favorite characters, literary and real life.
5. Take a segment of time each evening for a week, gathering your siblings or children around for a bedtime story read-aloud!
6. Use your imagination, be creative, and enjoy the thrill of sharing the gift of literature with others.  I'd love to hear how you do!




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To enter, simply leave a comment sharing your favorite book as a child!

For additional entries, you may also:
1. Follow this blog (2 entries)
2. Follow Me on twitter (1 entry)
3. Share on your Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or other social networking medium (counts as one entry each)
4. ~Heart my Etsy shop (1 entry)
5. ~Add me to your Etsy circle (1 entry)

Please leave a comment for each additional entry!
Giveaway closes on Friday, June 15th at midnight. Spread the word!
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Winnie Nielsen lives in Gainesville, Florida, and has been married 32 years with two grown daughters. 
A nurse of 33 years, she loves to cook, do simple knitting and crocheting, and enjoys crafts, reading, and travel. All things fall, apples, and animals are some of her favorite things. A recent member of the MaryJanesFarm Connectionand known there as Red Tractor Girl, she is newly interested in buying local, choosing made in the USA products, and supporting young entrepreneurs. 
You can email her at: wnbaskets{at}cox{dot}net

52 comments:

  1. My favorite book as a child was called C is for Cupcake. It was about a bunny.

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  2. What a lovely giveaway! I would have to say my favorite book as a child was probably a collection of James Harriet animal stories we used to have.

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  3. My favorite book as a child was A Bad Case of Stripes, it taught me to be authentic.

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  4. I follow your blog :)

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  5. I heart your Etsy shop :)

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  6. Annnd you are in my Etsy circle :D

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  7. I really liked the Happy Hollisters books when I was younger.

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  8. What a fun giveaway!(: I had several favorite books when I was a little girl, but two of my favorites were (are!) "All Creatures Great and Small," by James Herriot, and "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." I also had a huge collection of Beatrix Potter's tales that I would pore over for hours!

    ~Vicki
    deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

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  9. I have just found your blog and love it! My favorite book as a child was Where the Wild Things Are, Thanks, Peggy

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  10. I loved Misty of Chincoteague, all of the Walter Farley Black Stallion books, and Black Beauty! Can you tell I was absolutely and totally horse crazy???? Obsessed is what my Dad used to say!!

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  11. My favorite book was "Bunny's New Shoes" I still have it! :D

    Looking forward to this fun giveaway! Also wanted to add that if I win it can be sent to family or Patrick in the USA. :)

    -Iris♥

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  12. I already follow your wonderful blog!!!! :)♥

    -Iris♥

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  13. Posted the giveaway on my facebook.

    -Iris♥

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  14. Ummmm, that's so hard! When I was little, I loved to read! (well, actually Mom and Dad read to me but I still loved books) But my favorite was definitely 'It's Time for Bed' by Mem Fox, illustrated by Jane Dyer. I LOVED it and I will admit that I still do. 'It's time for bed, little mouse, little mouse. Darkness is falling all over the house.' This is a great book to read to your little brothers and sisters!
    Emma

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  15. I follow your blog! Except the thingy got my sister and me got mixed up so I follow your blog in the form of my sister Anna:)
    Emma

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  16. I hearted you Etsy shop!

    Emma

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  17. I used to love any winnie the pooh books when I was little.

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  18. My favorite book as a Child was 'Love you Forever'. It was also my Mom's favorite. She couldn't get through it without starting to cry. :-)

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  19. I ♥ed your etsy. I'm AshleyAvalyn.

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  20. I added you to my circle. I'm AshleyAvalyn.

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  21. My favorite book as a very young child was probably The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter (though I had a lot of favorites). :D

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  22. I follow your blog! (I was supposed to leave two comments for that, right?)

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  23. "Little Women" was one of the first books I ever tackled outside of school reading. It's still a favorite!

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  24. I also follow follow your blog. =-)

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  25. I'm a follower. My favorite book was a nusery rhyme book my grandmother gave me as a child. Later, my favorite books became the Little House on the Prairie series.

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  26. I love the Little Golden Books, The Shy Little Kitten being my favorite. My dad would send me and my siblings recordings of himself reading to us when he was away with the army. It helped my little brothers to fall asleep to the sound of his voice.

    ~Susanna

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  27. Posted your giveaway on my blog come check it out and added it to my linkups so maybe you'll get some more followers to your awesome blog! :)

    -Iris♥

    http://true-l-o-v-e-never-dies.blogspot.de/2012/06/givaway-at-accordion-to-kellie.html

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  28. Since following your blog is two entries...I am posting it again.

    I follow your blog. ☺

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  29. Love the idea of a literary party. I am inspired. Found your blog through True Love Never Dies. My favourite book as a kid was Dr. Suess's I wish that I had Duck feet. My 6 year old loves it as well.

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  30. What an awesome giveaway! My favorite book as a child was Four Puppies. It is a Little Golden book. :)

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  31. I added you to my circle on etsy. I collect Beatrix Potter things for my grandchildren's "special" room to use when they come to visit. They love to be read to.

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  32. Sharing your giveaway on my blog. :)

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  33. I really liked Little House books. Thank you for a chance to win. My children and I would all be thrilled to win. We homeschool and this would make a GREAT summer (going to the library bag.) Oh and I came here from True Love Never Dies.

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  34. I had lots of favorite books as a kid - I was a huge reader! (I remember getting 4 or 5 books every week from the library, and having to read them multiple times before we got new ones again :p) I think my favorite from when I was little was Wynken Blynken & Nod, then when I was older, it was Anne of Green Gables series. Thanks for doing this lovely give-away!

    I think I already follow your blog - I'm not 100% sure. And I'm sharing on Facebook :).

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  35. One of my favorite books as a very young one was Saggy Baggy Elephant.

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  36. I blogged about this giveaway.

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  37. My favorite book was Little house. I also liked Beatrix Potter. I would love to Win.

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  38. Entry # 1 I became a follower.

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  39. My second entry. I follow you.

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  40. I blogged about this giveaway on my private blog Across the Meadows.

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  41. I heart your esty shop!

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  42. I became a follower to your blog.

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  43. My second entry for becoming a follower to your blog.

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  44. I did not like to read at all until I was in the 7th or 8th grade and read a book about a princess and common girl that were switched at birth ... but I can't remember the title. After that I began to find books more interesting.

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