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Picture Books Giveaway Celebration


*We’re so thankful to you, our readers. You care about sharing the best books with your children and we do, too. So as promised, after reaching 2000 Twitter followers, we are now celebrating with a “We’re Grateful for You Gargantuan Giveaway” worth over $200 just in time for the holidays. Click the links to read our reviews of the books because you’ll see we’ve included lots of our faves.

To enter the Rafflecopter please scroll down, read the instructions, remember to subscribe to our site, and leave a comment on this post below about what you’d do with this bevy of beautiful books should you have the good fortune to win. We’d also love it if you LIKED the blog on Facebook, though it’s not mandatory to enter. Good luck!


*We = Ronna, Hilary, Rita, MaryAnne, Cathy, Dornel, Mary, Rina & Krista

The 13 books you can win are:

Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood with illustrations by Jonathan Bean – Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox with illustrations by Brian Floca – Published by Schwartz & Wade Books
Elsa and the Night by Jöns Mellgren -Published by Little Gestalten
Frank! by Connah Brecon – Published by Running Press
Goatilocks and the Three Bears by Erica S. Perl with illustrations by Arthur Howard – Published by Beach Lane Books
Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light – Published by Candlewick Press
Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper with illustrations by Raúl The Third – Published by Chronicle Books
Me First by Max Kornell – Published by Nancy Paulsen Books
Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet – Published by Chronicle Books
Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon – Published by Bloomsbury
Robots, Robots Everywhere! by Sue Fliess with illustrations by Bob Staake – Published by Golden Books
Tippy and the Night Parade by Lilli Carré – Published by Toon Books
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Jigsaw Puzzle Book by Michael Rosen with illustrations by Helen Oxenbury – Published by Candlewick Press

It’s easy to enter our “We’re Grateful for You Gargantuan Giveaway.” Just follow the Rafflecopter instructions in the widget below. There’s one mandatory entry and a few optional entries. Feel free to enter more than once to increase your chances of winning!

Remember to enter by December 15th. Rafflecopter widget will randomly select a winner whose name will be announced on the Good Reads With Ronna Facebook page, on Twitter, and on the Rafflecopter widget right here. – make sure you’re following us so you don’t miss a thing!

Good luck – We hope you win!

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    1. I thought long and hard about doing this, Penny, because I generally only donate to charity. However, after reaching the 2000 milestone I did indeed want to share some picture book ❤️

    1. Thank you, Julie. It feels terrific being able to offer such a wonderful variety of titles that the whole family will enjoy reading together as much as I enjoyed reviewing them.

    1. I love them, too, Rebecca and it’s SO hard to part with them, but I know the kids (and adults) who get ’em are going to love ’em to pieces (including the We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Jigsaw Puzzle Book).

  1. Tell us how you will share the prize of over $200 worth of picture books.

    Hmmm…I would read them-just to read them and enjoy them. Then I would pick out my favorites and read them again. Then I would read them to the little ones in my life. Then I would read the ones again that resonated with me and the children the most. Then I would study those books- word by word, thought by thought and savor their beauty.

  2. An excellent selection of picture books representing different styles. Nice to see some independent publishers in the mix.

    1. Thanks, Nancy. I tried to pick out books to save for this giveaway that would appeal to a variety of children. They may even end up liking some they might not have chosen on their own.

  3. Wowie zowie! Awesome giveaway! If I were to win, I’d read and cherish it/them, and then donate to a very worthy local reading program (SMART).

    1. And what local reading program wouldn’t go wild over beautiful books like Have You Seen My Dragon?, Penguin and Pumpkin, or Me First for example? Everyone entering this giveaway is SO generous, it’s heartwarming to read.

  4. This is incredible!! What a lovely thing to do. If I were so lucky, I’d share these books with my husband’s niece and nephew and two friends’ kids (and keep a couple for myself). 🙂

    Here’s to another great year of Good Reads with Ronna!

    1. I don’t often have this opportunity because I give all the books I have to the Children’s Bureau here in L.A. and to several libraries and special needs schools, but I managed to hold onto several faves to celebrate our readers on the blog who love kidlit. Thanks for your kind words.

  5. My husband and I are in the process of starting our own nonprofit that will provide a free, educational after-school program for local families in need. One of the rooms in our dream building is a book nook, and we are collecting donations now to fill those future shelves. We would be so excited to win this collection of brand new books! Thanks for this chance to win! Happy holidays 🙂

  6. I would love to win this prize pack and share with the children’s teachers!

  7. What a generous offer! I would love to donate these books to my son’s classroom. His teacher offers the 1st graders the opportunity to “borrow” books from the class library and, as a result, the library gets smaller and smaller each year. In a school system where the kids move away a lot, I think Bad Bye, Good Bye would be especially welcome. Thanks so much!

    1. Bad Bye, Good Bye‘s a personal fave. I give all books to charities that work with disadvantaged children here in L.A. including the Children’s Bureau, but saved a bunch for this special occasion. Thanks for stopping by to enter.

  8. If I had a necklace that gave me three wishes, I would wish I would ask for new furniture for my elementary school.

    1. I sure hope you can share the blog with all the other teachers, too. We’ve got some wonderful new book reviews on the horizon. Thanks tons for checking us out.

  9. What an amazing giveaway! My children would be thrilled to receive a box full of books to read over and over again! We are family of readers, so that’s how I would share… by reading with my children and sharing my love of reading 🙂

    1. It’s so great to hear from a family of readers! What better way to spend quality time with children? Thanks for sharing the kidlit love and for entering our giveaway. We hope you’ll continue to read the blog to find the latest reviews, interviews and more.

    1. And your son’s school would thank you because there’s really a terrific variety included here. From Bears to Dragons, no one’s been left out! Good luck, Karen!

  10. I would chose 1 or 2 for my grandchildren then donate the rest to St.Vincent de Paul. They give to people who are down on their luck and also run a food pantry. I have seen a lot of good work there.

    1. The theme in all these comments is the joy of giving, sharing and spreading the love of reading. You sound like a very thoughtful grandmother, Wanda. We appreciate you visiting the blog.

    1. There are indeed some great ones and some lesser known ones that are also fantastic. It’s so rewarding to introduce new books to kids and libraries just don’t have the funding to get as many as they’d like. Super that you want to share! Thanks for entering the giveaway, Lori.

    1. How great to hear about the reading workshops. It’s such a beautiful selection of books that anyone would be thrilled to have them in their school. We so appreciate your support of our blog and the giveaway!

  11. I would give the books to Santa’s Helpers an organization that adopts families for Christmas.

  12. I think that this prize is awesome first of all and my kids would like to win so that they could share with others. We work with a charity called Cheerful Givers and when we have something extra we always try and share. So, we have been wanting to put another birthday blitz together for about 5 to 10 families. Each bag that you make with Cheerful Givers must have at least ten brand new toys, books, candy, gum or something new inside. So if we do at least five bags we can donate them to a homeless shelter or foodbank for children in need. That way they will have something for their birthday that is during the holidays! So, that is what our family will do with our prizes if we win. The kids would also like to keep something for themselves to read in our homeschool too. Happy Holidays all!

    1. Oh Esperanza, what a meaningful experience for your children and who doesn’t love books and toys at a birthday. Thanks a million for letting us know about Cheerful Givers. Good luck!

  13. I love picture books! If I win, I’ll be donating these books to the YWCA Domestic Violence Women’s Shelter.

    1. I recently gave books to Elizabeth House Shelter in Pasadena so I’m thrilled to know you’d also love to donate your winning books to a shelter. Thanks for stopping by, Jo Ann!

  14. If I were fortunate enough to win this amazing collection of books I would share first with my grandson whom I care for. I would pass them along to my local town library which is always looking for ways to stretch their budget. The library hosts reading programs for preschoolers all year and is used by the town graded school as their library too.

  15. Some of these books I’ve been wanting FOREVER but were sold out or I was short on cash when they came back in stock, or were REALLY hard to find, and I’d love to do more giveaways on T.A.A. and winning these books would really help.

    1. Happy to hear you like the books we’ve chosen. We’ve even got some talking animals in the mix! Really appreciate your support of GRWR blog.
      Good luck, Taurean.

  16. That list is awesome! How could i not enter the giveaway :)) Thanks for hosting it ! we are giving away ours to classroom library since its not very well stocked.

    1. Three wishes would be books, books and more books to give to all those kids who don’t have access to such terrific libraries such as ours!

    2. I’m glad great books are hard to resist. Your child’s teacher will be delighted with the selection I’m sure. Hope you’ve read all the reviews. Thrilled you took the time to leave a comment and enter the giveaway!

    1. What’s not to love when the prize includes PENGUIN AND PUMPKIN, ELIZABETH, QUEEN OF THE SEAS, & FRANK! We’re grateful to you, Jeff, our readers and wish you lots of good luck!

  17. What an amazing giveaway!
    I would donate to Loudonville Christian School library in Loudonville NY if I am the winner.
    Thank you and Merry Christmas

    1. Having a giveaway this time of year really gets everyone in the spirit of giving. Loudonville Christian School will be quite lucky to get this haul of fab reads. Lotsa luck to you, Michelle. Thanks tons for reading the blog!

  18. Congratulations on reaching your goal! If I win, I plan on sharing these wonderful books with my students in our school library. Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. What a wonderful collection of picture books! I will read them all, and then proceed to share them with with the children in my community.

  20. Our local library has a summer reading program that these would be perfect for. Thanks for the chance to get more kids reading.

  21. Well, I have 3 nieces and 2 nephews, so I would split them up between them! They would be absolutely thrilled! (:

    1. Mimi, thanks tons for stopping by GRWR and for entering our giveaway. We’ve never done this before because we always donate to shelters and other charities so I love to hear your plans.

  22. I would keep some for my sons and share the rest with my nieces and nephews! What a great giveaway – thank you!

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