Year-End 2016 Kids & Middle Grade Favorite Reads + Giveaway


Welcome to my very late Year-End 2016 Favorites!!

My year end favorite reads are books I've read in 2016 for the first time (and not necessarily all reviewed here - eek! or reviewed in 2016 - a few were posted in January 2017).  They are also not all published in 2016, but majority am. 

To start it off, here's what's going to happen. Every day in through February 28th (minus Sunday) at 6:00 PM EST
  1. I will tell you my favorite reads in the category of the day through their covers (you know how I love covers) and 
  2. you click on them to see my review of the book (in a new window). 
  3. Then you come back and fill out the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize! 


Kids: Books that are tailored for kids, ages toddlers to age 7
Middle Grade: Books tailored for kids ages 8 - 14



  

   


OK, I admit, I read kids books, and I'm really into Middle Grade fiction. What not to like? Stories that can influence children to love stories, imagination and ultimately be readers, writers, astronauts, artists...etc whatever they want to be!



(1) winner will 2 of the books listed above
Terms are on the Rafflecopter.

Many thanks to: 
(I'm still waiting on prize deliveries, so not sure what to expect) 




Don't forget these other Top Faves of 2016 and Giveaways!
(Not in order)

    
     
    
    



CONVERSATION

30 comments:

  1. I teach 6th grade, and I'm always on the look out for new books for my classroom. I haven't heard of any of these novels, but will be adding them to my list. I also like how you included the devotional and the study Bible in your list, showing your faith. Looking forward to see the rest of your choices in the other categories!

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    1. Thank you Anna! I think it's important to be aware of all the great books out there, even if they are Bibles with different versions or study guides or non-fiction stories that guide or entertain readers. So thank you for pointing it out! I truly hope these selections will allow readers to be aware of all the great books out there!

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  2. My grandkids are 9 and 12. They would love these, as they both love to read. TY

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    1. Such a great habit to start young! Good luck!

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  3. I don't have kids. But I have a lot of friends with kids that I would love to pass these books on to if I won!

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    1. There is nothing wrong with reading them yourself. Hehe. Lol. *wink wink

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  4. I have not read them yet, but I also am a fan of young author books, like you said what's not to love? I think my daughter would be most interested in reading ivy Pocket, and I won't lie 9/10 I will pick up the book she finished and read it as well.

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    1. Hahaha. That's it! Admit it! We LOVE ALL stories, kids and middle grades too! And Ivy Pocket is a HOOT! =) Hilarious!

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  5. The Say and Pray devotion book is just wonderful!! I love reading it with my nephew. I've got my eye on those Ivy Pocket books too - have heard great things, especially from you ;)

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    1. Heheheh. It's sooo funny. Ivy Pocket is simply FUNNY.

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  6. These would be great for the grandkids.

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    1. I'm glad. I hope they'll have the chance to read them all!

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  7. I have heard great reviews about the Ivy Pocket books so I would read these first. I haven't read any of these pictured books.

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  8. I have not read any of them but the Ivy Pocket books look interesting due to the cover graphics.

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    1. They have great illustrations in the book too!

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  9. I have not read any of these, but I'm going to put them down on the list for my girls! Perfect age for them.

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  10. I have none of these books, but would enjoy them with my cousin. We'd like all of them :)

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. O, these books are meant to be shared. I read Ivy Pocket allowed and it was a HIT!

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    1. I hope you'll get a chance in the near future!

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  12. I haven't read any of them but, judging by the covers alone, I'd pick up 'Last in a Long Line of Rebels' first. These would be great for my daughter and for our Little Free Library when we're done reading them ourselves.

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    1. Love that you share in your Little Free Library! You'll need to share a pic with us!

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  13. I liked the "Say and Pray" books. I like clean middle school books, like the American Girl books.
    Janice
    pjrcmoore@windstream.net

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  14. I haven't read these books but I'd like to read the Ivy Pocket books with my nieces.

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  15. I haven't read any of these but the Ivy Pocket books look great. They seem like something I would have loved when I was a kid.

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  16. I love to read them with kids and didnt read any of them

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