1,000 Follower Giveaway Extravaganza - Day 1

'Tis the season to be thankful and I am so thankful for each of YOU - my followers, fellow overachieving teachers, and blogging friends!  I wanted to do something really special for the 1,000 milestone of this little blog of mine, so I'll be posting a new giveaway option each day this week!  I'll be giving away some of my FAVORITE teaching resources and there are lots of ways to enter each of the giveaways, so I hope you'll drop by each day!

For the first day, I'm giving away TWO $25 Barnes & Noble Giftcards.  I mean, come on, the most favorite resource of every teacher has to be a GOOD BOOK!  So, if you win, spend this to purchase a few new books for your classroom or treat yourself to a great read - the choice is yours!

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95 comments

  1. My all-time favorite children's book is The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Absolutely LOVE it!

    Congrats on your 1,000 followers!

    Katy
    kevans927@hotmail.com

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  2. The Giving Tree by far! The first book (besides Dr. Seuss) that I remember reading as a child!! There are a ton more that are worthy, but none that are as memorable.

    Congrats on your followers - that is amazing!!

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  3. I have to go with Charlotte's Web :)
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  4. Mine also is a Kate DiCamillo....The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Congrats on all your followers! Seems like you were just starting not that long ago!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee
    jubilleerae@gmail.com

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  5. Mine is Hooway for Wodney Wat. It's so so sweet.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  6. SOOOO hard to choose. I'm so in love with Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. Simple, yet so very profound.
    Growing Firsties is having a giveaway!!

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  7. Frog and Toad. Love their little friendship.

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com


    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  8. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel!

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  9. My favorite children's book is The Empty Pot by Demi

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  10. Congrats on 1,000! That's crazy! My favorite book (so hard to commit!) is The Twits.

    Megan

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  11. Anything by Dr. Seuss is awesome. As I child I loved Oh Say Can You Say.

    Congrats!
    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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  12. My favorite children's book would have to be Morse the Moose Goes to School. It's not very popular but just adorable!

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  13. Oh, this is a hard one!! Today it's going to be Strega Nona.

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  14. Anne of Green Gables would be my favorite that I read as a child... Or a Secret Garden... Or a little princess...

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  15. I love any Patricia Polacco books.

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  16. My all time favorite book to read aloud is The BFG by Roald Dahl. I have been reading it aloud every year for probably 20 of the 27 years I am teaching.
    Debbie
    debjac9@aol.com

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  17. My all time favorite childrens book is Dr. Seuss ABC book. Both of my children LOVED it and I've read it to each of them about 100 times!

    Lisa
    Super Pig and Tyrant King

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  18. My personal favorite that was read to me and I enjoy reading to my own kids is The Monster at the End of the Book. Love that book!!!
    Heather
    Kickin' It With Class

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  19. that is tough, but it would have to be tikki tikki tembo...maybe!
    Rachel

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  20. Such a hard decision...I'm going to have to say The Giving Tree !

    Lindsey

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  21. My favorite children's book is The Sweet Touch by Lorna Balion. Thanks for the great giveaway! :o)

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.ne

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  22. Congratulations on 1,000 followers!!! I have too many all time favorites, but the one that I read again and again each year is Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight? I laugh the whole way through :)

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  23. 1000 followers - congratulations! My favorite children's book is The Little Red Hen :)

    Kate
    katewintuska@insightbb.com

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  24. My all-time favorite children's book is Traveling to Tondo. Not many people recognize the title, but you should all definitely check it out! The pictures and rhymes are so elegant and engaging :)

    Rae

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  25. I love Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon !! The illustrations are so funny and it always makes me feel good when I read it in class ! AnnMarie beebeetwins27@yahoo.com

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  26. I love the book "100 dresses". It is a great early chapter book.
    Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

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  27. Oh I will always love The Giving Tree!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  28. There's a Monster at the End of This Book! I even bought the app for my iPad!

    Christina :)
    Check out my blog!
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

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  29. I love any Dr. Seuss book!!! :)

    Lacie
    www.polkadotsnpencils.blogspot.com

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  30. That's a tough one! Maybe The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola =)
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  31. So many good ones to choose from...but Ferdinand the Bull has to be my ALL time favorite!
    Congrats on 1,000!!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First!

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  32. I love the very hungry caterpillar!
    bcapwell@ccisd.net

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  33. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards. I love reading it aloud using voices for all of the characters. I love when my students beg for me to read more.

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  34. Congrats on 1000 followers! So many favorite books! Today, I'll go with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    Bren P.
    Theteacherdiaries.blogspot.com

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  35. I love, love, love The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Kate DiCamillo). The kids and I both cry every year!

    :) Abby

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  36. Charlotte's Web is my all time fav!

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  37. I have always loved reading aloud Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech!

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  38. My favorite children's book is The Whingdingdilly by Bill Peet, I love that book!

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  39. Congratulations!!!! I love your blog and look forward to reading more posts. I blogged about your giveaway. Check it out.

    Jennifer
    Grade 2 Happenings

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  40. Forgot my all time favorite children's book. Goodnight Moon was my absolute favorite book to read to my boys when they were little. I still love to look at their copy of the book.

    Jennifer
    Grade 2 Happenings

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  41. My favorite children's book was Goodnight Moon. Always a classic!

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  42. Just one favorite book?! Eeek! I'm going to go with There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom. I started every year of teaching 4th grade with that read aloud!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

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  43. It's hard to choose a favorite children's book, but I would have to say the Little House on the Prairie series is my favorite. Meredith

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  44. Chyrsanthemum all the way :)
    briawnacallahan@gmail.com

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  45. I love Skippyjon Jones. He is so much fun to read!
    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars
    readerstars@gmail.com

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  46. My all-time favorite children's book is Harry Potter. I know it's not a little kids book but it is a children's book for kids who are ages 10+ =D

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  47. Hard to choose... Charlotte's Web (lower grades) and Harry Potter (upper grades).

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  48. I love a lot of books, but my favorite one to read aloud is Skippyjon Jones.
    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  49. I love Chyrsanthemum and so many others!

    ✞Heather
    Swinging Through Second Grade
    hdawntn@hotmail.com

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  50. As a child it was The Gingerbread Man. Now I don't think I could pick.
    cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  51. Wow, that's hard. I love anything Kevin Henkes does. I'd have to throw out I Love You Stinky Face too because I adore reading that one to my kids!

    Jessica
    Teach on a Limb

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  52. My favorite children's book? Too hard to choose, but right now I am going with Spoon. A simple story with a nice message about being happy with who you are.

    (Hope I am entered properly...was entering my email above and somehow after a few letters I hit return...definitely not finished typing!)

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  53. So many books, so little time. Love reading this blog!

    Susan Stegall
    susan_stegall@yahoo.com

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  54. Love You Forever is a favorite.

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  55. Right now I am reading Because of Winn Dixie to my class and lovin' it.

    Carrie
    cwhite.abc@gmail.com

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  56. Wilfrid Gordon Mcdonald Partridge by Mem Fox. :)
    Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  57. Here's the link to my post.
    Katie
    http://iwanttobeasuperteacher.blogspot.com/2012/11/proud-mama-and-multiplication-division.html

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  58. Just found your blog. Thanks for the give-away. My favorite book is Peter Cottontail.
    Susan in NC
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  59. My favorite classic - any Eric Carle book. My favorite right now - any Skippy John Jones book!
    Congrats on 1000 followers!
    Julene
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  60. Congrats on all the followers! My favorite books are the Skippy Jon Jones series.

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  61. My favorite would be Winnie the Pooh.

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  62. I don't know if I had a favorite but I love reading to my sons.

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  63. Congratulations on 1000 followers! My favorite children's book is "Owl Moon". I love the illustrations and the words.
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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  64. Ilove reading my students The Hundred Dresses!
    julie
    jewelz@si.rr.com

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  65. So happy for you! So many followers!! :)

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  66. What a fun giveaway.

    Susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  67. Congrats on all of your lucky followers. My favorite book is any of the Boxcar Children books. They are great stories and very wholesome for our students.

    Cindy
    CL14Mentor@oh.rr.com

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  68. My favorite is The Mouse and the Motorcycle :)

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  69. I have too many favorite books. I have a soft spot for Kevin Henkes, though. Love Owen.

    Karen
    www.anappleadayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  70. Congrats Amanda that s great!
    Vicky

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  71. Charlotte's Web
    Epodolski@arcsgalloway.org

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  72. Harriet the Spy ~ This is the only book I remember from my childhood. I'm thinking it might have been my first chapter book that I read. I loved that book.

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  73. I love reading Owl Babies to my kindergarten class...they cannot get enough of this book!
    hudgins.kindergarten@gmail.com
    Debbie H.

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  74. My favorite Christmas book is Mr. Willoby's Christmas Tree!
    mamabain1@hotmail.com

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  75. My favorite book that I read to my first graders this time of year is Olive, the Other Reindeer.
    charsom68@aol.com

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  76. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  77. My all time favorite book is It Looked Like Spilt Milk!!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  78. North Star by Peter Reynolds...
    reading through all of your comments sure brings back lots of memories.
    Peggy
    mrspaulson@gmail.com

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  79. My fav is A Nice Surprise for Father Rabbit. I don't think it's very well known, but my dad used to read it to me all the time when I was little. Definitely a family favorite!
    Liz
    Teaching in the Valley

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  80. My favorite children's book is Where the Wild Things Are. I just love it!
    --Chrissy
    Firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com

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  81. Congrats Amanda on reaching this amazing milestone. My all time favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

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  82. As a kid, Bridge to Terabithia, Wrinkle in Time.

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  83. My favorite book growing up was the Nancy Drew series. Loved them!

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  84. So many books to choose from, I'll go with Pinkalicious.

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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