seven years of this picture book life giveaway!

It’s been seven years of This Picture Book Life! A blog anniversary around here always means one thing: a picture book giveaway. I hope the winner will be able to read these with young people in their life whether students or children and also, potentially, pass a few along to someone else to share them around.

One winner will receive seven picture books + two for the older set. Titles and entry form below! (N. America only.) 


You Matter by Christian Robinson (2020), a super inventive book that tells the reader they are everyone are precious: young, old, first, last, stuff too small to see. (I featured this title in this post on picture books for now.)  Big thanks to Simon & Schuster for a copy of this picture book! 

Freedom, We Sing by Amyra Leon and Molly Mendoza (2020), a gorgeous, meaningful poem exploring how we all dream of and deserve to breathe free in a conversation between a parent and child. Big thanks to Flying Eye Books for a copy of this picture book!

Our Favorite Day of the Year written by A.E. Ali, illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell (2020) honors the beautiful quilt of traditions celebrated by children in one classroom. Big thanks to Salaam Reads for a copy of this picture book!

Storyboat words by Kyo Maclear, pictures by Rashin Kheiriyeh (2020) is the story of refugees and how stories offer hope. Big thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for a copy of this picture book!

Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton (2020) shows us how Little Crab (and little readers) has the capacity to be braver and stronger than they might think. (Find a crab and coloring page craft from Mayel Creates in this blog post.) Big thanks to Candlewick for a copy of this picture book!

The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey (2020), a gentle book, full of love, about a girl with dreams and determination illustrated with timeless, textured stamps. (Find a stamp craft to go with The Old Truck in this post!)

Like the Moon Loves the Sky by Hena Khan, illustrated by Saffa Khan (2020) is a series of loving hopes for a child as they grow, inspired by the Quran. (I featured this title in this blog post on picture books for comfort.) Big thanks to Chronicle for a copy of this picture book!


Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders, illustrated by Carol Rossetti (2019) is a wonderfully affirming book about embracing and appreciating your body, and honoring others’ too. Big thanks to Quarto Kids for a copy of this picture book!

Say Her Name by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Loveis Wise (2020) is a compilation of 49 powerful poems and vivid illustrations that empower and speak to Black women and girls while honoring the ones who have been killed by racist police violence and lifting up the activists fighting that violence.


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28 Responses to seven years of this picture book life giveaway!

  1. Julianne DeSilva says:

    Can’t wait to check out these books and share them with students!

  2. John Smith says:

    “Who will you read these books with or gift them to?” I know we will all want to read them, and then give them as gifts to friends and family!

  3. Emily says:

    Love all these recommendations! Whether or not I win this giveaway, I’m excited to give them to myself, my children, my friends, my children’s friends, my siblings, my nieces and nephews, my parents, my in laws, coworkers, associates, strangers in the grocery store. I mean, who could you not give them to??

  4. Stacy Couch says:

    I will read them, then donate them to a local school!

  5. Diana Hanger says:

    My students would LOVE these!!

  6. Anne O’Reilly says:

    Would love to share these with the teachers I work with as an ESL teacher in Colorado 🙂

  7. Evelyn says:

    Adding these books to my wishlist for my classroom of learners in Maine!

  8. Heather Stigall says:

    Happy Birthday Picture Book Life! This is a wonderful way to celebrate. My oldest just graduated w/a degree in elementary ed & these would make a nice start to her classroom library!

  9. Barbara Brandt says:

    I am a preschool teacher and would read these to my students. The books for older kids I would give to former students. ♥️

  10. Seven years? Does. Not. Seem. Possble!
    Happy blogiversary!

  11. Happy blog birthday. What a terrific giveaway. After I read these, I will donate them to my granddaughter’s school.

  12. Gabi Snyder says:

    I will read them and then gift them to my daughter’s elementary school! 🙂

  13. Laura Jenkins says:

    I would read them to my toddlers and preschoolers at the childcare centre I work at!

  14. Nancy Payette says:

    I would gift them to my son’s daycare after we read them.

  15. Roxanne Gray says:

    This is so great! My three kids would love these. We are big readers, and love adding exceptional KidLit to our library. We also especially love sharing them in their classrooms and with the community. I am also a creative dance teacher, and often use books in my classroom to help kids express themselves through word and movement!

  16. Book Dragon says:

    So many great titles – they’d be a welcome addition to my classroom library

  17. Heidi says:

    I read these books to my students. Great titles!

  18. Betsy Brown says:

    I will share these books with my kinder-bears this year, and as this is my final year of teaching, I will, then, pass these books on to the other kinder-teachers at my school.

  19. Sarah Mast says:

    Would love to read these to my nieces and nephew!

  20. Emily says:

    These titles are great. They would be a great addition to my classroom collection.

  21. Alissa H says:

    I’d love to read these to my 3 kids!

  22. Ashley D says:

    My daughters would love these!

  23. HilLesha O'Nan says:

    I’d read them to my daughter. 🙂

  24. Kim says:

    Give them to our school library so all students at our racially diverse school can have access to them!

  25. Linda says:

    I will read these books with my children.

  26. Carie says:

    This looks so great Danielle! I would love to donate them to my kids school library

  27. Sara says:

    What a great assortment of books!

  28. Cassandra D says:

    I would read the books to my family.

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