this picture book life turns 9

For This Picture Book Life’s 9th anniversary, I’m giving away two bundles of new, some summery and some fall-feeling, picture books with this theme: people and places. Summer adventures, special relatives, trips, swimming, biographies, first days of school, belonging, identity, siblings, pizza, and more!



The giveaway for Bundle One will be right here! (Rafflecopter below.)

The one for Bundle Two will be on Instagram—here instead!



The First Bundle:

Climb on! Illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara, written by Baptiste Paul (2022).

Ready for the Spotlight! by Jaime Kim (2022).

Clementine and the Lion by Zoey Abbott (2022).

I’ll Go and Come Back by Rajani LaRocca, illustrated by Sara Palacios (2022).

Black Girl Rising by Brynne Barnes, illustrations by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (2022).

Pizza: A Slice of History by Greg Pizzoli (2022).

The Fossil Whisperer by Helaine Becker and Sandra Dumais (2022).

This is a School words by John Schu, illustrations by Veronica Miller Jamison (2022).


The Second Bundle:

The Big Bath House by Kyo Maclear & Gracey Zhang (2021).

My Town Mi Pueblo by Nicholas Solis, illustrated by Luisa Uribe (2022).

A Mermaid Girl by Sana Rafi, illustrated by Olivia Aserr (2022).

The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley-Newton (2022).

Cycle City by Alison Farrell (2018).

Everything in Its Place: A Story of Books and Belonging by Pauline David-Sax, illustrated by Charnel Pinkney Barlow (2022).

Strong written by Rob Kearney & Eric Rosewood, illustrated by Nidhi Chanani (2022).

One Boy Watching by Grant Snider (2022).


Okay, enter to win below for the first bundle or on IG for the second! And many thanks for following along with This Picture Book Life.



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13 Responses to this picture book life turns 9

  1. Isabel Z says:

    I love them all but Climb On really caught my interest.

  2. John Smith says:

    “Which of these titles has your reader-heart?” “Pizza!”–We love pizza!!

  3. The Fossil Whisperer. Anything with Fossils is of interest. Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Karen Chun says:

    I can relate with my heart and soul to I’LL GOAND COME BACK. My grandson (one and only) lives far off in Viet Nam!

  5. Jennifer Neset says:

    They all look wonderful. The one that catches my eye: Pizza!

  6. Karol Ruth Silverstein says:

    My to read list grows every time you post! I’m dying to read STRONG.

  7. Carrie Brown says:

    Thank you for this diverse collection opportunity! Our library would greatly benefit from updating!

  8. Carrie Brown says:

    Climb On! has my heart because of the nature hike, diverse characters, and family bonding!

  9. bn100 says:

    A Mermaid Girl

  10. Wendy Browne says:

    I love the diversity of the books shown here, it’s difficult to choose just one. My son goes to a title 1 school and I’d like to donate a set for the library and Ready for the Spotlight! stands out.

  11. Tracie says:

    I’m so happy to have found this blog. I’m looking forward to sharing books with my new grandson!

  12. lkw1974 says:

    Anyone would be a blessing. There all so cute and look fun. Thank you

  13. sslamast says:

    Happy Blogaverisary!

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