Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Well Read Guess (guessing ends Feb 6)

It's game time! New to the game? Don't know the quote? Keep scrolling down for rules and entry info. Ready to play? HERE WE GO! 

Quote #1: 
RADIANT CHILD: THE STORY OF YOUNG ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT by Javaka Steptoe
"Art is the street games of little children, in our style and the words that we speak. It is how the messy patchwork of the city creates new meaning for ordinary things."


Quote #2: MISS RUMPHIUS by Barbara Cooney
"'That is all very well, little Alice,' said her grandfather, 'but there is a third thing you must do.'
'What is that?' asked Alice.
'You must do something to make the world more beautiful,' said her grandfather."


New to the Well Read Guess? Start here: 
Each week I post quotes from 2 picture books - a new(er) picture book (from late 2016 to present) and an older/classic picture book.

Be the first to identify a quote (by the following Monday at noon, central time), and earn an entry into the WEEKLY monthly giveaway! Identify both the book and the author for a quote, and you'll get two entries. Identify both for both quotes, get four entries.

What could you win? A copy of the featured new picture book (quote #1's answer)!

Don't know the quote? 
No problem (but don't forget to check Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook for clues)...try one of these other ways to get entered each week!
  • Be the first to identify the book and/or author
  • Share the Well Read Guess post on Facebook or Twitter (be sure to tag me or I won't know!)
  • Sign up to follow me via email (on the sidebar or at the bottom of this post). Subscribers are automatically entered into EVERY contest!
  • Leave me a comment below with the name of your favorite NEW picture book (published on or after September 1, 2016).
AND, from now through March 3, 2017, the Well Read Guess will feature WEEKLY giveaways!


(Well Read Guesses end Monday, February 6 at noon, Central Time or when all the quotes have been identified, whichever comes first)
Rules Governing Sweepstakes


Congratulations to last week's winner: Subscriber "ashlynsoma"! 
Thanks for playing! I hope you enjoy WE ARE GROWING by Laurie Keller!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Well Read Guess (giveaway ending Jan 30)

Eek! I'm late! I must have gotten out of habit for the Well Read Guess! But no worries - here it is!

What could you win? A copy of the featured new picture book (quote #1's answer)!

Ready to play? HERE WE GO! 

Quote #1: 
WE ARE GROWING 
by Laurie Keller

But growing is HARD WORK. In fact  PING! Hey, just grew!

Quote #2: 
LEO THE LATE BLOOMER 
by Robert Kraus and Jose Aruego

"Patience," said Leo's mother. "A watched bloomer doesn't bloom."


New to the Well Read Guess? Start here: 

Similar to last year, I'll post quotes from 2 picture books - a new(er) picture book (from late 2016 to present) and an older/classic picture book - each week.

Be the first to identify a quote (by the following Monday at noon, central time), and earn an entry into the WEEKLY monthly giveaway! Identify both the book and the author for a quote, and you'll get two entries. Identify both for both quotes, get four entries.

Don't know the quote? No problem (but don't forget to check Twitter and/or Facebook for clues)...try one of these other ways to get entered each week!
  • Be the first to identify the book and/or author
  • Share the Well Read Guess post on Facebook or Twitter (be sure to tag me or I won't know!)
  • Sign up to follow me via email (on the sidebar or at the bottom of this post). Subscribers are automatically entered into EVERY contest!
  • Leave me a comment below with the name of your favorite NEW picture book (published on or after September 1, 2016).
AND, from now through March 3, 2017, the Well Read Guess will feature WEEKLY giveaways!





(Well Read Guesses end Monday, January 30, 2017 at noon, Central Time are closed! Check back next week for a new round!)
Rules Governing Sweepstakes


Congratulations to last week's winner: SUSIE SAWYER! Thanks for playing, Susie! I hope you enjoy THE MESSY BOOK by Maudie Powell-Tuck! 

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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Well Read Guess is BACK (and BETTER THAN EVER)!

Some of you may remember my weekly picture book contest from last year. When summer came around, I kind of...sort of...gave it up. But recently I got a couple of comments that I should start it back up, and I think that is a fantastic idea! 

But to bring it back, I think it needs to be even BETTER than before. So this time around, the prizes will be WEEKLY prizes. That's right y'all! WEEKLY giveaways. From now through March 3, 2017, the Well Read Guess will feature WEEKLY giveaways!

What will the giveaway be? A copy of the featured picture book!

Similar to last year, I'll post quotes from 2 picture books - a new(er) picture book (from late 2016 to present) and an older/classic picture book - each week. 

Be the first to identify a quote (by Friday at noon, central time), and earn an entry into the WEEKLY monthly giveaway! Identify both the book and the author for a quote, and you'll get two entries. Identify both for both quotes, get four entries.

Don't know the quote? 
No problem (but don't forget to check Twitter and/or Facebook for clues)...
Try one of these other ways to get entered each week!
  • Be the first to identify the book and/or author
  • Share the Well Read Guess post on Facebook or Twitter (be sure to tag me or I won't know!)
  • Sign up to follow me via email (on the sidebar or at the bottom of this post). Subscribers are automatically entered into EVERY contest!
  • Leave me a comment below with the name of your favorite NEW picture book (published on or after September 1, 2016).

Are you guys ready to start playing? HERE WE GO! 

Quote #1: THE MESSY BOOK by Maudie Powell-Tuck and Richard Smythe
"Eww. I'm wet. And now the mess is soggy. Please, please, PLEASE can we clean it up? Hello, penguin hat."

Quote #2: JUST A MESS by Mercer Meyer

"First, I put a few things in the closet. I put my clothes in the drawers. I straightened up my games." ..."Everything was just about perfect."

(Well Read Guesses end FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 at NOON CENTRAL TIME are closed)
Rules Governing Sweepstakes

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