Freebie Friday: Family Reading Challenge Rollcall!

This Freebie Friday is going to be a little different!  Last week, I announced the Family Reading Challenge.

dreamstime_7133086We have been so blessed with the addition of Roberta Edmisten, who writes our bi-monthly book review column! Her experience as a teacher and love of books come through in each review, and she gives us parents awesome tips to enhance our reading experience.

Roberta had the idea to hold a Family Reading Contest to see how High Country Families are using her tips. I thought it was a great idea, and here we are! Here’s how it will work:

  • Between now and February 28, choose a book from any of the Roberta’s Book Nook columns to read with your family.
  • Use some of the tips Roberta gives for pre/during/post reading your chosen book. ( you can modify the tips for a book of your choice, if you can’t get ahold of one of the review books)
  • On the Contest Post at the end of February, you’ll leave a comment explaining what you did. You can also send in pictures of activities or artwork, and I’ll include them in the post. (email any pictures to
  • In early March, we’ll award the prize by random drawing from the entries!

For the prize, we will offer a “Family Reading Package,” including books and other goodies.

We have now secured a Family Reading package from Jennifer Lawrence, consultant for Usborne Books! Jennifer will be offering a random participant:

See Under the Sea (facts and flaps -ages 7 and up)
Puzzle Ocean (stories with picture puzzles -ages 5 and up)
Dot to Dot Seashore (ages 4 and up)

A $25 Value!

So what do you think?  Are you in? Leave a comment here if you are planning to participate, and let me know if you’d like to host an Usborne Book Party, and I’ll forward it to Jennifer. .


  1. We’re in 🙂

  2. Yay, Niki! We are going to do it, too. (of course, I can’t win, though) But it’ll be fun!

  3. So, will it just be me and Niki? Woo hoo! Niki will win the prize then! {wink, wink}