Monday, August 22, 2011

Great Monday Give: Mystery Package of Awesome

Hey everyone! Welcome to Monday! (I know it is technically Tuesday, but yesterday was the first day of school and crazy crazy crazy, so for my sake, will you just pretend today is Monday? I even dated it as such to cut down on confusion. Sooo....)

Better than Monday, welcome to the return of the Great Monday Give! Today's give will be a surprise goody bag of at least three vintage books, maybe more. I can't tell you what the books will be, except that they will be awesome! To be entered to win this mystery package of awesome, all you have to do is comment on this post between now and Sunday, September 4 at 11:59 PM. A winner will be selected at random and announced the following day.

Good luck and godspeed to all the little school-aged children of the world!

(Photo above from... The Red Balloon.)

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92 comments:

Kathy said...

I've never taken part in a Great Monday Give--can't wait to see if I win! My boys are voracious readers.

Heather said...

What fun that this is back! Mystery packages are always fun!

Melissa@Julia's Bookbag said...

A Mystery Package of Awesome you say?? WOOHOO! I am all about the Awesome! Sign me up! (Love that balloon picture btw :)

bonfire of my vanity said...

i am SO excited that i stumbled across your blog. i, too, am obsessed with vintage children's books. i thought i was the only one with this obsession. so enjoying going through your archives.

i share them a lot on my blog as well. you might enjoy some of these books:

http://bellisimama.blogspot.com/search/label/children%27s%20literature

AuntBeast said...

A mystery? How exciting! Crossing fingers...

AuntBeast said...

A mystery? How exciting! Crossing fingers...

lauren ♥ said...

i would love to win these for my 3.5 year old son (or really, for myself, ha!)

thank you! laurenhart1@gmail.com

David L Rattigan said...

Dear Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves,

Please send me a mystery package of awesome.

Yours,

Dave

Books For Breakfast said...

Lovely!

Catherine said...

I'd love to win this for my boys!!!

Linda P. said...

welcome back. I hope your kiddo has a great school year. I've got finger's crossed.

Jorgelina said...

Hi, there!!! I'd love to win your booky goody bag for my niece and newphew! :D

As for the Red Balloon...god, I love that film! It was the most beautiful red balloon ever! It made me want to have one just like that! :D

Amy said...

Awesome! Thanks for the chance!

Lizanne Eastwood said...

Always love a good mystery!

Michigan Notable Books said...

Sounds great, especially love surprises.

Michigan Notable Books said...

sounds great, love surprises

Celeste said...

For a Mystery Package of Awesome, I will gladly pretend any day is Monday. (And that's saying a lot!) Congrats on the first day of school!

Piu Martínez said...

I am delighted with the return of the "Great Monday Give." I have my fingers crossed until the day of the draw. Good luck to all!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Count me in, I'm feeling lucky!

Amy said...

yay for mystery!

Hanna said...

Fun!

DCSportsChick said...

Thanks to you, my daughter and I know about The Red Balloon (now one of her favorite books). Would love some more great stories for her!

Becca said...

Love vintage books and so glad I found you blog.

caryn the designer said...

You can always count me in for these! Hope the bub had a great first day!

nopinkhere said...

Mystery sounds like fun!

Jasmine said...

how exciting! would love to be involved :)

Cory said...

How fun! I would love some mystery books!

Donna said...

Please enter me in the great give.

se7en said...

Oh you have peaked my interest!!!

clarkinia said...

I love your vintage book reviews. Thank you!

Kimberly said...

We'd love to win the surprise give. Thanks for the chance!

Belf said...

just got grover and the everything in the world museum. my son loves it. thanks for the rec!

Rachel said...

So fun! I love your blog! I found it while searching for an old book of mine a while back (I think something by Louis Slobodkin...) Anyway, excited about the mystery giveaway!

Paula said...

Super fun! I'm sure whatever is inside is great!

Christina said...

Can I whine like my son: "When can I get a package in the mail?! I can't wait for my own package"

Would love to have a package of awesome arrive on the doorstep ... I would even share.

nekobasu said...

greetings from childy-inside retro lover & short-time reader of your blog!

GrayFlannel said...

Very fun! Hopefully Mystery Monday won't mind that it's Wednesday already :) Love your blog!

Antmusic said...

I can't turn down an opportunity to get a mystery package of AWESOME!

I can't wait to at least hear what's in it(if I don't win).

Thanks for the great Blog!

Cissy said...

Back to school for us, too. The summer seems shorter when school starts in August, doesn't it?

Rosita said...

This sounds so wonderful! I'm entering this for my grandchildren. They love to have me read to them.

Amanda said...

Count me in! Love me some old happy books.

Rachel G. said...

Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity and your wonderful blog full of fantastic treasures!

KT said...

Yay! I love a mystery package. My nephew would really enjoy some new books from his favourite aunty.

I love that picture from The Red Balloon, by the way.

Sarah E said...

I would love to win a Mystery Package of Awesome! Please enter me in this giveaway.

Peter said...

Burgin,

Thanks for providing so many good tips. My older boy has just turned four, and you're almost single-handedly keeping us in new books. You're a bundle of awesome.

Patricia said...

Oooooh, a mystery package! Sounds wonderfully . . . mysterious! Count me in!

Lisa said...

Love your blog! Would love to receive a mystery pack of books. :)

The Smith Family said...

Ooohhh...I think this sounds like so much fun, I'd love to get a mystery package of books in the mail...doesn't get much better than that in my opinion! :)

Lorie

marcandlorie[at]embarqmail[dot]com

E J said...

A mystery package of awesome - it doesn't get much better than that. Fingers crossed that I win!

ettafi(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie said...

I have a new granddaughter and I have enjoyed searching for my favorite oldies.

Julie said...

I am enjoying search for my favorite books for my first granddaughter.

Cecily said...

OH! This is exciting!

ett said...

Sounds fun! I love reading your blog and have discovered tons of new vintage books that my boys love.

Gretchen said...

I heart mysteries!

Nohemí said...

What an exciting idea that of the mystery book!! I love all the books you post!

wmmahaney said...

I know whatever books are in the mystery package will be awesome. I love finding new treasures and remembering forgotten ones by reading your blog.

Darshana said...

thanks for the contest!

Adelaida said...

Mystery package of awesome - that's a very good name for the prize :)

Mark said...

Ooh, possible free vintage books :)

Marta said...

I would love to win this mystery package of books! Fingers crossed. Thanks! Marta
http://www.abilingualbb.blogspot.com/

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Og I do sympathize with the weatherworn everywhere. Having just been through an unusual week of earthquake and East coast Hurricane, with all the elevated anxiety, sleeplessness, and hyper attention that entails - (http://mscomfortzone.blogspot.com/2011/08/extra-sunday-after-storm-post.html) - and come out the other side realizing it was a 'tempest in a teapot' for many of us, but still a disaster for some, I think it's time to take a chance in the name of young friends of mine who would be the recipients of this bounty were I to be randomly chosen. Kindly count me in for the extended give, and try Hot tea and a hot bath to cool down more effectively (grandma was right). By the way, coconut water is 5 times more hydrating than any other drink, and has a mineral boost to boot. Be well.

said...

Love your blog! thanks!

Ali said...

I would love one of your mystery grab bags..what a treat.

It's 107 in Vegas if that makes you feel at all better.

Mary Beth said...

I'm in! My kiddos would love it. Who am I kidding--I would love it more.

Silvia said...

I follow you here and on tumblr and would love to win your mistery package! Greetings from Italy :)

sunnybrookgal said...

Ooooh, my 3 year old bookworm and I love to get mystery packages.
Thanks for all the great sugestions for new books to add to our library, we love your site:)

Erin said...

haven't won a Great Monday Give yet- will this be my lucky week?

Gali said...

yes!!! I love mystery giveaways to beat the heat!

Minimauve said...

Awesome blog, awesome contest, awesome prize. All the best and keep cool!

Mikelle Smith said...

would love 5 new books to freshen up our selection at night. hope you cooled off a little. i don't know how you live in that heat. i would definately wilt.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear what the books will be. Love your blog.

Claire said...

welcome back, Great Monday Give! over this way, please.

Page Turner said...

Surprises are so much fun!

OnePerfectDay said...

How did I manage to -almost- miss a children's book give-away....!
Please put me down for it!
There's a little bookworm in this household who loves story books!

hazycosmicjive said...

How exciting! Put me in the running please! I <3

Gaston Caba said...

Count me in! Cheers!

Conrad H. said...

Mystery package sounds fun. Thanks for reintroducing me and the little one to Kent, Ungerer, and Dahl.

Jo Brown said...

just found your blog, would love to win the mystery package of awesome-fingers crossed!

ChristyJan said...

Wow! I'd love to be entered to win this awesome prize package!

Grace Marie said...

ooh! i would love to receive a mystery package! count me in!

Susan said...

Goody! Please count me in...clutching my lucky rabbit's foot in one hand, four-leaf clover in the other...

morna said...

Mystery package of awesome? what fun--count me in!

Kendra said...

I love the memories that come with the books of my childhood and was so happy to find your blog while googling 'Georgie the Ghost'. Thank you for the site and for the chance to win a few books too!

tara said...

Yes, please! We need new stories...

Jennifer C said...

I lovelovelove your blog. In this day of Kindles and iTouches for 8 year olds, It makes me happy to see old childhood favorites as well as new old favorites and to learn about authors and illustrators I have always enjoyed and to share them with my own two children. Please keep on doing what you do. Best, Jennifer

clenna said...

This is my first time signing up and I'm excited. A mystery package of books. Yippee!

clenna at aol dot com

Chelsea S said...

I love love love children's vintage books. Please count me in!

saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

Matthew said...

Vintage Books are awesome! I was reading a few at my parents from my childhood this week!

shelley said...

A mystery pack is a great idea. Fun little surprise.

Christine said...

I want to read so many of the books that you feature on your blog. Can't wait to see what's in the mystery package of Awesome.

Nancye said...

Yeah! Awesome giveaway! Count me in!! Thanks for the chance!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Thomas and Marlene Coates said...

As a lover of old things in general, and especially the real and imagined objects of my youth, I am thrilled to discover your blog, and perhaps add to my collections!

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