Friday, January 11, 2013

Join the January Read & Romp Roundup!

My kindergartner and second grader's elementary school is having a read-a-thon this month, so there's been reading going on at bedtime, in the afternoons, and even at the breakfast table at our house! The read-a-thon has a pirate theme, and if all the kids in the school collectively read 100,000 minutes during the month, then the principal and two assistant principals are going to have "to walk the plank." Sounds like good motivation to me!

My girls also started their ballet lessons again this week after a short holiday break, so there has been quite a bit of both reading and dancing around here lately. I hope that all of you are off to a fantastic start to the new year and that reading, dancing, or both continue to be a big part of your lives in 2013 as well.

This is the official call for submissions for the January Read & Romp Roundup. If you have a recent (or even not so recent) blog post that involves picture books or children's poetry AND dance, yoga, or another form of movement, leave your link in a comment on this post. I'll round up all the links and post about them together before the end of the month. I decided not to have a December roundup, so feel free to submit your posts from last month, too.

Happy New Year!

Submissions are open until Friday, January 25, 2013. 


  1. Hi Kerry,

    I packed 4 dance/movement themed books into my last month of picture book blogging! Here they are:

    Piggies in a Polka

    Rabbit's Snow Dance

    Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina

    Nighttime Ninja

    No dance themed chapter books on my new blog yet. But I'm hoping to slip in a few soon.

    As always, thank you!

    1. Hi, Amy. Awesome! Thanks! I actually bought Rabbit's Snow Dance recently and think it's great. Have't heard of Piggies in a Polka or Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina, but they both sound like fun :)

  2. Thanks for jogging my memory with your tweet, Kerry! I had a dance-themed picture book for Perfect Picture Book Friday the other day, and will likely have another next Friday. Here's Ballerina Dreams:

    1. Hi, Beth! I saw your Friday post and was hoping you would join in the roundup this month! Maybe you can save your post next Friday for our February roundup so you can join both :)

  3. Hi Kerry, here is my submission for this month!

  4. Hello Kerry!

    Yay! I (finally) have a new book review -- a classic -- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

    Hope you can include it!


    1. Yeah!! So happy you are joining the roundup again. I love The Snowy Day!


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