The Family Storybook Treasury, Review and Giveaway

by 5 Minutes for Books

The Family Storybook Treasury is a beautiful treasure to give, receive, and pass down.

Each wonderful picture book in The Family Storybook Treasury is followed by a poem, some a few lines, some in unique sentence structures, and one with a riddle. The poems were perfect for those nights my kids wanted to squeeze in one more story. The audio CD is a delightful bonus with the storybook, each book is accompanied by music and some also have sound effects, such as sirens in Curious George and the Firefighters.


Includes eight complete picture books:

  • Curious George and the Firefighters by Margret and H. A. Rey
  • Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
  • Lyle Walks the Dogs by Bernard Waber, illustrated by Paulis Waber
  • Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margo Apple
  • Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
  • The Great Doughnut Parade by Rebecca Bond
  • Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

From the publisher:

Family, friends, your favorite characters. . .bring them all together at story time! Share the book that is sure to entertain, delight, and make the whole gang laugh. The Family Storybook Treasury is a collection of your most well-loved picture books and poetry, now available in one beautiful keepsake volume with bonus audio CD!

Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, we have a fantastic package for one (1) winner (U.S. addresses only):

  • Copy of The Family Storybook Treasury
  • Kid-safe headphones
  • $50 American Express Gift Card to stock up your child’s library

Leave a comment to enter to win (U.S. shipping only), and the winner will be announced on December 26 in our weekly book review giveaway column.

Though this giveaway won’t be over by then, this is a great gift idea for a family or young child on your list, so consider buying one now, and if you win, you’ll be able to enjoy it yourself.

5 Minutes for Books reviewer Nancy loves reading these storybooks to her kids. She writes about her 2 boys, books and life in Colorado at Life With My Boys and Books.

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1 Christina Gould December 12, 2011 at 12:36 am

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!


2 June December 12, 2011 at 7:26 am

So many nice thing’s included with this giveaway, thank-you.


3 Kristie December 12, 2011 at 8:32 am

What a wonderful collection of stories! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)


4 Van December 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

This is a good collection of stories for the children. Nice giveaway.


5 Jennifer Thomas December 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

Looks like a beautiful book!


6 mrsshukra December 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

This is a keeper!


7 Elisabeth December 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I would love to win! Thanks!


8 riTa December 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

What a wonderful and generous giveaway!
I would give the book to my grandson who has a birthday in January.
Thank you for all you do!
Have a beautiful Christmas!


9 Leilani December 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Great giveaway. Thanks!


10 Angela E. December 12, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Such a nice book for the holiday season.


11 Stephanie December 12, 2011 at 8:13 pm

What a fun giveaway! I loved a lot of these stories as a child!


12 Barbara Manatee December 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

What a great collection of stories! Thanks for the chance to win!


13 kelly December 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I would love to win!


14 Liz December 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm

This does sound like a treasure. Thanks for the giveaway.


15 Jessica T December 13, 2011 at 12:39 am

I love winning and I love books! What more can I ask for ;) Thanks for this giveaway!


16 Nadia December 13, 2011 at 1:47 am

What a great giveaway! We love books! Thank you!


17 Melissa P. December 13, 2011 at 6:01 am

What a great collection of books compiled into this storybook. I’d love to win it so that I can read it to my nephews. : ) Thanks!


18 nan December 13, 2011 at 9:03 am

would love this book
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19 kathleen December 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

looks like a fantastic collection of books!


20 LaVonne December 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

A great giveaway that I know my pre-schooler and I would BOTH love to win.


21 Carrie, Reading to Know December 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Would love to be entered! =) Sounds like nothin’ but FUN!


22 Terra Heck December 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Nice collection of stories. I’d like to add it to my book collection for the kids. Thanks.


23 Idaho Jill December 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm

We love books in our house, too – we can never have enough! Thanks for the chance to win!


24 Kelly D December 13, 2011 at 8:21 pm

We would love to add more books to our collection. Thanks!


25 Patricia R. December 13, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I like that this storybook contains classic stories, as well as newer ones. Looks like a great read-aloud book. Thanks for the chance to win it!


26 Sharon Schoepe December 13, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Looks like a great book for story time. One that would be enjoyed for many years.


27 RonaleeDuncan December 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I would love to win this for my grandson



28 Lisa H. December 14, 2011 at 12:14 am

What a great collection. Several good stories in this one.


29 NoreeN December 14, 2011 at 12:41 am

Wonderful book


30 Don December 14, 2011 at 7:58 am

What a great giveaway, we would have fun reading this.


31 tamara childers December 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

awesome hope i win


32 VickieCOuturier December 14, 2011 at 10:40 am

my grandson has a birthday,,he would enjoy this even after the holdiays


33 LT December 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

My children would really enjoy this right now, thanks for the chance to win!


34 Staci A December 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I’d love to share this with my little ones!


35 Marlena U. December 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Love that there is an audio CD with it…my daughter would cherish this!


36 Garrett December 15, 2011 at 6:36 am

Very nice selection of stories for the little one’s.


37 Beth C December 15, 2011 at 8:57 am

Great stories. Would love this book. Thanks for the great giveaway!


38 Liz December 15, 2011 at 11:01 am

This would be a great substitute for 20 smaller books in the car.


39 Barb December 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Mike Mulligan and his Steamshovel. Best. Picture. Book. Ever!


40 Alison S. December 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I’m drooling over some of the books in this treasury. Would love to have this book on our shelves!


41 janell wagner December 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I would love to read these and listen with my grandkids


42 tiffany milburn December 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

these are some of my favorite stories from when I was a little girl!


43 tarah rogers December 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

My little boys would love to have this! we love to read and listen to stories!


44 Jessie C. December 16, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Such a great book prize pack, DDs would love it!


45 Drina M. December 17, 2011 at 12:12 am

I am really crossing my fingers for this one!


46 Gretchen Gerth December 17, 2011 at 12:35 am

My grandparents had a book similar to this when I was a child, I loved going over there and reading by the fireplace. I would love to have this at my house when my grandchildren visit, although I don’t have a fireplace.


47 Sonia L. December 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Love some of these series, so having several of them all together would be terrific!


48 april yedinak December 18, 2011 at 9:34 am

My daughter would love this book! Curious George and Martha Speaks are favs! Thanks for the giveaway!


49 Chuck December 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm

This is such a nice giveaway, we would read all of these with the children at bed time.


50 Michelle December 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm

There’s nothing we love more than getting new books! We don’t do it very often but when we do our kids love it. This book would be so much fun to read!


51 RaettigFamily December 19, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Would love to win!


52 samantha w December 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm

my kids and i love to read every night before bed


53 anna pry December 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

i’d love to win this for our kids


54 Tami December 20, 2011 at 11:12 pm

My 6 year old is in the perfect ‘zone’ for this! We’d love it :)



55 Doris December 20, 2011 at 11:43 pm

This giveaway would be awesome for my family!


56 Celeste December 20, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Looks like a great collection!


57 Megan Earley December 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm

This collection has some of the greatest stories! I’d love to have this for my daughter!


58 Jan December 21, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Id love to win this for my granddaughter!


59 Christine W December 22, 2011 at 1:07 am

Looks like a great family book!


60 HappyMomC December 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

Would love to win this for my daughter


61 katklaw777 December 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Have a holly jolly xmas and thanks soooooooooooooo much for spreading the cheer!


62 Sus December 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm

We always love reading a new book :-)


63 Katie Smith December 25, 2011 at 8:37 am

Thanks for the chance. I am grandmother to nine and even though my children have children “Bama” still love to read toe the wee ones.


64 hollowsins December 26, 2011 at 4:08 am

I would love to win this for my daughter


65 Jennifer McCullar December 26, 2011 at 8:37 am

My boys love story time esp. all curious george books. Great assortment of books above.


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