Back To School Giveaway: Set of Captain No Beard Books

by Jenny Nanninga

In this Back to School Giveaway, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, Jenny Nanninga, shares a look into a series of stories to spark your children’s imagination. This post is sponsored, but as always the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

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Books.  I love them.  I have been a reader since an early age and ended up becoming an English major and teacher.  My daughter is following in my footsteps and has more books than I do.  I am always looking for new books to inspire and engage her.

We have recently begun reading chapter books together and I am on the lookout for educational, fun, and meaningful stories for her eager mind to soak up.

Captain No Beard Books

The Captain No Beard books by Carole P. Roman are the perfect segue between toddler books and chapter books. At approximately 40 pages, these books are still short, yet introduce children to the concept of plot while sticking to subjects and characters that appeal to young children.

The stories of Captain No Beard, inspired by a game the author played with her grandson, include action, humor, and valuable lessons of character and information.

The illustrations are beautiful and bright and will help keep your reader interested in the story.  One of the most difficult jumps from toddler books to chapter books can be the absence of pictures and color.  The Captain No Beard books have imaginative illustrations to help young readers visualize a more complicated plot than most toddler books use.

Some of the Captain No Beard series books are:

These books would be a perfect set to acquire as you prep your children for the upcoming school year.  They can go back to school excited to learn after reading through this fun series!  These stories will spark their imagination and have lessons and plots that can easily be turned into additional learning activities for young ones.

Find the series on Amazon today!

Today is your lucky day because the author is giving away 5 Sets of 10 books! Use the entry form below to enter this giveaway.

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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, Jenny Nanninga. Jenny blogs at livingthesweetstuff.wordpress.com about her home, family (husband and sweet baby girls), being a mom, crafting, cooking, her faith in God, and more.




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1 D Schmidt August 2, 2014 at 10:22 pm

My children love to read, their favorite books are anything related to sea creatures.

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2 Noreen August 2, 2014 at 11:29 pm

My kids adore books and reading

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3 Janet W. August 3, 2014 at 5:23 am

Yes, my grandsons love to read!

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4 Heather B August 3, 2014 at 9:44 am

All 3 of my children are big readers. Especially my 2 year old, he is always bringing someone a book to read him. We have to read 3 stories before every nap and bed time too!

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5 Wehaf August 3, 2014 at 10:03 am

Everyone in our family loves to read!

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6 Kelly D August 3, 2014 at 10:31 am

Yes, my kids love to read.

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7 anne August 3, 2014 at 10:45 am

We all read and all of my children read and still do and now my grandchildren love books and reading.

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8 DEBIJOT August 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Yes, they all love to read and ask for books for their birthdays.

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9 vickie couturier August 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm

yes,,im go glad the grandchildren have the same love of reading that I do

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10 Gretta August 3, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Yes, they love to read independently and they also love to be read to!

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11 Cheryl Free August 3, 2014 at 6:17 pm

We all love to read :)

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12 Terra Heck August 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm

My kids to like to read, and I encourage it. Thanks.

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13 Rebecca Parsons August 3, 2014 at 11:10 pm

My oldest loves to read. The other two not so much.

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14 Kathy Stevenson August 4, 2014 at 8:11 am

My girls love to read!

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15 amy tolley August 4, 2014 at 8:42 am

yes my youngest likes to read and we read to my grandson all the time thanks for this chance

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16 latanya August 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

yes, my son loves to read

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17 Christine W August 4, 2014 at 12:17 pm

yes…my son loves to read!

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18 Meagan bs August 4, 2014 at 12:40 pm

my daughter is learning to read and isn’t enjoying it, but we’ve been reading to her more to help get her more excited.

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19 Christine L. August 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

I don’t have children of my own, but my nieces love to read (and I’ve helped instill that in them).

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20 Kristen August 4, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Yes they do!

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21 Natalie S August 5, 2014 at 1:37 am

Yes! My boys LOVE books and would sit around all day listening to me read to them.

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22 Lisa Davis August 5, 2014 at 1:47 am

My kids are just starting to learn to read and yes, they love it.

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23 K. Finn August 5, 2014 at 4:59 am

This would be the right age for my goddaughter, who definitely likes to read.

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24 Lisa Brown August 5, 2014 at 7:19 am

yes, mine like to read.

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25 amyc August 5, 2014 at 7:27 am

Yes, both of my kids love to read. They love to sit on my lap and have a story read to them.

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26 Tammy S August 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm

My daughter will read anything you put infront of her. My son only likes to read the types of books he enjoys.

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27 Sonya Morris August 5, 2014 at 2:07 pm

My kids love to read!

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28 Austin Baroudi August 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

My daughter is only 1 so unfortunately not yet.

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29 Dandi D August 5, 2014 at 4:29 pm

My son isn’t old enough to read yet, but he loves it when I read to him!

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30 Daniel M August 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

yep they like to read

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31 Trista Anderson August 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm

My kids love to read :)

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32 BusyWorkingMama August 6, 2014 at 10:11 am

My 6 year old loves to read. Ever since she learned, she feels so empowered to be able to read street signs and other things. She also loves books!

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33 Cindy Ray August 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm

My son and daughter both like bedtime stories. My son can read but my daughter can not read yet :)

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34 Ru August 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm

My LO absolutely adores reading. Every night she tests her luck but seeing how many books we’d read to her before we make her go to sleep. This morning, when I realized it was waaaay to quiet, I cautiously entered the living room to find her sitting quietly in the corner leafing through a book.

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35 Ginny August 7, 2014 at 7:57 pm

3 of the 4 yes.

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36 Meghan Finley August 8, 2014 at 1:09 am

They love to read!

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37 Vivian Sun August 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Yes!! My kids love books and learning to spell now too!! Even my 1 year old!

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38 Stephanie August 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

My daughter loves to be read to!

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39 Amy Orvin August 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm

No, not really.

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40 Steph August 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Both of my kids love to read.

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41 Danielle Lima August 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm

My daughter only reads when the story interests her.

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42 danielle August 9, 2014 at 9:11 pm

My son loves to read with me

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43 Laura Unger August 9, 2014 at 10:14 pm

My boys can’t read yet, but they love books and they love to be read to!

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44 nickie August 10, 2014 at 12:52 am

My son likes to read, but he loves making up his own stories and tell them.

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45 samantha wagner August 10, 2014 at 1:12 am

My daughter loves to read! My son, depends on his mood.

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46 anne hill August 10, 2014 at 11:51 am

yes my kids love to read but they like it more when i read to them.

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47 Suzanne h August 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

My son has always liked books. We read every night before bed and go to the library every week.

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48 Stephanie Galbraith August 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

My kids love to read.

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49 Chrystal D August 10, 2014 at 3:28 pm

I don’t have kids but my niece and nephew love reading!

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50 Valerie Taylor Mabrey August 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

All my kids love to read and so does my grandkids, that are old enough to read.
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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51 Linda G. August 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm

I have two grandson’s that love to read. I keep books in my car so whenever they are running errands with me they spend it reading

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52 Janice C August 10, 2014 at 6:45 pm

these would be wonderful books to donate to my grandsons school they are always looking for books for their in school library and after school programs

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53 JAMES LYNAM August 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm

WE ALL READ.
In fact every child should read.

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54 Daniel Darcy August 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm

My niece and nephew love to read!

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55 Stacey b August 10, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Yes, both my 3 and 7 year old love reading! I’m so thankful for that.

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56 Christina G. August 11, 2014 at 12:05 am

My daughter does love to read. She especially likes sci-fi. Thanks for the giveaway!

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57 Natalie F August 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm

My boys do love to read. WE read every day for about 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night.

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58 paige chandler August 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Yes, they LOVE reading

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59 Betsy Barnes August 12, 2014 at 4:22 pm

My son was not a fan of reading until he was older. He enjoys reading as an adult more than when he was a child. :)

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60 Nannypanpan August 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

He does as long as it is a book he has an interest in

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61 CR Williams August 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

She is too young right now

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62 Helga August 13, 2014 at 11:10 am

Yes she does like to read.

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63 Claudia M August 13, 2014 at 11:46 am

my kids love to read! Every time we see a yard sale we stop and see if we can find new books

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64 T Michelle Trump August 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

My kiddos love to read and enjoy going to the library once a week!

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65 Lexi August 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

My oldest loves to read and my other kids love to be read to! We love books at our house!

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66 Kelly H. August 14, 2014 at 10:58 am

Yes we all love reading books in my house.

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67 Marianna August 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Both of my sons love to read – so do I!

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68 xty cruz August 15, 2014 at 12:51 am

Still dont have kids

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69 Nicole C. August 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

1 of my 3 kids loves to read!

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70 shaunie August 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Would have to say yes, they do.

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71 Linda Bradshaw August 17, 2014 at 3:59 am

My grandson loves to read. He is not allowed to play video games much. He does puzzles and books.

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72 anna August 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm

The love to read – I read to them and they read to me!

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73 Angela Martini August 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm

They love to read almost as much as I do

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74 Randi S August 19, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Yes, my son keeps books in his backpack to read daily!

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75 alice elzey August 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

My kids love to read!

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76 Jenny Q. August 21, 2014 at 8:42 am

All of my kids love to read or be read to. These books look great for my son!

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77 Gina Brandt August 21, 2014 at 3:50 pm

My kids love to read as well and would enjoy any one of those books

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78 Angela Saver August 22, 2014 at 12:32 am

Our daughter has always LOVED to read, but our son doesn’t enjoy it much, unless it is something that really, really interests him!

andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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79 Lauren U August 22, 2014 at 9:42 pm

My son LOVES to read

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80 Nancy August 23, 2014 at 8:52 am

Yes! Without a single doubt, they adore reading and books of all kinds.

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81 Virginia Rowell August 23, 2014 at 9:25 am

My grandchildren love to read and be read to.

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82 Birdiebee August 23, 2014 at 1:52 pm

My youngest granddaughter loves to read.

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83 Emily August 24, 2014 at 6:44 am

My second child loves when I read to him. We are having some hurdles with reading but i’m sure he’ll learn and love it soon!

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84 Jenn M August 24, 2014 at 11:20 am

My boys love to read. my oldest was a top reader at his school.

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85 christine j August 24, 2014 at 11:45 am

my daughter loves to read

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86 Dawn Keenan August 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm

All of my kids are avid readers.

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87 Francine Anchondo August 24, 2014 at 4:07 pm

yes they both do.

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88 Caitlin McClure August 24, 2014 at 4:45 pm

They’re a bit young, but love when we read to them usually

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89 Holli G. August 25, 2014 at 11:37 am

Both love to read!!

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90 victoria lynch August 25, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Both of my kids adore reading. They take after their mom, we have books laying all over the house.

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91 Joelle August 25, 2014 at 9:47 pm

My baby isn’t old enough to read but she loves to be read to.

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92 Jessica Medina August 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

My kids love to read and I love to encourage it!

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93 Shawna O August 25, 2014 at 11:44 pm

My boys both love to read books!

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94 Melinda Brock August 26, 2014 at 9:37 am

Grandson would love these :)

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95 beth August 26, 2014 at 2:33 pm

They love to read and I hope they continue to do so.

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96 saminder gumer August 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm

yes the kids love to read.

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97 Tabitha August 26, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Yes,my daughter loves to read.
And I love that!

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98 Daiva August 28, 2014 at 7:19 am

Yes me kids love to read and be read to

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99 Barbara Platt August 28, 2014 at 7:41 am

yes, our kids love to read

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100 sandra August 28, 2014 at 8:07 am

they prefer being read to

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101 Mia Dentice Carey August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

My son LOVES to read & does very well!

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102 Sandy August 28, 2014 at 9:09 am

Yes, my children love to read. :)

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103 Benita August 28, 2014 at 9:18 am

Yes, they LOVE to read and be read to.

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104 THRansom August 28, 2014 at 9:57 am

My daughter loves to read books and my son loves to have books read to him!

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105 Erinn S August 28, 2014 at 10:42 am

My 6 year old loves to read

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106 Allie August 28, 2014 at 11:04 am

We love to read

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107 Amy Webb August 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

My older son (5) loves being read to and will start reading on his own soon. My little guy (16 mo.) is just getting into picture books.

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108 Jennifer Rote August 28, 2014 at 11:24 am

My grandson loves reading time with his Dad.

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109 Tricia Nightowlmama August 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

My 6 yr old especially loves to read but so does my 8 yr old son too.

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110 Cheryl Rahkonen August 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Yes, my kids love to read and I love reading to them.

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111 Saver Sara August 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Yes, my kids love reading. We read every night and whenever we can.

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112 ACMommy August 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Yes! I was raised in a book loving home, so now our home is the same – we have bookshelves in every room of the house full of books, plus a whole place just for our library books. :-) We all enjoy reading, it’s a love I enjoy encouraging. :-)

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113 Jenny August 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm

My kids love to read. I read to them every night.

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114 Cindi August 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

We love reading as a family; especially, before bedtime!
Our sons also like reading to us…
Thanks, Cindi

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115 Janice Crespo August 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm

My grandson is still very young but he is starting to get into the books. Yeah!

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116 Carolann Leibenguth August 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm

My children have inherited my love of books. I have read to them from the time they were born and they love getting lost in a good book.

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117 Staci A August 28, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Yes! They read every chance they get.

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118 Amy Webb August 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Yes they both love to read. My older son (5) will be learning to read on his own soon.

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119 DebbieKL August 28, 2014 at 11:24 pm

My 6 yo is doing a great job reading. His little sisters like to look at books and make up stories!

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120 erica c August 29, 2014 at 1:14 am

My two children LOVE to read especially at bedtime.

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121 Sadie B. August 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm

My kids love to read every night before bed.

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122 Rebecca D August 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm

My boys love books. My oldest is a fairly new reader and has started reading for pleasure, which I am so excited about! My youngest is still learning to read, but loves for me to read to him.

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123 Tara August 29, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Yes, my kids love to read.

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124 Colette S August 30, 2014 at 1:19 pm

My kids love to read! my son won the million words reader out of his whole school last year!

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125 Jenny Moses August 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm

My two year old doesn’t go anywhere without a book. It’s one of the many things I love about him.

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126 Lisa Marz August 30, 2014 at 6:37 pm

2 of my kids love to read, 1 not so much and my little one is just starting to read, so hopefully he will love reading as well.

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127 katklaw777 August 31, 2014 at 1:57 am

Both my kids luv to read…I have been reading to them since day one!

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128 Jessica w August 31, 2014 at 6:38 am

My girls love to read.

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129 Teresa Thompson August 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm

My oldest loves to read and the younger ones love to be read to.

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130 chana August 31, 2014 at 11:56 pm

my daughter is a read-a-holic

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131 clynsg September 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Unfortunately, no, my children do not read very much

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132 Renee G September 1, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Both of my boys love to read.

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133 David Fultner September 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

NOt so much

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134 Shayna Brookman September 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm

My son loves to read !!!

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135 Susan Smith September 2, 2014 at 7:18 pm

My kids do enjoy reading.

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136 Maureen September 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

I LOVE reading and hope to instill a life long love with my three young children. Good books really inspire them….

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137 Leela September 3, 2014 at 5:26 am

Yes, they all do!

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138 Angela P September 3, 2014 at 11:00 am

Yes, especially my oldest and youngest….they can’t get enough of books!

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139 Lisa V. September 3, 2014 at 11:08 am

My daughter always liked to read.

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140 Candace September 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm

My son can’t read yet but, he loves being read to.

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141 Robby Rob September 3, 2014 at 10:32 pm

yes! i’m fortunate that they both love to read, and we read together every night

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142 molli vandehey September 4, 2014 at 2:48 am

my oldest loves to read and my others love to be read to

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143 Deb Esling September 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

My son LOVES to read, and have books read to him. My daughter, not so much. She has discovered the digital world and doesn’t read “traditional” books now unless she has too. Too bad too!

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144 Kerrie Mayans September 4, 2014 at 2:38 pm

My three older kids love to read. My five year old still stuggles to read on her own but loves to be read to. I think that she will eventually also love reading.

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145 tara darity September 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

yes they do! all 3 of them have shelves full of books in their rooms!

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146 Mihaela Day September 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Yes, they all love to read :)

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147 allyson tice September 5, 2014 at 10:01 am

My kids cannot read by themselves yet, but they sure love being read to every night! its our nightime ritual!

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148 Amanda Sakovitz September 5, 2014 at 11:24 am

yes they do!

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149 Carolyn Daley September 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Yes, my nephew enjoys reading.

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150 Seyma Shabbir September 5, 2014 at 3:07 pm

My sons love to read! Especially books about animals.

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151 Jill Myrick September 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Yes, my older children love reading on their own and my younger children love being read to.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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152 Michelle S September 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

My little one is too little to read, but she does love being read to .

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153 Julie Hawkins September 5, 2014 at 5:11 pm

My kids do love to read

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154 Melanie Mesick September 5, 2014 at 5:15 pm

My kids love to be read to!

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155 Randi Cook September 5, 2014 at 5:23 pm

My son does a little but mostly my daughter. Its very true the more you read to them the more likely they are to become readers themselves!

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156 Ed September 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Without a doubt!

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157 RICHARD+HICKS September 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm

The kids LOVE reading and devour everything I give them

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158 Melanie Montgomery September 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Yes, they do and so do I

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159 kathy pease September 5, 2014 at 7:42 pm

two of mine love to read the other not so much

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160 Gina Ferrell September 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Yes, all 3 of my kids love to read.

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161 susan smoaks September 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm

yes they love to read

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162 Renee Simmons September 5, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Our grandkids have a serious book collection for being at “grandma’s” house. Love kids books myself. Thanks for the chance. My grandkids would love them.

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163 Tracy Heyer September 5, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Yes, they love to read!! Thank you!

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164 denise a September 5, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Yes the kids share my love of reading!

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165 Melanie Comello September 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm

My little girl actually can’t read yet, but she sure does love to pretend read and loves to be read to.

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166 Brenda Elsner September 6, 2014 at 12:05 am

One of my kids loves to read, the other 2 not so much.

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167 Crystal Rose September 6, 2014 at 12:33 am

My daughter loves to read.

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168 kristy September 6, 2014 at 12:49 am

My daughters love storytime

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169 AEKZ2 September 6, 2014 at 1:31 am

Yes, my daughter loves to read.

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170 Thomas Murphy September 6, 2014 at 1:47 am

Yes my kids love to read.

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171 Sarah L September 6, 2014 at 4:09 am

No kids, but my niece loves to read and I’m always giving her books.
Thanks for the contest.

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172 s riches September 6, 2014 at 7:34 am

Oh yes. Everyone in my family reads frequently.

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173 Laurie Emerson September 6, 2014 at 7:40 am

My oldest son loves to read and my daughter is just learning how to read this year.

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174 DanV September 6, 2014 at 10:52 am

My kids love to read

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