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How about a challenge to release childrens books in places where kids will find them, I read that in the UK less and less people are reading with their kids and some children have no access to books at all. My own daughter has always had books and I loved reading to her. Maybe we could help people and children find that joy again.

We could tag each book or add a book mark (so easy to make at home) with

"A book is a gift you can open again and again – Garrison Keillor " (or not if you don't have time LOL)

Anyone up for playing?

I shall start this evening on the way home from work, with some Charlie and Lola

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How about a challenge to release childrens books in places where kids will find them, I read that in the UK less and less people are reading with their kids and some children have no access to books at all. My own daughter has always had books and I loved reading to her. Maybe we could help people and children find that joy again.

We could tag each book or add a book mark (so easy to make at home) with

"A book is a gift you can open again and again – Garrison Keillor " (or not if you don't have time LOL)

Anyone up for playing?

I shall start this evening on the way home from work, with some Charlie and Lola
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I've just received a whole bunch of children's books, so yes, I'm up for it.
I'll try and find a Dutch quote that's suitable for this.
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perfect! Thank you! I think when reading starts young it's more likey to continue :-)
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I've just received a whole bunch of children's books, so yes, I'm up for it.
I'll try and find a Dutch quote that's suitable for this.


I received children's book from the same source I think :). And I love to join this challenge!

If you find a Dutch quote, please share, I will look for one as well.
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I received children's book from the same source I think :). And I love to join this challenge!

Yes and no. I've been given a whole bunch of children's books by a local charity shop as well. And I was thinking what I could do with them, so this challenge is great!
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I received children's book from the same source I think :).

Hi hi...... I have, and I hand them out to children who are shopping with Mom or I leave them on the childseat of Mom's bicylcle (of which there are enough in our country :-) )
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How cute to leave them in bicycles!
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Me!

I will go through the kids books tonight and see what is suitable.
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Great - I will try and remember to take pictures of my releases too!
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This morning I released http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12675114/ in a playgroound but failed miserably to take a picture! Must try harder
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I am going through a spate of releasing childrens books (little Miss ones) and am getting good catches.
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Yes I find kids and parents like to get involved, do share your releases here! Sheepette.

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With photo this time! Left on a piece of playground equipment in Cowfold http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12675077 Charlie and Lola!
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I'm excited to report, my second release was not only found and journalled, but it's been released, found and journalled again!
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I'm excited to report, my second release was not only found and journalled, but it's been released, found and journalled again!


Wow! That's quick!!!
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I know! a bit of a first for me!! Let's hope it's a lucky book!
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Left another Charlie and Lola book at the playground on Worthing Seafront

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12675106
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12298921/

it wasn't left specifically in a place for children when i released it. but it seems to have found the right reader

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12298921/
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I left this one on the bench of a playground, I made a photo, but I have a problem uploading it. I hope I manage it somewhere this weekend.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12426373/
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well done. I'm also very impressed with the bilingual posts!
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Charlie and Lola again (i will have one left of this set to release after this, then onto books for slightly older children)

Left on the swing for disabled children in the local playground

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12675100
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Cute pics :)
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Will release some in playgrounds also!
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12675085/

sorry forgot to take phone so no pictures! Left on a picnic table next to a playground
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12675127/

no pictures again (bad TM) left at a riding stables, on a bench
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Nr. 6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12677447/

Nr. 7 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12677449/

Nr. 8 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12677444/

Nr. 9 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12677439/

Nr. 10 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12677442/

Nr. 11 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12677443/

I don't have a picture of nr. 10. I was in a shop to release it on a car you can put money in to make it move, when I saw a mother with a totler (about 1 years old, I guess) and I asked her if she wanted the book. She was so happy, she kept thanking me, telling how nice this was :). But I don't want to post pictures of other people.
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Thanks for playing!


Ohh! Children's books are such fun! :D
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With photo:

1. Mr. Mick Visits Our School - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12692417
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Lovely pic!
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I often leave books at playgrounds, but these are the first since this challenge began:

1. Anno's Journey ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12629325 ), with photo.

2. Life Doesn't Frighten Me ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12680182 ), with photo.
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I got a nice catch on Anno's Journey ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12629325/ ), which is on its way to the seacoast now!
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1. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12662409/
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Started releasing books for children a few years ago, and even created a 'BookCrossing List' against a website featuring playgrounds in Australia (http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/33/475931/).

http://www.playgroundfinder.com

Perhaps there are similar resources in other countries ?

I'm in.
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Thank you for this release challenge.

#001: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12311119 - Oswald Bear's Adventure by Diana Noonan
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2. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12538252/
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3. I Love You Because You're You by Liza Baker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12737639/
4. When I Grow Up by Peter Horn, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12737625/
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#003: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12673235 - The Wrong-way-around World by Kelvin Hawley
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5. Aesop for Children, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12753142/
6.Lift-the-Flap Nighttime, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12737629/
7. The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12753150/
8. Tess and Tim, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742053/
9. A Bargain for Frances, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742051/
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#004: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12668611 - Down in the Woods by Susan Leslie
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The Tales of Olga da Polga - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12696830
With release photo
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but this morning I released 5 childrens books on the slides of 5 different playgrounds.
book 1: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12422339
book 2: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12422331
book 3: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12422338
book 4: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12423196
book 5: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12423117

I don't have a camera so, sorry no photos.
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It's my challenge and I keep forgetting too! haha I have just registered 7 books to release at a kids festival next week, not exactly a playground, more a field full of kids!
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All books released at the festival. No catches recorded yet though
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12477136/ Barbie Loves Weddings [playground at Riverbank Park]
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#006: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749778 - The Bugcatcher by Janine Scott
#007: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12668592 - The Rainbow Race by Janine Scott
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#008: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11103578 - The Wrong-way-around World by Kelvin Hawley
#009: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749798 - The Rainbow Race by Janine Scott
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#010: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749842 - The Bugcatcher by Janine Scott
#011: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12426224 - Monsters in Your Garden by Helen Cushing
#012: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12673213 - Farmer May's Mix-Up by Toni Morris
#013: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749845 - The Wrong-way-around World by Kelvin Hawley
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First catch - excited youngsters.
#006: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749778 - The Bugcatcher by Janine Scott
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First catch - excited youngsters.
#006: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749778 - The Bugcatcher by Janine Scott

Oh that's cute - I'm always so excited to get a catch!
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2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12412867/ Frindle [playground at Riverbank Park]
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#014: http://www.bookxrossing.com/---/12749846 - The Yukadoos by Joy Cowley

Catch 2
#010: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749842 - The Bugcatcher by Janine Scott
Caught and taken to show-and-tell.
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With release photo
Sing-a-Song of Sixpence - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12791549
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With release photo

Hey Diddle, Diddle - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12796716
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I always release a lot of childrens books and try to find release spots where they will be found by kids. Living in norway english is not a problem but even if I love the labels for kids in the supply store I decided to make my own labels in norwegian for the children books.

Will post my releases here soon.
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I always release a lot of childrens books and try to find release spots where they will be found by kids. Living in norway english is not a problem but even if I love the labels for kids in the supply store I decided to make my own labels in norwegian for the children books.

Will post my releases here soon.


Did you make them through the supply store or elsewhere? It would be fun to see them. :)
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3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12694126/ Disney's Beauty and the Beast (school playground)
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Wild release with photo

1. Happy Baby: Things That Go - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12796713

(It was a party, and my cousin's 20-month-old picked this up and took it home; her mother says she loves books.)
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12815903/ Polite as a Princess (dual with August Ultimate challenge)
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#015: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12656667 - The Wrong-way-around World by Kelvin Hawley
#016: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12656668 - To Dream a Waazoo by Clive Taylor
#017: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12656669 - Tom's Hammer by Barbara Hill
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2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12444756 Bad Day for Ballet (Nancy Drew Notebooks)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12627552 Cinderella Party Clothes
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In the playground at Riverbank Park:

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742707/ Colors

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12477141/ The Kitten Twins: A Book About Opposites

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742601/ DK Readers: Space Heroes: Amazing Astronauts
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Wild release with photo

6. Super Senses Save the Day! - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12821263
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4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12663938 The KING and his Three Children (multiple challenges)
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#018: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11103599 - What a Rumpus! by Pauline Cartwright
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#019: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749820 - To Dream a Waazoo by Clive Taylor
#020: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749771 - What a Rumpus! by Pauline Cartwright
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#021: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12656679 - What a Rumpus! by Pauline Cartwright
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Catch 3 - New member.
#020: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749771 - What a Rumpus! by Pauline Cartwright
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Catch 4 - New (or lapsed?) member.

#023: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749807 - The Gonna Bird by Joy Cowley
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#025: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878842 - Who am I? by Valrie M. Selkowe
#026: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878845 - The Bump by Diana Noonan
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#027: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878844 - Diggy Dog by Martin Bailey

Found not long after release. I cannot believe I still get so excited when a book is found - more so when it's by a child.
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I cannot believe I still get so excited when a book is found - more so when it's by a child.

Great catch. Congrats.
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#028: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878928 - Lizzy's lunch by Jenifer Taylor
#029: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878929 - The Zookeeper by Martin Bailey

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