8th Annual Becky's Hugs release challenge (February 2018)

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My daughter, Becky (BC screen name N-R-Jyzer), was killed on 30 August 2010 when she was struck by a car while riding her bicycle. She would have celebrated her 17th birthday next Valentine's Day. During each of the last seven years, we have remembered her and celebrated her short life by releasing books in her memory. It has been extremely gratifying to see books being released around the world in her honor.

I would like to continue this release challenge again this year. The challenge will run the entire month of February 2018, but is especially focused on 14 February 2018. Any children's books would be appropriate for this release, but here is a list of theme ideas that would reflect Becky and her interests: She loved animals in general and particularly cats and horses. She enjoyed skiing, soccer, horseback riding and bicycling. She was a fan of Winnie-the-Pooh, Harry Potter, Disney Fairies, and the Magic Treehouse books. She had also just discovered the Beverly Cleary and Nancy Drew books during the last few months of her life. And because she was born on Valentine's day, books that are somehow related to the ideas of love, hearts, hugs, valentine's or her favorite colors (pink and red) would all also be appropriate.

Please indicate in release note or a journal entry that the book is being released in Becky's memory. If you could also include a link to the Becky's Hugs page ( http://www.BeckysHugs.com/ ), it would be greatly appreciated. If you are registering books specifically for this challenge, there are Becky's Hugs bookplates available from the supply store: https://goo.gl/bUWGDv and https://goo.gl/1e5bMz . You can also download printable labels (compatible with the Avery 5163/8163, 2 inch x 4 inch, 10 to a page format) here: http://www.bcindc.zoiks.org/---/remembering-becky

Any books released for this challenge will be appreciated (both wild and controlled releases are welcome). My personal goal will be to release at least one book every day during February, and 17 on Valentine's day to celebrate Becky's seventeenth birthday.

If you have any questions, please post them here and I'll try to answer them. I'm looking forward to seeing the books released in February! When February rolls around, post links to your releases here as well. Thanks.


Already have multiple "hugs" books set aside, and a few Pooh Bear books as well.


If course I’ll join in again, for Becky.


I will join again this year. My goal is to release at least 17 books in her name. I have some labels I made to put in the books.


Can't believe February 2018 is only two weeks away already. Sadly, I'm not going to be able to continue keeping up with enjoying releasing one book a day, but I do have some books to release on Valentine's Day for Becky again this year. ; ) XOXOXO



so, of course, I'm in!

Hugs to you and your family, ResQGeek.


I've already got a few books ready to release in Becky's memory.


I've been registering books getting ready for this challenge.



Absolutely. Go for it!


Some children's books, in Becky's memory:

1. Crow Call ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14774090/ ), wild release, photo.

2. Teeth Tails and Tentacles ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14867491/ ), wild release, photo.

3. Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14884393/ ), wild release, photo.



wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #3


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #4


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #5


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #6


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #7
7. Nancy Drew: The Hidden Window Mystery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13206542/


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #8
8. Justin Morgan Had a Horse http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14765014


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #9


10. Wild Horses http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14132395/

And release #4 is caught, with a really nice JE:

4. Blitz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5482172/


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #11
11. Greta Bear Goes to Yellowstone National Park http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14909830/


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #12


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #13
13. Prayers for Little Hearts http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14421051/



16. Valentine Princess http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14536085

17. Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14724032

18. Love Stinks! (Katie Kazoo Switcheroo) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762040

19. The Case of the Secret Valentine (Jigsaw Jones) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14660926

20. Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers (Bailey School Kids) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14765040

21. Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14546286

22. I Love You Because You're You http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14765002



wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #31


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #32
32. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14764986/


Piglet gets caught - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558242

The JE is short and not particularly detailed, but they also posted a picture of their daughter with the book on the Becky's Hugs page on FB.


And release #4 is caught, with a really nice JE:

4. Blitz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5482172/

Lovely catch!



"Click, Clack, Peep!" gets a second catch. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14695999/


Nice double catch! :)


Both finders didn't find the book themselves, but found where someone left it for them. Different. But fun.

Nice catches.


Both finders didn't find the book themselves, but found where someone left it for them.

The local schools in Steamboat Springs have ski days built into their schedules, where the kids are taken to the resort for the day. My theory for the first JE is that the son picked up the book at the resort and stuck it into his backpack, where he forgot about it until his parent cleaned out the backpack at the end of the school year.



4. Not All Princesses Dress In Pink ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14891331/ ), wild release, photo.

5. The Race for the Chinese Zodiac ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14724280/ ), a children's book about the animals of the zodiac, including the cat; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


1. [POOH] Gets Into a Tight Place (about Winnie the Pooh)



1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13792382 Closed for the Season

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14800804/ Disney's Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14779640/ Disney's Winnie the Pooh's Halloween

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731690 Pooh and the Dragon

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431948/ The Legend of the Poinsettia

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751541/ Dogs Helping People: Sled Dogs: Speeding Through Snow

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14701201/ From the Files of Madison Finn # 11: Heart to Heart

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14859217 Lizzie McGuire: Broken Hearts


2. The Blue Fairy Book (cat on cover)
3. Lazy Ozzie (animal on cover)


6. The Year of the Dog ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871239/ ), children's book; wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #35
35. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13303196


4. Colors (bird on cover)
5. A [TOAD] for Tuesday (animals on cover)
6. How I Feel Happy (animals on cover)


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release #1
1. The Berry Best Friends' Picnic http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901434


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #36
36. Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14498969/


1. Winning the Teacher's HEART


7. Disney's Pocahontas (animals on cover)
8. The [VALENTINE] Bears
9. The New [PONY] (animal on cover)



wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #37
37. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13554954/


10. Little Critter's the Picnic (flying birds on cover)
11. Usborne 1001 Animals to Spot (animals on cover)


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #38
38. Nancy Drew Files: Fatal Attraction http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12565863/


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release #4


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release #5


6. Walt Disney's Cinderella http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14895039
7. Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897010


12. Animal Homes (bird on cover)
13. All Kinds of Babies (animals on cover)
14. Night Tree (birds on cover)


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #39


7. The Ravenmaster's Secret ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14443657/ ), children's book; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


15. Black Beauty Retold for Little Children (horse on cover)
16. The ABCs of Asthma (animals on cover)
17. Grover's Farm (animals on cover)


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #40
40. The Horse Lover's Book http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14536081


8. Karen's Prize http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14882799
9. A Dream for a Princess http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908315
10. Henry and Mudge and the Best Day of All http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14907193
11. A Dragon in the Family http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14869985



18. The Missing Tooth Mystery (animal on cover)
19. [OSO POLAR], [OSO POLAR], ¿Qué es ese Ruido? (polar bear on cover)
20. Forest Hotel (animals on cover)
21. Franklin Has a Sleepover (animals on cover)


2. LOVE After All
3. Search and Rescue -- sweet dog on cover


9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14717216/ The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897455/ Dr. Dog

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14744897/ Paulette the Pinkest Puppy in the World

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14722392/ Lulu Walks the Dogs

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14833775/ Dog Heroes: Sled Dogs

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739624/ Sheep

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875588/ Dog Diaries # 4: Togo


To a family at the restaurant where I was having lunch with Melydia.

The Aristocats http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901290/
I Just Forgot http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901292/


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #41
41. My Very Own Horse Book http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14546279/


22. We Love You, Little Critter! (animals on cover)
23. Run, Remy, Run! (animal on cover)
24. Wild Wild World (animals on cover)
25. My Little [PONY]: Fun at the Fair (ponies on the cover)



16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14817286/ Winnie the Pooh's Thinking Spot # 8: Fog: Why Is the Sky All Gray?

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14812739/ Disney's Winnie the Pooh: Friendship Day

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14884799/ Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738053/ Families Are Different

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14853110/ Pooh's Leaf Pile : A Winnie the Pooh First Reader

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14708539/ Pooh Gets Stuck

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14864551/ Pooh's Graduation

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14764577/ Walt Disney Pictures Presents The Tigger Movie

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738314/ Pooh: Just Be Nice... to Your Little Friends!

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684024/ Disney's Winnie the Pooh Helping Hands Book: Oh, Bother! Someone's Messy!

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810243/ Pooh Helps Out

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810974/ Winnie the Pooh: Roo's Big Nature Day

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755562/ The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Caws amd Effect

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14780912/ Just Grandpa and Me

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14903577/ Just Go To Bed

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14678701/ Safe at Home with Pooh

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14832984/ Walt Disney Presents Tigger and Winnie-the-Pooh

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14759652/ Kiss Me, I'm Perfect!

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14777100/ Pooh: A Wonderful Wind

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14746044/ Pooh: Good as Gold

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14746297/ Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773296/ When We Were Very Young

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14690506/ Winnie-the-Pooh

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753301/ The Wind in the Willows

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14756037/ Now We Are Six


41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874095/ Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4: Dog Days

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762597/ Every Living Thing: Stories

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897843/ Winnie-the-Pooh and Eeyore's House

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14723302/ A Search Is Organdized

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469503/ The Wind in the Willows

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14758730/ Walt Disney's Surprise for Mickey Mouse

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14741054/ Bring Back My Gerbil!

48- http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14906774/ Just a School Project

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739831/ Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel: The Junior Novel

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843002/ Peeking Prairie Dogs


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #42


51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14708410/ Spongebob Squarepants: Deep-Sea Tales

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14782873/ Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14889599/ Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Case of the Sneaky Snowman

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14788577/ Wingman on Ice

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14789095/ My Friend the Enemy

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14734566/ Walk Two Moons

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14881961/ Scooby-Doo! Picture Clue Book # 12: Meet Big Foot

58 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731691/ Chasing After Annie

59 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781043/ Pooh and the Dragon

60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753491/ Pooh: A Hunny, Funny, Sunny Day!

61 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773297/ My Cat

62 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14782915/ The Teddy Bears' Picnic

63 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14732694/ Malala Yousafzai: A True Book

64 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14879503/ The Human Body

65 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875589/ The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

66 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876393/ Blackbirds

67 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14709887 The Adventures of Robin Hood

68 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14826515/ A to Z Mysteries: The Canary Caper


26. [VALENTINE]s for Everyone!
27. Wonders of the Desert World (animal on cover)
28. Strawberry Shortcake and the Friendship Party (pony on cover)


wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #43
43: Afternoon on the Amazon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14620995/



wingResQgeekwing 3 yrs ago
Release #44


29. Let's Go Rescue! Stuck in the Mud (animal on cover)
30. Goldie (puppy on cover)
31. Snow Day! (animals on cover)


Between the train and my study spot, I passed a couple of mom and child combos who liked Winnie the Pooh.

3. Winnie the Pooh Tells Time http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822997/
4. Winnie the Pooh's Opposites http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822998/



32. My Very First Book of Colors (bird on cover)
33. Red Wagon (animals on cover)
34. Go, Diego, Go! Time to Sleep (toucan on cover)
35. Princess Ponies 8: A Singing Star (pony on cover/pink cover)

*thinking of Becky on her birthday*



There isn't a journal entry (yet), but "I Love Hugs" did generate a response on the Becky's Hugs page: "It's Feb 2018 washington dc. We just received I love hugs for Valentine's day. Thank you . holding you in the light."



Wonderful to hear. We were all waiting for the light to change, so I had a few minutes to explain the purpose behind the give away. They thought it was a lovely way to remember Becky.


1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916024/ Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (multiple challenges)
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916027/ The Little Engine That Could Valentine’s Day Surprise (multiple challenges)


8. Soccer on Sunday ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14914654 ), wild release at a playground and playing field, photo.


36. A [PONY]'s Tale (ponies on the cover)
37. The [MOUSE] and His Child (animals on cover)


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release #16
16. The Muppets Go Camping http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13035686



69 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897844/ Winnie-the-Pooh's Cookie Book


3. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14187686/ Humpback Goes North (multiple challenges)
4. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773516/ The Year at Maple Hill Farm (multiple challenges)


38. Rhubarb (dog on cover)
39. Snappy Fun with Opposites (animals on cover)



40. Pets*
41.The Story About Ping (duck on cover)
42. My Pretty [PINK] Alphabet Purse (pink cover/hearts on cover)

* 2nd annual Becky's Hug release!


20 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919415/ The Curious Incident of the DOG in the Night-Time


Going to list out at least some of the books I will be taking on the release walk, so that I am not scrambling to play catch-up when I get back.

16. Classic Starts: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919825/
17. The New Baby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901293/
18. The Great Mouse Detective http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901289/
19. Pooh Goes Visiting and Piglet Nearly Catches a Woozle http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822995/
20. How to Handle Your Cat/Dog http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822993/
21. Pooh Loves http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822990/
22. Mommy Hugs http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822988/
23. Blackberry Surprise http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822987/
24. You Can Count on Us http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14627399/
25. All Year Long http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14627394/


43. Tigers (tiger on cover)
44. Five Little [MONKEY]s Reading in Bed (monkeys on cover)
45. Picture Pops Farm (animals on cover)
46. The Grumpy [BUNNY] Joins the Team
47. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-[DUCK]
48. The Foolish [TORTOISE] (tortoise on cover)
49. Curious George Rides a Bike (monkey and bicycles on cover)
50. The Littles (cat on cover)


4. I Am Potential -- about a child who overcame great odds
5. Mornings on Horseback -- horse
6. A Hero in Every Heart -- Heart


1.http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14920789 “Unlikely Friendships", Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom, Jennifer Holland
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14920805 “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice", Laurie R.King
3.http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14920797 “What the Dickens”, Gregory Maguire
4.http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296288 “Life at the Shallow End”, Helen Bailey
5.http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13965013 “The Golden Compass” Philip Pullman


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