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7. Nancy Drew: The Hidden Window Mystery

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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 ( ), 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: and . You can also download printable labels (compatible with the Avery 5163/8163, 2 inch x 4 inch, 10 to a page format) here:

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.
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Already have multiple "hugs" books set aside, and a few Pooh Bear books as well.
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If course I’ll join in again, for Becky.
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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.
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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
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so, of course, I'm in!

Hugs to you and your family, ResQGeek.
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I've already got a few books ready to release in Becky's memory.
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I've been registering books getting ready for this challenge.
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Absolutely. Go for it!
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Some children's books, in Becky's memory:

1. Crow Call ( ), wild release, photo.

2. Teeth Tails and Tentacles ( ), wild release, photo.

3. Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems ( ), wild release, photo.
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Release #6

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Release #7

7. Nancy Drew: The Hidden Window Mystery
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Release #8

8. Justin Morgan Had a Horse
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Release #9

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Release #11

11. Greta Bear Goes to Yellowstone National Park
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Release #13

13. Prayers for Little Hearts
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16. Valentine Princess

17. Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day

18. Love Stinks! (Katie Kazoo Switcheroo)

19. The Case of the Secret Valentine (Jigsaw Jones)

20. Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers (Bailey School Kids)

21. Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine

22. I Love You Because You're You
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Release #32

32. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
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And release #4 is caught, with a really nice JE:

4. Blitz

Lovely catch!
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"Click, Clack, Peep!" gets a second catch.
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Nice double catch! :)
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Both finders didn't find the book themselves, but found where someone left it for them. Different. But fun.

Nice catches.
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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.
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4. Not All Princesses Dress In Pink ( ), wild release, photo.

5. The Race for the Chinese Zodiac ( ), a children's book about the animals of the zodiac, including the cat; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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1. [POOH] Gets Into a Tight Place (about Winnie the Pooh)
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1 - Closed for the Season

2 - Disney's Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

3 - Disney's Winnie the Pooh's Halloween

4 - Pooh and the Dragon

5 - The Legend of the Poinsettia

6 - Dogs Helping People: Sled Dogs: Speeding Through Snow

7 - From the Files of Madison Finn # 11: Heart to Heart

8 - Lizzie McGuire: Broken Hearts

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6. The Year of the Dog ( ), children's book; wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]
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Release #35

35. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
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4. Colors (bird on cover)
5. A [TOAD] for Tuesday (animals on cover)
6. How I Feel Happy (animals on cover)
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Release #1

1. The Berry Best Friends' Picnic
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Release #36

36. Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party
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1. Winning the Teacher's HEART
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Release #37

37. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
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10. Little Critter's the Picnic (flying birds on cover)
11. Usborne 1001 Animals to Spot (animals on cover)
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Release #38

38. Nancy Drew Files: Fatal Attraction
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6. Walt Disney's Cinderella
7. Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes
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12. Animal Homes (bird on cover)
13. All Kinds of Babies (animals on cover)
14. Night Tree (birds on cover)
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Release #39

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7. The Ravenmaster's Secret ( ), children's book; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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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)
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Release #40

40. The Horse Lover's Book
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8. Karen's Prize
9. A Dream for a Princess
10. Henry and Mudge and the Best Day of All
11. A Dragon in the Family
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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)
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9 - The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog

10 - Dr. Dog

11 - Paulette the Pinkest Puppy in the World

12 - Lulu Walks the Dogs

13 - Dog Heroes: Sled Dogs

14 - Sheep

15 - Dog Diaries # 4: Togo

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

The Aristocats
I Just Forgot
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Release #41

41. My Very Own Horse Book
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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)
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16 - Winnie the Pooh's Thinking Spot # 8: Fog: Why Is the Sky All Gray?

17 - Disney's Winnie the Pooh: Friendship Day

18 - Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

19 - Families Are Different

20 - Pooh's Leaf Pile : A Winnie the Pooh First Reader

21 - Pooh Gets Stuck

22 - Pooh's Graduation

23 - Walt Disney Pictures Presents The Tigger Movie

24 - Pooh: Just Be Nice... to Your Little Friends!

25 - Disney's Winnie the Pooh Helping Hands Book: Oh, Bother! Someone's Messy!

26 - Pooh Helps Out

27 - Winnie the Pooh: Roo's Big Nature Day

28 - The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Caws amd Effect

29 - Just Grandpa and Me

30 - Just Go To Bed

31 - Safe at Home with Pooh

32 - Walt Disney Presents Tigger and Winnie-the-Pooh

33 - Kiss Me, I'm Perfect!

34 - Pooh: A Wonderful Wind

35 - Pooh: Good as Gold

36 - Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

37 - When We Were Very Young

38 - Winnie-the-Pooh

39 - The Wind in the Willows

40 - Now We Are Six

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41 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4: Dog Days

42 - Every Living Thing: Stories

43 - Winnie-the-Pooh and Eeyore's House

44 - A Search Is Organdized

45 - The Wind in the Willows

46 - Walt Disney's Surprise for Mickey Mouse

47 - Bring Back My Gerbil!

48- Just a School Project

49 - Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel: The Junior Novel

50 - Peeking Prairie Dogs

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51 - Spongebob Squarepants: Deep-Sea Tales

52 - Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

53 - Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Case of the Sneaky Snowman

54 - Wingman on Ice

55 - My Friend the Enemy

56 - Walk Two Moons

57 - Scooby-Doo! Picture Clue Book # 12: Meet Big Foot

58 - Chasing After Annie

59 - Pooh and the Dragon

60 - Pooh: A Hunny, Funny, Sunny Day!

61 - My Cat

62 - The Teddy Bears' Picnic

63 - Malala Yousafzai: A True Book

64 - The Human Body

65 - The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

66 - Blackbirds

67 - The Adventures of Robin Hood

68 - A to Z Mysteries: The Canary Caper

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26. [VALENTINE]s for Everyone!
27. Wonders of the Desert World (animal on cover)
28. Strawberry Shortcake and the Friendship Party (pony on cover)
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Release #43

43: Afternoon on the Amazon
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Release #44

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29. Let's Go Rescue! Stuck in the Mud (animal on cover)
30. Goldie (puppy on cover)
31. Snow Day! (animals on cover)
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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
4. Winnie the Pooh's Opposites
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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*
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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."
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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.
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1. Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (multiple challenges)
2. The Little Engine That Could Valentine’s Day Surprise (multiple challenges)
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8. Soccer on Sunday ( ), wild release at a playground and playing field, photo.
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36. A [PONY]'s Tale (ponies on the cover)
37. The [MOUSE] and His Child (animals on cover)
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Release #16

16. The Muppets Go Camping
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3. Humpback Goes North (multiple challenges)
4. The Year at Maple Hill Farm (multiple challenges)
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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!
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20 The Curious Incident of the DOG in the Night-Time
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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
17. The New Baby
18. The Great Mouse Detective
19. Pooh Goes Visiting and Piglet Nearly Catches a Woozle
20. How to Handle Your Cat/Dog
21. Pooh Loves
22. Mommy Hugs
23. Blackberry Surprise
24. You Can Count on Us
25. All Year Long
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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)
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4. I Am Potential -- about a child who overcame great odds
5. Mornings on Horseback -- horse
6. A Hero in Every Heart -- Heart
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1. “Unlikely Friendships", Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom, Jennifer Holland
2. “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice", Laurie R.King
3. “What the Dickens”, Gregory Maguire
4. “Life at the Shallow End”, Helen Bailey
5. “The Golden Compass” Philip Pullman

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