9th Annual Becky's Hugs release challenge (February 2019)

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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 18th birthday next Valentine's Day. During each of the last eight 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 for at least one more year, to mark her 18th birthday. 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 18 on Valentine's day to celebrate Becky's eighteenth 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.


Hello, ResQgeek!!!😃 I'll be joining in again this year, but since mobility is becoming more and more of a challenge for me...my JOY of releasing one book a day, or the corresponding number of books for the birth year being celebrated ON Valentine's Day, will now become a thing of the past. In its place, my JOY will come from preparing to release a group of books with your special Bookplates [THANKS for links above, & word to the wise...ORDER NOW, as it usually takes about 3 weeks to receive them😉] & Valentine Bookmarks I'm making, to the Children's Hospital in my city on Valentine's Day in Becky's honor & memory!!!💕


I've collected a few for my Year of the Boar challenge since Piglet is on the cover... :)




I'm starting to save up some books.


Becky's picture always sits beside my desktop so how can I not join your challenge once again? I'm in with warm memories of Becky and great affection for your family.


JessicaEby 2 mos ago
I'm in!
I don't know how many I'll be able to do, but a lot of the books I release are geared to kids/young readers (though I often categorise them otherwise, ie biographies intended for kids as Biography rather than Children's); I will try to get at least a couple out there during February in honour of Becky! Are "teens" books included in the challenge, or would you like us to stay with the 8-12 range and younger?


Teen books are certainly welcome...after all, Becky would be turning 18 this year, so she would have enjoyed her share of them by now, I'm sure!


Teen books are certainly welcome...after all, Becky would be turning 18 this year


1. Chocolate for a Teen's Soul https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15366696
(This book is registered near the end of January - but will be traveling in February)
2. Wildwood Stables: Learning to Fly https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15373507
3. Black Beauty https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15373506/
4. The Neverending Story https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15373509
5. Flipping Brilliant: A Penguin's Guide to a Happy Life https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15373510
6. Poppy https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15373511
7. Heidi https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15373513
8. Nancy Drew & the Hidden Staircase https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376514 Left this one on a spiral staircase - and took a photo!
9. Beauty & the Beast https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15379069
10. This Land - A Cross-Country Anthology of Canadian Fiction for Young Readers https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381422
11. The Shadow Thieves https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381424
12. Escape From Big Muddy - A Liz Austen Mystery https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381426
13. The Charlotte Years: On Tide Mill Lane https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381428
14. Caddie Woodlawn https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381429
15. Camp Sierra Secret https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381430
16. Tabby in the Tub https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381435
17. Stuart Little https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381440
18. Winnie the Horse Gentler 4 Midnight Mystery https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381442
19: Boxcar Children: Surprise Island https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381443
20. The Magician's Cat https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15382461
21. Clarence the Nosey Dragons https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15382465
22. The Winter Hedgehog https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15382468
23. Where is the Wolf? https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15382471
24. Careful Little Crab https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15382473
25. Fire Bringer https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15382475
26. No Dragons for Tea https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15382457 (pic)
27. Once Upon a Dragon https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15382458 (pic)
28. Nancy Drew Clue of the Broken Locket https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15382361 (pic)
29. Hank the Cowdog: Case of the Perfect Dog https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15387668
30. Hank the Cowdog: Case of the Kidnapped Collie https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15387666/
31. Kids Can Save the Animals! https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15387677
32. Harry Potter & Chamber of Secrets https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15387745 (Valentine's Day Release)
33. Princess of Pop (pink cover & Valentine's Day Release) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381427
34. Uncle John's Book of Love (pinkish cover & Valentine's Day Release) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15373503
35. Hugs for Daughters from Dad (pinkish cover & late night Valentine's Day Release) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15373505
36. The Snow Spider Trilogy https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15398235 left at Princess Auto (pic)
37. The Luckiest Kids in the World! The Pony Party https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15403647


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #1


My first release is my first catch! https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15106220/


What a great catch! What a heartwarming journal entry!


My first release is my first catch!

Congratulations!!! 😉

What a heartwarming journal entry!

Yes, indeed...touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. 💕


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #2


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #3
Garfield's Awesome Ski Adventure https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15028770


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #4
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15346480/


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #5


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #6


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #7


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #8


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #9


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #10


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #11


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #12


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #13
Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Patch https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15284148


Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Patch https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15284148





wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #32
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15064225


Winnie-the-Pooh Invents a New Game https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15346487


I missed last year, but I would like to take part this year.


1 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15372846/ Drink Slay Love
2 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15372856/ Songs of Love and War
3 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15372876/ Heart Fate
4 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15372880/ Sacred Hearts

All books (tangentially) related to Valentine's Day - love and hearts!


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #33
Show Judge (Saddle Club #95) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14413585


I did my first release for this challenge today. I left a book called "Girls Who Rocked the World" at an arena during the Ontario Provincial Curling Championships. Today was the final of a kids' competition called Hit, Tap, Draw as well as the Women's Provincial Final so I thought it would be a good day to release a kids' book about notable women! There is a picture, but it's not a very good one. The book was taken quickly but I didn't see by whom, so hopefully someone is enjoying it!



1. A Titanic Journey Across the Sea 1912 by Laurie Lawlor, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15357934
2. Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14940031


1. The [VALENTINE] That Ate My Teacher
2. Chico's Challenge (horse on cover)


1. Fruits Basket ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15313678/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

2. The Animals of the Chinese Zodiac ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15356683/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #34
Billie B. Brown: The Soccer Star https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14951796


wing6of8wing 2 mos ago
Release #1
I went yesterday to spend time with friends and meet the little boy they adopted last year. I took along a Becky book for him.

Good Night Beach https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15375156/


3. My Little [PONY] Coloring and Activity Book


3. Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15341619
4. Moominpappa's Memoirs by Tove Jansson,


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #35
Mystery of Crocodile Island https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13220444


1. Garfield's Longest Nap http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15368732
2. Working Hard with the Mighty Mixer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15363411


I did my second release for this challenge. I wild released a copy of "In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson" (book is to the right of the little bridge in the photo):



5 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14386610/ Foolish Lessons in Life and Love



5. Betsy was a Junior by Maud Hart Lovelace, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374286
6. Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Loveland, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374258
7. Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374203
8. Magic or Not? by Edward Eager, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374198
9. Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374322
10. The Well-Wishers by Edward Eager, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374212
11. The Time Garden by Edward Eager, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374187


3. Popcorn Romance ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15183205/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

4. The Three Ninja Pigs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376393/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #36
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15393252


7. Pet Stories (cat on cover)


wing6of8wing 2 mos ago
Release #2
Winnie the Pooh I Can Share Too https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15377448/
passed along to a mother and child for whom English did not appear to be the first language


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #37


12. Betsy and the Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374333
13. Carney's House Party by Maud Hart Lovelace, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374236
14. Knight's Castle by Edward Eager, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374223
15. Seven-Day Magic by Edward Eager, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374220



wild releases with photos

1. Many Moons - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15362105
2. The Three Little Hawaiian Pigs and the Magic Shark - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15360430
3. Olivia and the Dog Wash - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15356987
4. The Princess and the Pig - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15372657
5. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15330834
6. Dirty Beasts - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15318664
7. Old MacDonald Had a Farm - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15360424
8. My First Little Mother Goose - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15362101
9. Cow and Pig Run - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15362205
10. Can You See It? - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15318666
11. Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15339745
12. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376516
13. Olivia and Her Ducklings - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15330838
14. Washington City is Burning - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376517
15. Thimble Summer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15377658
16. Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15344296


8. The Great [VALENTINE] Mystery



wing6of8wing 2 mos ago
Release #3
Shared Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? with a child riding the Metro.



wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #38
Helena the Horse-riding Fairy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14405634


tomato68 2 mos ago
Release 6



7. Fun in the Forest http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15357604
8. The Case of the Snowboarding Superstar http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15274227


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #39
The Mouse and the Motorcycle http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15303766


13. [RED] Herrings
14. Ralph S. Mouse by [BEVERLY CLEARY]
15. Big [HEART]! (about Valentine's Day)


16. Betsy's Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374313
17. Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374246
18. A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10497489


I am joining for the first time.

1. The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton

2. The Watcher in the Shadows by Carloz Ruiz Zafon


wild releases with photos

17. Olivia Opens a Lemonade Stand - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15357023
18. Pigs - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15360428
19. Mercy Watson to the Rescue - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15379178
20. Pajama Time! - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15330840
21. When the Moon is Full - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15382218


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release #40


1. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
2. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
3. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift



17. Ballet Coloring Book (ballet dancers on cover wear PINK outfits)


JessicaEby 2 mos ago
Third One
Today I released a book that I would guess is aimed at kids about 8-12. It's a diary book, part of the My Story series. This one is the fictional diary of the pharaoh Hatshepsut, called "Princess of Egypt: An Egyptian Girl's Diary, 1490 BC."





18. [VALENTINE'S DAY] Disaster
19. Alphabet Day with [POOH]



20. Dinosaurs Before Dark (a Magic Tree House book)
21. [LOVE] Means...


1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15375894/ Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (multiple challenges)
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15380791/ Emily’s Valentine Party (multiple challenges)
3. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15383010/ Valentine (multiple challenges)
4. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15380752/ Yes, I Love You (multiple challenges)


22. Dora's [VALENTINE] Adventure
23. Cinderella (a Disney fairy godmother on cover)


1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304554/ Just a Bully

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15236094/ The Story of Valentine's Day

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15229689/ Hot Cocoa Hearts

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304557/ Winter According to Humphrey

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304571/ Tom Thumb

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15224100/ Splat the Cat: Fishy Tales

7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304555/ Runaway Ralph

8 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15259095/ Mouse House

9 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304556/ Fourth Grade Rats

10 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304547/ Charlotte's Web

11 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15221141/ Eyes on Nature: Cats

12 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13259980/ Owl Babies

13 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15248516/ Phineas and Ferb: My Funny Valentine

14 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15266448/ Clap Your Hands

15 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304561/ Disney Winnie the Pooh: An Arts and Crafts Day

16 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304546/ Through My Eyes

17 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304568/ Disney Winnie the Pooh: My Favorite Season

18 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14742818/ No Flying in the House

19 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943031/ Pooh: Happy Days

20 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15266478/ Winnie the Pooh: The Blustery Day

21 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14934361/ May Bird Among the Stars

22 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15373527/ Disney's Piglet's Big Movie

23 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14766872/ Agatha's Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story

24 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304545/ Meet Danitra Brown

25 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15270118/ Max's Valentine


19. Disney's Princess Collection--Love & Friendship Stories,



Can't seem to edit the half-completed post, so here goes
4. Moo, Baa, La La La -- https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15378186
5. Capital Mysteries Collection -- https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15295574


26 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304548/ Winnie-the-Pooh

27 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304549/ The Tigger Movie

28 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753493/ Robin Hood: A Pop-Up Book

29 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304562/ National Velvet

30 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304558/ Animal Ark: Hedgehogs in the Hall

31 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304560/ Eeyore Has a Birthday

32 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304563/ The Cry of the Crow

33 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304559/ Charlotte's Web

34 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304596/ Amelia Bedelia and the Cat

35 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943784/ Wonder's Legacy: Thoroughbred # 36: Without Wonder

36 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879371/ The Story of Ruby Bridges

37 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15067268/ Squeak the Lion

38 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15305287/ Charmed Life # 2: Mia's Golden Bird

39 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843396/ The Bald Eagle

40 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452980/ Pooh: Oh, Bother! Someone's Messy!

41 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943721/ Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King

42 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15305312/ Winnie the Pooh's Thanksgiving

43 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452774/ Mandela: From the Life of the South African Statesman

44 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304095/ Remember: The Journey to School Integration

45 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15026011/ Disney's Pooh's Learn & Grow Series # 2: Follow the Leader

46 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15067243/ Big Apple Barn # 7: Hold Your Horses!

47 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15287015/ Heart of a Champion

48 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15233998/ Sweethearts

49 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15265284/ Hot Cocoa Hearts

50 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304551 Hey Arnold!: Arnold's Valentine


24. Dolphins at Daybreak (a Magic Tree House book)


Had some luck on the way to school yesterday (releasing books is harder to fit into your day when you work from home :) )
6. Where is Puppy? https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15378190
7. Just a School Project https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15378191


5. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15388156/ Valentines Are for Saying I Love You (multiple challenges)



25. Viking Ships at Sunrise (a Magic Tree House book)


wing6of8wing 2 mos ago
Releases 8-11
Managed a few releases yesterday by going to class
8. Teddy in the Park https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15378184 given to a mom and baby on the train
9. Pooh's Wishing Star https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15388265
10. Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger Too https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15378179
11. Pooh's Heffalump Movie https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15378173
the last 3 were shared with classmates for children in their families.


I released a teen book tonight, in memory of Becky. It's called The Secret Countess and it's about a young Russian countess in hiding in the UK after the Russian Revolution/WW1. I left it at a super-cute little Russian/Ukranian cafe in a nearby city. I released it just before the cafe closed for the night, but hopefully someone will find it in the next little while, anyway.



51 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304550/ The Kids of the Polk Street School # 6: The Valentine Star

52 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304569/ Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine

53 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15242155/ Hog Music

54 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15260204/ The Three Little Pigs


4. Into the Book of Light The Revealing https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14579526
5. The Garden and the Serpent https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15330122
6. The Curse of Shadowman https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15330120
7. The Final Judgment https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15330123





20. Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12483188


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