Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

This blog is filled
with children's books,
& some other posts,
be sure to look.
Don't just quickly
stop on by,
Spend some time --
browse & say, Hi!

Welcome to my Ultimate Blog Party post. Sorry about the awful poetry. It's my curious way of celebrating National Poetry Month and the Ultimate Blog Party. Brimful Curiosities is a blog sometimes about children's books and sometimes not (just letting you know in case you didn't read the subtitle). If you like children's books or other related media and educational materials, chances are you'll like this blog. Sometimes I go in other directions and talk about random things like tea parties, yogurt and bricks. I'm Janelle, a Christian mom to two young kids, and we do a lot of reading, crafting and exploring nature. I also compile the popular weekly Full to the Brim - Kid's Book Giveaway List every Friday. This is my 2nd year participating in the Ultimate Blog Party, and I've been blogging since September 2008. Want to correspond via twitter? Find me here: @iambrimful

I'm hoping to post a few new book related giveaways of my own next week, so make sure to check back then. If you have a minute, be sure to enter the newest Brimful giveaway or read some of my recent reviews:

10th anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling - Book Giveaway (Ends 4/26)

In my opinion, one can never have too many books. So, here are my top three favorite prizes at the 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party:
#88 — $25 E-Gift card to Provided by: Faith’s Firm Foundation
#55 – A $20 GC to Provided by: Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1
#31 – A $20 Amazon gift certificate. Provided by: Jennifer Sikora (For Such a Time as This)
or USC 25 -$25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card-online Provided by: Baba’s Farm Life

My son would love USC 42 – Choo, Choo Provided by: Milo’s Creations
My daughter would love USC 57 – children’s shoes from Eleven Collection! Provided by: Jamaise @ Wishing Penny

Actually there are several other great prizes listed at, and I'd be happy to win any of them, particularly if they apply to a book-loving mom with young kids. If you haven't already, consider participating in this year's party for your chance to win and network with other bloggers! And, thanks for taking the time to visit!


Luv to Save said...

hello...thank you for stopping by my blog...I'm glad I found yours. I'm always looking for good children's books for my girls...will be coming here more often

Hannah said...

Ooh, I'm always on the look out for some good children's book recs!

Kristi Stephens said...

Hi there!! Love the poetry. :)

Hope you have a lovely time at the party!!!

poison_ivy777 said...

Oh yea! I love children's books! Well books in general but with two small kids it's one of my categories! I became a follower so I can check out great books! Thanks!

Christine (iDreamofClean) said...

I'm always in search of good children's activities...which includes books so your blog sounds so interesting! I'm following you on twitter so I can learn from you!!

Safe Home Happy Mom said...

Hapy UBP!! Who doesnt love to party!!! I am now following your blog, so head over whenever you can to my blog at

Follow us as well if you can. Have a great weekend dear.

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from UBP to be your newest Google Follower-Hooray! You have a lovely blog! Hope you can swing by mine! Have a super weekend!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins

Tracey said...

Visiting from the UBP 2010; so glad I found your blog! Our family loves to read and we're always looking for good books that others recommend. I'll now be following you on Twitter so I can keep up with what's going on here!

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Hey there! I think it would be awesome if you won my prize! Great site - you have a new follower!

workingmomma247 said...

Thanks for stopping by! As a mom of 3 boys kid books are a big hit around here. I'll be sure to be back.

Staci said...

Just stopping over from UBP. I've been a subscriber for months and love reading your book reviews and craft ideas!

Mandi @ It'scome2this said...

Wow you have a great blog!! I know where to visit if I'm on the look for a book!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Scattered Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by Notes From the Cookie Jar! I added a cookie pic just for you. :)

Amy said...

Stopping by from the party!
I am a teacher by profession, and I LOVE children's books. We have several bookshelves full! I can't wait to read what you think about some and find new ones!

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm eager to look through your giveaways and such!

Melinda said...

A whole blog on children's lit?! Be still my heart! This confirmed Bibliophile can't wait to dig in!

sandra said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I enjoyed looking around your blog, as well!! Enjoy the UBP!!

Trish said...

Hi there - just dropping in from the UBP! What a great idea for a blog; I am always looking for book ideas that will work for my son. We have really enjoyed the "We Both Read" books lately.

Enjoy the party. :)

janetfaye said...

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Your Full to the Brim - Kid's Book Giveaway List is wonderful - I tweeted it!

I follow and I subscribed.

Joni said...

I am stopping by from the UBP. Hope you are having fun. I enjoy book reviews.

Please come by and enter my giveaway for a headband set from Sugar Owl Design. Ends at mid.

Sturgmom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I LOVE children's books and I'm especially fond of the library. Can't wait to browse you site and read more!

LadyBug-Kellie said...

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog :) I am Following you on Twitter now! (@Kelliebug)

~SHANNON~ said...

Hi there! Just stopping by from the UBP! It’s nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog- your blog is so cute will be stopping by again!


Cascia said...

Glad to see you are joining the party. I always enjoy visiting your site, reading about all the many books that you read and seeing photos that you put up of my beautiful native state of Wisconsin. Have a wonderful week!