Mr. Men & Little Miss Drawing Contest Summary

After receiving 3 brand-new Mr. Men box sets in a donation this Fall, we decided they were so special that we would host a contest that would have these sets as prizes. We developed a simple premise, draw you favourite Mr. Men or Little Miss character. Alternatively, children could make up their own character …and we were shocked by how many did just that! Creative little children came up with Mr. Book Bank, Little Miss Nerd, Little Miss Frame, Little Miss Hats, Litte Miss Reader, Mr. Tough, and Mr. Witty.

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Mr. Book Bank

Some of the other highlights of the contest include Mr. Witty, who was particularly remarkable since the entry included an entire storybook about the character as well as a clay figurine of Mr. Witty! We were also very excited to spread the word all the way to Vancouver, Canada. We received 4 electronic submissions from 9 year old Joaquin Rado.

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4Mr. Bannas all the way from Vancouver, B.C.

We congratulate all of our contestants, your drawings were amazing and we love that you embraced this older storybook series, which was first published in the 1970s! Thanks for decorating our storefront with your Mr. Men and Little Miss creations and taking almost every single Mr. Men and Little Miss storybook in our book bank!

Sincerely,

Little Miss Reagan & The Children’s Book Bank

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December Book(s) of the Month!

For the first time ever, we are choosing 4 books as our December Book(s) of the Month! Let’s get in the Holiday Spirit together with this incredibly popular and hilarious series. Follow Geronimo as he gets excited for Christmas and goes on exciting adventures in New York City, works tirelessly at The Rodent’s Gazette, and channels his inner Santa Claus. Which Christmas adventure will be your favourite?

Read any of these Christmas-themed Geronimo Stilton’s:

  • The Christmas Toy Factory
  • A Very Merry Christmas
  • Merry Christmas, Geronimo 
  •  Christmas Catastrophe 

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Participate in the discussion and tell us your thoughts on our December BOOKS of the Month:

1) Write us a review (#BookBankReads) and we will post it to our blog

2) Tweet your thoughts on our choice to @bookbankcanada using the hashtag #bookbankreads

3) Follow @thechildrensbookbank on Instagram and post a picture of yourself reading using the hashtag #bookbankreads

 

December Book(s) of the Month!

For the first time ever, we are choosing 4 books as our December Book(s) of the Month! Let’s get in the Holiday Spirit together with this incredibly popular and hilarious series. Follow Geronimo as he gets excited for Christmas and goes on exciting adventures in New York City, works tirelessly at The Rodent’s Gazette, and channels his inner Santa Claus. Which Christmas adventure will be your favourite?

Read any of these Christmas-themed Geronimo Stilton’s:

  • The Christmas Toy Factory
  • A Very Merry Christmas
  • Merry Christmas, Geronimo
  •  Christmas Catastrophe

 

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Participate in the discussion and tell us your thoughts on our December BOOKS of the Month:

1) Write us a review (#BookBankReads) and we will post it to our blog

2) Tweet your thoughts on our choice to @bookbankcanada using the hashtag #bookbankreads

3) Follow @thechildrensbookbank on Instagram and post a picture of yourself reading using the hashtag #bookbankreads

 

November Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month (BOM) for November is a graphic novel!

“Binky: Under Pressure” by Ashley Spies is a hilarious comic book about a space cat, Binky, and his quest to rid his space station of alien intruders! Binky’s situation is made worse by the adoption of another space cat …who turns out to be his superior officer.

Read the November BOM with us and tell us what you think of our choice to include graphic novels in this popular program at the book bank!

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Participate in the discussion and tell us your thoughts on our November BOM:

1) Write us a review (#BookBankReads) and we will post it to our blog

2) Tweet your thoughts on our choice to @bookbankcanada using the hashtag #bookbankreads

3) Follow @thechildrensbookbank on Instagram and post a picture of yourself reading using the hashtag #bookbankreads

New Contest Alert!

Draw a Mr. Men or Little Miss character, or make up your own, for a chance to WIN A PRIZE!

Please print our Mr. Men and Little Miss Contest page and submit your drawing to the book bank by November 29th, 2014. Don’t forget to write out the name of the Mr. Men or Little Miss character, your name/age, and your telephone number.

Winners will be chosen on Dec 1st, 2014 and notified via telephone.
We can’t wait to see what our little artists come up with!

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October Book of the Month

Piggybacking our successful September Book of the Month, the staff at the book bank have put ourselves in a Stink-y mood!

Our choice for October is another novel by Megan Macdonald about Judy Moody’s brother, “Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid.” In his first solo adventure, Stink experiences the frustrations of life as a 3 feet 8 inch tall boy …and being a younger brother to the bossy, Judy Moody!

Read the October Book of the Month and laugh along with us!

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Participate in the discussion and tell us your thoughts on our October Book of the Month:

1) Write us a review (#BookBankReads) and we will post it to our blog

2) Tweet your thoughts on our choice to @bookbankcanada

3) Follow @thechildrensbookbank on Instagram and post a picture of yourself reading using the hastag #bookbankreads

 

After School Reading Buddies

Are you in high school and an avid reader?

Looking for volunteer hours?

Do you enjoy reading with children in a one-on-one situation?

The Children’s Book Bank is seeking energetic and personable high school students to become our new After School Reading Buddies candidates! The Children’s Book Bank is a registered charity in Regent Park that provides free books to children in the Toronto area. Want to find out more? Visit http://www.childrensbookbank.com and take a sneak peek at what we do; you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube!

This volunteer program will run after school between 4:00pm-6:00pm. We will select 4 students; each student will volunteer once a week between October-December 2014. Applicants must be sure that they can dedicate one afternoon per week, regardless of school or extra curricular activities.

Under the leadership of our Director of Inventory and Outreach, Reagan Walton, candidates will be responsible for:

  • Helping customers make good book choices
  • Establishing relationships with children in after school groups
  • Reading to and encouraging reluctant readers
  • Tidying and organizing the store shelves
  • Working behind the counter and keeping track of book counts
  • Assisting with incoming book donations
  • General cleaning responsibilities (including sanitizing, dusting, sweeping)
  • Special tasks assigned by Reagan Walton

If this sounds like something that interests you, please email a completed Reading Buddies Application Form to The Children’s Book Bank’s Director of Inventory and Outreach, Reagan Walton: reagan.walton@childrensbookbank.com. Applications must be received by October 1st, 2014.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to help kids find free books!