I am so happy to offer all of you this great family fun giveaway!

Pizza Hut has a reading incentive program called BOOK IT! On April 14th, Pizza Hut will be hosting an online party as a webcast, America's Biggest Bedtime Story.

John Lithgow, who is not only a funny actor but a children's book author, will be reading his new book, I Got Two Dogs (hey, so do I!!).

A little bit about America's Biggest Bedtime Story:

* Pizza Hut first hosted America's Biggest Bedtime Story in 2007 with John Lithgow reading his book, Remarkable Farkle McBride.

* EVERYONE is welcome to view the webcast; it will become available at 9 AM CST on April 14 right here: www.bookitprogram.com/bedtimestory/

* Pizza Hut would *love* to have even more families participate this year; if they have even more families than 2007, Pizza Hut will donate $10,000 to First Book, a non-profit organization that provides brand new books to needy children.

I have been graciously given ONE “PANormous PJ Party Package” to give to one lucky winner!

The winner will receive an e-gift card sent the morning of April 14 for:

* (1)PANormous pizza

* Drinks

* Dessert

Then the winner and their family can enjoy their family dinner a la Pizza Hut while they watch “America’s Biggest Bed Time Story”. Fantastic fun for all!!

Here's how to enter this giveaway:

Leave me (1) comment telling me your favorite children's book. It can be a book you read as a child, or a book you love reading to your children; if you can't pick just one book (I have that problem myself!), you can leave a list of books in in your (1) comment.

(I'll share mine with you when I announce the winner on Monday, April 13!)

Want more entries? Here's how to get (3) more:

1. Tweet about this giveaway then come back here and leave me a comment to let me know you tweeted.

2. Post about this giveaway at your blog with a link both to this post; come back and leave the URL of your post in a comment.

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed by reader or email and leave a comment to let me know you're a new subscriber; you can also drop me a comment to let me know if you're already a subscriber for this extra entry.

Remember, you must leave me some way to find you online (by email or by your Twitter handle) if you don't have a blog. Entries with no contact information or means of contacting you online will be disqualified.

This giveaway will end on Sunday, April 12, 2009, at 10:00 pm EST. I will announce the winner (selected by Random.org) on Monday, April 13, 2009.

If you are the lucky winner, I'll need to send your email to my PR contact by the evening of Monday, April 13, 2009, so you can receive your emailed giftcard - be sure to leave your contact information in your entry!!

Good luck!

Thanks for reading and subscribing to The New Frugal Mom!


  1. Maple_Fan // April 9, 2009 4:55 AM  

    My best experience reading w/to my kids was "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe." My son cried as we finished the last page.

  2. WiseChixMama // April 9, 2009 5:12 AM  

    Ours are, "The Three Little Pigs" & "The Velveteen Rabbit." Our girls love to hear them over & over & over!! LOL

  3. Jenny // April 9, 2009 6:09 AM  

    I love "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom." It's so fun!


  4. Mommy's Home!! // April 9, 2009 6:23 AM  

    My favorite, and my daughter's favorite right now as well is "Donkey, Donkey"

  5. Janet and Maya // April 9, 2009 7:32 AM  

    hahaha.....this is an easy peasey question. I already have a list!
    * Pooh and Piglet Giant Board Book
    * Dinosaur Roar
    * Five Little Monkeys
    * God Bless America
    * Dancing with Degas
    * Blue Hat, Green Hat
    * Little Cloud
    * Playful Puppy
    * Snowy Animals
    * A Hot Dog Day
    * What Grandma's Can't Do
    * Knuffle Bunny, Too
    * Happy Baby Colors
    * Llama, Llama Red Pajama
    * Pat the Bunny
    * The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    * Silly Sally
    * Little Quack
    * Little Chick
    * Moo, Baa, La La La
    * Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    * Goodnight Moon
    * Hush, Little One: A Lullaby for God's Children

    If I had to pick one, it would be Hush, Little One because that's what I read to my daughter the most at bedtime until she was about 2 1/2.

    Llama Llama is the most fun to read out-loud.

    Moo, Baa La-la-la is the first one we memorized. I like easy-to-memorize ones, you don't even have to have the book with you :) Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is like that.

    Can you tell, we love to read at our house?

    Thanks for a great giveaway - love this one! Pizza and books....

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

  6. Janet and Maya // April 9, 2009 7:36 AM  

    I tweeted.....

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

  7. Janet and Maya // April 9, 2009 7:37 AM  

    I subscribe by email - love your blog.

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

  8. Janet and Maya // April 9, 2009 7:40 AM  

    I blogged here www.giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/04/thursday

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

  9. smallandcheap // April 9, 2009 7:50 AM  

    My personal favorite is Oh Say Can You Say (Dr. Seuss) or anything by Shel Silverstein. My daughters favorites right now are The Monster At the End of This Book and Go, Dogs, Go (Dr. Seuss).

  10. smallandcheap // April 9, 2009 7:51 AM  

    I subscribe to the feed as well.

  11. smallandcheap // April 9, 2009 7:51 AM  

    and I twittered @SimpleNCheap.

  12. WiseChixMama // April 9, 2009 8:04 AM  

    I subscribed to you on my Google desktop feed reader :0).

  13. Frugal Jen // April 9, 2009 8:37 AM  

    I have 2 favorites:
    1. Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
    2. The Little House

    I don't remember the authors.

  14. Emily from Mommin It Up // April 9, 2009 8:52 AM  

    Kate's fave book right now is "My Name is Not Isabella". Fun stuff!

    I remember Book It from when I was a kid - free personal pans for reading. Love it!

  15. Dana // April 9, 2009 10:04 AM  

    We love the Eric Carl books! Another fun one is Chica Chica Boom Boom:)

    Thanks so much for sharing the info
    on the program.

    I would love to enter the contest!

    Thanks :)


  16. Nick // April 9, 2009 12:00 PM  

    We love Goodnight Moon and Green Eggs and Ham.


  17. Rhonda // April 9, 2009 1:22 PM  

    Add another Cloudy with a Chance of Meaballs fan to the list! We also liked My Grandpa is Amazing when the boys were smaller. Both kids loved the Shiloh series and the Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry stories.

    rgbarron01 at yahoo dot com

  18. divaqueenie // April 9, 2009 2:26 PM  

    My favorite book to read to my kids is, was, and always will be Love You Forever!

  19. cdziuba // April 9, 2009 2:27 PM  

    I love reading Bedtime for Frances to my kids.

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  21. cdziuba // April 9, 2009 2:30 PM  

    Subscriber "You have subscribed to "The New Frugal Mom."

  22. sphinx63 // April 9, 2009 2:56 PM  

    My favorite has always been the Green Eggs & Ham series of books by Dr. Seuss. Thanks!

  23. Victoria // April 9, 2009 3:04 PM  

    I loved Strega Nona and the many sequals now! Thanks! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  24. MOMFOREVERANDEVER // April 9, 2009 3:10 PM  

    oh the places you'll go is one of my favorite

  25. MOMFOREVERANDEVER // April 9, 2009 3:10 PM  


  26. Michele // April 9, 2009 3:33 PM  

    Pokey little puppy was one I enjoyed as a child! I loved reading "I'll love you forever", "Chicka chicka boom boom" (Fun book!), Dr.Suess and many others.

    Thank you for the great giveaway. I decided to follow you because, your blog is interesting!

  27. Margaret // April 9, 2009 4:27 PM  

    I must have read it a thousand times: I Am A Little Duck

    I think I can recite most of the story from memory. My son wanted me to read it daily.

  28. k-team // April 9, 2009 4:31 PM  

    We are a big Dr. Suess family here. I think we have read just about all of them. I recently read all of the Spiderwick Chronicle books to the kids and they loved them!

  29. Janelle // April 9, 2009 5:36 PM  

    My favorite kids' book is The Secret Garden - love it!!!! :-)

  30. Janelle // April 9, 2009 5:38 PM  

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/JanelleKC/status/1487263866

  31. Janelle // April 9, 2009 5:39 PM  

    And I'm a subscriber! :-) Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  32. Helen S // April 9, 2009 5:45 PM  

    My favorite is The City Mouse and The Country Mouse. I read it all of the time when I was younger and still like to read it.

  33. Helen S // April 9, 2009 5:45 PM  

    I subscribe.

  34. Shirley // April 9, 2009 5:46 PM  

    The best children's book was "Ferdinand, the Bull".


  35. Shirley // April 9, 2009 5:46 PM  

    I'm a email subscriber.


  36. Kimberly // April 9, 2009 7:22 PM  

    I love "Stephanie's Ponytail." I also love "Moo, Baa, La, La, La."


  37. Kimberly // April 9, 2009 7:22 PM  

    I am also a subscriber!

  38. Juleemm // April 9, 2009 8:27 PM  

    My favorite to read to my kids is "Where the Wild Things Are". I also love "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day.

  39. Jennifer // April 9, 2009 8:42 PM  

    Our current favorite is Armadillo Tattletale. It's fun to read!

  40. Jennifer // April 9, 2009 8:42 PM  

    I subscribe via Google Reader

  41. Brimful Curiosities // April 9, 2009 9:25 PM  

    One of my all time favorites is "Corduroy." My daughter likes "Up, Down and Around" right now. Thanks for the info and giveaway. We'll try to participate in the bedtime story bit!

  42. bargaingirl // April 9, 2009 10:36 PM  

    I love the book "Love You Forever". I also really like the "Little House on The Prarie" Series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Claire // April 10, 2009 2:57 AM  

    I love Dinner at the Panda Palace. Never gets old!

    thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

  44. The Horns // April 10, 2009 5:00 AM  

    I've always read Goodnight Moon! Love You Forever is another one that always makes me cry! My 3yrold DD love The Hungry Catepillar!

  45. The Horns // April 10, 2009 5:02 AM  
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  46. The Horns // April 10, 2009 5:05 AM  

    Sorry, was trying to edit, I'm also a subscriber!

  47. Anonymous // April 10, 2009 6:36 AM  

    My favorite was a series of books my grandpa wrote There not published.

    See the dragonflys


  48. jennland2001 // April 10, 2009 6:53 AM  

    We love Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

    Thx. jennland2001@yahoo.com

  49. guru // April 10, 2009 8:17 AM  

    My grand daughter came and stayed with me for a few days a couple of weeks ago and I must have read "10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" a dozen times. Another favorite is "I love you forever, I love you for always".

  50. scottsgal // April 10, 2009 10:55 AM  

    the Pokey Little Puppy was always my fave kids book.

    msboatgal at aol.com

  51. Molly K // April 10, 2009 2:47 PM  

    My son's current favorite book is Fred and Ted and I look reading him that one because I remember it from when I was little.

  52. Bella Casa // April 10, 2009 4:23 PM  

    My 4yo loves, "Hondo and Fabian" and so do I!

    Thanks for the sweet-normous giveaway, too much fun!

  53. Angela C // April 10, 2009 4:27 PM  

    I love when the sidewalk ends. Thanks for the giveaway:)

  54. paula h // April 10, 2009 7:15 PM  

    We love reading Green Eggs and Ham; Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb; and Sam I Am all by Dr. Suess, to my son.

  55. Sharon // April 10, 2009 7:27 PM  

    My fave children book is Cheese Peas and chocolate pudding. I am looking forward to this Panormous party. thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

  56. Sharon // April 10, 2009 7:27 PM  

    I am subscriber

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

  57. cstironkat // April 10, 2009 11:23 PM  

    The Little House Books, Where the Wild Things Are, any Clifford the Big Red Dog books, and Curious George.

  58. Anonymous // April 11, 2009 11:01 AM  

    All time favorite is "Goodnight Moon", other favorites are any of the Sandra Boynton books. They are very funny and mommy and kids love them!


  59. Anonymous // April 11, 2009 11:01 AM  

    I subscribed to the email feed.


  60. Tonibelle // April 11, 2009 6:36 PM  

    My daughter and I love to read "Hello House" and of course "Goodnight moon".

  61. Tonibelle // April 11, 2009 6:37 PM  

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/tonibelle/status/1500437568

  62. Tonibelle // April 11, 2009 6:39 PM  

    I subscribed to your feed.

  63. Tiffani // April 12, 2009 6:44 AM  

    My son loves "The Snowy Day". I can't remember the author.

  64. Tiffani // April 12, 2009 6:45 AM  

    I follow.