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Wrapping Up April in May

!I feel like singing the Dora the Explorer’s celebration ditty now – We Did It! Hooray!; and with the support of the challenge groups, it feels more like the version Dora sings in some episodes:

Together, all for one
That’s how we got it done
We helped out everyone
All for one!

The April Challenges:

While this is not an award winning achievement of any sort, I am surprised I managed to get through this with a trio of A to Z themes. Why did I not stick to just one? That question popped into my head innumerable times over this past month. But I had planned to go on as I had started. And finding books to movies, poetic forms as well as software terms for every letter did happen in the end 🙂 So I gave myself a little pat in the back for that but now I need to work on getting my blog up to speed some more. I hope I may get it done this month of May!

Regarding the challenges themselves, I have some pending tasks for this that I hope to get to over the next few days, including replying to comments on my blog, ensuring I have visited and read and commented others in the challenge (definitely those who supported me at the least) as well as visit, read and comment on more challenge participants.

And for those of you who missed any of my challenge posts, you can look at them via my Pinterest board here; or simply click on any of the links at the end of this post.

Children’s Book Week:


As I mentioned earlier, this week is Children’s Book Week and it is the 100th Anniversary celebration week at that! I have let most of this celebration go by while I played catch up with the April challenges. But all is not lost yet! I will highlight a few favorite (old and new) children’s books over the next few posts. Until then, you can look back at some of my previous Children’s Book Week posts from the years past, like:

“She read all sorts of things: travels, and sermons, and old magazines. Nothing was so dull that she couldn’t get through with it.  Anything really interesting absorbed her so that she never knew what was going on about her. The little girls to whose houses she went visiting had found this out, and always hid away their story-books when she was expected to tea. If they didn’t do this, she was sure to pick one up and plunge in, and then it was no use to call her, or tug at her dress, for she neither saw nor heard anything more, till it was
time to go home.” 
 ― Susan CoolidgeWhat Katy Did – this quote is perfect for me, as my parents said exactly something similar to friends and relatives while visiting them and actually would ask them to hide the books so I would socialize, not be lost in a book!

Check out the Every Child a Reader website for more information about this literary celebration and lots of fun downloads (like this beautiful poster) and activities.


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5 thoughts on “Wrapping Up April in May

  1. Wow! 3 Challenges in one month? That’s awesome, congrats! I’m intrigued by them, off to go investigate! What is the ultimate blog challenge (it’s not linked up)?

    1. Thank you Ariana! It helped that two of them were similar 🙂 and the Ultimate Blog Challenge happens four times a year – Jan, April, July, Oct – it should be linked up via the picture; if not – here is the url – and you can check the FB group as well – it is truly a wonderful group of UBCers we have there ….

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