Happy 2nd Birthday to My Little Bookcase

I love birthdays, and I don’t think they should ever go uncelebrated. My Little Bookcase may just be a small blog, but it has reached another milestone that deserves celebration.

Unfortunately, this is just a simple post. I’ve been too busy growing a baby and creating a calendar to organise a huge party like the one I hosted last year (which is a shame because everyone had such a hoot!)

Instead, I thought I’d just review the past year very briefly.

AN OVERVIEW OF 2012

2012 started out as a slow year for My Little Bookcase and I didn’t think we were going to make it to the end of the year. But, I was wrong. 2012 has been nothing short of incredible.

November 16, 2011 November 16 2012
No. of posts to date 218 (+ 6 drafts) 369
No. of giveaways 17 (+ 41 winners) 13 (+26 winners)
No. of Facebook likers 1 476 2 461
Unique visitors to MLB 12 311 28 398

Biggest Achievements of 2012:

  • An Illustrated Year- My Little Bookcase Calendar is COMING VERY SOON


Most popular post of the year:

The most popular posts of 2011 were the Countdown to Christmas and The Golden Book Challenge.

The Golden Book Challenge still continues to receive many views each day, but the most viewed posts throughout 2012 have been  The Little Book Adventure posts , and our review of The Runaway Hug.

My personal favourite post of the year:

Just How Much is a Picture Book Worth? is a topic I feel incredibly passionate about. This post sat in my draft folder for months and I was happy to finally publish it. It received a positive response from readers.

However, the aim of My Little Bookcase is to encourage a love of reading in children. My favourite post that contributed to this goal is definitely our Charlie and Lola Afternoon Tea. It was an incredibly enjoyable experience for Cam and I.

My favourite book that we’ve featured during the year:

This year has seen the publication of some exceptional books. As you know I just LOVE picture books. There are too many contenders for this title, so I’m going to give you my top 3 instead. I really want The Runaway Hug on my list but this book is everyone’s favourite so I think I can safely leave it off the list:

Cam’s favourite book that we’ve featured during year:

MOST IMPORTANTLY, THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY LITTLE BOOKCASE FOR INSPIRATION, FOR BEING AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY AND FOR CONTRIBUTING YOUR OWN SUGGESTIONS, IDEAS AND THOUGHTS ABOUT BOOKS AND READING WITH CHILDREN.

What have you enjoyed most about My Little Bookcase during 2012?

Happy 2nd Birthday to My Little Bookcase

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  1. Happy birthday MLB!! An amazing milestone for an amazing website!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful passion for books, I always love to come and visit and read about all the wonderful adventures you have been creating with Cam.
    I look forward to following along into the next year with your newest family member.
    Well done and congratulations Jackie!!

  2. How fantastic! What an awesome achievement by you and My Little Bookcase. You can’t know what an incredible resource you’ve created and how delighted I am that it will be here when I return to teaching. My #1 go-to site for everything children’s literature! Thank you so much for sharing with us your inspirational love for children’s literature and helping us to share that same love with our children.

  3. Happy Birthday! MLB is an wonderful resource for children’s literature and you should be very proud of the achievements you have made. I am certainly enjoying being part of the MLB community. Now I hope you are getting some rest before little number two arrives – you certainly deserve it. Congratulations Jackie :)

  4. Happy Birthday to MLB!! Love what you do! Thanks so much for sharing xx

  5. Happy Birthday! Hooray for you!

  6. Congratulations on 2 great years!

  7. Happy Birthday! What a great opportunity to take a look at all these wonderful ideas from your year :)

  8. Congrats on reaching such a wonderful milestone! You have done SO many cool things with MLB! You’re an inspiration! Keep up the great work. :)

  9. Congratulations on two years! I live your site. :)

  10. Happy Birthday to My Little Bookcase. A lovely site, Jackie. Keep up the great work.

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