Happy Blogoversary!

Grandbooking Turns 1!


Sending gratitude and a virtual slice of cake to my followers, supporters, readers, commenters, lurkers, sharers, retweeters and friends. You know who you are. Welcome, if this is the first time you’ve visited. Thanks to the loyal and the curious in 55 countries strewn around the world. You’ve all been part of my blogging journey…You’re all grand in my book!

My most viewed post (by far) has turned out to be the one detailing a personal project I undertook for my community: There’s a New Library in Town. Together with Little Free Library—Chapter 2 and Little Free Library Comes to Sunset Park, these posts tell the story of how I became interested and involved in this global literacy campaign.


True to form, I thought I would suggest a few children’s books that fit with the spirit of celebrating my blogoversary. After all, the traditional present for first anniversaries is paper (although some of you read books on your personal tech devices).


Happy Birthday to You! is Dr. Seuss’ delightful classic for all ages that reminds us that birthdays are meant to be celebrated because Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

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A Birthday Cake Is No Ordinary Cake by Debra Frasier invites children to think about another year passing from a scientific perspective: We’re riding the Earth in a great spinning circle around the Sun, from your birthday to your next birthday….but concludes with a cake recipe to sweeten the lesson.
518I+aOQBhL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_In The Secret Birthday Message  by Eric Carle with its vivid, eye-catching illustrations, a birthday child wakes up to a secret message and then is led through all the clues to discover the surprise gift – totally enchanting for a child.
Finally, good wishes go out to a little friend of mine, Lorena, who is celebrating a special day.

16 Responses to “Happy Blogoversary!”

  1. rob brock

    what a gr8 year you’ve had – a wonderful and interesting blog ( now in the local newspapers as well), establishing the Little Free Library in HP and soon your book will be published.! congratulations – keep it going !

  2. Grandma Kc

    Happy Blogoversary Belinda! I hope we have many more wonderful years of your blogging to look forward to!

  3. Jess@Fairday's Blog

    Congratulations on a year of blogging! I love those little libraries. I started one at my work! 🙂 I haven’t read that Eric Carle book yet- but it sounds so good. Thanks for sharing!

  4. belindambrock

    Thanks, Jess! I’m glad you stopped by…love my fellow “librarians.” Btw, my husband calls ours, the Stuart Little Free Library.

  5. Joyce

    Thank you for alerting me to these birthday theme books. Except for Dr. Seuss, I had no idea. These would make wonderful gifts for the 6 grandchildren!