Happy anniversary to PBB!

Welp, who’d believe five years could go by so quickly?! So quickly we missed it, since the actual anniversary date was September 2nd. Anyway, ZIP-ZOOM-ZING!, we’ve been blogging for five years! Time really does fly when you’re having fun.

We don’t want to let such a BIG anniversary pass without some kind of GIVEAWAY.

So I’m writing this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it post to announce a CONTEST for our loyal subscribers. And, okay, anybody else who wants to enter. We’re giving away ONE bundle of books containing eight picture books, one from each of us. Here’s all you have to do to enter (by October 4th):

  1. Give us an anniversary shoutout on Twitter. Link to this post, and be sure to include our Twitter handle, @PicBkBuilders, so we’re sure to see it.
  2. Comment below.

Do either of those things, and your name goes into the drawing. Do both of them, and your name will go in twice.

Good luck, everybody!


Jill Esbaum

Jill Esbaum is the author of many picture books. Her latest is How to Grow a Dinosaur. Other recent titles are Frankenbunny, If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party, Elwood Bigfoot– Wanted: Birdie Friends!, Teeny Tiny Toady, and I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! Learn more at http://jillesbaum.com.


  1. Congratulations, Picture Book Builders! Here’s to many more!

  2. Woot! Woot! Happy anniversary, Picturebook Buildrrs!

  3. 5 years! Congratulations! You are one of my go-to sites for picture book goodness.?

  4. Congratulations! Love this blog!

  5. Congratulations! How exciting!

  6. Happy anniversary! Thanks for bringing so many lovely books to our notice over the years.

  7. Debra Kempf Shumaker

    Five years! Happy Anniversary! This is definitely one of my favorite blogs to follow!

  8. Congratulations on five years! That’s an achievement!

  9. Congratulations! Thank you providing helpful information on all things picture books.

  10. Jennifer Rumberger

    Happy Anniversary! I just love this blog!

  11. Checking out Picture Book Builders is a great way to gather information about picture books! Thanks for all you do and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  12. Happy Anniversary!

  13. Love this blog and how it led to my first picture book, We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, being published! Happy 5th Anniversary!!

  14. Well, Happy Bog Anniversary! That’s great news. Thanks for showcasing such wonderful books!

  15. PBB is one of my favorite kidlit blogs! Congratulations on 5 years!

  16. Happy anniversary, PBB!!!! So very glad there’s you in this writing world!

  17. Congrats! 5 years blogging is something to celebrate! Wishing you many more years of sharing exceptional picture books!

  18. A 5 year Anniversary . . . Awesome! What fun to follow picture book writing!

  19. Awesome Blog! Thanks and may you have many, many more anniversaries.

  20. Congratulations, Picture Book Builders! I look forward to your posts all year long. ?

  21. The traditional 5 year anniversary gift is wood…of which paper – for books – is really just a modified form!
    Congratulations on your anniversary PBB and many thanks for all your enlightening posts.

  22. Congratulations! Happy birthday.

  23. Congratulations! I love this blog!

  24. Congratulations! That is a wonderful milestone. Keep up the great work.

  25. It’s great to be 5! Congratulations on this milestone.

  26. Congratulations on five inspiring years!

  27. I’ve been cleaning out my email clutter and unsubscribing from a lot of great blogs that I just don’t take the time to read. Picture Book Builders is not one of them. I’m always excited to read the interviews and get sneak peeks at the latest picture books to add to my reading list! Thank you, and congratulations! Looking forward to the next 5!

  28. Such a talented group of writers here. I raise my glass to you, here’s to another wonderful Five.

  29. Congrats and thank you, thank you for this blog! 🙂

  30. Happy Anniversary to a great site!!! Looking forward to the next 5.

  31. Congratulations!!

  32. Happy Anniversary to Picture Book Builders, one of my very favorite blogs :)!!

  33. Happy Congratulations to a huge bunch of talent all in one blog.

  34. Congratulations on your 5th year anniversary Picture Book Builders!

  35. Five years old – you young-un’s, you! BIG congrats. Love the books you feature and all I learn from you. Not been here form the beginning, but have been here for a bit.

  36. Congratulations! Your blog is one of my favorites! Happy Fifth Anniversary!

  37. Happy anniversary!!
    Picture Book Builders is my favorite!!

  38. You are all so amazing! What a great group of bloggers!

  39. Happy 5th Anniversary, PBB and thank you to all the amazing picture book creators behind it!

  40. Happy anniversary! So grateful for this blog!

  41. Happy anniversary!

  42. Happy anniversary! And here’s to five more years! I really enjoy your blog. So thank you, everyone, for a great resource.

  43. Love your site. Thanks for five years of tops and inspiration.

  44. Happy Anniversary! I have loved each and every post. Thank you!

  45. Congratulations on five terrific years!

  46. Have ordered LOTS of books for our library based on your posts. Thanks!

  47. Happy anniversary, Picture Book Builders! Five years is the perfect age for picture books! 😉

  48. Happy birthday, PBB! I love your blog!

  49. Happiest Anniversary, Picture Book Builders! Thanks for providing so much to the Kidlit community. We are grateful you take the time to “build us up” as well as your wonderful picture books!

  50. Happy Anniversary! I love hearing about the new books and adding them to my Must-Read list!

  51. Happy 5th Anniversary PBB!! Thank you for all the recommended books for the grands and I to enjoy together!!

  52. Happy Anniversary! I love your blog and am always out here on the other end, trying to soak in some picture book brilliance from your insightful posts.

  53. This is a great blog and I’m so glad I found it. Happy Anniversary and keep up the good work.

  54. Happy anniversary, and thanks for your wonderful blog.

  55. Wow! Has it been 5 years?! I have LOVED this blog for 5 years and tell my writing friends about it.
    You’re the best!!

  56. Happy 5th birthday! And thanks for all you do for the kid lit community!

  57. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! And happy that I found this blog. I enjoy finding out more about picture books being published and more.

  58. Congratulations on your anniversary! Time flies when you’re having fun! 🙂

  59. Congrats on 5 amazing years. I look forward to your e-mails to see what new books you love! I hope you have many more years to come.

  60. Congratulations PBB! Thank you for all your hard work and helpful advice!

  61. Congrats! I’ve only been following for a few months, but I really enjoy every post and feel like I learn a lot from them.

  62. Happy 5th Anniversary Picture Book Builders! I’m always inspired by the authors and illustrators who share the wonderful books they love!

  63. Thanks for introducing me to new books!

  64. ??????????❤️
    Five years down and five bazillion more to go!?

  65. Congratulations and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  66. Thank You Picture Book Builders! I enjoy your posts and look forward to my email alerts!! All the best.

  67. Woohooo! Congrats on five years (and thanks for all the book recommendations along the way).

  68. Congratulations! Thanks for the fabulous books!

  69. Way to go, Picture Book Builders. You bring us new books to read, celebrate, and savor. Here’s to these five years, the next five and more!

  70. Here’s to 5 more years! Cheers!!

  71. Hip, hip, hooray on a fifth anniversary celebration, Picture Book Builders!
    All the best!

    P. S. I tweeted this post.

  72. Happy Anniversary! Always a pleasure to read these posts. I learn so much! Thank you all.

  73. Happy anniversary, one and all! This has become one of my most reliable resources for interviews, reviews, analysis, and recommendations of picture books and their creators! Congratulations and keep up the spectacular work.

  74. Blow the trumpets!! ?? Ring the bells!!?? Let’s all party!! ??
    Happy 5th Anniversary, PPB!! May you continue to spread your joy for and knowledge of picture book writing for many more anniversaries.

  75. I have really enjoyed reading about all the books that are featured on Picture Book Builders.
    Thank you for 5 great years of wonderful books, authors, editors, illustrators, etc.

  76. Congrats! Keep doing all the good work!

  77. Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for all you’ve done and continue to do to support picture book writers.

  78. I am so grateful for all that you do to share wonderful picture books, your own included, that are also incredible mentors. I have learned so much thanks to your informative posts! Wishing you the best birthday ever!

  79. Five years of enriching children’s lives! Woot! Woot! Nothing much better than that! Just saw Tammy Sauer at the SCBWI Northern Ohio conference and loved her presentations! Thank you for sharing your passion.

  80. Love this blog! Congratulations on your 5th anniversary!

  81. Congratulations on this great occasion! It’s cool to learn about great new picture books!

  82. Rebecca Gardyn Levington

    Yay! Happy anniversary PBB! I love reading your blog every week! Thank you for all you do!

  83. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary! I’ve learned about a lot of great books because of you!

  84. Happy Anniversary Writers! Keep em coming!

  85. Thanks for all that you share! Happy Anniversary and congratulations!!!

  86. Congratulations! Here’s to many more posts AND picture books! Wishing you all the best!

  87. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the giveaway—wishing you all many more anniversaries and many more picture books on the shelves!

  88. Happy blog anniversary! Thank you for sharing your insights with loyal readers these past 5 years. Here’s to your continued success!

  89. Happy Blogaversary! I love reading about the new books you all select!

  90. Happy Anniversary!! Job well done.

  91. Happy anniversary! Keep spreading picture book love!

  92. Happy anniversary! Your posts are always inspiring!

  93. Happy Birthday!

  94. Thank you for being there! Happy Anniversary!

  95. Happy anniversary! I love this blog!

  96. Happy 5th anniversary. I enjoy this blog so much!

  97. Lynne Marie Pisano

    Happy, Happy Anniversary! You all ROCK. Tweeted 🙂 @Literally_Lynne

  98. Congratulations Picture Book Builders. Many more happy years to come. Happy 5th.

  99. Congratulations on Year 5! And here’s to many more years of fantastic PB blogging! I’ve learned so much from all of your posts. Thank you for taking time to share and encourage and inspire. Write on!

  100. Belated happy anniversary greetings! I always look forward to the posts. I also include the blog on recommended resources when I teach picture book classes. Thank you for building such a wonderful gift for creatives!

  101. Congratulations!!! You all have made something beautiful here. Here’s to many more!!!

  102. Woohoo, PBB’s!!! It was a joy to take part and write/ride along for a time, and a joy to keep up participating as a reader. Thanks for the sharing, community, and inspiration!

  103. Oops! Almost forgot this part. Happy Anniversary! Five years is not as easy as some may think. Hope you see five more.

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