Multicolored Letters And Fireworks For Celebrating A Happy BirthdayOnce a year, we get a chance to celebrate all that Erik, the fantastic KID WHO REVIEWS BOOKS, does in the kidlit community and for the greater community of readers everywhere.

I first got to know Erik (as did many of us) when he was MUCH younger — just NINE years old — participating in Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo (click this link for a post-PiBoIdMo post Erik wrote in 2011 at age nine!), and showing that despite his youth, he definitely had an important place in the kidlit community.

Since then, he has reviewed countless books, making his blog a great go-to source for book recommendations, AND he has written his own book (see my post here). (Alas, the giveaway has long since been over.)

Over the years, we have developed a tradition of celebrating Erik’s birthday, and so today, as he stands poised on the eve of his FOURTEENTH birthday (can you believe it?) I invite you all to join me in wishing him well.

In fact, that’s what I want you to give him this year in the comments on this post — your special wish for his coming year.

Opening a special present box

Erik — I wish you an amazing year of inspiration and books galore!

I’m so grateful you’re my friend!

Inspiration word cloud with abstract background

Tower of Books

Now, everyone have some cake,

and let’s raise the roof

with our celebration and our wishes for Erik!

vector row of birthday candles on cake and streamers

letter E shaped chocolate birthday cake with lit candle

Holiday backgrund with balloons

11 thoughts on “It’s TIME! Time to Celebrate THE KID WHO REVIEWS BOOKS!”

  1. Happy Birthday dear Erik. Oh boy, the time has sure gone fast, especially this year. Fourteen already! You have achieved so much in your young life and we are all very proud of you. Have a great Birthday and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and wonderful 2016. You too Beth.

  2. I cannot, simply cannot believe that our dear Erik is approaching 14 years. Erik, I wish all the best to you and your wonderful family in 2016. I can’t wait to see what amazing things await you. You’ve created, inspired, and encouraged so many of us in this community. You’re a shinning representative of what’s wonderful about our community. Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays to you. And to you Beth, well you know how much I adore you. And all the more for allowing us to share with Erik on his day. Much, much success to you in 2016.

  3. Happy 14th Birthday Erik!! I am so glad we met here in blog land and proud to be called your friend. You are a remarkable young man. In other words, you Rock my friend!! Have the best birthday ever. <3

  4. A belated Happy 14th Birthday, Erik! It has been such a joy knowing you and watching your grow as an avid reader, blogger and author! You are inspiring to so many people. I hope you continue to hang with us a while so we can say “we knew Erik when.” Hope you’re having a great holiday with your family!

  5. A belated Happy Birthday to Erik! And a heads up, that if you are on Twitter, you CAN enter a giveaway to win Erik’s book! It’s one of 12 books that can be won if you take part in the #Win12Books competition being run @272BookFaith (see comp rules on the pinned tweet), ending on December 31st 2015!

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