Book Nook Challenge

We’ve partnered with PBS KIDS in celebration of summer reading to co-host a blogger Book Nook Challenge!

We asked six top bloggers to create a book nook with their favorite PBK products and we need your help selecting a winner. Learn about each blogger below and scroll to the bottom of the post to vote on the book nook you like best– you’ll then be able to enter for a chance to win a $100 Pottery Barn Kids gift card. That’s not all — The top scoring blogger will win a $500 PBK gift card to give away to one of their blog followers!


Emily is the author of the interior design blog, Emily A. Clark: design. simplified. A wife and mom of five, she writes about her adventures in home decorating amid the chaos of everyday life. She also shares easy and attainable design ideas, believing it isn’t necessary to have a huge budget or be exceptionally crafty to create a beautiful home. Her home has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and on sites such as Apartment Therapy, and the Home Depot blog.  She resides with her family outside of Charlotte, NC.

See Emily’s Book Nook Challenge entry here.


Megan is a lawyer by day, design and decor lover by night, and mom to the most delightful 3-year old son ever!  She is passionate about fitness (and chocolate!) and couldn’t live without her girlfriends and morning coffee.  Megan has been blogging for nearly three years at Honey We’re Home, sharing her love of keeping things beautiful and organized at her house.

See Megan’s Book Nook Challenge entry here.


Missy Smith is a mother of 4 who holds a degree in English and run-on sentences. She has a passion for photography, especially capturing life’s sweet moments. She also has a serious addiction to Oreos, coconut oil and sushi … not necessarily all at the same time. She is one of the three founders of

See Missy’s Book Nook Challenge entry here.


Mother of two girls and educator with a passion for literacy, Melissa Taylor writes the playful learning blog, Imagination Soup. She’s authored the book, Book Love, for parents of reluctant readers, and freelances for publications such as Parenting, Scholastic and ALEX Toys. Currently her passion is Pinterest. With 1.5 million followers and the popular book, Pinterest Savvy, she teaches others how to use Pinterest as an effective marketing tool.

See Melissa’s Book Nook Challenge entry here.


Amy Mascott is the creator of, where she shares tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers for their children. A Reading Specialist, writer, consultant and mom to a crazy-cool nine, seven, and six-year-old, Amy’s reflections on literacy, parenting and social media have been featured in dozens of online and print publications, including Scholastic Parents, PBS Parents, and Mom’s Homeroom.  She hails from the Keystone State but lives in the DC Metro area where she’s either cheering for her kids on the soccer field, biting her nails during swim & dive meets, or buzzing around her kids’ elementary school, doing the Room Parent thing.

See Amy’s Book Nook Challenge entry here.


Mandi Gubler is a DIY/Shelter Blogger known for her fearless approach to all things Do It Yourself. She is a self proclaimed thrift store junkie, craigslist stalker and garage sale maven. Mandi started her blog Vintage Revivals in July 2010 with zero DIY/Design experience. She’s since been featured on The Nate Berkus Show, TLC’s Craft Wars and numerous other online and print publications. She placed 3rd for Best DIY/Design Blog on Apartment Therapy’s Homies. She lives in St. George, UT with her husband, two daughters and a garage full of an ever-growing life form called “The Hoard.”

See Mandi’s Book Nook Challenge entry here.

Ready to vote? Vote daily through 6/23 for a chance to win a $100 Pottery Barn Kids gift card.

Em, This is the BEST !!!!! I love it, and proof positive of how great it is, is your kids reaction! It’s so stylish, functional and whimsical! Fantastic job. Hope you win!
xo Nancy

Thanks for reaching out! You don’t have to enter via Facebook to vote– simply fill out the information listed in each field without clicking the “Autofill from Facebook” button and you should be able to enter that way! Please let us know if you have any other questions!

Missy at HowDoesShe did an amazing job! I love the bright, happy, cheerful space she created for her daughter! She definitely won my vote!!

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I love this idea. Would love to do it to my daughters’ room. With a little adjustment it would tuck nicely into the little alcove that is in front of their window… we have the 1 1/2 cape cod style home. So cute and inviting!!

I love the little boy one with the gray chevron rug. I have a 12 year old son and I think I might be able to get him off the computer and into a book if I built him that!

Hello… The contestants all had delightful ideas. I wish to vote, but use Safari and cannot seem to click through. I’m hoping it’s acceptable to vote via comments. Please include my vote for Missy from “How Does She.”
Many Thanks!! Dana

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