Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge

Still another from Becky's Books Reviews.  I'm doing this one again next year. I will read as many picture books I can, per option 3.

Original artwork by Charles Haigh-Wood (1856-1927)
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up)
Duration: January - December 2018
Goal: To have adults read more picture books. To celebrate the fact that picture books are for everyone! Families are, of course, welcome to join in!
# of books: minimum of 6

Option 1: Read six picture books of your choice.
Option 2: Choose one author to focus on. Perhaps read through an entire author's work. 
Option 3: Read as few as six, or as many as you like, from the checklist below

Feel free to copy/paste this. You can replace the _ with an X or a ✔ (copy/paste it) when you finish reading a book. If you list the books you read, that may help other people decide what to read.

_1. Title beginning with A
_2. Author beginning with A
X3. Title beginning with B: Bear Make Den--Jane Godwin and Michael Wagner
_4. Author beginning with B
X5. Title beginning with C: The Cat in the Hat--Dr. Seuss
_6. Author beginning with C
_7. Title beginning with D
_8. Author beginning with D
X9. Title beginning with E: The Egg Tree--Katherine Milhous

_10. Author beginning with E
_11. Title beginning with F
_12. Author beginning with F
X13. Title beginning with G: Grandpa's Teeth--Rod Clement
_14. Author beginning with G
X15. Title beginning with H: Henny Penny--Paul Galdone
_16. Author beginning with H:
X17. Title beginning with I: I Am Peace--Susan Verde
_18. Author beginning with I
_19. Title beginning with J
_20. Author beginning with J
X21. Title beginning with K: Katy and the Big Snow--Virginia Lee Burton
_22. Author beginning with K
X23. Title beginning with L: Leo the Late Bloomer--Robert Kraus
_24. Author beginning with L
X25. Title beginning with M:  My Heart is Full of Wishes--Joshua Grishaw
_26. Author beginning with M
_27. Title beginning with N
_28. Author beginning with N
_29. Title beginning with O
_30. Author beginning with O
X31. Title beginning with P: Press Here--Herve Tullet
_32. Author beginning with P
_33. Title or Author beginning with Q
_34. Title beginning with R
_35. Author beginning with R
_36. Title beginning with S
X37. Author beginning with S: Mary Had a Little Glam--Tammi Sauer
_38. Title beginning with T
_39. Author beginning with T
X40. Title or Author beginning with U: A Unicorn Named Sparkle--Amy Young
X41. Title or Author beginning with V or W: Words and Your Heart--Kate Jane Neal
_42. Title or Author beginning with X or “Ex”
X43. Title beginning with Y: Yaffa and Fatima Shalom, Salaam--Fawzia Gilani-Williams
_44. Author beginning with Y
_45. Title or Author beginning with Z
X46. An alphabet book: Dr. Seuss's ABC--Dr. Seuss
X47. A counting book: Grandma's Tiny House--JaNay Brown-Wood
_48. A color word in the title
_49. A number word in the title
X50. Concept book of your choice— picture book: Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good For You--Tish Rabe
X51. Concept book of your choice — board book: The Tooth Book--Dr. Seuss
_52. bedtime book —board book
_53. bedtime book — picture book
X54. book that rhymes —picture book: If I Ran the Zoo--Dr. Seuss
X55. book that rhymes — early reader OR board book: There's a Wocket in My Pocket--Dr. Seuss
_56. holiday of your choice — board book or early reader
X57. holiday of your choice — picture book: Bee My Valentine--Miriam Cohen
_58. wordless picture book
X59. new to you author: What Makes a Rainbow?--Betty Ann Schwartz
_60. new to you illustrator
_61. favorite author
_62. favorite illustrator
_63. free choice
X64. fairy or folk tale adaptation: La Princesa and the Pea--Susan Middleton Elya
_65. fairy or folk tale traditional
_66. a title with the word “first” in it 
_67. a book set in the state you live
_68. a book set in a place you’d like to visit
_69. a book set in an imaginary place
_70. a book set in the past — fiction or nonfiction
_71. a book set in the present
_72. picture book for older readers — fiction
_73. picture book for older readers — nonfiction
_74. early reader — fiction
_75. early reader — nonfiction
X76. picture book with photographs: The Fall of Freddie the Leaf--Leo Buscaglia
_77. one word title
X78. long title (four or more words): Little Leonardo's Fascinating World of Science--Greg Paprocki
_79. oversized book
_80. tiny book
_81. a book about playing (hide and seek, tag, or peekaboo, etc.)
_82. a book about school
X83. a book about hobbies (art, dance, music, crafts, sports): My Family Plays Music--Judy Cox
_84. a title that is a question
X85. a title that is an exclamation: On Beyond Zebra!--Dr. Seuss
X86. an award winner or an honor book: One Cool Friend--Toni Buzzeo
X87. a collection (of poems OR stories): Little People's Big Book About Animals
X88. a book with animals (fiction): They All Saw a Cat--Brendan Wenzel
_89. a book with animals (nonfiction)
X90. a book about books or reading: Our Library--Eve Bunting
_91. a book celebrating family
_92. first book in a series
_93. any book in a series
_94. book with an adventure or misadventure
_95. a book about a pet
_96. A title with the word “yes” or “no” in it
X97. A title with the word “big” or “little” in it: Big Cat, Little Cat--Elisha Cooper
_98. a classic published before 1968
_99. a book you think should be considered a classic
_100. Out of print
X101. Library book: Stay Close to Mama--Toni Buzzeo
X102. Impulse Pick: Millions of Cats--Wanda Gag
_ 103. Board book published in 2018:
X104. Picture book published in 2018:
 I Am Enough--Grace Byers


  1. So glad you're joining ;) I hope you enjoy the checklist; I tried to change it up a bit from last year. If you have ideas for next year's checklist, I'm always open for suggestions ;)

  2. I think I will be joining again! The list is definitely different enough from last year to mix things up! And I LOVE that the goal is to celebrate that picture books are for everyone, not just kids :) Thanks for leaving me the link to Becky’s challenges— the middle grade one also with a checklist is mighty tempting!