Monday, December 14, 2015

2016 I Love Picture Books

For all of you of all ages who love picture books but find they don't qualify for your other challenges, or just want an excuse to read them. . .here's a challenge just for you!

Formerly hosted by Book Dragon's Lair. She's cutting back her challenge hosting for 2016 and passed the baton to me.


Challenge runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Sign up is now through December 1, 2016.

Read picture books.

Pick a number and go for it. Twelve too easy? Go for 20. Piece of cake? Go for 40.

Books you own and library check outs count. So do ebooks and re-reads.

Please post about the challenge and sign up with a direct link.

A blog is not necessary, just link to where you talk about the challenge or a dedicated public shelf at goodreads or LibraryThing.

Write a review - 2 sentences or an essay, whatever works for you, but there is a minimum of 2 sentences for your review. Not sure what to write? How about something like, "The characters were a delight but the artwork was dreary. It was disappointing." I'll post a link up post each month for those who want to share. Reviews are not necessary but would be nice so we know which ones to read ourselves. :)

My goal is 50 or more. That sounds high, but I teach in a toddler room so I read a LOT of picture books. The challenge will be tracking them and remembering to write reviews!

This reading challenge event is hosted by Bea's Book Nook
​For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.

I think I will try to go with 20 books

1 An Armadillo in New York by Julie Kraulis
2 If You Were Me and Lived in Italy by Carole Roman
3 Over-Schedule Andrew by Ashley Spires
4 Mermaids on Mars by Nancy Guettier
5 A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager
6 Two Shoes by Beth Raitt
7 Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein by Amanda Peet, Andrea Troyer
8 Pickin Peas by Margaret Read MacDonald
9 A Color Game for Chester Raccoon by Audrey Penn
10 Dog Number 1, Dog Number 10 by Ami Rubinger
11 Candy Cane Wayne by Leela Hope
12 I Came From The Water Vanita Oelschlager
13 Big Cat, Small Cat by Ami Rubinger
14 A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager
15 Being A Captain is Hard Wrok by Carole Roman
16 If You Were Me and Lived in …Egypt by Carole Roman
17 The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep by Caroline Nastro (Netgalley)
18 Cuba: Picture Book by Planet Collection
19 Korea: Picture Book by Planet Collection
20 Germany: Picture Book by Planet Collection
21 Guinea: Picture Book by Planet Collection
22 Fiji: Picture Book by Planet Collection
23 Alphabet Everywhere by Elliott Kaufman (Netgalley)
24 All About Forests by Mac Van Gageldonk (Netgalley)
25 The Green Umbrella by Jackie Azua Kramer (NetGalley)
26 Silly Monsters 1, 2, 3 by Gerald Hawksley
27 Alphazoo by Anastasya Shephard
28 Silly Cute Monsters A, B, C by Tanya Turner
29 Sri Lanka by Planet Collection
30 Helicopters by Planet Collection
31 Estonia: Picture Book by Planet Collection
32 ABC Come Play with Me by Sandie Lee
33 Herbie's Big Adventure by Jennie Poh
34 The ABC Train - Learn the alphabet!: A book with fruits and vegetables! by Andrew Becket
35 Abigail the Whale by David Cali
36 Meet the Denver Broncos by Zack Burgess
37 The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
38 Let's Go, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert

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