• ❤ Sat, Feb. 11, 2012

    2012 Picture Book Reading Challenge

    I could not resist! I’ve been reading some picture books for two reasons: to find good books for my youngest cousin and to build up a bit of a repertoire in case I ever land a library job, especially as a children’s librarian (or a young adult librarian). AND, the button. It has an owl on it. Me=happy. I also really enjoy the non-fiction picture books in particular.

    Like most every other reading challenge, this one lasts from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012. Here are the details:

    • Select your level:
                         Level 1 - Read 12 picture books
                         Level 2 - Read 16 picture books
                         Level 3 - Read 24 picture books
    • You don’t have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go.  If you do list your books in the beginning, you can always change them later on.
    • Crossovers with other challenges count.
    • Digital books count
    • Re-reads count as long as you read them in 2012 and you post a new review for the book.
    • You can join anytime

    I am going for Level 3 - Read 24 picture books! I will be listing them below.

    January

    01. Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O’Malley, illustrated by Kevin O’Malley, Carol Heyer, Scott Goto

    02. The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Ard Hoyt

    03. What Baby Needs by William Sears, M.D., Martha Sears, R.N., Christie Watts Kelly

    February

    04. Once Upon A Royal Superbaby by Kevin O’Malley, illustrated by Kevin O’Malley, Carol Heyer, Scott Goto

    05. Valentine’s Day Is… by Gail Gibbons

    06. Wolf Camp by Katie McKy, illustrated by Bonnie Leick *§

    07. President’s Day by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell

    08. The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever! by Teddy Slater, illustrated by Ethan Long (review posted in March)

    09. Red Sled by Patricia Thomas, illustrated by Chris L. Demarest

    10. Leopold’s Long Awaited Leap Year Birthday by Dawn Desjardins, illustrated by C. E. Locander

    March

    11. Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton

    12. Red Sled by Lita Judge

    13. The Littlest Owl by Caroline Pitcher, illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

    14. The Little White Owl by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Jane Chapman

    15. A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

    16. I’m Not Sleepy! by Jonathan Allen

    April

    17. Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

    18. How Robin Saved Spring by Debbie Ouellet, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli (review posted in May)

    19. In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

    20. The Legend of the Sand Dollar by Chris Auer, illustrated by Rick Johnson

    May

    21. Memorial Day by Trudi Strain Trueit, illustrated by Ronnie Rooney

    June

    July

    22. Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong, illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

    August

    September

    23. Ballyhoo Bay/Bahía Ballyhoo by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Derek Anderson

    October

    ^ Re-reads

    * ARC

    ** Review Copy

    § E-Book


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