Friday, January 4, 2013

300-Picture Book Challenge

Shar Mohr's 2013 Challenge

During PiBoIdMo, I was introduced to an inspiring fellow writer.  Her name is Shar Mohr, and she blogs at My Picture Book Writing Journey

Shar has decided to challenge herself (and any of us who'd like to journey with her) by reading 300 picture books this year.  I hope you will join us as we immerse ourselves in this endearing art form.

Her idea dovetails with my annual reading list.  I don't usually keep track of the picture books I read, so this challenge appeals to the list-maker as well as the book-lover in me.

Here are the picture books I've read since January first.  I'll post an update at least once a week, including any particular recommendations.

The House Gobbaleen
author, Lloyd Alexander
illustrator, Diane Goode
Waiting For Noel
author, Ann Dixon
illustrator, Mark Graham
Elsie's Bird
author, Jane Yolen
illustrator, David Small

The Christmas Cat
author, Efner Tudor Holmes
illustrator, Tasha Tudor
A Christmas Stocking Story,
by Hilary Knight
The First Christmas
author, Robbie Trent
illustrator, Marc Simont 
Olive, the Other Reindeer
author, J. Otto Seibold
illustrator, Vivian Walsh

Goldilocks and
the Three Bears

by Jan Brett

Into the A, B, Sea
author, Deborah Lee Rose
illustrator, Steve Jenkins 
How the Cat
Swallowed Thunder
author, Lloyd Alexander
Judith Byron Schachner

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