Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SOLS: Picture Book Frenzy

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This summer I have been reading up a storm!  MG stories, YA novels, and picture books galore!  (Oh, and a couple PD books as well, and lots of tweets and blogs too.)

Picture books are amazing.  I guess if I could do something more in my life, I would love to be a picture book author.  What fun!  I never really thought about that before (let alone tell the whole world about it), but I may have to start a new writer's notebook:  Picture Books . . . by Me.  Maybe this will revive my writing drought.

So with all this reading, I wanted to invite you to participate in the August 10 for 10: The second annual picture book event hosted by Cathy at Reflect and Refine and Mandy at Enjoy and Embrace Learning.  You can either read the posts or add your own list and link!  The more, the merrier!  (And my picture book budget will be sucked dry before school even starts!)

What picture books could you not live 
without in your classroom and library?

I'll be posting my 10 for 10 list here tomorrow.  


Yes, I had to actually pick only ten!  

Only ten?  But . . .

Yes, ten.

The ten books that I adore.  
The ten go-to books.
The ten love-to-read-over-and-over books  
The ten have-to-have them books.

Will you join us?  (Or at least leave a donation so that I can purchase more books?)

Check out all the favorite picture books of many teachers, authors, bloggers, etc.:  
Twitter:  #pb10for10  


  1. What a blessing is your post! I have a pile of books I was just getting ready to make notes about for my teachers. Perhaps these lists will help. They are so wonderful aren't they? Your desire to write one is a good goal, & perhaps the twins will motivate you to write stories for them!

  2. What a great idea. I LOVE picture books...maybe some day OUR books will be on someones' list!
    Thanks for sharing so I can join in.

  3. Another closet children's author out there:) I keep saying, maybe when I retire. I love the idea of selecting ten have to have books for your classroom. I expect it is going to be very difficult.

  4. I discovered 10 for 10 last year by accident and loved it. I have been waiting for its return even though I don't think I could narrow my list to ten.

  5. Picture books are my favorite! Pick 10? That's impossible, but I may have to give it a shot.


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