Thursday, June 15, 2017

Picture Book Parade

Option 1:
  • What picture books did you read this month?
  • Which squares did you fill?
  • Which squares are you having trouble with?
  • How many until you bingo?
  • Do you have suggestions for other participants?

Option 2:
  • What picture books did you read this month?
  • Which categories did you check off your list?
  • What is your goal? How close are you to meeting that goal?
  • Which categories are you having trouble with?
  • Do you have suggestions for other participants?

Option 3:
  • What picture books did you read this month?
  • Which letters have you read?
  • How many more to go until you've read the alphabet? K and X
  • Which letters are you having trouble with? K and X apparently :)
  • Do you have suggestions for other participants?
Books reviewed since last time:
  1. How This Book Was Made. Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Adam Rex. 2016. 44 pages. [Source: Library]
  2. Matilda's Cat. Emily Gravett. 2012. 26 pages. [Source: Library]
  3. Lily Brown's Paintings. Angela Johnson. 2007. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  4. Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History. Walter Dean Myers. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. 2017. HarperCollins. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
  5. Board book: So Many Feet. Nichole Mara. Illustrated by Alexander Vidal. 2017. Abrams. 34 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  6. Mama Cat Has Three Kittens. Denise Fleming. 1998. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
  7. I Don't Know What To Call My Cat. Simon Philip. Illustrated by Ella Bailey. 2017. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  8. The Cat Book. Silvia Borando. 2017. Candlewick. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
  9. We're All Wonders. R.J. Palacio. 2017. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  10. The Queen's Handbag. Steve Antony. 2017. Scholastic. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  11. Harry by the Sea. Gene Zion. Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham. 1976. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
  12. Say Hello to Zorro! Carter Goodrich. 2011. Simon & Schuster. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
  13. Pig the Pug. Aaron Blabey. 2014. Scholastic. 24 pages. [Source: Library]
  14. No More Bows. Samantha Cotterill. 2017. HarperCollins. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
  15. Dog Book. Lorenzo Clerici. 2017. Candlewick. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  16. Rolling Thunder. Kate Messner. Illustrated by Greg Ruth. 2017. Scholastic. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  17. Elephant Twins. Richard Sobol. 2014. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
  18. Elephants Can Paint Too. Katya Arnold. 2005. 40 pages. [Source: Library] 

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1 comments:

Katie Fitzgerald 3:46 PM  

Here's my round-up of recent picture book reads: http://www.readathomemom.com/2017/06/paging-through-picture-books-edible.html

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