Saturday, July 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?
  • Which letters are you having trouble with? 
  • Do you have suggestions for other participants?
Books reviewed since last time:
  1. Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals. Mo Willems. 2017. 30 pages. [Source: Library] 
  2. Buy My Hats. Dave Horowitz. 2010. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
  3. Hat. Paul Hoppe. 2009. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
  4. A Good Day for A Hat. T. Nat Fuller. Illustrated by Rob Hodgson. 2017. Abrams. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  5. Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery. David Gordon. 2016. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
  6. John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien. Caroline McAlister. Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler. 2017. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
  7. Kat Kong. Dav Pilkey. 1993. 29 pages. [Source: Bought]
  8. Dogzilla. Dav Pilkey. 1993. 32 pages. [Source: Bought]
  9. Mouse Paint. Ellen Stoll Walsh. 1989. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
  10. Prickly Jenny. Sibylle Delacroix. 2015. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
  11. I am Jim Henson. Brad Meltzer. Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. 2017. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
    Dog Days of School. Kelly DiPucchio and Brian Biggs. 2014. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
  12. Each Peach Pear Plum. Janet and Allan Ahlberg. 1978. 32 pages. [Source: Library]

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1 comments:

Katie Fitzgerald 7:50 PM  

I posted about 9 picture books for the challenge checklist this month:

Round by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo (#3 a concept book)
Mama's Kisses by Kate McMullan, illustrated by Tao Nyeu (#9 a bedtime book)
Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Emily Hughes (#14 a book celebrating family)
Henry and Leo by Pamela Zagarenski (#33 a book about friendship)
Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin (#80 a book about toys)
I Know a Lady by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by James Stevenson (#25 free choice)
The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Ruth Sanderson (#35 a fairy tale)
If Not for the Cat by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Ted Rand (#49 a book published in the 2000s)
Planting the Trees of Kenya by Claire A. Nivola (#64 a picture book biography)

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