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Duration: January 2020 - December 2020
Goal: To have adults read more picture books. To celebrate the fact that
picture books are for everyone! Families are, of course, welcome to
# of books: minimum of 12 (or 24)
I. Read one picture book (or board book, or early reader) per month for a total of twelve by the end of the year.
II. Level two is, I hope, a fun twist to the challenge. Read two books that
share a theme. One book representing "then" and one book representing
"now." Then and now are subjective terms certainly. Depending on one's
own age, life experiences, and reading habits. But there should be
around a twenty year gap (or more) between the "then" and "now" books.
I have a list of suggested themes, but, by all means feel free to come up with your own!
first word dictionaries
new experiences/first experiences
animal fantasy (animals as main characters instead of humans)
life on the farm
life in the city
trips and travels
wordless picture books
books about books/books about storytelling
characters from TV, movies, games, etc.
How was the subject treated then? How is it treated now? Were there any
similarities in the two books that you read? Were there any differences?
How well did your "then" book age? Is it dated or still relevant? Do
you think your "now" book will age well? Could it become a classic?
Which did you prefer? Which would you recommend to an actual child?
If you have a blog, write a post reviewing both books...OR...write a
post comparing the two and linking to your reviews. If you don't have a
blog, then you can share your thoughts in a comment on one of the
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