Wednesday, July 28, 2010

10 for 10 Picture Books

I recently reviewed More Than Guided Reading by Cathy Mere.  I then followed it up with sharing my recent shopping for the upcoming school year with books suggested by Cathy.  We follow each others blogs, you can find her here at Reflect and Refine Building a Learning Community and on twitter.  A few days ago she sent me a tweet,

"Enjoying your posts about the books in MTGR; hoping you'll post a list of 10 books you couldn't live without. :o)" 

First off, I was a bit nervous sharing my thinking about her writing when I knew she might stop by.  Thrilled she was enjoying my posts and thought she had an interesting suggestion.  What would my list of ten picture books I couldn't live without look like?  I've spent the past year blogging, using, revisiting, exploring, and discovering picture books.   I quickly began to think, I might be able to create a list of ten picture books I couldn't live without.

Together we came up with, 10 for 10 Picture Books!  It's a little spin off from the grocery store sales 10 for $10.00, instead of ten packages of blackberries for ten dollars we are going to share our 10 Picture Books we Couldn't Live Without on August 10th, for free.  These are going to be books that could be used any time of the year, on any topic, and for a variety of reasons.  Here in the Midwest we are beginning to start a new school year.  We feel rested, refreshed, and energized.  We are enjoying the sunshine and fresh air while anticipating a new school year.  I've added some wonderful titles from Cathy's book to use this year and would love to gather more from the kidlitosphere.  Cathy would love to know my thinking and others, so I am working on my list and will share with everyone August 10th. 

We would like to invite you, our friends, followers, and new friends to join us.  If you are excited about our project, let us know.  It will keep us thinking hard about our 10 for 10 Picture Books.  On August 10th, we will co-host this new kidlitosphere event and you can join in the excitement by sharing your 10 for 10 Picture Books and we will do a round-up.  We will share the same links but in two different formats, we think...stay tuned and we hope you will join us.

8 comments :

  1. I am in for the picture book 10 for 10! Sounds fun. I have 5 off the top of my head and need to go into school and sit in my own library!

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  2. I'm so excited to see all of your lists. As a new teacher, I've learned about so many books from reading your sites. I'm so excited to see what I can find out from this project.

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  3. What a great idea. Narrowing it down to 10 will be a challenge. I'm interested in seeing how my list differs when thinking about teaching emergent readers and transitional readers. I'm up for the challenge though. Can't wait to see what others are thinking.

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  4. I LOVE IT!!! I want to do it and am going to start my 10for10 now! Thanks for thinking of this!

    :-) Susan

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  5. Here's Franki's:

    http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2010/08/10-picture-books-ive-recently.html

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  6. here is my list for the 10 for 10 picture book list: http://lettersnumbersandbooksohmy.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-10-for-10-picture-book-event-my.html

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  7. This is a great event. Like a really good party! I am having a ball. Thanks for having this idea! I am hoping it becomes an annual event?

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