Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August 10 for 10: Picture Book Event Round Up

I'm done jammin' (making peach jam that is) and ready to jog (with Cathy) and blog with you.  There's a great amount of sharing going on today in the kidlit blogging world.  We are so glad to have so many join us as we begin thinking and starting a new school year.  I'm here to share with you a list of blogs that have participated and am grateful to everyone for participating in what started as a simple question/wondering.

http://nancy-ehrlich.blogspot.com/ has created her list while she thought about story elements.


has embraced the task with two top ten list, kdg. and 4/5 grades, each with their own focus.

http://www.raisingreadersandwriters.com/?p=761 created quite the criteria list books had to meet before making the cut.

http://creativeliteracy.blogspot.com/2010/08/10-picture-books-that-boys-cant-live.html raises three boys and chose to focus her list on the best pb for boys! 

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2010/08/10-picture-books-ive-loved-for-10-years.html is compiled by Mary Lee and to make her list she's loved the pb for 10 yrs, classic.

http://learnmesumthin.blogspot.com/2010/08/picture-books-10-for-10.html introduction is hysterical and puts a spin to ours, calling it My Must Rescue Books.

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2010/08/10-picture-books-ive-recently.html is complied by Franki, admiting she could never narrow down her list to 10 she gives us her 10 for recently discovered.  Once again, Mary Lee and Franki make a great pair, something old and something new.  (nothing personal intended here, girls.)

http://educatingesme.blogspot.com/2010/08/ten-picture-books-i-wouldnt-teach.html  gives us her top ten taking us through ten months of school with runner ups for each month, yes she was tricky getting the number 10 in there and beyond. 

http://literatelives.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-10-for-10-picture-book-event.html shares books she uses multiple times in her intermediate classroom.  She narrowed it to 25 and kept working until she got 10!

http://amliteracylearninglog.blogspot.com/2010/08/ten-picture-booksten-stories.html, we welcome this blogger back.  Today she shares her list of titles and each day will share a post explaining why.  You must keep going back.

http://teachinginthetechfrontier.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-10-for-10-picture-book-must.html confesses she is a pb addict and rose to the challenge of picking just 10!

http://sahdinlansing.com/tuesdays-10-favorite-picture-books/ here we find a top ten list for young children from a stay at home dad.  He knows books.

http://thehive.edublogs.org/2010/08/10/august-10-for-10-a-picture-book-event/  brings reality to our event admitting this is today's list and could easily change.

http://writenowtroup.blogspot.com/2010/08/top-ten-picture-books.html  has shared some gems with important messages for the beginning of school. 

http://earlyliteracycounts.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-desert-island-book-collection_10.html shares with us books that teach lessons she would want to teach if stranded on that island Cathy posed.

http://teachingwithpicturebooks.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/august-10-for-10-a-picture-book-event/ shares the list of books for her bag while on the island.

http://writeupmylife.com/2010/08/10/picture-books-10-for-10/ here's a little gem.  A list from a mother of books her kids are enjoying right now! and she has the eyes of a writer, she knows books.

http://literatelives.blogspot.com/2010/08/10-for-10-picks-from-pit.html if you follow Bill, then you know he reads the same book K-5 in the library for a week.  He's complied his top 10 reads from THE PIT.  He loves loud books.

http://aakidsbooktalks.blogspot.com/2010/08/ten-of-my-favorite-picture-books.html  here you will find great list of pb with an African American focus.

http://christine-readingisthinking.blogspot.com/2010/08/cant-live-without-these-books.html  this is an interesting list of pb for 4th and 5th graders, some books to help with content areas.

http://saskateach.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/my-10-favorite-childrens-picture-books/ this list has a little bit of everything, I'm sure something for you.

http://planetesme.blogspot.com/2010/08/me-and-rolly-maloo-fiction-and-10.html a collection of middle grade novels for a different twist.

http://twolearningjourneys.blogspot.com/2010/08/10-for-10-picture-book-blogging-event.html this dynamic blogging duo share building their top ten list, good ideas to start schol with.

http://randomthoughtsofateacher.blogspot.com/2010/08/10-for-10-picture-books.html welcome back another blogger from a little vacation, her top 10 is thoughtful.

http://readysetread2me.blogspot.com/2010/08/10-favorite-picture-books-on-aug-10.html this is a list written by a reading teacher who teaches at home now, to her two boys.

http://wanderingandwonderinginlibraryland.blogspot.com/2010/08/10-on-10th.html here you will find some books to use for conversation starters.

http://carolwscorner.blogspot.com/2010/08/ten-picture-books-i-couldnt-live.html notices how her educational beliefs showed up in her selection of 10.  We are grateful she got to 10 from 100.

http://chickenspaghetti.typepad.com/chicken_spaghetti/2010/08/reading-buddy-10.html a reading tutor shares 10 books her reading buddies have enjoyed.

http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2010/08/reflect-and-refines-10-for-10-picture.html  is a site you will want to check out to help with your own thinking about American Indians.

http://lettersnumbersandbooksohmy.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-10-for-10-picture-book-event-my.htmlis glad to have joined this great party hop and so are we.

http://ecoradio.wordpress.com/ten-picture-books/  shares with us her list with tidbits of thoughts about herself.

http://whatwereadandwhatwethink.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-10-for-10-picture-books-i.html this list did get done in time while summer league was ending and the first week of school went on.  Yea!  Books to survive second grade.

http://all-en-a-days-work.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-top-ten-well-top-twelve.html  craftly creates a list of 10 but if you look closely it's 12.  Some different titles than I knew from well loved authors.

http://teachingin21.blogspot.com/2010/08/little-late-for-10-at-10.html  never too late to join the event and glad you joined us during your first week of blogging.

http://www.keenepubliclibrary.org/content/10-10-picture-books  just love this public librarian joined us to share some great picks.

http://proseandkahn.livejournal.com/140406.html join this blogger to see some great picks, justifying sharing a few more than 10, it's like the express check out line at the grocery store.

http://christiewrightwild.blogspot.com/2010/08/10-for-10-picture-books.html, it's never too late to join in the fun stop by Christie's page to see a collection of great books.

WOW, 40 post with a whole lot of thoughtful sharing, Thank you!


  1. Mandy, I wanted to thank you for joining me in this madness. We're going to have be more careful the next time we start tossing ideas around. I've really enjoyed the event. I've discovered some new blogs and became a little more "techie" along the way. Enjoyed the collaboration.

  2. Wow! Great thoughts and ideas! I love learning about new books. I don't think anyone is too old for picture books. Thanks for including me! :-)

  3. Wow! Only 10 picture books, I am not sure if I could narrow it down to 10 as there are so many great picture books for kids out there. Let us see, one of my kids favorites is "Right on Time" it is a Thomas the Train picture book that also allows children to practice learning to tell time. Fun with Colors, Fun with Shapes, Fluffy Duckling, 5 Silly Fishermen,My First Nascar Book, My Big Race, The Big Race, Bees, Plenty of Penguins and I spy. I could have this list go on for hours, but these are 10 that I feel are really good and most of them, my 4 kids just loved them.