Last night while I was watching my youngest play softball I got a tweet from Cathy, at Reflect and Refine: Building a Learning Community reminding me that tomorrow, now today is July 10th. It's not my birthday, it's not my anniversary but it is an exciting date in my blogging world. It is the day Cathy and I would like to invite you to join us for August 10 for 10 Picture Book event. This event all began when Cathy and I connected as friends and she began wondering what my must have books were to use in my classroom. You can find my original post and thinking explaining how it all got started here.
If you have joined us before please consider joining us again. If you are new to this event, please consider joining us. It's really easy! Pick 10 books, just 10 picture books you can't live without. Books you think each and everyone of us need to be able to get our hands on. We support each other by sharing our thinking and reasons for selecting these books. Over time, it has been very interesting to see the spin participants put on their list of 10 picture books. I personally keep tweaking my list each year and this is how I do it. I look over last years list of books and decide which ones I truly still can't live without. Then I think about books I have used this past year that might make my list. I like keeping something old and adding something new. I must worn you, it is often reported library wishlist and bookstore shopping carts get more titles added as we learn from each other. We all need a little help from our friends.
Contact us on our blogs, or Twitter (@mandyrobek or @cathymere), or by e-mail to let us know you are joining this event. On the day of the event - August 10th - we will be linking all the "must have" posts. In the past, we or I should say Cathy creates a Jog the Web. I can't wait to have you join us!