It's been a long time since I joined Alyson for Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday but I knew I wanted to "launch" my #nf10for10 rally with those who are dedicated to nonfiction books. I haven't joined this community in quite some time. That doesn't mean I'm not reading nonfiction. That doesn't mean I don't value nonfiction and it doesn't mean I've stopped sharing books.
But I do have a confession. When I realized this event was right around the corner I questioned, do we really need it? We are all busy. There's so much goodness being shared about books already. I questioned why and discovered...
1. It's our 5th anniversary! Anniversaries need to keep happening.
2. I love projects with Cathy Mere.
3. I love the connections people make with others who enjoy nonfiction books.
4. I love friends who are willing to look at nonfiction books closer.
5. Nonfiction books are different and need to highlighted, shared, and loved.
So, while these reasons appear to be a bit selfish, I bet anyone who has participated in either nonfiction 10 for 10 or our picture book 10 for 10 events might feel the same way. So, I'd love to have you, your teammate, your friend, your neighbor - anyone you know should join us.
In 2010 Cathy and I hosted our first picture book event. In 2013, Julie Balen suggested we add a nonfiction picture book event that worked the same. Participants choose 10 - well, usually 10 (they're a crafty bunch) - nonfiction picture books to share. On the day of the event, we'll ask that you visit the Google Community site to add your nonfiction link to the 2017 #nf10for10 tab.
Please spread the news and help us generate excitement. Here's a sneak peak for one book that will be on my list this year. You'll have to stop by on February 10th to find out why.
Thank you Alyson at Kid Lit Frenzy for hosting Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday!