At the beginning of March, when I began the Reforemo challenge, I had no idea that the libraries would be closed and much of the world shut down. Here’s my March 7th post, before the world changed. The first half of the month, I was able to check out many of the books and I still have many of them at home with the library currently closed and the loan period extended. Honestly, the whole world pandemic thing threw me for a bit of a loop, how about you?
Thank you Carrie Charley Brown and Kristi Call for doing this challenge; I hope to catch up and read through the daily posts I’ve missed over the coming weeks.
Here’s a list of the books I’ve read over the past 2 weeks, some of which I’ve researched using You Tube read alouds:
- Professional Crocodile by Giovanna Zoboli
- Vroom by Barbara McClintock
- Twinderella by Corey Rosen Schwartz
- Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers
- The Bear’s Garden by Marcie Colleen
- The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
- Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
- The Gardener by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small
- Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
- Truman by Jean Reidy
- How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
- Nine Months by Miranda Paul
- Pirasaurs! by Josh Funk
- Whale in a Fishbowl by Troy Howell and Richard Jones
- On Gull Beach by Jane Yolen
- Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing by Jane Yolen
How did I do with the challenge?
So keeping it real, I didn’t quite make it through the Reforemo challenge to read 100 picture books in the month of March, but I did discover a bunch of fabulous picture books in my research and what strikes me above all is the sheer diversity and variety of books out there available to children. It opens up new possibilities for creating books for young children and inspires me to keep writing as each writer has a unique voice that contributes to our diverse and changing world.
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