Sunday, July 10, 2011
August 10 for 10: Our Second Annual Picture Book Event
Mandy Robek, of Enjoy and Embrace Learning, and I are so excited to announce the 2nd Annual (cue flashing lights and loud music) AUGUST 10 FOR 10 PICTURE BOOK EVENT (#pb10for10). Yes, that's right. It's time to dig through your stack of picture books and find the 10 you just cannot live without in your classroom (library or home). Now I know many of you have been participating in #bookaday, making wishlists on Amazon, and racing to the door when the delivery truck arrives with new books so you might want to look through those new book stacks too.
What is August 10 for 10?
Last year, Mandy (her 2010 post is here) and I (my 2010 post is here) began wondering about the "must have" books for our classroom. You know how it goes, one conversation leads to another and, before we knew it we were hosting this event. Last year over 40 blogs participated. Each blogger chose 10 picture books s/he could not live without and wrote a post about the titles. Each blogger put her/his own spin on a collection, and at the end of the event we had a resource with over 400 "must have" picture books.
So start searching. What are the 10 picture books you could not live without? This isn't going to be easy but here are some tips (Choosing Picture Books and More About Choosing Picture Books) . There are so many things to consider when narrowing your list (especially when there are so many amazing books). After you have finalized your list, write a post about your favorites. On the day of the event, August 10th, place a link to your blog in the comments of one of our posts. We will then link your blog to the other participating blogs. If you don't have a blog. No worries. You can share your favorites on Twitter using the hashtag #pb10for10 (or you can start a blog **wink wink**).
Pass the news along to your friends and join us August 10th for a virtual picture book party! You might want to save your money as last year this event resulted in some new picture book purchases. Contact us on our blogs, on 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. Can't wait!!