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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Time Flies! The 10th Annual Picture Book 10 for 10

Today's the day!  

Today is our 10th annual August Picture Book 10 for 10 event (here's a little history).  

I know, right?!  10 years???  Honestly it snuck up on me too.  10 years of 10 for 10!!!  Wowza.

Yep, 10 years of 10 for 10.  

If you hoped to join the conversation, you're in the right place.  We will be collecting posts for the event here.  (see below)  

Picture Book 10 for 10:  The Tradition
On this day each year, educators, parents, media specialist, and picture book lovers around the globe share ten picture books they just can't live without in the coming school year.  If you'd like to share your favorites, or just check out the books that are being shared this year, please stop by the Twitter hashtag #pb10for10.  Thanks to Mandy Robek of Enjoy and Embrace Learning for helping to kick off the new school year with this great event each year.   Make sure you stop by her blog to see what she has selected for 2019.  I know I can't wait to see.  Stop by the other participants spaces too.

My Past 10 #pb10for10 Collections

As the calendar turns to August my mind always turns to the new school year.  There's always a certain amount of excitement as our communities come back together.  This year, with all that has been going on in our world, I can't help but wonder what the children in our learning communities will be feeling as they walk in our doors.  Will all children feel safe?  Will all children feel welcome? How do we honor their stories?  How do we help them to know they are save with us?  How do we help them to feel welcome?

As I worked to create my picture book list for this year, I wanted to find books for the beginning of the year that help all of our children to know their stories matter.  Creating inclusive communities begins with this message.  Sara Ahmed, in Being the Change, reminds us,
"What I have learned is that we cannot progress as a society if we rely on television images, single stories, and sensationalized headlines over getting proximate to the personal experiences and individual truths of human beings who don't look like us (p. 16)."  
So in those first weeks of school, I know I want to create an environment where everyone feels welcome - an environment where everyone finds the space to tell their story.  I wanted a collection that opens the door to say:  YOUR STORIES ARE WELCOME HERE.

Here are my 2019 #pb10for10 selections:  



Want to Join?  
  1. Choose Your 10 Favorites:  All you need to do is choose ten picture books you cannot live without for whatever reason.  In the first days of this event, everyone shared their ten very favorite titles.  This still works.  You will notice, however, that many past participants choose some type of theme or thread to connect their selections.  We'll leave this up to you.
  2. Write Your August 10th Post:  Write a post about the ten books you cannot live without.  
  3. No Blog?  No Problem:  If you don't have a blog, this might be the perfect time to start one --- or there are a million digital ways to join.  You could post from a Google page, create a S'more, make a Padlet, share in Twitter (and copy the Tweet link), or any other creative idea you may be considering.  We will also be tweeting from the #pb10for10 hashtag.    
  4. Link Your Seletions:  Please share your posts here (today's post of Reflect and Refine) in the comments.  (Share them on Twitter too at #pb10for10.) 
  5. Find Other Participants:  You will find the links to other 2019 collections in the comments below.
  6. Connect & Comment:  Take some time to read posts from other participants.  Please comment on at least three. 
Warning:  Picture Book 10 for 10 can be hard on your wallet.  I'd pull out your library cards before you start to visit these wonderful posts below.  

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Please note:  If you stopped by my original post, you know that I shared Home is a Window by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard and illustrated by Chris Sasaki.  After sharing my post, Jillian Heise reached out in a tweet about this book.  She shared a post at Crazy Quiltedi that talked about some concerns over the images in the text.  When I read the book, I fell in love with the way it invited us into a home and made us think about the places we know as home.  In lines like, "Home is a window, a doorway, a rug, a basket for your shoes," and "Home is the shirt that smells like your old room, stories you had never heard, and every song you know," the author made me see the possibility of talking about our stories of home.  However, after reading the concerns, I am removing the title.  The post makes some good points that I want to weigh a bit more.  As educators, we certainly have to look at the books we place on our classroom shelves with a critical eye.  

33 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy and Mandy
    Thanks for hosting this event again. I am so excited read all of the posts. My #PB10for10 for August 2019 is Ten Books to Inspire Listening and Building Relationships http://bit.ly/2ZPc1fk

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  2. Here’s my third list! Still Navigating What it Means to be Human- this year I tried to find titles that would become windows and doors for my own children, as well as those I teach. https://wheresthejoy.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/still-navigating-what-it-means-to-be-human-pb10for10/

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  3. So excited to join again this year! Here's my post: https://www.clarelandrigan.com/blog/celebrate-and-diversify-stories-about-hair-pb10for10-ownvoices-disruptt

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  4. Always a fun (and expensive) day! Here's my 2019 Picture Books I love right now list:

    https://literacyzone.blogspot.com/2019/08/picture-books-i-love-right-now-pb10for10.html

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  5. Clever, clever, clever....coming soon! Thanks for co-hosting and hosting here at your blog this time around.

    https://enjoy-embracelearning.blogspot.com/2019/08/ten-years-1-book-each-year-picture-book.html

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    1. Yes, I wanted it up for the early risers, but wasn't quite finished with the narrative for my collection. Now all done! The coming soon has been replaced with some beautiful books.

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  6. 10 years, well done! This year I'm sharing 10 inclusive picture books I'll be sharing in the first weeks of school. http://www.thelogonauts.com/2019/08/pb10for10.html

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  7. Congratulations for ten years. What a list of books that would be! I've created a list of books that are useful in the school year's beginning in various subjects, although they can be used anytime: https://www.teacherdance.org/2019/08/its-august-meaning-pb10for10.html It's my eighth year & I love re-reading my 'picks' throughout the years! Thanks very much, AGAIN, for doing this, Mandy & Cathy!

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  8. Congratulations on a decade of sharing the love for picture books! Happy to be participating for the first time this year! My list invites readers to consider how change defines us by observing how our beloved picture book characters respond to change. Thank you for sharing your passion and providing this platform to learn and grow! https://mrspalmerponders.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/picture-book-10-for-10-2019-how-does-change-define-us-pb10for10/

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  9. Happy 10 years!!
    I went with my gut instinct for a theme this year with 10 New & Upcoming Picture Books that Celebrate & Honor Families. http://www.heisereads.com/2019/08/pb10for10-2019-ten-new-picture-books.html

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  10. It's the 10 year anniversary!!! Cathy and Mandy, thank you for a decade of #pb10for10 fun!

    I'm excited to participate in the book love fun for this year's special celebration. My #pb10for10 list is . . . . Picture Books That Make You LOL!

    http://thepageturninglibrarian.blogspot.com/2019/08/my-pb10for10-picture-books-that-make.html

    I'm looking forward to reading everyone's lists today. Bring on the picture book love!

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  11. I love the theme for your lost, Cathy! But heads up: there have been critiques about the underlying racism in the anthropomorphic ape imagery in Home is a Window. https://crazyquiltedi.blog/2019/05/04/a-brief-look-at-home-is-a-window

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  12. First time joining in the fun! Adding my "lovely language" collection:
    https://iblessings.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/picture-book-fun-pb10for10/

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  13. Here are my 10, from a middle school perspective : https://middleschoolexploration.blogspot.com/2019/08/picture-book-10-for-10.html

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  14. Wahoo! Never easy to limit myself to 10!
    Here's to the first 10 read alouds in third grade!
    https://msvictorreads.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/pb10for10-2/

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  15. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! #pb10for10 holds a special place in my heart because it was the launch of my blog, Beagles and Books. Continuing my tradition, my theme is Paw-tastic Picture Books with a Paw-sitive Message.

    https://beaglesandbooks.com/2019/08/10/celebrating-pb10fo10-paw-tastic-picture-books-with-a-positive-message/

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  16. It's been a few years since I've posted a #pb10for10. I'm so glad to have a list for this year. My list is favorite cumulative books to read aloud. https://growingbookbybook.com/10-cumulative-tales-to-read-aloud/

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  17. I loved Home is A Window, too, Cathy, especially the words as you quoted, but also saw the concerns & I guess that is the illustrator's responsibility. That aside, the books you chose are wonderful. I just read Where Are You From? recently & it is the sweetest book. Thanks for a lovely list.

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  18. Congratulations, Mandy and Cathy, and thank you for ten years of celebrating picture books! This is my 7th year joining in the fun. My theme this year is Follow Your Heart, which gave me lots of flexibility with how books might fit the category. https://readingtothecore.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/pb-10-for-10-follow-your-heart/
    On a different note, my list also includes Home Is a Window. Like you, Cathy, I loved the way the book makes "us think about the places we know as home." I will read the post you've linked to before deciding whether or not to leave the book on my list. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  19. I am so excited to participate in the Picture Book 10 for 10 this year! Kris McGee and I are happy to share ten picture books shared from our #BookYourself summer reading challenge for teachers. Take a look at our Smore here: https://www.smore.com/r3k82-bookyourself-10-for-10

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  20. Excited to participate in this year's #pb10for10! This is my seventh year and happy to share my 10 favorite new books to use with Reading Power - 2 books for each strategy: Connect, Question, Visualize, Infer, and Transform. Happy reading and thinking, everyone! https://readingpowergear.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/picture-book-10-for-10-2019-new-books-for-your-reading-power-collection/?fbclid=IwAR38t-KraCyVynrYdr1_3p9iNXVzkDDOE7cY_BPAHdkGIxm-MsANBKLIFic

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  21. After a bit of a blogging hiatus, I decided to join #PB10for10 a day late. My lens this year was on books I have shared (or will share) in the districts where I do literacy consulting. So many applications for adult learners as well as students:
    https://literatelives.blogspot.com/2019/08/pb10for10-august-2019.html

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  22. I'm a day late but after deciding on a theme, I could hardly wait to get my post done. Here's the link, Cathy. I decided to chose books featuring grandfathers or grandmothers. We need the wisdom of experience and of those who have weathered storms more than ever.
    Thank you for doing this.
    https://librariansquest.blogspot.com/2019/08/bridging-generations-with-grandmothers.html

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  23. When I read Carol Wilcox's post (she may have forgotten to link up), I knew I had to join in even if I was late. Here's my list of favorite picture books I discovered this past year. Thanks for gathering us yearly for this celebration.
    https://pleasuresfromthepage.blogspot.com/2019/08/pb-0-for-0-favorites-offered-up-one-day.html

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  24. Many people request our #pb10for10 collections as a resource. Since our past homes of Jog the Web and Google Plus have been taken down, we are going back to linking on our blogs. Following are blogs that joined the conversation via Twitter, but need to be linked here:

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    1. Tootie Niewnow: https://twitter.com/tootienienow/status/1160209156168511489

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    2. Mrs. Daniels: https://twitter.com/cbe_hdaniels/status/1160223187185098755

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    3. Amber Webb: https://twitter.com/Teacher_AWebb/status/1160239559373930498

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    4. Lori Barber, Finding Your Voice: https://themagicofreflection.blogspot.com/2019/08/pb10for10-finding-your-voice.html

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  25. Pernille Ripp: 10 Upcoming Picture Books I Cannot Wait to Read Aloud

    https://pernillesripp.com/2019/08/10/10-upcoming-picture-books-i-cannot-wait-to-read-aloud-pb10for10/

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    1. Laine Palendat https://twitter.com/LainePalendat/status/1160217600590307335

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  26. Lorraine Bronté: https://twitter.com/MeetMissMagee/status/1160229800654581767

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