The event began in 2010 (more 10s) after Mandy Robek at Enjoy and Embrace Learning and I had been bantering about picture books we couldn't live without in our classroom. We decided we wanted to see what others would want to have in their classrooms if they had to choose ten books they just couldn't live without. We had so much fun in 2010 more people joined us in 2011. Here we are in 2012. I happen to know a few people who have been putting together their lists for quite some time. After all, narrowing to ten isn't an easy task for an addict.
The lists have become the perfect resource for building a classroom library, filling your library book bag, or buying books for gifts. Lists from librarians, parents, teachers, and picture book fanatics are a part of our collections.
We are hoping you will join us.
- Contact Us: Contact us on our blogs, on Twitter (@mandyrobek or @cathymere), or by e-mail to let us know you are joining this event. This way we can try to be sure we don't miss anyone on the day of the event.
- Grab a Badge: Add the Picture Book 10 for 10 Badge to your blog.
- Choose your favorites: All you need to do is choose ten picture books you cannot live without for whatever reason. Believe me, that's not as easy as it sounds. Here are some tips that might help (Choosing Picture Books and More About Choosing Picture Books).
- Write Your August 10th Post: Write a post telling us about the 10 books you cannot live without. Share your post on August 10th and link it here or at Enjoy and Embrace Learning.
- No Blog? No Problem: If you don't have a blog this might be the perfect time to start one --- or you can find alternate ways to participate here. Mandy and I are not huge rule followers so feel free to adjust as needed.
- We do the rest: Then Mandy and I will link your post to the other posts in a Jog for 2012. (Exercise without leaving our couches.)
Pass the news along to your friends and join us August 10th for a virtual picture book party! Start saving your money now. On the day of the event - August 10th - we will be linking all the "must have" posts. Can't wait!!
I would love to be a part of this! Count me in!ReplyDelete
Cathy - I'm in! (And I'm one of those that started my list a while ago! I'm wondering if I should check last year's list . . . nah!) Thanks for hosting again!ReplyDelete
I'm in Cathy -- Thanks for hosting!!ReplyDelete
I'm in Cathy-I remember doing the job last year & loved it! So many picture books-hurrah! Thanks for doing!ReplyDelete
You are too funny, I do follow the rules. I might just find a loop hole or tweak it a bit or listen carefully enough for that smidge I have to follow. How do you create a badge? I better get one of those. Maybe we need tshirts or coffee mugs. I did have to hide my wishlist at Amazon and make it private, my husband saw it. Enough said.ReplyDelete
I'm in - I'm already facing the dilemma of which 10 books to choose!ReplyDelete
I would love to participate. Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyDelete
I am sooooooooooooo in! I missed it the past two years, and it's been on my 'Summer 2012 To Do' list (right in the top 10)!ReplyDelete
Oops! Think I left a comment to another comment.... sheesh! I'm soooooooooooo in! Missed it these past two years, but NOT this year. It's been on my 'Summer 2012 To Do' list (right there in the top 10 things). Thanks for hosting this.ReplyDelete
LOVED this event last year and cannot wait to join in the fun again this year!ReplyDelete
I'm excited and ready for the event ... I'm not so sure my Amazon account and credit card are though! :)ReplyDelete
I've read the lists for the past two years and this year I'll quit lurking and contribute. This is a wonderful resource and keeps me from getting stuck on the same books! Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
Count me in! I barely missed last years event and I was so sad. Definitely not going to miss it this year! :o)ReplyDelete
Why have I not participated before?! Seriously! However, it will be hard to pick only 10 picture books. Count me in.ReplyDelete
I'd love to participate! Count me in! Love picture books :)ReplyDelete
Would love to participate. This will be a challenge! Can you please explain how to grab the badge?ReplyDelete
I will be participating again! I missed last year but got to read the blogs! I always enjoy reading the posts!ReplyDelete
Where can I locate the 10 for 10 badge? Thanks.ReplyDelete
I have loved this event and am going to have a go at it this year! Thanks. ~TheresaReplyDelete
Looks like neither of us said it here, but you know we're both in!!! You're gonna LOVE Franki's list!!!!ReplyDelete
I'm keen to participate again this year. I picked up lots titles from many of the other lists. Thanks for continuing to host this fantastic event.ReplyDelete
Apples with Many Seeds
Excited for this again! We'll be posting at Catching Readers!ReplyDelete
See you soon with my list!ReplyDelete
Just posted my list, 7 minutes early but I couldn't wait, over at Fix Your Face G. :-) Love this. Thanks for doing this again.ReplyDelete
Have created my post - what a great idea!ReplyDelete
Here's my list! http://valeriebyrdfort.com/2012/08/10/pb10for10/ReplyDelete
I am in for sure! Great idea!ReplyDelete
I'd love to participate. Thank you! I'll be posting at www.thelatebloomersbookblog.blogspot.comReplyDelete
I'd love to participate. This provided me with a chance to go through my shelves and find some old favorites and a few new ones!ReplyDelete
I would love to participate! I'm a teacher, author and illustrator with a passion for connecting students with books. You can find my blog at http://AuthorsAndIllustratorsInSchools.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Thanks for letting me play! :-)
What a great way to share a communal love for picture books :) Count me in! Can't wait to share my favorites and read everybody else's lists too :)ReplyDelete
I'll be posting at www.thepicturebooklab.com
We've aready been working on our post! See you Saturday!ReplyDelete
I'm so bummed I only found out about this the day before the deadline! I'll have to start thinking about my favs for next year...ReplyDelete
I'm so excited about participating! My post can be found atReplyDelete
I'm excited about participating! My post can be found atReplyDelete
I'm excited about participating! My post can be found atReplyDelete
I love this event so much! Here is my list for this year: http://pattyj99.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/pb10for10/ReplyDelete
Also, how do I grab the badge?
Okay, up and ready. http://teachingandlearning-carr.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
Mine is ready too! It's at: http://www.thepicturebooklab.com/2013/08/10/its-picture-book-listmania-time-aka-august-10-for-10-pb10for10/ReplyDelete
Thanks so much; looking forward to reading everybody's lists!
Here's my list! Thanks for organizing this. I couldn't figure out the badge...Sorry.ReplyDelete
Here was my list! I don't know where it went...Thanks for organizing this. I couldn't figure out the badge...ReplyDelete
Here is my list:http://bookblabbyabooklover.blogspot.com/2013/08/picture-book-10-for-10-jog-10-books-i.html