Saturday, January 24, 2015

Can You Help? Rebuilding the Picture Book 10 for 10 Archives

Since 2010 Mandy Robek and I have been hosting a yearly picture book celebration.  We have been fortunate to have so many join each year to share their ten favorite picture books.  Across the years, participants have gotten crafty with their lists and found interesting ways to share their favorites --- or slide in more than ten titles.  The event is such fun each August that after a recommendation from Julie Balen we added a February nonfiction event which will be on February 19th.

Each year we carefully placed all of our lists into Jog the Web which gave us a magazine-like resource of all of the book recommendations made.  Unfortunately, Jog the Web is no longer available so we lost the event resources.  We're hoping you can help us to rebuild them.

Rebuilding Our Resource
When we first heard of the loss of Jog the Web we were devastated.  We started to wonder how the loss would impact our event and the valuable community resource that resulted each time.  After much debate we decided to move to a Google Community.  The thinking was that on the day of Picture Book 10 for 10 (August 10) or Nonfiction Picture Book 10 for 10 (February 19), participants could add their post to the community.  As we played with the community, we realized it might be easy for participants to add previous posts to rebuild our resources.

That's where we hope you can help.  Many have already joined the Picture Book 10 for 10 community and added their picture book posts from previous years.  We're hoping that as you have time, you will do the same.

Go to the Picture Book 10 for 10 Community and request to join (you can invite friends too).  Our community is already growing.

Then click the tab of the event you participated in and add your post to that page.  

That's it.  You're done.  

If you haven't participated in the past, we hope you will join us in the future.  Stop by to review this valuable picture book resource.  The new space will no longer require participants to have a blog to join the conversation.  Posts can be made directly on the event site.  Stop by and see what's new!  

1 comment:

  1. Just did it! Psycheded about it being on a Thursday this year since that's my posting day for TWT in Feb. Therefore, I'll probably put it on TWT and try to make my list with some writing connections too.