Friday, January 07, 2011

Picture Book Reading Challenge

Thanks to a fellow kid-lit writer, I just learned about a challenge to read 12, 36, 72, 120, or 200 picture books over the course of 2011. I love the idea of this challenge because it is so important to read, read, read in whatever genre you hope to write. One reason this helps writers is because we learn what is working and what isn't as effective. We also can learn about new genres and many other things. My goal is to read at least 10 picture books each month, which will total no fewer than 120 for 2011. I'm not going to promise to post on every book, but will maybe post on a grouping of them once a month.

Join me in my reading journey!


  1. Glad you're joining the challenge, Julie! This should be fun -- not to mention educational. Also, thanks for the shoutout for my blog!

    I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading, as well as diving headfirst into stacks of picture books myself!

  2. I just feel as if I should clarify that although I'm working hard toward being published, I'm not there yet -- when you said "fellow kid-lit writer" I felt as though I needed to be clear.

  3. Sounds like a great challenge! Have fun! I'm reading memoirs this year for the same reason -- read what you write.