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!