Thursday, January 6, 2011

Read to Me - Picture Book Reading Challenge

Okay, okay, I know I said I wasn't going to join any challenges this year, but I can't really fail at this one, since it's what my blog's all about.  So, I'm joining the Read to Me - Picture Book Reading Challenge!

This is the first of it's kind challenge, and I'm so glad that Danielle Smith, aka The1stdaughter, over at There's A Book created and is hosting this one.  For all the details, check out her challenge page.  Here is the overview:

  • The objective of the Read to Me Challenge is to read with the kiddos in your life and/or enjoy picture books in general.
  • Books must be ones written expressly for children ages 9 and under. Board books, early readers, picture books, etc.
  • Print or eBook format is acceptable.
  • Anyone can join. You don’t have to be a blogger, and you don’t have to live in the United States. Open worldwide.
  • You do not have to have an blog to participate.
  • You can join at anytime. Deadline to join is November 20, 2011. (not 2010 you still have PLENTY of time to sign up!) The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.

There are different levels to the challenge, some for Reading with a Child and some for Reading On Your Own.  I am going for the Reading On Your Own set of levels.  Many of you know that I have grandchildren, but I don't want to count on them being around enough for me to play in the Reading with a Child zone.  So, I will enjoy the picture books on my own as I read and review them for this blog.  Here are the levels for Reading On Your Own:

Reading on Your Own:
  • “Board Book” – Read 12 picture books on your own during the year.
  • “Unjacketed” – Read 36 picture books on your own during the year.
  • Jacketed – Read 72 picture books on your own during the year.
  • “Early Reader” – Read 120 picture books on your own during the year.
  • “Chapter Reader” – Read 200 picture books on your own during the year.
I will be going all out, for the Chapter Reader level.  After all, if you're going to get into the challenge, you might as well go for the gusto!  So, 200 picture books it is, along with all the other books I'll be reading this year...what a goal!  I love it!
Will you join us in the challenge?  Grab a button, create your own post, and link up with Mr. Linky on the challenge page!


    Beth said...

    What a fantastic challenge! Between the picture books I read at work and the ones I read as the Designated Bedtime Story Reader at home, I should go sign up for this one. Thanks for sharing!

    bermudaonion said...

    What a fun challenge! Good luck!

    beth said...

    That looks like a fun challenge, and it's part of your rededicated blog message. I'm thinking of signing up, but I haven't decided what level.

    BookBlogFun said...

    I am excited to actually keep track of how many books I read. I definately read a lot of picture books every year. So my goal is to count this year :)

    ~ Lauri Chandler

    Debbie Diesen said...

    What a fun challenge to participate in!

    MotherReader said...

    Now that's a challenge I can do! In fact, I kind of have to do with the Cybils. Might as well get the credit. I hadn't known about the Reading on Your Own part, so I hadn't ventured further. (I get my 4yr niece sometimes, but not nearly enough.) Thanks!

    The1stdaughter said...

    Yay! So happy to have you on board! I'm excited to see what books you read throughout the year and what you think of them. It's going to be a fantastic year! Sorry for taking so long to get around to everyone, but I'm making it...slowly but surely. :o)

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