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I’ve been in search of a challenging and fun picture book reading challenge and haven’t found exactly the right one as of yet. So I thought why not start one? This will be the first annual Read to Me – A Picture Book Reading Challenge with hopes that it will continue on for years to come.

  • 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.

How To Participate:

1. Decide which challenge level you’ll be doing (see below).
2. Decide if you intend to read them with a child or on your own. Sorry, but those who read with a child get twice as many entries each month. Although those that do read with a child need to share their experience with the them in their review.
3. Grab a button.
4. Create your own post to let all your readers know youโ€™re taking part in the challenge and at what level. Make sure to link back to this page with either one of the buttons or a text link.
5. Use the link form below to enter into the challenge by sharing your challenge post url and your name (either your name, blog name, or both). Please only use the comment section to participate if you do not have a blog. All other participants should use Mr. Linky below with a direct link to your challenge post.
6. Submit your reviews as you complete them on the designated monthly post to be qualified for monthly prize drawings.
7. There will be a “wrap-up” completion link-up at the end of the year to sign up for to share in your successes.

Challenge Levels:

Reading with a Child:

  • “Planting” – Read 12 picture books with a child during the year.
  • “Watering” – Read 36 picture books with a child during the year.
  • “Feeding” – Read 72 picture books with a child during the year.
  • “Growing” – Read 120 picture books with a child during the year.
  • “Harvesting” – Read 200 picture books with a child during the year.

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.

That’s it! Now go, create your posts and then link up below! I can’t wait to see what books you read throughout the year!

Thanks so much to Bella for the fantastic challenge “buttons”!

Link up Posts by Month:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December(Current Link-up!)

Sign Up for the Challenge by Linking-Up Here:

204 Responses to 2011 Picture Book Reading Challenge

  1. Susan Murray says:

    Just found out about this challenge and excited to participate!! I am a former children’s librarian with two preschoolers, and we have a great time reading together. My blog is at http://gloriaandfrances.blogspot.com .

  2. Just found the challenge and really looking forward to it! Started tonight, we read the Animal Boogie and Miranda the Castaway. Will post reviews shortly! Thanks for a lovely idea.

  3. Mardel says:

    I haven’t yet joined, but I should. I read to my grandchildren and I read to library classes…yet the school year is almost over now. ๐Ÿ™ I should have paid more attention…well – I’ll sign up soon. At least to a half challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mardel says:

      I did it – posted and joined via Mr. Linky. I’m keeping my level low, though – at the watering level. This will be fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for coming up with a fun picture book challenge.

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  10. Still chuggin’ along – thanks again for inspiring me to write about the books we read as a family.

  11. sheela says:

    Just found out about this challenge… what a wonderful idea to gather those wonderful books in one place and get people involved in reading and literacy for the young!

    Glad to participate. Just used Mr.Linky for my first book here: The Greedy Sparrow by Lucine Kasbarian.

    Sheela.

  12. SHRUTI JAIN says:

    I love challenges, because they eventually bring out the best of you!

    I love reading to my 2 year old son.
    The fact that gives me most pleasure (next only to his this-is-reserved-only-for- mom-hugs!) is his delight at a new picture book…

    Very happy to be here.

    Shruti

  13. Michelle says:

    This will be great fun! We are getting started a little late, I am afraid, but we will catch up. We love picture books!

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  15. SandyLu562 says:

    I’m the fairly new granny of a 3 year-old who’s extremely active so it’ll be a challenge to read to/with him ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The Plan is to use the books from the huge library accumulated when his dad and uncle were growing up. So far, the “Where’s Spot” books have been a HUGE hit!
    Thanks for the fun!

  16. sheela says:

    Happy to share a wonderful book Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say.

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  22. maggie says:

    hey! can i join ya? i’m the mom of a 14-month-old who *adores* books; we check them out of the library by the bagful, and she’s always carrying one around with her ๐Ÿ˜€ no blog for me though!

    • If you have a Goodreads account (super easy to create) you can jump in and just post your reviews there! Let me know if you have questions (the1stdaughter at gmail dot com). ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. I think I’m already ‘harvesting’ and the year isn’t half over … maybe you can give me a 500 book challenge? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  27. Lauren says:

    Am hoping I’m doing this right! What a great way to share wonderful stories with each other. Thank you!

  28. There year is already half over but I went ahead and signed up for the whole 200 books!

  29. Kerri says:

    I love, Love, LOVE this idea! Thank you!

  30. Kerri says:

    Whoops! On #82 I linked to my blog home page, not the post (#83 is the post). I didn’t see a way to delete that link, but please feel free to do so! Thank you!

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  33. Diane says:

    Was told about this, read this and actually started participating back in January, didnt realise I hadn’t actually registered…. oh dear hope my previous reads are still counted.
    Have been enjoying reading and reviewing on my blog ever since.

  34. Sorry disregard my post above as i didnt realise there were two Diane’s. Thanks
    my website is. I am already well into my picture book reading so hope they are counted.

  35. Carolyn Ann says:

    I am a teacher for special education and have been teaching 21 years. I am presently taking a Children’s Picture Book workshop at Malone University and am soaring higher than the kites I flew a few weeks ago in the Outer Banks. I am so loving the hours and days of reading. My husband who just retired after 43 years with GM is reading with me. What a way to spend time together and sharing our thoughts.

  36. Carolyn Ann says:

    I do not know what you mean by entering my URL

  37. Carolyn Ann says:

    I do not how this challenge works. Would you plese send me an e-mail explaning the challenge and how I can participate? Please.

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  41. liblaura5 says:

    Love your challenge! Just found you, but am very excited.

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