Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Perfect Picture Book Fridays

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Have you read all the picture books on the Perfect Picture Book Fridays list? No.

Don't worry. The list is on hiatus until Sept. 7. So this means we all have the summer to catch up, check out and read many great titles before new additions are added to the list.

I love the list as a mom and a writer.

Enzo and I haven't made a dent in the list, but we keep trying. Each week, I've added books to my library list. It gets longer and longer. The hiatus will give us a moment to catch up, read and enjoy the great selections.

As a writer, I've enjoyed participating in the weekly feature created by children's author Susanna Leonard Hill. The posts give me an opportunity to focus on themes, opening lines and synopsis.

PPBF posts also make me think beyond the last line of the story. How can one enhance the reading experience? Is there a game or activity to play? Is there an educational resource to help a parent or teacher continue teaching about the book's topic? How can you add to the reader's experience? (Hmm. Perfect Picture Book Fridays almost sounds like an ebook app. Funny isn't it?)

The posts allow me to explore author and illustrator websites, study educational resources from authors and in general, go through those rabbit holes I enjoy on the Internet. You don't have to fall in any rabbit holes during your search for a good picture book, because Perfect Picture Book Fridays contributors did it for you.

If you are looking for a picture book, consider looking at the list on Susanna's site. It's a great way to fill up your summer reading program time or an afternoon with your children or grandchildren.

My "to be read pile" keeps growing this summer. So, why not add one more to my list. What do you recommend?




16 comments:

  1. What wonderful and thoughtful comments on PPBF! I'm so glad you've found it helpful on so many levels. If you don't mind, I will put a link to this post on the PPF page for people who might want a little more information about how PPBF can be useful to them. Thank you do so much for being such a devoted participant in PPBF! :)

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    1. Susanna, A link is great. Thanks for doing it and enjoy the hiatus (well, I know you'll be busy working behind the scenes).

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  2. Great shout out for Perfect Picture Book Fridays. This is such a great resource and community.

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  3. I hope I get time to write myself a library list. I know there's a lot I'd love to read on there. Great shout out!

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    1. Catherine, As I've mentioned before, sometimes I'm just grabbing books off the shelf as toddler tornado is running around. :) Lists help me avoid that, but I never have any interesting stories after a visit to the library.

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  4. Amazing list, Stacy! I've bookmarked it. There are two my granddaughter and I love at bedtime: Won't You Be My Kisseroo by Joanne Ryder, Melissa Sweet illustrator plus I found an older book by Margaret Wise Brown, Red LIght, Green Light which she adores. Two more for your list! Thank you for the link to the PPBF list.

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    1. Linda, Both of those books sound wonderful. As you said, two more for my list. I love bedtime moments.

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  5. Thanks for the great links, Stacy. I love the way you incorporate other authors and books into your gratitude posts.

    What genres do you most enjoy reading? I have recommendations, but they aren't picture books. :)

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  6. I recommend Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton. It was the first book I could read by myself. ;) I like the thoughtful post you posted. :)

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  7. With all the books out there, it's so helpful to have a list of what's really worthwhile. Have fun reading with Enzo!

    ~Debbie

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  8. Like you, I'm also working my way through the list. So many great books!

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  9. I could not agree more with PPBF deserving thanks! Good for you for giving it due accolades.

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  10. Wonderful post, Stacy...Susanna's PPBF list is an amazing resource for parents, teachers and anyone who loves picture books. :)

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  11. Great post Stacy! That is quite a lengthy list over at Susanna's site. Lots of great titles.

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  12. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with one of my homemade awards: the Powerful Woman Writer Award. There are no pass along requirements. This is just to reward you for all the hard work you do!

    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
    ~Deirdra

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