Jan 15, 2012

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge for 2012

I knew as soon as Kidlit Frenzy announced the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge on New Year's Eve that I was in. I have seen a lot of challenges in my last few months of blogging that I would love to do, but without a decent library of English books close they mostly seemed impossible. If I were to win the lottery...

But this one seems great! Both of my kids have enjoyed the nonfiction picture books we have read recently, and I am a big fan too.

But here's the problem- choosing your goal. In an ideal world I'd love to do one every week, on Monday for Nonfiction Monday. But I do not have that much money! Twice a month might be doable, but nonfiction books seem to take longer to ship than other picture books. Many take 3 weeks to a month. So what if I run out of nonfiction picture books?

So I've decided on 20 books for the year. Close to two a month, but gives me a little breathing room!

You wouldn't think deciding this would be so hard, right? I am a little nuts sometimes.

With that, I am going to participate in the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge, and I will read 20 nonfiction picture books to my kids in 2012. Are you participating? Do you have any books I must include in my challenge?


  1. What a great challenge! The PBS show PEEP in the Big Wide World website has a list of suggested books, a lot of which are nonfiction/science: http://www.peepandthebigwideworld.com/resources/books.html


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