Children · Reading Challenge



Since I am currently read-aloud with my kiddos, I am very interested for joining reading challenge for children’s book. This is definitely what I am looking for.

What is Picture Book?

A picture book combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format, most often aimed at young children. The images in picture books use a range of media such as oil paints, acrylics, watercolor and pencil. Two of the earliest books with something like the format picture books still retain now were Heinrich Hoffmann’s Struwwelpeter from 1845 and Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit from 1902. Some of the best-known picture books are Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat, and Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. The Caldecott Medal (established 1938) and Kate Greenaway Medal (established 1955) are awarded annually for illustrations in children’s literature. From the mid-1960s onward, several other children’s literature awards began to include a category for picture books. [Goodreads]

I Love Picture Books Reading Challenge (ILPBRC) is hosted by Bea’s Nook Book. And if you are interested of joining the RC, here are the details:

  • Challenge runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Sign up is now through December 1, 2016.
  • Read picture books.
  • Pick a number and go for it. Twelve too easy? Go for 20. Piece of cake? Go for 40.
  • Books you own and library check outs count. So do ebooks and re-reads.
  • Please post about the challenge and sign up with a direct link here.
  • A blog is not necessary, just link to where you talk about the challenge or a dedicated public shelf at goodreads or LibraryThing.
  • Write a review – 2 sentences or an essay, whatever works for you, but there is a minimum of 2 sentences for your review. Not sure what to write? How about something like, “The characters were a delight but the artwork was dreary. It was disappointing.”

Last year, me and my sons have been reading so many children books, especially picture book but this year I also join others RCs so my goal is around 30 books. I will also force myself to write review for each picture books that we will read this year. It will be a great way for remembering our reading journey.

I will keep updating the list here:

  1. Anatole – Eve Titus & Paul Galdone
  2. Ladder The Moon – Maya Soentoro-Ng & Yuyi Morales
  3. Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad – Ellen Levine & Kadir Nelson
  4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
  5. The Very Busy Spider – Eric Carle
  6. The Lorax – Dr. Seuss
  7. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin Jr.
  8. Caps For Sale – Esphyr Slobodkina
  9. Horton Hatches The Egg – Dr. Seuss
  10. Scrambled Eggs Super! – Dr. Seuss
  11. Sleepy Dog, Wake Up! – Harriet Ziefert
  12. Rocket’s 100 Day of School – Tad Hills
  13. I Hate Bedtime! – Hans Wilhelm
  14. Corduroy – Don Freeman
  15. Pilot Peternakan – Mike Bostock
  16. Seri Mengenal Ruang Angkasa-Di Mars Yang Marah [On the Raging Mars] – Fitri Kurniawan
  17. Seri Mengenal Ruang Angkasa-Petualangan di Yupiter [A Taste of Jupiter Adventure] – Fitri Kurniawan
  18. Jack and Jill – Jack and Jill Go Skating – Wess Magee
  19. …. on progress …


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