Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Non-Fiction Picture Book Challenge 2016
I love to read and spend much of my free time reading, talking about books, shopping for books, and writing about books! Non-fiction picture books are one of my many favorite types of books to read. As an adult reader, I try to think about the book from a child reader's perspective. I often think, if I had books like the ones I read now, when I was a child - if teachers and librarians had introduced or taught various content areas with picture books, I think I would have not only learned more about the topic, but I would have also enjoyed my learning a lot more.
Alyson at Kid Lit Frenzy, has created the Non-Fiction Picture Book Challenge - #nfpb2016. Click on the link to her blog to read about why she decided to start the challenge. I decided to join in the challenge to help me organize my reading and thinking. Alyson has suggested the following steps to consider when joining the challenge . . .
1. Set a goal as to how many nonfiction picture books (or nonfiction MG or YA books) you would like to read over the course of 2016. Maybe you want to read one a month or one a week. Will they all be from 2016 or will you be reading ones previously published? Do you have a gap with a particular area of nonfiction? The important part is to set a goal that will be fun and not stressful.
My goal is to read the non-fiction books (picture, middle grade, and YA) that are being considered for the NYSRA Charlotte Book Award
2. My nonfiction book reviews and posts will be on Wednesdays but I may start posting on a second day in order to fit everything in. There will be a link if you want to connect up one of your reviews or progress towards your goal. If you post on Mondays (Nonfiction Mondays) or Fridays (STEM Fridays), please feel free to link up on Wednesdays with us, we would love to get to know more bloggers talking about nonfiction.
I plan to select some of the titles that I read and share my reviews, reflections, and kid reader reactions to the books.
3. I will link my posts to Kid Lit Frenzy's blog.
Stay tuned for my first post #nfpb2016!