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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

PB&J Challenge

Peanut Butter and Jelly???? Picture Books & Juvenile Challenge! Becky loves reading these and so do I so I thought I'd jump in and join her. For sign-ups & more info go here

I created PB & J so I could 'challenge' myself to read more steadily in this genre. I would love some company!

Is it a traditional challenge? Yes and no. If you want to set a goal for yourself then yes it can be a traditional challenge. 12 picture books and 4 kids books (j fic) in three months or six months or whatever. But if you want to look at it as an ongoing, perpetual "challenge" then you may do that as well!

I'd love to set a goal of reading twelve picture books a month. I don't know that I can do it. But I'm hoping that if I make it a "challenge" I can.


I'm not going to set a number of books or a time frame. I'm going to read all the picture books in the house. Then make a list of all my juvenile books and start on them. I'm also going to cheat and start my list from January 2009.

This may take a while. Good thing there isn't a time frame.

1. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak (PB, library) - Dec 31
2. 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert (PB, library) - Jan 1
3. The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie DePaola (PB, library) - Jan 1

~missed books, go back and find them~
4. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede - Mar2011
5. Any Witch Way by Annastaysia Savage - Mar2011
6. If a Dog could Blog by Princess Lola LeDeaux, aka Killer - Apr2011

from my 2011 "Read to Me" and "Young Readers" challenges
1. Kekula
2. A Bad Case of Stripes
3. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
5. If a Dog Could Blog
6. The Bear Detectives
7. Red in the Flower Bed
8. Cookie's Week
9. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
10. The Fire Cat
11. Dinosaurs Before Dark
12. The Knight at Dawn

9-9-11: A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass (I cried!)

1-8-16: I keep forgetting about this link. I've been reading PB but not the ones in the house, I've been buying more!

~ 2015 ~
Dragon's Extraordinary Egg by Debi Gliori
My Yellow Balloon by Tiffany Papageorge
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Dewey's Christmas at the Library by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
Red by Michael Hall
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Your Daddy Loves You by Tom Choquette (little girl)
Too Smart for Bullies by Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn and Sharon Chandler
Too Safe for Strangers by Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn
Super Chew to the Rescue! by Ronda L. Terrell
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
The Prince Who Was Just Himself by Silke Schnee
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
Good Night, Little Dragons by Leigh Ann Tyson
The Christmas Owl by Angela Muse
The Twelve Cats of Christmas by Kevin Whitlark
A Special Kind of Love by Stephen Michael King
Merry Christmas, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff
Waiting by Kevin Henkes
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Natasha Wing
Ladybug Pink by Laura Yirak

~ 2016 ~
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Beuhner

~ 2017 ~
The Enchanted Horse by Magdalen Nabb



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