Sunday, September 6, 2009

Young Readers Challenge of 2009

Young Readers Challenge of 2009

It appears that I have completed another challenge!!! Yeah!!!

The Rules:

  • Read 12 children's books in 2009. 'Children's books' are defined as anything written to be read (or read aloud) to children 12 and under. Examples of children's books are: board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books.
  • No list is required. If you choose to post one, you can change it as needed. But it isn't required at all.
  • Audio books work.
  • Rereads are acceptable, but try to mix it up old and new if you can.
  • Overlaps with other challenges are acceptable.
  • You may consider yourself 'finished' with the challenge if/when you complete the twelfth book. (You could finish it January if you're ambitious. But there is no requirement to read one book per month all year long.) If you want to keep going past twelve books, that's fine. I won't stop you!
  • If you want to challenge yourself further you might consider going with a theme:*Read twelve picture books published in 2009*Read twelve children's fantasy titles published since 2000*Read twelve children's books that have been made into a movie*Read three books on shapes, three books on numbers/counting, three books on the alphabet, three books on colors.

And, my list of books with associated links are below:

  1. Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
  2. Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book by Dorothy P. Lathrop
  3. Barkis by Clare Turlay Newberry
  4. Digging Up Dinosaurs by Jack Horner
  5. Little Skink's Tail by Janet Halfmann
  6. Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Janet Halfmann
  7. Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story by Janet Halfmann
  8. Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola
  9. The Good Liar by Gregory Maguire
  10. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  11. What's New At The Zoo?: An Animal Adding Adventure by Suzanne Slade
  12. Moose, Bear and Hummingbird by Susan Tone, Gabriel D'Luzansky and Mary Delaney


  1. I daren't join the challenge because I am so far behind with reading/reviewing it frightens me. BUT, I will be so interested to read your reviews. Insomnia is one of my all-time favourite books for adults, and I think King is a brilliant writer.

  2. I hear ya about being behind!! It's beyond the point of ridiculous!!! I don't know what I'm thinking about continuing to sign up for challenges, but yet . . . I still continue to do it!! LOL :)


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