So my fifth grader didn’t make the finalists with her picture, but that’s okay because a fellow book blogger kid is a finalist and her picture is awesome. I love that she’s captured the theme of the contest so well, and with a nice touch of humor. Please go vote for her picture not just because Bookie Woogie is a member of our kidlitosphere community, but also because her picture really is the best. Go vote now at 5 Minutes for Mom.
I never do book challenges where you have to keep track of the titles over any period of time. It stresses me out. However, I did sign-up for the People of Color Reading Challenge and encourage you to do the same. While I do read books with an eye toward diversity and expanding my own cultural awareness, I am not as good as making sure that I actually review those titles. I am hoping that the POC Reading Challenge will keep me more accountable. After the last week, it is one small thing that I can do as a blogger and a reader. Go sign up now but after the voting for the picture.
The deadline is closing in on Fuse#8’s Top 100 Children’s Fiction Chapter Book list. Think of your ten top chapter books, list them in order of preference, and email them to Betsy. The picture book list she did was amazing, and you don’t want to miss your chance to voice your opinion in this list. Go now to get the full instructions but after the voting for the picture and the signing up for the POC Challenge.
Then if you still come back here, perhaps you could donate something for our Comment Challenge prize packages. A signed book, a crafty necklace, an original sketch, etc. Actually, the original artwork or sketch should probably be limited to actual illustrators though I may toss in a zendala. Email me at MotherReader AT Gmail DOT com. (You know how screwed we all are once spam robots figure out that format.)