Still trying to come up with some resolutions for the new year? Or would you prefer having one or two that are more pleasure than pain? Well, in the spirit of
…I’ve got just the thing for you!
Read more nonfiction for kids!
There are two challenges out there right now to help you do just that… and share the fruits of your labor with like-minded peeps around the world.
First, Kid Lit Frenzy and The Nonfiction Detecetives have teamed up to offer the The Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge 2012. Their goal is to encourage everyone to read more nonfiction picture books this year. All you have to do is set a goal for yourself (like reading one nonfiction picture book each week or each month). You can visit both the Kid Lit Frenzy and The Nonfiction Detecetives blogs throughout the year for nonfiction reviews and giveaways, tweet about the challenge using the hashtag #nfpb2012, and add the Non-Fiction Picture Book badge to your web site.
Second, Ms. Houghton’s Class challenges us to read the Sibert Medal winners and honorees here. This has been on my to-do list for awhile, so thank you Ms. Houghton for giving me that extra push. I’m in! She has the complete list in her post, OR you can find the official list of past winners here and current winners here. New winners for 2012 will be announced 1/23/2012 (search for #alayma on Twitter). You can also keep track of this challenge on Twitter by searching for #nerdibert.
I’m doing both, along with my other New Year’s Resolutions, which are to read more adult nonfiction and keep better track of all of these books in a reading log. I hope you’ll join me!
UPDATE: I made a Google docs spreadsheet with all the info for the Sibert books. Feel free to download it from here and use it to track your progress!