I just learned that my husband and sister thought I was reading 1000 picture books per month this year. Wow! If that were the case there would be zero time for anything else! But…I did meet my goal for the 1000 Picture Books in 2016 Reading Challenge.
Kid lit reading stats for 2016:
Picture books: 1005
Middle Grade: 7
Young Adult: 1
I’m looking forward to reading more MG and YA in 2017. I’d appreciate recommendations!
Visit my January-November posts for Goodreads links to the picture books I read in 2016.
Top 17 picks for December!
1. The Water Princess by Susan Verde
2. The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas
3. Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina
4. Henry & Leo by Pamela Zagarenski
5. The Journey by Fancesca Sanna
6. A Well-Mannered Young Wolf by Jean Leroy
7. Alice & Lucy Will Work for Bunk Beds by Jaime Temairik
8. More-igami by Dori Kleber
9. Ninja Baby by David Zeltser
10. Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
11. The Bossier Baby by Marla Frazee
12. Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle
13. Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff
14. A Hungry Lion or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins
15. Ida, Always by Caron Levis
16. Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
17. Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen
10 thoughts on “1000 Picture Books in 2016~December”
Woo hoo! Great job AJ! 😊
Thank you, Lauri! Happy new year!
Well done! You are inspiring me to read more picture books. The Uncorked of Ocean Bottles was really wonderful 🙂
Thank you, Cynthia! A lot of folks have mixed feelings about The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles because it breaks so many picture book “rules.” I thought it was beautifully done. It’s one of those books that stays with you long after you put it down.
Awesome! Congratulations on meeting your goal!
Thank you, Carrie! Happy New Year!
Congrats!! A great list, as always! Happy reading in 2017!
Thank you, Rebecca! Same to you!
Wow, I have never thought to count how many of each kind of book I read. I’m doing a challenge myself this year, 365 posts about books either here on WordPress or on Instagram. I might have to try the 1000 picture book challenge next year though!
Wow! Looking forward to reading your book posts, and adding to my to-read list!