Global Read Aloud Finalist

I’ve got incredible news this week! I am one of the finalists for the 2018 Global Read Aloud Picture Book Study. And you can help vote!

What’s the Global Read Aloud? Well, in short, for every age group, a book is picked that classrooms across the globe read aloud and then use to connect over Twitter, Skype, etc. with others reading the same book (in the case of picture books, an author, illustrator, or author/illustrator is picked to have many of their books read). Founded by Pernille Ripp in 2010, the Global Read Aloud has millions of participants across 80 countries annually.

(Note for all teachers out there – GRA is an incredible experience – you should totally look into it. Details are here.)

What does being a finalist mean? It means that YOU can help select which of the following picture book creators will have their books read aloud to classrooms across the globe in 2018. The finalists include:

  • A combination of Julie Flett and Monique Gray Smith.
  • Christian Robinson
  • Pat Zietlow Miller
  • Josh Funk*
  • Dan Santat

I’m incredibly honored to be on a list with these amazing artists. To be honest, it’s a bit surreal.

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With all that said, I encourage you to head over to the Global Read Aloud website and vote for your favorite!

* That’s me.

Where I’ll Be Next

 

Two Four for You

1. My Heart Fills with Happiness / Ni Miyawaten Niteh Ohcih written by Monique Gray Smith & illustrated by Julie Flett

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2. Sophie’s Sqaush writtenby Pat Zietlow Miller & illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf

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3. Gaston written by Kelly DiPucchio & illustrated by Christian Robinson

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4. The Three Ninja Pigs written by Corey Rosen Schwartz & illustrated by Dan Santat

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#pb10for10: Fairy Tales

Educators Mandy Robek & Cathy Mere have been running the #pb10for10 event for several years now. What’s #pb10for10? Well, you pick 10 picture books you simply can’t live without and share today, August 10th, with the hashtag #pb10for10 (see the official rules here). Share your own and check out all the others in the #pb10for10 Google Community.

pb 10 for 10 015I participated the last two years and loved it each time. My themes were Rhyming Picture Books in 2015 and Pirates, Dinosaurs, & Dragons in 2016 (you don’t need a theme, but sometimes it helps narrow down your choices when there are TONS of amazing picture books, it’s hard to narrow it down).

This year, I’m sharing my favorite Fairy Tale Picture Books because my next book, It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk, comes out in just a few weeks – on 9.19.17:

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One note: I limited my choices to only one retelling per story. Without further ado, here are my ten.

1. Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar & Troy Cummings

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2. The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

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3. Snoring Beauty by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen & Jane Manning

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4. Señorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman & Will Terry

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5. Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer & Josée Masse

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6. An Undone Fairy Tale by Ian Lendler & Whitney Martin

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7. The Three Cabritos by Eric A. Kimmel & Stephen Gilpin

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8. Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks by Corey Rosen Schwartz, Rebecca J. Gomez, & Dan Santat

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9. Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood & Meg Hunt

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10. Goatilocks and the Three Bears by Erica S. Perl & Arthur Howard

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Don’t forget to check out everyone else’s favorite picture books, comment, and share in the #pb10for10 Google Community!

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Where I’ll Be Next