Tuesday, September 29, 2015

31 Days of NEW Kids Picture Books: 2015 edition

Last year I joined the 31 Days of writing challenge for the first time and enjoyed it so much I thought I'd try again this year. My local library has a section just for new books that have arrived in the last 6 months, typically published within the last year, so while I'm following the same format as I did last October, the content will be completely new!

I'd really love the accountability of knowing people are reading these posts so that I don't give up part way in... so if you're going to be looking forward to discovering NEW kids picture books every day with me, will you leave me a little comment? :)

This post will contain the growing list of books as I write them:

Day 1: Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Anna Dewdney
Day 2: S is for Sleeping Bear Dunes by Kathy-jo Wargin
Day 3: I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems
Day 4: Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story by Emily Arnold McCully
Day 5: Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats by Alicia Potter
Day 6: Templeton Gets His Wish by Greg Pizzoli
Day 7: Jack and the Beanstalk by Anna Milbourne
Day 8: Troto and the Trucks by Uri Shulevitz
Day 9: Ladybug Girl and the Best Ever Playdate by David Soman & Jacky Davis
Day 10: Good Night, Firefly by Gabriel Alborozo
Day 11: A Rock Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas
Day 12: Woodpecker Wham! by April Pulley Sayre
Day 13: The House That's Your Home by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Day 14: Secrets of Winter: A Shine-a-Light Book by Carron Brown {GIVEAWAY!}
Day 15: I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton
Day 16: Ask Me by Bernard Waber
Day 17: Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Leslea Newman
Day 18: Dilly Dally Daisy by Mark Fearing 
Day 19: Sunshine Brightens Springtime by Charles Ghigna
Day 20: Beautiful Hands by Kathryn Otoshi & Bret Baumgarten
Day 21: That's Not My Hedgehog... by F. Watt & R. Wells
Day 22: P. Zonka Lays an Egg by Julie Paschkis
Day 23: With a Friend By Your Side by Barbara Kerley
Day 24: Izzy & Oscar by Allison Estes & Dan Stark
Day 25: Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! by Doreen Cronin
Day 26: Where's Will? by Anna Claybourne
Day 27: Little Miss, Big Sis by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Day 28: Olga da Polga by Michael Bond
Day 29: Who Wants Broccoli? by Val Jones
Day 30: Wild About Us! by Karen Beaumont
Day 31: Final thoughts on this year's 31 days


  1. Looking forward to this - and hoping you'll share the style of writing for each of the books too. I only like reading picture books to my kids that are written in rhyme (like the one about the baby in the bubble or the Cupcake Princess).

    Can't wait!

    1. I LOVE rhyming books too! Thanks for following!

  2. I'll totally be reading along this month!

    1. Yay thanks for keeping me accountable! :)

  3. I always love new book recommendations for my kids!

    1. Great! I hope I can help you find some good ones! :)

  4. Ooohhh - I love kids' books! Fun! I'll have to follow along!