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I fell a few days behind with #PictureBookPicnic. For day 19, rhyme, I chose CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE by Maurice Sendak. My pick for Day 20, trees, was A TREEFUL OF PIGS by Arnold Lobel, illustrated by Anita Lobel. And for today's theme of birds I chose an image from MAMA, LOOK! by Patricia Murphy and David Diaz.
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It was hard to choose just one favorite book to share for #PictureBookPicnic today, but I settled on THE TREK by Ann Jonas. I have always loved the way the illustrations subtly reveal the shapes of jungle animals in the everyday objects the main character encounters on her way to school. It seems like, even now, I notice something new on each re-reading.

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#PictureBookPicnic Day 17: Zoo. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿต I have always loved the fact that BRUNO MUNARI'S ZOO is designed to feel like a walk through an actual zoo. This sign at the start of the book draws the reader into the experience of visiting zoo animals and also serves as a table of contents of sorts.
#kidlit #brunomunariszoo #brunomunari #picturebooks #zoo #childrensbooks #titlepage #readaloud #readtome #animalbooks #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #readersofinstagram #raisingreaders #ReadAtHomeMom

Today's prompt for #PictureBookPicnic is Books. This illustration is from I LIKE THE LIBRARY by Anne Rockwell, which I love even though so much of its information about libraries is now outdated.
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I missed day 15 of #PictureBookPicnic yesterday! The theme was play, and this image is from HERE I COME - READY OR NOT! by Jean Merrill, illustrated by Frances Gruse Scott, the book that taught my kids how to play hide and seek.

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#PictureBookPicnic Day 14: Colors. As we've been packing our books for the move, I've been stumbling across titles I've forgotten about or never realized we owned. One of these was THE GREAT BLUENESS AND OTHER PREDICAMENTS by Arnold Lobel, which tells the story of how the world came to be rainbow-colored rather than black and white or monochromatic.
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The topic for Day 12 of #PictureBookPicnic is travel. I have always loved the way illustrator Stephen Gammell depicted the rainbow-colored car that brings the relatives up from Virginia in THE RELATIVES CAME by Cynthia Rylant, which was a Caldecott Honor book in 1986.

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#PictureBookPicnic Day 11: Storm โ›ˆโšกโ˜” In A LETTER TO AMY by Ezra Jack Keats a thunderstorm interferes with Peter mailing his special birthday invitation to his friend Amy, leaving him wondering whether she will show up.
#kidlit #ezrajackkeats #alettertoamy #picturebooks #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #raisingreaders #readaloud #readtome #amreading #favoritebooks #booksforkids #readersofinstagram #ReadAtHomeMom

#PictureBookPicnic Day 10: Family! This drawing comes from SISTERS by David McPhail. Newer editions have colorized the illustrations but I made sure to get the original version I used to borrow from the library as a kid. My two older girls love hearing about how sisters can like different things and still be best friends - something they're just beginning to understand about their own relationship.
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#PictureBookPicnic Day 8: Sleep. BABY'S BOAT by Jeanne Titherington is an adaptation of a lullaby my middle daughter loved when she was a baby. My oldest picked the book out at a used bookstore to give to her sister a couple of years ago and it's been a favorite ever since.
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Twenty years ago, when I was 15, I found That Summer by @sdessen on the shelf at the @wallkill_library. I loved the book so much that I sent a fan letter. I was shocked when Sarah Dessen actually wrote back to me! I have saved the letter all this time and thought it seemed appropriate to share this summer, when I'm re-reading a lot of her books by listening to them in audio format. I love that I've been able to read every book as it's been published and I hope there will be more to come!
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Today's prompt for #picturebookpicnic is Garden. WHOSE GARDEN IS IT? written by Mary Ann Hoberman and illustrated by Jane Dyer is a rhyming picture book in which all the animal and plant inhabitants of a garden try to convince a visitor that the garden belongs to them. After each one has made its case, it is left up to the reader to determine whose garden it really is.

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Water is today's prompt for #PictureBookPicnic. This illustration appears in THE BEACH BEFORE BREAKFAST by Maxine Kumin and Leonard Weisgard. ๐Ÿ–

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I just came across one more great Independence Day illustration in A TIME TO KEEP by Tasha Tudor. "In the evening there were fireworks at the fairgrounds in the village. We liked to watch them from the high pasture." #kidit #tashatudor #atimetokeep #fourthofjuly #independenceday #illustration #picturebooks #readaloud #readtome #raisingreaders #amreading #fireworks #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagram #ReadAtHomeMom

Today's prompt for #picturebookpicnic is flag. This illustration is from SUMMER: AN ALPHABET ACROSTIC by Steven Schnur. Happy Fourth of July! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #kidlit #picturebooks #fourthofjuly #independenceday #usa #flag #readersofinstagram #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #raisingreaders #poetryforkids #summer #stevenschnur #readaloud #readtome #ReadAtHomeMom

Today is day 3 of my #kidlit #bookstagram challenge, #PictureBookPicnic, and the theme is friends. One of my favorite picture books about friendship is BEST FRIENDS FOR FRANCES.
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#PictureBookPicnic day 2: food. This picture comes from PETE'S A PIZZA by William Steig. On a rainy day, Pete's parents entertain him by turning him into a pretend pizza. This is the scene where they toss the dough. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• #kidlit #picturebooks #williamsteig #petesapizza #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #kidsbooks #booksforkids #raisingreaders #readaloud #readtome #illustration #readathomemom

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