Top Ten Tuesday: Picture Bookish Goals for 2013

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Today is Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and the Bookish.  This weeks meme is:  Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013.  Below are ten of my goals for this year.  I’d be happy if I completed three of them.  Head over to The Broke and the Bookish to see lots of interesting and ambitious goals for reading in 2013!

1.  Create my own book award.  I’d love to be able to give picture book writers and illustrators an award of some kind — if maybe only recognition.  I’ve been thinking about doing this for awhile.  I’ll set up my criteria and have readers vote — or something.  I’m not sure, just an idea I’ve been kicking around for awhile.

2.  Find as many picture book biographies as I can and read those to my son.  We’ve really enjoyed biographies.  Some of my favorite have been George Washington’s Birthday, Noah Webster and His Words, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

3.  Finish reading all of the Bank Street book recommendations for my son’s age range to him.  

4.  Finish reading all of the Cybils nominated picture books for both fiction and non-fiction.   

5.  Finish reading all of the Caldecott Medal & Honor Books. 

6.  Finish reading all of the Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards for picture books.   

7.  Read more, find more, and review more books in foreign languages.  I’ve been teaching myself Spanish with a combination of children’s picture and board books along with children’s songs.  The progress is slow but sure.  I’ve been happily surprised.  I also studied Mandarin and French and my son is now taking Hindi lessons.  So I’m always on the hunt for foreign language books.

8.  Create my own book meme – maybe Multilingual Monday? Foreign Language Friday? Wordless Picture Book Wednesday?  I’m not sure, but I hope to have some alliteration in the title.   I’ll have to think about it some more.

9.  Complete the reading goal of 300 picture books from http://sharannmohr.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/300-picture-books-in-2013/.

10.  Apply to be a judge for the 2013 Cybils.  You should do this, too.  It looks very interesting.  It seems like a lot of work, but definitely rewarding and a lot of fun.  :)

I’d love to read about your goals!  What are some of your bookish goals for this year?

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6 comments

  1. I think it’s neat that you want to read more books in foreign languages! It sounds like fun! :) I took French and learned some Spanish too, but Mandarin and Hindi sound good to learn as well!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  2. Woah! I think it’s really cool you want to read more things in different languages! One of the things I collect/buy when I got to different countries (which have been like 3) is buy the first book in the Harry Potter series in that language. I have one in German and Czech. While I can’t really read them, I love them anyway! Good luck this year!

    Caroline @ Prose Before Woes

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  3. Thanks for stopping by Jorie’s Reads. These are fantastic goals. I remember really liking “Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez” by Kathleen Krull and Yuyi Morales (Illustrator). Here’s to achieving your 2013 goals.

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