I want to tell you about a great new blog - Save Everything! (and the Picture Book), Started by Bridget Heos, author of the upcoming book What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae: a Guide for Insect Parents (and Curious Children), illustrated by Stephane Jorisch (Lerner/Millbrook, Spring 2011).
The goal of this year-long promotion is to introduce children to new picture books. Here's how it works: Each month, Bridget will highlight 10 new picture books centered on a theme. Kids who send in a review (in the form of a paragraph, drawing, video, etc.) for one of the books, will be entered to win book-related prizes. Teachers can also win prizes for their classrooms by submitting multiple student book reviews.
Here's what teachers need to do:
1. Read picture books to your students.
2. Have them write reviews.
3. Send the reviews in to be entered to win picture books and other bookish prizes for your
Each month, there will be a new theme, new list, and new prizes, so be sure to follow along on the blog.
To my author friends, here's a list of monthly topics. If your book fits one of the topics, let Bridget know and your book may be included in that months book reviews.
January: Save the World (and the Picture Book)
Books with environmental or world themes
February: Save the Sweets (and the Sweet Picture Books)
Books about sweets things like cupcakes and sweet-ish things like fuzzy animals
March: Save the Bookworms (and the Picture Books They Eat)
Books about books…and insects
April: Save the Laughing Children (and the Picture Book)
May: Save the Pink Princesses (and the Tomboys)
Books about princesses and other girl power themes
June: Save America’s Favorite Pastime (and America’s Favorite Picture Books)
July: Save the Polar Bears (and the Teddy Bears)
Books featuring bears
August: Save the Summer Vacation (and the Picture Books)
Books about summer and books about school
September: Save the Koalas (and the Marsupial Picture Books)
Books about marsupials
October: Save the Monsters (and the Picture Books)
Books about monsters—scary, funny, or cute
November: Save the Heroes (Real and Pretend)
Books about military, police, firefighters, superheroes, and other heroes
December: Save the Snow Angels (and the Picture Books) Books featuring snow or angels (This includes holiday books if they have snow.)