Let’s try this again, shall we?
Miss last week’s ReadAdv? Catch up with the chat transcript. Topic: the next steps for The Reader’s Advisory Chat That Could — what’s working, what we could do better, what we plan to do. Thanks to all who participated! You’ve given us excellent food for thought & action — we really appreciate your thoughtful, smart suggestions.
My daughter, age 7, loves picture books, but I find that many of them lack the complex plotting and sophisticated language she’s come to enjoy in the easy readers & middle-grade chapter books we read together.
I asked the good people of Twitter to help me — jog my memory, give me some fresh ideas — of longform picture books.
Herewith, a list, in no particular order. The list is a mix of authors & specific titles (with authors):
- Canterbury Tales, retold by Marcia Williams
- Patricia Polacco
- Hattie & The Wild Waves, by Barbara Cooney
- The Oxcart Man, by Barbara Cooney
- The King’s Stilts, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins & Bartholomew and the Oobleck, all by Dr. Seuss
- Jill Barklem
- Babar series by de Brunhoff (warning: racism/colonialism)
- Polo series, by Regis Faller (wordless)
- Trina Schart Hyman’s many retellings of fairy tales
- Wizardology/Pirateology/Dragonology/Mythology books
- Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm
- Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale
- Mouse Guard, by David Peterson
- Minpins, by Roald Dahl
- Melisande, by E. Nesbit
- A Bad Case of Stripes, by David Shannon
- The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum, by Kate Bernheimer
- Archie Comics
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
- Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick
- Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
- Douglas Florian
- The Pet Project, by Lisa Wheeler
- Talking Eggs, by Robert San Souci & Jerry Pinkney
- Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, John Steptoe
- Wizard of Oz & Peter Pan (both pop-ups) by Robert Sabuda
- Beatrix Potter
Many thanks to everyone who responded to my query with such great suggestions!
Do you have other suggestions? Let us know in the comments!
Hi, friends. Due to vacation, workload, & travel plans, we are going to skip our regularly scheduled April 4 session of ReadAdv.
We will see you at 8 PM EDT on Thursday, April 18, with a hot-hot-hawt topic: Automated RA.
We don’t mean the kind of mediated RA you participate in when you seek out & sift through recommendations from your friends on GoodReads or post a “recommend books for my beach vacation!” thread on Facebook.
We’re talking about automated algorithmic services online. We figure you have some thoughts & feelings about them, and we’d love to hear all about it!
Join us! Use the TweetChat Room or just follow #ReadAdv on Twitter.
We’ll be posting Reader’s Advisory updates here regularly — chat transcripts, topics for discussion, our schedule, and other relevant tools we find & thoughts we develop along the way.
Generally, we hold #ReadAdv on Twitter on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 8PM EST/EDT.
You can use TweetChat to follow the flow of the conversation: http://tweetchat.com/room/readadv is the room you want. You’ll need to link it to your Twitter account to participate within the room.
Pull up a chair, make yourself at home, and thanks for visiting! We hope to see you around here often.