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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Olivia

Posted about 1 month ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, humorous books for kids, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, self-confidence, stories and words
Olivia written and illustrated by Ian Falconer

Olivia by Ian Falconer

Children can easily see themselves in Olivia the pig, who is often involved in a whirlwind of activity and has unrestrained confidence in herself. She has a younger brother who copies her, so she scares him with a mask; she tries on all of her clothes before deciding what to wear; she tries to paint a picture on the living room wall, just like the abstract museum painting she saw. And, best of all, when her mother reads her bedtime stories, Olivia dreams she is the main character. Adults and children will laugh together at Olivia’s antics and will want to read the entire series of Olivia books.

"Olivia" written and illustrated by Ian Falconer is available for checkout at the Library in the following formats: Book, eBook, Audiobook and eAudiobook.

You may also enjoy other books in the Olivia series:

Olivia forms a band by Ian Falconer
Olivia and the fairy princesses by Ian Falconer
Olivia the spy / written and illustrated by Ian Falconer
Olivia goes to Venice by Ian Falconer

More Picture Books with Feisty, Self-Confident Heroines

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.

Borrow it from the Library: Book or eBook

You may also enjoy the other books in the Grace series by Mary Hoffman

This book is part of the 101 Picture Book Challenge.

I Will Never, Not Ever, Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

I will never not ever eat a tomato by Lauren Child

A fussy eater decides to sample the carrots after her brother convinces her that they are really orange twiglets from Jupiter.

Borrow it from the Library: Book or DVD

You may also enjoy the other books in the Charlie and Lola series by Lauren Child.

Kay Thompson’s Eloise : The Absolutely Essential 60th Anniversary Edition by Kay Thompson

Kay Thompson's Eloise : the absolutely essential 60th anniversary edition / drawings by Hilary Knight ; scrapbook written by Marie Brenner

An ebullient six-year-old Eloise describes her busy life in New York City's Plaza Hotel.

Borrow it from the Library: Book or eAudiobook

You may also enjoy the other books in the Eloise series or the Eloise video series available via hoopla.

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

Borrow it from the Library: Book, DVDeAudiobook or eVideo

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.

Borrow it from the Library: Book

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Rosie Revere, engineer / by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts

A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.

Borrow it from the Library: Book, eBook, eAudiobook or DVD

This book is part of the 101 Picture Book Challenge.

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Ada Twist, scientist / by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts

Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

Borrow it from the Library: Book, AudiobookeBook, eAudiobook or DVD


What is the 101 Picture Book Challenge and How Do You Take It?

The 101 Picture Book Challenge is for anyone at any age. Librarians hand picked the titles on the list which includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).

This is the latest in a series of blog posts exploring some of the things we love about these books.

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