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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.
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.