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message 1: by Pam (last edited Apr 10, 2018 07:41PM) (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2547 comments Here are my ideas for my children's/graphic novel challenge! The plan is to read the picture books with my grandsons. The rest are mid-grade and graphic novels. Most of them I have been planning to read, are on my bookshelves/in boxes, or I am familiar with the author. A few of them I read back in the day...
*: Mid-grade

Progress will be reported on my regular ATY challenge.

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title: Muddypaws' Day at the Farm
Muddypaws' Day at the Farm by Steve Smallman
*2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list: Catch You Later, Traitor (Been on my TBR for awhile!)
Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi
*3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth: About Habitats: Deserts
About Habitats Deserts (About...) by Cathryn Sill
5. A book about or inspired by real events: The Great Moon Hoax
The Great Moon Hoax by Stephen Krensky or
Shadow on the Mountain
Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus
*6. A book originally written in a language other than English: The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom (Re-read in Spanish and English)
The Surrender Tree Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
7. A gothic novel
8. An "own voices" book*
*9. A book with a body part in the title: Heartlight
Heartlight (Adventures of Kate, #1) by T.A. Barron
*10. An author's debut book: Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol (Graphic novel)
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
*11. A literary fiction: City of Orphans by Avi
City of Orphans by Avi
This is a must read since it won the 2014 New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award for Young Adult and it has been on my TBR for a few years!
12. A book set in Africa or South America: Aya (Graphic Novel)
Aya (Aya #1) by Marguerite Abouet
*13. A book with a plot centered around a secret: Double Eagle
Double Eagle by Sneed B. Collard III
*14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire: The Raging Fires
The Raging Fires (Merlin Saga, #3) by T.A. Barron
15. A book with a unique format/writing structure: Look . . . Look Again!
Look . . . Look Again! by John O'Brien
16. A narrative nonfiction
17. A book you expect to make you laugh: Where's My Cow? by Terry Pratchett
Where's My Cow? (Discworld, #34.5) by Terry Pratchett
18. A book with a location in the title: MoMA / Seen Art?: En Busca De Arte / in Search of Art by Jon Scieszka (Re-read)
MoMA / Seen Art? En Busca De Arte / in Search of Art by Jon Scieszka
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
Ghost Ship: A Cape Cod Story by Mary Higgins Clark
Ghost Ship A Cape Cod Story by Mary Higgins Clark
*20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends: The Witch of Blackbird Pond (re-read)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
*21. A book written in first person perspective: The Twenty-One Balloons
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois
*22. A book you have high expectations or hope for: Fog Magic by Julia L. Sauer
Fog Magic by Julia L. Sauer
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map: Dinotopia: The World Beneath
Dinotopia The World Beneath by James Gurney
*25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
The Bad Beginningby Lemony Snicket
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) by Lemony Snicket
26. A book with a text only cover: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Mostly only text, with a decorative border.)
27. A book about surviving a hardship: Flowers for Sarajevo (Re-read)
Flowers for Sarajevo by John McCutcheon
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water: The Big Wave
The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck
*29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench): The Warlock's Shadow - Dagger
The Warlock's Shadow (The Thief-Taker's Apprentice, #2) by Stephen Deas
30. A short book: Unpoppable.
Unpoppable. by Tim Hopgood
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never: Tintin in Tibet
Tintin in Tibet (Tintin, #20) by Hergé
32. An alternate history book
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link):Funny Farm: Seamus McNamus: The Goat Who Would Be King
Seamus McNamus The Goat Who Would Be King by Rob Kurtz
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
*35. A book featuring a murder: Murder at Midnight
Murder at Midnight (Midnight Magic, #1) by Avi
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee
38. A science book or a science fiction book: The Daily Comet: Boy Saves Earth from Giant Octopus!
The Daily Comet Boy Saves Earth from Giant Octopus! by Frank Asch
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title: Komodo! by Peter Sís
Komodo! by Peter Sís
One of my favorites from my short-lived teaching career!
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater: Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren
Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence: I'm Your Bus
I'm Your Bus by Marilyn Singer
44. A ghost story: Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett
Johnny and the Dead (Johnny Maxwell, #2) by Terry Pratchett
*45. A book that intimidates/ scares you: Thriller by Jon Scieszka and others
Thriller by Jon Scieszka
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air: Skywriting: Poems to Fly
Skywriting Poems to Fly by J. Patrick Lewis
*47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own: Nu Dang and His Kite
Nu Dang and His Kite by Jacqueline Ayer
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) The One-Eyed Giant
The One-Eyed Giant (Tales from the Odyssey, #1) by Mary Pope Osborne
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists
50. A book with a warm atmosphere: Blueberry Girl Neil Gaiman
Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
52. A book published in 2018


message 2: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2475 comments Mod
Love it :-)


message 3: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Interesting list!
If you enjoy the 1st Aya, I found the sequels a lot more interesting and deep. I'll use an Akissi graphic novel for this prompt, she's Aya's little sister and the stories are aimed at kids :)


message 4: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2547 comments Thanks Zaz! I have Aya Love in Yop City (4-6) checked out, ready for Jan 1. I haven't read the first 3 books though. I'll ck on the one you suggested. I have to read something from the Ivory Coast, for a different challenge, is the reason I chose this book. I don't normally read graphic novels but maybe I will find that I like them.


message 5: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 3034 comments Aya volumes are one story, so I wouldn't skip the first ones, you'll probably be lost without the events from the 1st volumes. Akissi can be read out of order (there are several stories in each volume).


message 6: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2547 comments Ok, thanks! I didn't realize it was books 4-6 until I got home. I'll have to start Jan 1 with something else. Or, find books 1-3 before then!


message 7: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2547 comments I think I may have overextended myself w creating a 2nd challenge BUT we'll see how it goes! I want to start with these books:
1. Catch you Later Traitor
2. Fog Magic
3. Twenty-one Balloons
4. Thriller


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