The reading list: my #100picturebooks challenge

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The challenge was to read, study, and learn from 100 picture books published in the last five years. Here is my running list of titles that I have been blogging, tweeting, and raving about using #100picturebooks. I will be adding to the list as I go and adding numbers once I've finished. Some of the titles are outside the five years because people recommended them or they were firsts in a sequence of titles. 

Just for fun, I've sprinkled a little scavenger hunt throughout this post. Try to identify all the picture books that I've left visual clues for — let me know how you do!

ACCIDENT! by Andrea Tsurumi
HMH Books for Young Readers, 2017, 48 pages

THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE THE UNIMAGINARY FRIEND by Dan Santat
Little Brown and Company, 2014, 40 pages

AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUMPTY GOT BACK UP AGAIN) by Dan Santat
Roaring Brook Press, 2017, 40 pages

AROUND AMERICA TO WIN THE VOTE (TWO SUFFRAGISTS, A KITTEN, AND 10,000 MILES)
by Mara Rockliff and Hadley Hooper
Candlewick Press, 2016, 40 pages

BAABWAA AND WOOLIAM: A TALE OF LITERACY, DENTAL HYGIENE, AND FRIENDSHIP
by David Elliott and Melissa Sweet
Candlewick Press, 2017, 40 pages

THE BAD SEED by Jory John and Pete Oswald
HarperCollins, 2017, 40 pages

BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE PUPPETEER OF MACY’S PARADE
by Melissa Sweet
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011, 40 pages

THE BLACK RABBIT by Phillippa Leathers
Candlewick Press, 2013, 40 pages

THE BLUE WHALE by Jenni Desmond
Enchanted Lions Books, 2015, 48 pages

THE BOOK OF MISTAKES by Corinna Luyken
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017, 56 pages

 1. Let's go! What picture book do these colorfast friends call home?

1. Let's go! What picture book do these colorfast friends call home?

CATS’ NIGHT OUT by Caroline Stutson and Jon Klassen
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Reader, 2010, 32 pages

CHARLIE & MOUSE & GRUMPY by Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes
Chronicle Books, 2017, 48 pages

CRANKENSTIEN by Samantha Berger and Dan Santat
Little Brown and Company, 2013, 40 pages

THE DARK by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen
Little Brown Company, 2013, 40 pages

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
Philomel Books (imprint of Penguin), 2013, 40 pages

THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
Philomel Books (imprint of Penguin), 2015, 48 pages

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmier
Dial Books, 2014 (2012), 40 pages

EACH KINDNESS by Jacquelin Woodson and E. B. Lewis
Nancy Paulsen Books a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2012, 32 pages

EVERYONE LOVES BACON by Kelly DiPucchio and Eric Wight
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (BYR), 2015, xx pages

 2. Up, up, and away! What picture book includes this well-orchestrated end page? 

2. Up, up, and away! What picture book includes this well-orchestrated end page? 

FREEDOM OVER ME: ELEVEN SLAVES, THEIR LIVES AND DREAMS BROUGHT TO LIFE
by Ashley Bryan
A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016, 56 pages

FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS by Monica Brown and John Parra
NorthSouth Books, 2017, 40 pages

GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO AUTUMN by Kenard Pak
Henry Holt and Company, 2016, 32 pages

GOODNIGHT HOCKEY (SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS) by Michael Dahl and Christina Forshay Capstone Young Readers, 2015, 36 pages

HOW DO YOU WOKKA-WOKKA? by Elizabeth Bluemle and Randy Cecil
Candlewick Press, 2009, 32 pages

I’M NEW HERE by Anne Sibley O’Brien
Charlesbridge, 2015, 32 pages

I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen
Candlewick Press, 2011, 40 pages

JABARI JUMPS by Gaia Cornwall
Candlewick Press, 2017, 32 pages

 3. Oooo, aaah, oooh... What picture book holds this dreamy, magical illustration?

3. Oooo, aaah, oooh... What picture book holds this dreamy, magical illustration?

LACY WALKER NONSTOP TALKER by Christianne Jones and Richard Watson
Picture Window Books, 2012, 32 pages

LAUNDRY DAY by Jassixa Bagley
Roaring Brook Press, 2017, 32 pages

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET by Matt De La Pena and Christian Robinson
G. P. Putnam’s Sons an imprint of Penguin Group, 2015, 32 pages

LENNY & LUCY by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead
Roaring Brook Press, 2015, 40 pages

LITTLE RED WRITING by Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet
Chronicle Books LLC, 2016, 36 pages

MALALA’S MAGIC PENCIL by Malala Yousafzai and Kerascoet
Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2017, 48 pages

MEET THE DULLARDS: EXTREMELY BORING EDITION by Sara Pennypacker and Daniel Samieri
Blazer + Bray Harper Coliins Publishers, 2015, 32 pages

ME TOO! by Annika Dunklee and Lori Joy Smith
Kids Can Press, 2015, 32 pages

MITCHELL GOES BOWLING by Hallie Durand and Tony Fucile
Candlewick Press, 2013, 40 pages

MR. TIGER GOES WILD by Peter Brown
Little, Brown, 2013, 48 pages

 4. Prove you're not a quack — what picture book did this guy escape from?

4. Prove you're not a quack — what picture book did this guy escape from?

THE NIGHT GARDENER by Terry Fan and Eric Fan
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016, 48 pages

NIGHTLIGHTS by Lorena Alvarez
Nobrow, 2016, 56 pages

NOISY NIGHT by Mac Barnett and Brian Biggs
Roaring Books Press, 2017, 32 pages

ON A MAGICAL DO-NOTHING DAY by Beatrice Alemagna
Harper an imprint of HarperCollins publishing, 2016, 48 pages

OVER AND UNDER THE POND by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
Chronicle Books, 2017, 48 pages

OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
Chronicle Books, 2011, 44 pages

PETE THE CAT AND HIS MAGICAL SUNGLASSES by Kimberly and James Dean
Harper (imprint of Harper Collins Publishers) 2013 40 pages

RED, A CRAYON’S STORY by Michael Hall
Greenwillow Books, 2015, 40 pages

SIX DOTS: A STORY OF YOUNG LOUIS BRAILLE by Jen Bryant and Boris Kulikov
Alfred K. Knopf, 2016, 40 pages

SWEET PEA & FRIENDS: THE SHEEPOVER by John and Jennifer Churchman
Little Brown and Company, 2015, 44 pages

 5. Please pass the answer. What hot and spicy picture book is this illustration from?

5. Please pass the answer. What hot and spicy picture book is this illustration from?

TAP TAP BOOM BOOM by Elizabeth Bluemle and G. Brian Karas
Candlewick Press, 2014, 32 pages

THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA by Mo Willems
Balzer + Bray, 2013, 48 pages

THEY ALL SAW A CAT by Brendan Wenzel
Chronicle Books, 2016, 44 pages

THIS DAY IN JUNE by Gail E. Pitman and Kristyna Litten
Margination Press, 2014, 32 pages

THIS IS NOT MY HAT by Jon Klassen
Candlewick Press, 2012, 40 pages

THIS MOOSE BELONGS TO ME by Oliver Jeffers
Philomel Books, 2012, 32 pages

THUNDER BOY JR. by Sherman Alexie
Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016, 40 pages

THE TWINS’ BLANKET by Hyewon Yum
Frances Foster Books, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011, 40 pages

UP AND IN THE GARDEN AND DOWN IN THE DIRT
by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
Chronicle Books, 2015, 56 pages

 6. Swimming with the fishes! What picture book is this from?

6. Swimming with the fishes! What picture book is this from?

THE WAY HOME IN THE NIGHT by Akiko Miyakoshi
Kids Can Press, 2017, 32 pages

WE FOUND A HAT by Jon Klassen
Candlewick Press, 2016, 56 pages

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom
Compendium Inc., 2014, 36 pages?

WHOOSH! LONNIE JOHNSON’S SUPER-SOAKING STREAM OF INVENTIONS
by Chris Barton and Don Tate
Charlesbridge, 2016, 32 pages

WINDOWS by Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale
Candlewick Press, 2017, 32 pages

THE WISH TREE by Kyo Maclear
Chronicle Books, 2016, 40 pages

WOLF IN THE SNOW by Matthew Cordell
Feiwel and Friends, 2017, 48 pages

THE WOLF, THE DUCK, AND THE MOUSE by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Candlewick Press, 2017, 40 pages

YOU MUST BRING A HAT! by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley
Sterling Children’s Books, 2017, XX pages

 7. Can you  find  what picture book's pages this illustration came from?

7. Can you find what picture book's pages this illustration came from?

What books from this list have you read? What are your favorites? Are there any titles that I've missed that you think I should read and add to my #100picturebooks project?