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Weekly picture book reads 9-14-12

Several of my crit partners and I have given ourselves a challenge to read 10 picture books a week. I also decided to add middle-grade books to my list, but they will take longer to read since I can only read in small intervals. This week’s books are:

The notes on the book covers are for my critique partners.

It’s said that in order to become better at one’s craft, one needs to read 1,000 picture books. I’m hoping this is so. Some of the books I picked up have me wondering why they got published or why the person who illustrated them was picked.

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