Children’s Readathon – Picture Books (Week 1)

Our first week focuses on children’s picture books. See below for the winning books selected in the poll. Read from 8/4 to 8/9 and post your review on or before 8/10. Please email or message me if you’re participating or posting a review so I can add you to the list below of blogs to watch. You can add in anything into your post besides a review, e.g. giveaways, author profiles, background material, educational ideas, etc. Have fun with it!

Where to find the reviews and links to posts: PICTURE BOOKS

Children's Books Readathon - August 2018

Participating Books / Blogs

  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    • This Is My Truth Now*
  • Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
    • This Is My Truth Now*
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    • This Is My Truth Now*


*Blog links will be available when the review is posted and the person notifies me.

Background / Guidelines

Welcome to the Children’s Books Readathon held in August 2018. Join in the fun to read between 8 and 12 books in August 2018 and share your reviews with the group. Don’t worry about the count of books, as (1) you can read only the ones you want and (2) some are less than 25 pages! See below for the 4 categories across the month as well as all the guidelines for how to participate.

Children's Books Readathon - August 2018

  • Overview
  • VOTE in the POLL (July 6th thru 13th, 2018)
  • Winning Books & Date to Read By
    • Picture Books – Read 8/4 to 8/9, Post Review on 8/10
      • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
      • Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
      • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    • Award Winners – Read 8/11 to 8/16, Post Review on 8/17
      • Winnie the Pooh #1 by A. A. Milne
      • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
      • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
    • Young Adult – Read 8/18 to 8/23, Post Review on 8/24
      • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
      • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    • Authors Who Blog – Read 8/25 to 8/30, Post Review on 8/31
      • Maxine Sylvester (Ronaldo Series)
      • Robbie Cheadle (Sir Chocolate Series)


  1. I so want to participate because these are all amazing books that I have read or wanted to read but not sure if I can manage it. If I get some spare time this month, I will be reading the books for that week 🙂

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  2. I walked to the library yesterday and got all the books for weeks one and two. (Thanks for giving me an excuse to get some exercise in). I had given the Dr. Seuss book to our daughter on her recent graduation from college! Looking forward to participating. It will be nice to chat with you on a more regular basis, Jay, been missing your blog posts 🙂

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  3. I have bought those books that are available on kindle and locally. Amazon takes a long time to deliver to SA. I am looking forward to this, Jay.

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  4. Hi I’m an author blogger and i’m Interested in participating. I’m late to the start but I’d like to join in posting a review for one of next weeks selections.
    I’m a publisher author of a picture book and early chapter book. I’m looking forward to joking your Readathon!

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  5. […] Thank you for putting up with my beginning rhymes. The following will explain why I couldn’t help myself.  As you read, my baby girl is heading off into the world and it just so happens that her departure coincides with the Children’s Readathon hosted by This Is My Truth Now blog. Check it out at […]

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