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Hello,

I've been reading a lot about how retyping PBs can help with developing your own writing so I am keen to try this. Where to start? There is so much to choose from.

At the moment, I am especially interested in non rhyming ones of not more than 500 words. I often borrow from the library (My toddler devours them - sometimes literally) but there are few new titles and not many seem to fit this bill.

I'm sure I saw a post about a website with word counts but I can no longer find it. I am beginning to question my memory of it!

Any pointers or recommendations would be very welcome,

Thanks,
Bruna
#1 - July 20, 2015, 12:08 PM
« Last Edit: July 20, 2015, 01:50 PM by bruna-deluca »

Here's a good blog post covering different types of PB structure, along with a few examples:

http://taralazar.com/2012/11/07/piboidmo-day-7-tammi-sauer/

And here is a website where you can find word counts:

http://www.arbookfind.com/default.aspx

(It used to be on "renlearn" but looks like the link is different now?)

For more new titles, you could check out a bookstore and write down your favorite titles. You can often order books to your library, too.

Happy reading!
#2 - July 20, 2015, 01:32 PM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
http://www.dianamurray.com

Diana-Thanks so much for the link to Tara Lazar's blog post describing the different types of picture book structure.  I needed that, since I am working on two stories that just don't want to conform to the traditional "rule of 3" format.
#3 - July 20, 2015, 03:10 PM

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