Monday, December 10, 2018

Week 14 PBID Question

Two weeks ago was a pretty tough question, but last week a bunch of kids told me the question was way too easy. Maybe this one is in-the-middle. As you can see, this picture features six characters wearing sweaters, and with the way the temperature has been around here, a nice, warm sweater is a great thing to have. So, speaking of sweaters ... 


Who made these sweaters?

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Week 13 PBID Question

We've had a little snow here and there this fall, but it has all melted. Until this past weekend, that is. Now it looks like everything will be snow-covered until spring. We've entered the season of hats and mittens, boots and snow pants, and hopefully some hot chocolate every once in a while. Which leads us to this week's question. This young man woke up to a winter wonderland and got all dressed up in his warm clothes, just like all of us in Wisconsin this morning.


What is this character's name?

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Week 12 PBID Answer

Monday, November 26, 2018

Week 12 PBID Question

I promised a first grade class a tough question, and maybe this one qualifies. (I'll check with them this week to see if it's a hard question or not.) But who knows? Maybe they will think it's easy! (And maybe you will too!)

This is the first week with more than one image. While all five images are from different books, all of them are related. How? Well, that's up to you. On to the question!






These pictures are all from books in the same series.
What is the name of that series of picture books?

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Week 11 PBID Answer


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Monday, November 19, 2018

Week 11 PBID Question

It's Thanksgiving week which means there are fewer school days to look for books and try to find answers, so I decided to keep it straight forward for week 11. If you recognize this little bird, you'll probably know the answer to the question. Good luck!


What is the little bird asking the dog?

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Week 10 PBID Answer

Monday, November 12, 2018

Week 10 PBID Question

Last week many of you recognized the style of the illustration before you knew the answer. That's awesome! Maybe you thought, "That sort of looks like Buzz from Fly Guy, but Mr. W. said it wasn't Buzz. Who wrote the Fly Guy books? What other books has he written?" And that sent you on a search for other books by Tedd Arnold so you could find the answer.

Maybe you will do the same for this week's image. This illustrator's work is very distinctive. Matter of fact, there are several of this person's illustrations hanging in my office right now!

On to the question!

This girl is a big fan of her brother's work. What is her brother's name?

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Week 9 PBID Answer

Monday, November 5, 2018

Week 9 PBID Question

Okay, okay, I think this question might be a tough one. (I think it might be hard, but you guys surprise me every week!) Just in case, I'm going to give everyone a clue right away. Ready? Here is your clue:

This picture is not Buzz. 

Does that help or only make it more confusing? Good luck!


Why did this boy use all that tape on himself?

Week 8 PBID Answer

Monday, October 29, 2018

Week 8 PBID Question

Several students have shared how helpful the second graders were in answering questions these past two weeks. I'm sure there will be some first and second graders who know this one right away, but I'm wondering if there are some older students who remember reading about this guy. We'll see!


Who are the two characters that live next door to this dog?
BONUS: What is the dog's name?

Week 7 PBID Answer

Monday, October 22, 2018

Week 7 PBID Question

The second graders proved to be a valuable resource for last week's question. A number of first graders caught me in the hall to say that the second graders helped them find the answer. Nice cooperation! Let's see how helpful those second graders can be again this week!


What is this man's name? 
BONUS QUESTION: What is he yelling?

Week 6 PBID Answer

Monday, October 15, 2018

Week 6 PBID Question

It has been cold here in Wisconsin this past week. It has also been raining a lot and last night it even snowed! In the middle of October! (Which is early even for us here in Wisconsin.) Everything is soaked. Which leads us to our question for week 6 of the Picture Book Identification Tournament.


This girl didn't just come in from the rain or snow, and she didn't fall in a lake or a puddle. Why does she look all drippy?

(If this is a tough one, you might want to check with some second graders.)

Week 5 PBID Answer

Monday, October 8, 2018

Week 5 PBID Question

From a question about a  man in a hat to a question about a boy wearing a crown. Where should we go next? Hat ... crown ... How about shoes?


Who wears these spectacular boots?

Week 4 PBID Answer

Monday, October 1, 2018

Week 4 PBID Question

Last week's question was about a hat, so I thought we'd take the next step: from hat to crown. That sure is an impressive crown worn by this young king, and he has a spectacular scepter to match! But our question isn't about his crown or scepter. It's about this king's commands. 


This young king declares that a specific activity should start.
What is that activity? 

Week 3 PBID Answer

Monday, September 24, 2018

Week 3 PBID Question

Fall is upon us and cooler temperatures are sure to follow. (Or, depending on where you live, those cooler temperatures have already arrived.) Nevertheless, whether for cooler temperatures or pure style, sometimes a person needs to wear a hat. Here's a fantastic one: 


By what name do readers know the person wearing this hat?

Week 2 PBID Answer

Monday, September 17, 2018

Week 2 PBID Question

Here we go with week 2 of the PBID challenge. You might recognize the image and know the book immediately, but can you answer the question? Don't forget, it's not cheating to find the book and read it again. That's why you have a week to share your answer!


What does this animal see?

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