Monday, March 18, 2019

Week 26 PBID Question

It's the middle of March, so it's certainly not the first day of school. (Although the first day of spring is right around the corner.) But even in the middle of the year there can be a first day of school. Like for Molly.

Molly lived by her grandmother who gave great advice. Even though Molly was the shortest student in first grade, her grandmother said, "Walk as proudly as you can and the world will look up to you." But then Molly had to say goodbye to grandma and her friends and move to a new town.

That means Molly has a first day. Not the first day of school, but the first day in a new school. This picture shows Molly on her first day at her new school.


When Molly moved to a new school, there was a classmate who called her names and made fun of her. What was the name of that classmate (who learned a very important lesson)?

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Week 25 PBID Answer

Monday, March 11, 2019

Week 25 PBID Question

This week's PBID challenge question features one dapper looking fellow. Top hat, black suit, black bow tie ... a person might think that tiger is going to the opera at a super-fancy theater or something. Maybe he is. After all, he is a proper gentleman living in a city of other proper animals that always mind their manners. But things aren't always what they seem.


While this tiger is dressed nicely and appears to be a gentleman, he really wants to loosen up and have fun. According to the book, what does Mr. Tiger want to be?

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Week 24 PBID Answer

Monday, March 4, 2019

Week 24 PBID Question

There are so many great picture books, but in my opinion, the best picture books are the ones where you notice new things each time you read them. There's always something new, and it's especially those little details that have been there forever but suddenly surprise you after already reading the book 100 times that make the book stand out.

Take, for example, this week's image for the Picture Book Identification Challenge. I have read this book so many times in the last 25 years, but I never noticed a small detail in this exact image. Look at how those flowers are all wilting. They're falling over like they're dying and all falling away from that cute character. I never noticed that until today.

On to Week 24, and this week there are two questions. You may answer one or the other or both or even answer both questions in two separate comments. Good luck!


What is this cute character's name? What is the name of this book's narrator?

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Week 23 PBID Answer

Monday, February 25, 2019

Week 23 PBID Question

Last week's question included the entire alphabet, or as I wrote, "a disaster of alphabetic proportions!" This week's question includes just one small mouse. But there are so many mice in picture books! What book is this guy from, and what is the answer to Week 23 of the #PBIDchallenge?

This mouse has had a busy day. In fact he has just completed a wonderful picture of his family and hung it on the refrigerator. But when he stands back to look at his picture, he is reminded of something. 


What is this mouse reminded of when he looks at the refrigerator, and what does he ask for to solve his problem?

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Week 22 PBID Answer

Monday, February 18, 2019

Week 22 PBID Question

On to Week 22 of the Picture Book Identification Challenge, and this week features all the letters of the ... OH, NO!!! It's a disaster of alphabetic proportions! My goodness, look at that pile up of letters!

Whew! All of the letters had their parents or an aunt or uncle come to take care of them, and everyone is going to be okay. Despite that dramatic pile up of letters, there are only a few small boo-boos. Speaking of boo-boos, here's the Week 22 question. 


What was E's injury?

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Week 21 PBID Answer

Monday, February 11, 2019

Week 21 PBID Question

It's hard to believe we have already completed 20 weeks of the Picture Book Identification Challenge. TWENTY WEEKS! I'm looking forward to all the questions coming up in the future! How about you?

Before we get to this week's picture and question, let me take a moment to welcome some new visitors. Last week I was in Milwaukee for the Wisconsin State Reading Association's annual convention, and I introduced the #PBIDchallenge to a bunch of teachers. So to all the teachers and students checking out the #PBIDchallenge for the first time, welcome! Good luck with Week 21! (Even if it is only Week 1 for you.)

Take a look at this picture. See the ladybug? That's one brave ladybug. Or a not-very-smart ladybug. Or a something-something-else ladybug because it challenged the lobster to a fight! Please answer two questions about the following image.


According to the book, what kind of ladybug is this? Also, at what time did the ladybug challenge the lobster to a fight?

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Week 20 PBID Answer

Monday, February 4, 2019

Week 20 PBID Question

Last week it was FREEZING cold here in Wisconsin, so our picture was a young girl and her father all bundled up to keep warm on a winter day. This week continues the theme of cold weather, only this girl and her grandmother stayed inside during the cold.

The author of the book that this image comes from has won many awards. She has won a Newbery Honor four times, a Caldecott Honor for the book that this image is from, and is the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.


This girl misses Mama, but Grandma says, Your mama's gonna be coming on home soon. Mama moved to Chicago for a job. What is the job Mama says she will be doing while she is gone?

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Week 19 PBID Answer

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Week 19 PBID Question

I'm a day late with this week's question for the #PBIDchallenge because we were home for a snow day! We got a lot of snow, and now it is supposed to get windy and COLD. Temperatures are forecast to be below zero from today until Friday and could get as low -30°. Everyone in Wisconsin is going to need to dress warm, maybe like the people in this week's image.


It looks like this little girl and her Pa are yelling something, but they are not. What are they doing?

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Week 18 PBID Answer

Monday, January 21, 2019

Week 18 PBID Question

Last week's question was one where even if you knew the character and the book, you still probably had to do some research to find the answer to the question. This week should be the same. You might recognize the image. Maybe you remember the author and illustrator. But do you know the answer to the question without looking? Let's see...


What are the names of the two waving dolls (the bunny and the kitten)?

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Week 17 PBID Answer

Monday, January 14, 2019

Week 17 PBID Question

I'm guessing many of you recognized the character in last week's image, and a lot of people remembered what he had left at the end of the book. The answer is repeated several times in the text. But this week's question is a little different.

Even if you recognize this character, and even if you recognize the book or series the picture is from, I still think this question could be a stumper. Let's see if you're up to the challenge.


What is the title of the movie this character is watching?

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Week 16 PBID Answer

Monday, January 7, 2019

Week 16 PBID Question

Welcome back to school, and welcome to 2019! I hope you had a good winter break, but like me, I hope you are excited to be back at school as well. We haven't had a new question since December 17. That's three full weeks! It must be time for a new question. Who's ready?

Ready or not, here comes the PBID question for Week 16!


At the end of this book, this boy has a dopey deck of cards, a one-eyed bear, a melted candle ... and what else? 

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