First and foremost, if you feel out of touch with your picture book research habits, I encourage you to complete the entire ReFoReMo challenge again. Every time I reread a book or a post, I pick up something different from it that I didn’t have before. There are links to every 2015 ReFoReMo Author-Educator post HERE. Reread the posts and the recommended books. Add in some brand new books to the mix, as they fit with the post’s theme.
If you’ve already been there and done that, you can catch up with the post-ReFoReMo Challenges at each of these links:
2 months of Diversity Challenges: (HERE and HERE)
First Person Challenge
Or, you can challenge yourself to write a quirky character-driven story with inspiration and research from this post on QU-aracters.
Have fun pursuing picture books and sending your kiddos off to school again. I’m looking forward to some quiet reading and writing time!