I’ve realized I love lists.
*They help me get organized.
*They convey meaning in a concise way.
*It’s fun crossing items off them.
*They help me remember to do stuff.
See? I love them. It’s too bad I didn’t have a list this weekend, because it would have said:
*Monday’s with Mandy or Mira Blog Post!
And as you can see, today is Tuesday.
So, while not even realizing this until 3am this morning, I started pondering what in the world I was going to write about. And this whole idea of list making came to me.
To expand on my love of lists:
*I love list poetry.
*I love picture books that contain lists.
*I love brainstorming lists.
*I love sharing lists with others.
Some of my blog posts have included lists of:
*100 plus character driven books
*100 plus picture book agents
*Publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts
*Dialogue only picture books
*2nd person POV picture books
*Resources for writing character driven picture books
*Resources for writing rhyming picture books
And today, I’d like to add another blog post to the list of lists:
Princess Books for Girls who Love Princesses and Parents Who Hate Them.
Now, I have to admit, I am stealing this list from Tom B. I’m compiling what he had on his list, plus what was listed in the comments, and additional ones I can think of.
I love this list of books because:
*(Some) Parents are sick of reading and rereading: Poofy princesses in a pile of perfection.
*Girls need to see princesses in another light.
*Writers need to see good twists on the princess “hook.”
*And darn it, these are just good books.
And here it is! For your convenience in a downloadable PDF. So...
2. Read It.
3. Check out a few new ones.
4. Comment below and tell me your favorites or any others I need to add!
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