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It Starts Tomorrow! The Return of 31 Days, 31 Lists


I’ve done it once. I’ve done it twice. I’ve done it . . . thrice? Not yet, but that changes tomorrow. All year long I read children’s books. My co-workers joke that I’m never in the lunch room without a big stack of titles appropriate for 5-year-olds. And you know what? They’re completely correct. What to do with all that information? Why, put it into list-form, of course. Once again we’re doing the 31 Days, 31 Lists in December. A list for every day of the week. The line-up isn’t really changing from last year, but in case you’re curious, here’s what’s coming up:

December 1 – Board Books & Pop-Ups

December 2 – Board Book Reprints & Adaptations

December 3 – Wordless Picture Books

December 4 – Picture Book Readalouds

December 5 – Rhyming Picture Books

December 6 – Alphabet Books

December 7 – Funny Picture Books

December 8 – CaldeNotts

December 9 – Picture Book Reprints

December 10 – Math Books for Kids

December 11 – Bilingual Books

December 12 – Translated Picture Books

December 13 – Books with a Message

December 14 – Fabulous Photography

December 15 – Fairy Tales / Folktales / Religion

December 16 – Oddest Books of the Year

December 17 – Poetry Books

December 18 – Easy Books

December 19 – Early Chapter Books

December 20 – Comics for Kids

December 21 – Older Funny Books

December 22 – Fictionalized Nonfiction

December 23 – American History

December 24 – Science & Nature Books

December 25 – Transcendent Holiday Picture Books

December 26 – Unique Biographies

December 27 – Nonfiction Picture Books

December 28 – Nonfiction Chapter Books

December 29 – Fiction Reprints

December 30 – Middle Grade Novels

December 31 – Picture Books

See you tomorrow!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. I have enjoyed this for the past two Decembers and look forward to the 2018 edition. Even better than 8 nights of Hanukkah gifts! Thirty-one days and 31 “big boxes” filled with marvelous books. I thank you in advance, Betsy. Yours is the ultimate gift to the lovers of children’s literature!

  2. Dana Frank says:

    My favorite Advent calendar! A great way to count down to the new year! Thank you for doing this!