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It’s Almost Here . . . 31 Days, 31 Lists!

A couple folks have asked me if 2019 will see a return of my 31 Days, 31 Lists series. If you’re unfamiliar with it, every year I try to combat the age old problem of figuring out how to properly celebrate all the great books I’ve seen in a given year. It isn’t easy, and I miss a lot, but even so it turns out to be shockingly easy to come up with this many lists. I’ve been keeping meticulous track of everything I’ve seen, and the results are in.

What’s on the list? Here’s a sample of what 2018 looked like. Expect much of the same in a couple days.

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 / Religious Tales

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

Cheers! See you soon!

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. It’s just a suggestion, and I hate to make it, because you’re already working so hard. But couldn’t we learn about the transcendent holiday books at the beginning of December, so that we could buy them? I like to add a good holiday book to my personal collection every year.

  2. Tracey Elrod says:

    I can’t wait! I always use your lists to catch up on things I missed. And this is the year I will read 1000+ books!

  3. I second Daphne’s request for the holiday list earlier in the month. Looking forward to all the lists, in whatever order!

  4. Kaydee El Lababedi says:

    Thank you for this incredible list of lists! I can’t wait to read them all to my toddler! What a wonderful resource these lists are for parents!