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Have you read all the picture books on the Perfect Picture Book Fridays list? No.

Don’t worry. The list is on hiatus until Sept. 7. So this means we all have the summer to catch up, check out and read many great titles before new additions are added to the list.

I love the list as a mom and a writer.

Enzo and I haven’t made a dent in the list, but we keep trying. Each week, I’ve added books to my library list. It gets longer and longer. The hiatus will give us a moment to catch up, read and enjoy the great selections.

As a writer, I’ve enjoyed participating in the weekly feature created by children’s author Susanna Leonard Hill. The posts give me an opportunity to focus on themes, opening lines and synopsis.

PPBF posts also make me think beyond the last line of the story. How can one enhance the reading experience? Is there a game or activity to play? Is there an educational resource to help a parent or teacher continue teaching about the book’s topic? How can you add to the reader’s experience? (Hmm. Perfect Picture Book Fridays almost sounds like an ebook app. Funny isn’t it?)

The posts allow me to explore author and illustrator websites, study educational resources from authors and in general, go through those rabbit holes I enjoy on the Internet. You don’t have to fall in any rabbit holes during your search for a good picture book, because Perfect Picture Book Fridays contributors did it for you.

If you are looking for a picture book, consider looking at the list on Susanna’s site. It’s a great way to fill up your summer reading program time or an afternoon with your children or grandchildren.

My “to be read pile” keeps growing this summer. So, why not add one more to my list. What do you recommend?