Picture Book Puzzler: Banned Book Week

September 26th, 2011 by Eliza Eliza

It’s Banned Books Week, a week observed at the end of every September since 1982 to celebrate free access to information, while drawing attention to the harms of censorship. All across the country libraries and bookstores have scheduled events to highlight banned and challenged books and to celebrate our democratic right and freedom to read.

Today’s Picture Book Puzzler is made up of banned books from the American Library Association’s book list of the most frequently challenged and banned books from the last ten years. Some of the books that have been banned, even so recently as last year, may surprise you. Take a look at the cover images (they have been altered to protect their identities!) and see if you can name each title. Good luck and I’ll see you back here on Friday with the answers!

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5 Responses to “Picture Book Puzzler: Banned Book Week”

  1. 1. And Tango Makes Three
    2. Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark
    3. It’s Perfectly Normal
    4. The Chocolate War
    5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    6. The Giver
    7. In the Night Kitchen
    8. Captain Underpants
    9. Bridge to Terabithia

  2. 1. And Tango Makes Three
    2. Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark
    3. It’s Perfectly Normal
    4. The Chocolate War
    5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    6. The Giver
    7. In the Night Kitchen
    8. Captain Underpants
    9. Heather Has Two Mommies
    10. Bridge to Terabithia

  3. Brenda Kahn says:

    1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
    2. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
    3. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
    4. The Chocolate War by Robt. Cormier
    5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
    6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
    7. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
    8. Capt. Underpants by Dav Pilkey
    9> ???
    10. The Bridge to TErabithia by Katherine Paterson

    Nice theme/ Great books! Thanks.

    brenda

  4. Eliza says:

    Nice work both of you! Melissa got them all right!

  5. Woooooo! My first picture book, Baby Penguins Everywhere, comes out in December. Hopefully it won’t make this list.

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