Thursday, November 1, 2012
November is Picture Book Month
Last year was the inaugural year for the Picture Book Month celebration, and events were held throughout the world celebrating the importance of picture books for all ages. Sadly, many parents feel as soon as their kids can read chapter books, they are too old for picture books. Nothing could be farther than the truth! Take this month to recommend some great picture books for all ages to kids in different age ranges. Unfortunately, I believe that the growth of Accelerated Reader in the schools has added to the problem, since picture books only give ".5" credit, despite the fact that they may have more sophisticated content than chapter books.
The website, PictureBookMonth.com, features essays from “Picture Book Champions. Each day in November, a new essay is posted from a different author, a similar format to the Kidlit Celebrates Women's History Month blog that Lisa Taylor and I have organized the past few years. A downloadable promotional kit is now available as well as certificates, posters, and bookmarks.
Join the celebration by visiting www.picturebookmonth.com and by promoting picture books this month! Below is a calendar of the all the authors who will be included.
Posted by Fourth Musketeer at 10:54 AM