Thursday, November 12, 2015

Picture Book Month....A Time To Celebrate & Share Some Love In The Library

November is Picture Book Month and definitely a time to celebrate all of those sweet, beautiful, and engaging stories and illustrations we all love. 

As the site states....Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November.

Every day in November, there is a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.
In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book.

This is a wonderful video about Picture Book Month to share with your students, teachers and school community.  

On the website, you will also find lots of terrific resources to make celebrating even better. 
Just look at all of the ways you can celebrate.....and check them out under the Celebrate tab at the top of the website too.  You can find it here. 

Also, don't forget to Register so everyone knows you are celebrating. 
You will love the Calendar that is available on the website....in color or black and white. 
Each day, an author/illustrator, our Picture Book Month Champion, is listed. On that day he/she has an essay posted on the Picture Book Month website about the importance of picture books. Check back every day of November for a new essay.
Each day is also marked with a theme. Use these daily themes to plan story times, blog about your favorite picture books in that theme, or create themed displays.
On the Promo Kit page, you will find everything you need to celebrate Picture Book Month....and even to use throughout the year.   
I especially love the Book Shelf Markers....
and Posters.  They are just adorable and your readers will love them too.

They will especially love that you are celebrating picture books throughout the month.  There are so many ways that you can bring enjoyment, experiences and love to your library and classroom.

Picture Book Month is definitely one of those ways.


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