Monday, October 30, 2017

Picture Book Month Books, Resources, A Special Collection & So Much Fun For You!

Every November, we celebrate one of my favorite literacy events of the year...
This year, Picture Book Month officially begins today, October 31, in loving memory of Dianna de Las Casas, the founder of this special event.  

In this beautiful post, the founders pay tribute to Dianne and all that she gave to Picture Book Month, children's literature, storytelling and the world.   
This special literacy initiative celebrates the print picture book during the month of November (and this year on October 31) around the world.

Every day, a picture book champion will share why they think picture books are important.  In this recent post, you can read all about how to get the Picture Book Month Calendar too. 
Today I created a Picture Book Month Collection that is filled with amazing resources just for this very special month. 
You will find the official Picture Book Month website
Along with lots of sites, articles and resources filled with wonderful picture books to use including SLJ's Best of 2016 Books, Apps and More
and 17 Picture Books Not To Be Missed In 2017 from Brightly, to name a few. 
And one of my favorite resources included in the Picture Book Month Collection is the Picture Book Month Titlewave List my friends at Follett created just for us.  

A lot of the titles on this list are picture books that were presented to them at publisher meetings they attended.  I find all of them so awesome and perfect for our libraries and classrooms.  

Even more picture books can be found by going to the Titlewave home page, clicking For The Library, then Elementary Schools and then Picture Books.  Picture Books included here include recent fiction and nonfiction illustrated stories including many highly reviewed and award winning titles. 
Also, you will find a list of Caldecott Books on Titlewave by clicking For the Library, then Award Winners and then Caldecott Award.  These are always some of our favorites too!  
I hope all of these resources help you get ready for the best Picture Book Month yet!  I know it sure has me ready to celebrate all month, and all year long too.  

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