Hello, November…it’s National Picture Book Month!
What is Picture Book Month?
Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November.
Every day in November, there will be a new post on the website http://picturebookmonth.com from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. There will also be a literacy activity to do with your kids. Check out the calendar shown below.
This year’s list of picture book champions are: Sudipta Bardan-Quallen, David Biedrzycki, Paulette Bogan, Mike Curato, Matthew Gollub, Julie Gribble, Julie Hedlund, Carter Highins, Molly Idle, Joe Kulka, Jennifer Gray Olson, Kathryn Otoshi, Anne Marie Pace, Rukhsana Khan, Robin Newman, Penny Parker Klostermann, Eric Litwin, Loren Long, Deb Lund, LeUyen Pham, Matt Phelan, Stephen Shaskan, Trisha Speed Shaskan, TJ Shay, Whitney Stewart, Holly Stone-Barker, Mo Willems, Natasha Wing, Matthew Winner, and Paula Yoo.
In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of printed books, picture books need love now more than ever. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book.
Join the celebration and party with a picture book! Be sure to check out the hashtag #picturebookmonth (on Instagram) for additional picture book suggestions to read with your little ones.
Disclaimer: I signed up to be a Picture Book Ambassador simply to support this initiative and share the information. I did not receive any compensation to write this post.
Your turn: Will you be celebrating National Picture Book month? Which picture book champion are you looking forward to reading about this month? Feel free to share in the comments.
2 thoughts on “It’s National Picture Book Month!”
Ooo, I’m reading Mo Willems books to first grade on Thursday! I’ll have to check back on Friday and see what the activity is, maybe I can turn it into a two-week thing.
Yes, I’m excited to see what author Mo Willems writes on Friday so I’ll be checking back too. Happy reading with your first graders!