November is Picture Book Month

picture book monthNovember is Picture Book Month! Picture Book Month was started by Dianne de Las Casas, an award-winning author and storyteller, as an international literacy initiative to celebrate print picture books.

Each day in November, there will be “a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.” So far, several big names in picture books have been confirmed, including Tomie dePaolo, Rebecca Emberly, Mercer Mayer, Rob Scotton, and Rosemary Wells.

If you want to promote Picture Book Month in your library, there is a promo kit with a poster, table topper, and shelf talkers. There are also badges to add to your website. The activities page has bookmarks and certificates, as well as links to various picture book themed activities.

How are you celebrating Picture Book Month at your library? Share your ideas in the comments!

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