November Is Picture Book Month!

It's that time of year again...a time for us to learn, remember and celebrate why picture books matter!
Picture books have such an impact on all our lives, as children and as adults. Some time ago, a very wise and wonderful initiative was started to celebrate November as Picture Book Month. Each day features a different Picture Book Month Champion will present a brief post on the subject "Why Picture Books Are Important." In these, they share their thoughts, experiences and, yes, even their picture books. Filled with information and enthusiasm, it's a 'can't miss' for parents, teachers...or anyone who loves picture books and wants to learn more about them.
No less than any other literary form (and perhaps even more than...), picture books make a difference in the lives of people all over the world. Children find information and imagination in picture books. They gain exposure to the lives of others; they learn about the world; they share in dreams and stories. And. picture books give children their very first experience and exposure to art.
If you want to find out more, I suggest you travel over to the Picture Book Month: A Celebration! (link below) everyday this November. You'll find out so much, and your understanding and enthusiasm for picture books will grow day by day. Just check the calendar below for what's on each day!(You'll find the link for the website as well.) Become a Picture Book Month Ambassador! You know you want to....
Today, 1st November, there's a writing by Trisha Speed Shaskan that talks about her experiences as an ELL teacher with picture books and one particular child that will warm your heart and make you smile. Trisha has written over 30 picture books for children. Her upcoming picture book, Punk Skunks, will be published by HarperCollins in February 2016.


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