Second Annual Picture Book Month Kicks Off in November
School Library Journal
Librarians, authors and illustrators are gearing up for Picture Book Month in November, which will build on the success of last year's inaugural event. The brainchild of author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas, Picture Book Month encourages the recognition of picture books through blogs, tweets and other activities. What's on the schedule? For starters, de Las Casas has arranged for authors and illustrators to post daily on the Picture Book Month site. Caldecott Medalists Chris Raschka and Paul O. Zelinsky, along with authors Doreen Cronin and Jon Scieszka, are among the 30 "Picture Book Month Champions" weighing in. A Picture Book Month calendar recommends daily themes that educators can focus on — from food to monsters to pigs — and suggests that every Monday be devoted to nonfiction picture books.
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