Picture Book Month 2013

h1 September 17th, 2013 by jules

I’ve mentioned Picture Book Month previously here at 7-Imp, but here’s a quick note this morning to say that I’ll be a part of it this year, its third annual celebration.

Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November, encouraging everyone to read and share picture books. Founder, Dianne de Las Casas, and Co-Founders, Katie Davis, Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Tara Lazar, and Wendy Martin, collaborated on this initiative, pulling together their world-wide connections to launch this celebration.

The Picture Book Month website features what they call a “picture book champion” for every day of November 2013. These folks—authors, illustrators, and many more—will weigh in on why they think picture books are important, and I’ll be one of those folks in early November. The site also includes a themed calendar, picture book links and resources, links to picture book publishers, links to picture book authors/illustrators, links to picture book blogs/review sites, picture book activities, and much more.

I’m all for celebrating picture books.

I’ll be back Thursday with lots of picture book art. Until then …

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Picture Book Month logo creator: Joyce Wan. Image used with permission.

6 comments to “Picture Book Month 2013”

  1. YAY! So glad you’re a part of our celebration! 🙂 e

  2. Here I thought every month was Picture Book Month!

  3. It is at 7-Imp!

  4. so glad to learn about this – must think how to bring immediately to my son’s school and our library (run by all mom volunteers!).

  5. Yea!! I love National Picture Book Month and have talked my new blogging group into celebrating it (by acting like it’s totally the thing to do b/c it’s all official and such… which it is! 🙂 ).

  6. I am going all out on Picture Book Month this year at The Book Chook with 11 picture books to review. It’s lovely to have the whole month dedicated to one of my favourite formats!

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