Saturday, November 12, 2016

November Is Picture Book Month

Picture Book Month is an annual celebration of the importance of picture books. They are not just for toddlers. Two of the Caldecott Medal winners in the past decade were for books aimed at a much older audience: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick and Locomotive By Brian Floca.

 Of course, many picture book subjects are aimed at younger children but the content of many is aimed at grade school kids who want to jump to chapter books as quickly as possible. There is a wide array of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction that can enhance grade school kids'  appreciation and understanding of the world around them. Check out The Picture Book Month website to hear from picture book champions why they think picture books are important.

In a wonderful article at Brightly, Tom Burns tells us I will never stop reading picture books with my kid. Yesterday I gave my youngest granddaughter Nanette's Baguette. Even though she reads chapter books on her own, she still finds  picture books delightful.

On a lighter note, also from Brightly, 8 Brutal Truths of Raising a Book Loving Child, a tongue in cheek recitation of the pitfalls of having book loving kids. 

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