Family Connection: November is Picture Book Month!

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Happy Picture Book Month!

Wondering what Picture Book Month is? Let’s look back together at the information from last year’s Picture Book Month post.

First and foremost, it’s an excellent excuse to read and reread your favorite children’s books – so you can stop hiding that copy of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus that we all know you read when nobody’s home. (No judging here!)

Even more than an excuse to get the giggles over the illustrated classics, Picture Book Month is “an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November.” (Source) The celebration invites children, their families, and the young at heart to celebrate all that is magical about picture books. “In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love,” the website continues. “And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book.”

At picturebookmonth.com, you can hear from a new author every day in November about what makes picture books so special. You can also watch videos, read interviews, and find activities to share.

All month long in the St. Anne’s-Belfield School Learning Village Library, we’ll be sharing, discussing, and acting out our favorite picture books to join in the celebration. We’ll even be hosting a special celebration before Thanksgiving break (if you have a kindergarten or first grade student, watch for more information about that)!  Check out the calendar above to see all of the goodies shared through picturebookmonth.com, and share, share, share the resources. I hope that you’ll take some time this month to celebrate the fun, excitement, and importance of picture books, and the positive role that they play in the lives of our young readers.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with Harold and his favorite crayon. Have a wonderful month, readers!

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