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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Picture Book Month 2013

Four full days of Picture Book Month, an international literacy initiative, have come and gone.  Each day on their website an author, illustrator or author/illustrator will be featured; explaining their views on the importance of picture books.  Another page showcases links to activities from notable authors and illustrators along with certificate and bookmark templates in PDF for printing.  A fifteen page teacher's guide, Why Picture Books Belong In Our Classrooms, is also linked on this page.

For each date during the month of November a theme has been selected.  Picture Book Month founder, Dianne de Las Casas, sends out tweets on Twitter inviting folks to tweet their favorite books under each daily category.  To that end I decided to create a Popplet revolving around those themes.

I will list three books for each theme with links to any educational materials I find; the books, of course, can be read for pure enjoyment.  To start I will list ten days.  Adding one or two days at a time until the end of the month.  I've included the calendar so you know the theme for each day.

Reprinted with permission

Here is a link to the Popplet if it is not appearing on your screen.