November IS Picture Book Month … a celebration of everything Picture Book.
This international literacy initiative began in 2011 as a response to a newspaper article announcing the demise of the picture book. Picture book creators from around the world have contributed short essays on why they think Picture Books are important. Founder, Dianne de Las Casas (author & storyteller) and Co-Founders, Katie Davis (author/illustrator), Elizabeth O. Dulemba (author/illustrator), Tara Lazar (author) and Wendy Martin (author/illustrator) put together their worldwide connections to make this happen. I am thrilled to be International Liaison and of course an official Picture Book Month Ambassador.
Lots of material to share in the joy of reading picture books for schools, libraries, organisations and homes all around the world can be found on the website. There is the calendar for this year, bookmarks and posters and a growing list of wonderful picture book authors and illustrators from around the world.
So subscribe or check in to the Picture Book Month site every day in November where you will uncover a new article from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. And don’t forget to discover the articles from previous years – mine is here.
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]