Let’s Celebrate Picture Book Month

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Today is the first day of November…Happy November!

BUT it also means it’s National Picture Book Month. Last year Picture Book Month founder Dianne de Las Casas started this celebration to honor picture books and the people who create them.


Every day during the month of November, there is a new post from a picture book author or illustrator explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. For us it’s time to remember and celebrate some of our favorite picture books on our book shelves and learn of some new ones to explore. Here’s the calendar for this year’s picture book celebration. See anyone you just love ?

Here’s a list of the 2012 Picture Book Month Champions. Here they are in alphabetical order. All authors/illustrators are from the United States unless otherwise noted

* Alma Flor Ada
* Kathi Appelt

Keeper by Kathi Appelt
Keeper by Kathi Appelt

* Sergio Bumatay (Philippines)
* Doreen Cronin
* Kelly DiPucchio
* Tony DiTerlizzi

Kenny & The Dragon
Kenny & The Dragon

* Jackie French (Australia)
* Brett Helquist
* Uma Krishnaswami
* Tara Lazar

Tara Lazar
Tara Lazar

* E.B. Lewis
* Tom Lichtenheld
* Pat Mora
* Margie Palatini

Margie Palatini
Margie Palatini

* Sean Qualls
* Emma Quay (Australia)
* Chris Raschka
* Jean Reidy
* Adam Rex

Adam Rex
Adam Rex

* Peter Reynolds
* John Rocco
* Dan Santat
* Jon Scieszka
* Don Tate

Don Tate
Don Tate

* Joyce Wan
* Bruce Whatley (Australia)
* Karma Wilson
* Kari-Lynn Winters (Canada)
* Kat Yeh
* Paul O. Zelinsky

Paul O Zelinsky
Paul O Zelinsky

Along with some great writer’s and illustrators there is wonderful and incredible book bling. Can’t have enough of that.

Picture Book Month Certificate

Picture Book Month Book Marks

Want to color your own ? Here’s the black and white versions

Picture Book Month Certificate B & W

Picture Book Month Book Marks B & W

Take time to enjoy picture books with the children in your life this month. Happy Reading !!!!