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Entries in picturebookmonth (6)

Monday
Nov162015

Keiko: Introducing Sendak

Saturday
Nov142015

Picture books are food for the soul 

Sunday
Nov302014

My Why Picture Books Are Important essay is up on the #PictureBookMonth website

Thanks so much to Dianne de Las Casas and the other Picture Book Month co-founders for inviting me to be a Picutre Book Month Champion this year! I've so enjoyed reading all the essays as well as Marcie Colleen's special curriculum tie-ins every day.

If you haven't already, I strongly encourage you to browse the Picture Book Month archives. So many wonderful posts: some funny, some deeply moving. All are inspiring.

As I mentioned in my post, while many of us enjoy and appreciate picture books throughout the year, it's nice to have an excuse to throw an extra special party during November.

Monday
Nov242014

Comic: A Quality Picture Book

A comic in celebration of Picture Book Month. Do check PictureBookMonth.com, where you can find daily inspirational essays by children's book authors and illustrators about the importance of picture books.

If you like my book-ish comics, I also post on my Facebook Pro Page and Pinterest.

Wednesday
Oct222014

HAPPY #CAPSLOCKDAY (and only 10 days until #PictureBookMonth)

Happy International Caps Lock Day, everyone!

And don't forget, only ten days until Picture Book Month. I'm especially excited beause this year I'm a Picture Book Month Champion!!

Wednesday
Oct302013

November is Picture Book Month and PiBoIdMo! There's still time to register for both.

November may be NaNoWriMo month for some, but it's also Picture Book Month and Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo).

Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. Every day in November, there is a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. Founded by Dianne de Las Casas, Katie Davis, Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Tara Lazar and Wendy Martin. Logo by Joyce Wan. You can register here.

 

Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) focuses on writing picture books. The challenge: to come up with a picture book idea every day during November. Get daily inspiration through the guest blog posts by authors, illustrators and picture book professionals on Tara Lazar's blog. Founded by Tara Lazar. Logo by Joyce Wan. You can register here.

I've registered for both. Although I already have picture book projects lined up, I'm always thinking about new book ideas and PiBoIdMo is a good way to get extra-inspired. For Picture Book Month, I'm going to be reading a new or older picture book every day and will also post about why I believe picture books are important.

YAY FOR PICTURE BOOKS!

I won't be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, though I'll be cheering on everyone who is. For those of you doing NaNo, do check out my friend Errol Elumir's NaNoToons, being posted daily. I had to opt out of co-authoring NaNoToons this year because of scheduling, but I'm looking forward to seeing what Errol posts. :-)