It’s picture book month, and I couldn’t be any more excited if I won the lottery. Well, maybe winning the lottery is a stretch… what about if it were my birthday. That’s good!
One thing I love as much as my birthday is picture books! Big ones and little ones, about kids and animals, funny ones and not so funny ones. November gives me the opportunity to celebrate this particular genre.
What is PBM? According to picturebookmonth.com it’s an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. Follow the previous link to find out more, and how you can participate.
What I’m doing for Picture Book Month
During the month of November, I’m sharing 20 Days of picture books from my personal bookshelf. Each day, I’ll add a book here on the blog, as well as my social media accounts, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow, and come back to find out what my daily picks are.
From my bookshelf
5- Despite the Height by Ivory Latta & Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by D.J. Coffman. This book is a fun read, one that begs to be read out loud. B-bounce. Young, sports hopefuls who may fall short, will find it inspiring.
6 –That’s Good! That’s Bad! by Margery Cuyler. It’s a fun story with twist and turns. The illustrations by David Catrow are vibrant and just as fun as the story.
7 – Oh No, Gotta Go! by Susan Middleton Elya. This book is written in rhyme and is a fun read-aloud. Although it’s written in English, it’s infused with the perfect blend of Spanish words and phrases. Oh No, Gotta Go! makes a perfect bedtime story. For your child’s learning experience there is a glossary and pronunciation guide in the back of the book.
8 – Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T. Smith. This story is reminiscent of Little Red Riding Hood but funner. Yes… funner! Alex is not only the author but the illustrator of this book. How cool is that?!
9 – The Gruffalo. I am truly enjoying choosing books from my library to share during picture book month. It has given me the opportunity to reread some really great books! The Gruffalo is one your children will want to read over, and over again. It’s even on Netflix! Written by Julia Donaldson, and illustrated by Alex Scheffler, this book will become a family favorite.