Did you know that November is Picture Book Month?
Trick question, because it never was before… but now it is! Picture Book Month is an international initiative to celebrate children’s books and debunk the rumor that printed books will cease to exist because of new technology. Go read more at founder Dianne de Las Casas’ website, and tune in for the blog posts by famous authors and illustrators. There’s even a calendar with different themes for each day of November, so you can play along.
You know I can’t resist a good picture book, so this is right up my alley! Instead of NaNoWriMo or any of the other 30-Day-Blog-Challenges, I’ve decided to take on Picture Book Month as my own personal blogging challenge–I will highlight one book a day that goes along with the theme for that day, in addition to my regular blogging. Join me for Picture Book Month and share your favorite picture books!
November 13, 2011
Pirate Pete, written by Kim Kennedy and illustrated by Doug Kennedy
“Where there’s gold, I’m a-going!” That would be Pirate Pete speaking, and the phrase I encouraged children to shout out each time Pirate Pete went to a new island searching for gold. See, I was a fun librarian! I only read this aloud a few times, because it didn’t actually go with a library lesson, but it was a go-to book for a fun time. It’s silly and cute and whimsical, the perfect ingredients for a great picture book!
What’s your favorite Pirates picture book?
Tune in tomorrow for the next picture book, and check out Picture Book Month’s website too!