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NPBM Blog-Along: Travel/World

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 22, 2011
Theme: Travel/World

With Love from Gran, written & illustrated by Dick Gackenbach

This picture book came from my librarian Grandma‘s trunk of books which I inherited when she downsized.  It has travel and the world in it, in the form of a hip grandma travelling the globe and sending intriguing souvenirs to her grandson!  The best gift of all, of course, is Grandma’s hug when she returns from her world travels.  Really cute, with big bold text and colorful illustrations.

What’s your favorite Travel/World picture book?

Tune in tomorrow for the next picture book, and check out Picture Book Month’s website too!

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