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NPBM Blog-Along: Princesses

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 27, 2011
Theme: Princesses

Princess Stories: A Classic Illustrated Edition, compiled by Cooper Edens

There are so many princess stories to choose from… so why choose?  This picture book compiles eight princess stories with over 150 illustrations from various editions in time.  I love the vintage illustrations, as well as the classic translations of each story.

But really, there are so many great retold princess stories too… a few of my favorites include The Rough-Face Girl, written and illustrated by Rafe Martin; Princess Furball, written by Charlotte Huck and illustrated by Anita Lobel; Cindy Ellen: a Wild Western Cinderella, written by Susan Lowell and illustrated by Jane Manning; Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, written and illustrated by John Steptoe… the list goes on!

What’s your favorite Princesses picture book?

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

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