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NPBM Blog-Along: Dinosaurs

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 28, 2011
Theme: Dinosaurs

Katie and the Dinosaurs, written and illustrated by James Mayhew

This one was an easy choice for me!  I absolutely adored this book as a kid–I loved feeling like I was the main character, and enjoying an adventure with real dinosaurs!  The fact that this book was supposed to be “educational” by pointing out the correct names and characteristics of various dinosaurs went completely over my head.  I also had no idea that there are other titles in the series–Katie meets the Impressionists, and British artists, and goes to London, and so on, but I will always think this is the best of the bunch.  The illustrations are charming, the story is sweet and adventurous, and this picture book claims a piece of my heart!

What’s your favorite Dinosaurs picture book?

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

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