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NPBM Blog-Along: Numbers

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 30, 2011
Theme: Numbers

If You Made a Million, written by David M. Schwartz and illustrated by Steven Kellogg

Perfect for discussing money, from a penny to a million dollars and beyond.  I used this book in a lesson about money when I was a school librarian.  The story is informative while still being entertaining, and the illustrations are classic Kellogg, which is to say comical and detailed and bright.

What’s your favorite Numbers picture book?

It’s the last day of National Picture Book Month!  I hope you enjoyed a month of my favorite picture books–I had fun taking on the challenge of blogging every single day, and I can’t wait to see what themes are picked for next year!

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