Celebrate Picture Book Month!

November is Picture Book Month! Picture Book Month was established as an international literacy initiative in 2010, partly in reaction to a New York Times article stating that printed picture books were becoming obsolete. Since then, authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians, and booksellers have trumpeted the importance of picture books!

Paul O. Zelinsky, illustrator of picture books like Z is for Moose, championed picture books, saying “Picture books are a unique form of storytelling, and storytelling is at the core of how we learn to experience the world. Picture books are the bridge to a life of reading.” Read his full statement and other words from authors and illustrators here.

Kent District Library has many resources to encourage a life of reading, and plenty of picture books to go around to encourage early literacy. Check out your favorite picture book or one of these storytime favorites and share it today!

 

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