For many folks, November has become equivalent with NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. A huge month-long event, NaNoWriMo is the opportunity for many writers to begin their new novel, revise a first draft, or even just commit to writing something, anything, every day for thirty days to get back on the bandwagon.
This year, I’ve learned of another special event for November – it’s Picture Book Month! This fabulous and fun celebration of all things picture book – not to be confused with PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month, another great jumpstart for your writing) – seeks to improve international literacy through the many benefits of picture books. Founder Dianne de La Casas, along with Co-Founders Katie Davis, Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Tara Lazar, and Wendy Martin have collaborated to create an amazing initiative.
Each day in November, a new post from a picture book champion explains why picture books are important. The site is chock full of activities and information – even certificates and badges. Check out the website, follow them on your favorite social media site, and enjoy!
(Maybe even hand the lovely PDF teacher’s guide to your favorite teacher?)