Picture Book Month is here again and I have been looking forward to it for a long time. This is a wonderful chance for older students to pull PBs off the shelves again and enjoy the type of books they enjoyed so much just a few years ago.
The wonderful thing about picture books is that many have become more sophisticated and in-depth in their storytelling. I loved and adored Go Dog Go by P. D. Eastman when I was a kid and now I am enjoying wonderful read alouds like You Will Be My Friend By Peter Brown. I love books that give kids a chance to offer their opinions and help them learn a valuable life lessons.
We are living in a wonderful age of picture books. There are so many talented writers and illustrators creating brilliant books. I only wish the publishing industry was experiencing more success and profitability. I can't bear to think of how many terrific books that have not been published due to lack of funding.
Here is my pick the first day. It is a book that offers so many possibilities and encouragement.
Look at the daily themes here: Picture Book Month Calendar
Day 1 theme: Travel
Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss