Picture books are beautiful in so many ways—the warmth and intimacy that surround story times, the artful language, the special way they spark a child’s learning of larger concepts, the richly imagined worlds that encourage creative thought, and the way they make children (and even grown-ups) smile. So many picture books are truly works of art—philosophical, funny, and beautiful in every way.
The Beauty of Picture Books Blog features contributions from authors, illustrators, reading specialists, teachers, book industry professionals, poets, parents, and anyone with something special to say about the beauty of picture books. We will also be happy to share contributions from children. Please click here for guidelines.
The Beauty of Picture Books Blog is a year-round celebration of picture books. Stop by any time to join the celebration and read ongoing posts from fascinating contributors about the beauty of picture books.
We wish you a bright, colorful, creative day! :)
The seeds of this blog began shortly before this first blog post. These seeds can be found in a post earlier this day on October 9, 2010, Let's Celebrate National Picture Book Week! (originally posted on a Website dedicated to the idea of a Picture Book Week beforethe even bigger idea of Picture Book Month was introduced). To read the full story, read The National Picture Book Week Story, complete with Happily Ever After!
To read more about the beauty of picture books from a wide array of diverse and thoughtful perspectives, please browse through The Beauty of Picture Books Blog (October 2010-January 2016).