Picture Books are…fun to read, a pleasure to look at, educational, wonderful to listen to.
Picture Books can: encourage a special bonding between parent and child, teach children about the world, help kids with the challenges they face.
I love to write and I love picture books…so I’ve taken the plunge and put myself out there several times in the past year, participating in a couple of writing contests.
If you’d like to read the EIGHT finalists’ entries (mine is among them 🙂 in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest, you can visit her blog and vote for the one you like best. Maybe you will be inspired to enter the next contest!
If you need more encouragement, you can check out Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) where you will find amazing posts every day this month that will give you golden nuggets of inspiration to get you started and keep you going.
And if you just like to read them to kids, you can visit Susanna’s Perfect Picture Book resource page where she adds dozens of picture book reviews (with activities) every Friday or hop over to Dianne de Las Casas Picture Book Month website where every day this month she is featuring guest posts on the importance and joy of picture books, or check out my book, Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking, where you will find 100 classic picture book summaries with both a craft and a cooking activity for each…you can also follow my new weekly YouTube series, SHOW ME HOW: PICTURE BOOKS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS.
By the way, Tuesday was Election Day in the U.S….I hope everyone voted…it is a precious right and we should cherish it!
- Celebrate Picture Book Month (misshelenwrites.wordpress.com)
- Draft a Picture Book Every Day for a Month (onewaytowonder.wordpress.com)
- Some Notes from the Kansas SCBWI Fall 2012 Conference (illustratorsforkids.com)
- Perfect Picture Book Friday: Norman the Doorman (viviankirkfield.wordpress.com)
- PPBF: Cat Tale….A Lesson in Group Dynamics and Word Power (viviankirkfield.wordpress.com)