Monday, November 7, 2011

November is Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month, a time to celebrate picture books and their importance in a child's life. Since this is the 11th month, I'd like to share with you recommendations for 11 children's books, with links to my review of each book and to the author's and artist's sites. First though, I'd like to share a poem with you!

Reading a book to a child is great fun,
a short one, a long one,
a rhyming, sing-song one,
one that has colorful, nice pictures, too
of animals, scenery,
earth, sky or sea, 
to offer enjoyment to your child and you!

illustrated by Kevin Scott Collier
 illustrated by Jack Foster

Horatio Humble Beats the Big D by Margot Finke
illustrated by Ellen Gurak

Klutzy Kantor by J. Aday Kennedy
 illustrated by Jack Foster

A Wish and a Prayer by Beth Bence Reinke
illustrated by Ginger Nielson

Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep by Kathy Stemke
illustrated by Jack Foster

Mr. Topper, the Potbellied Pig by Liam Maher
illustrated by Vanda Lavar

Where is Salami by Donna J. Shepherd
illustrated by Jack Foster

Trouble on Earth Day by Kathy Stemke

I Spy a Dragonfly by Carla Burke

And for the 11th picture book on the list, I couldn't forget  
Animal Sound Mix-up by Connie Arnold
illustrated by Kit Grady

Many more quality children's picture books can be found at Guardian Angel Publishing, 4RV Publishing, and Amazon.

Hope you find many opportunities to read picture books with a child this month and every month! What do you think are some of the advantages of sharing picture books with children at an early age?


Beth Reinke said...

Connie, what a wonderful surprise to find A Wish and a Prayer featured here on your blog. Thank you for sharing my book with your readers.

Donna McDine said...


Terrific suggestions!

Happy Picture Book Month!

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Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thank you VERY much, Connie!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Lovely post! Yay for publishing friends.

Lenny Lee said...

hi miss connie! picture books are so fun no matter how old you get. its cool that theres a picture book month. i love animal sound mix up!
...hugs from lenny

Just Be Real said...

Connie thank you for sharing. Blessings.