Taking a look back on Picture Book Month!

Today is officially the last day of Picture Book Month, and we’ve had such an incredible time celebrating the joys of picture books with our authors, illustrators, staff, and followers! Whether it was a fun Facebook live video, a blog post, a book bundle giveaway, or a social share, people were so excited to share their love for picture books and list some of their favorites growing up. Taking a look back on the month..

We found out which picture books inspired a few of our favorite authors & illustrators like Sarah Aspinall, Marc Brown, Sandra Magsamen, and David Shannon.

Our readers got to see the ORGINIAL sketches that turned into final art from picture book authors Peter Sís, Joyce Wan, Ross Burach, and Tom Lichtenheld. (how cool!)

And we couldn’t help but share some of our very own favorites – timeless classics!

We learned about the process of making picture books from editorial director Liza Baker and art director Patti Ann Harris! 

And had the chance to visit the art studio of author/illustrator combo (and married couple!) Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. 

Can’t forget these picture book excerpts that we shared on Instagram!

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey!

 

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And The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright!

 

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Picture books will always have a special place in our hearts, and even though the month-long celebration is over, you can still practice good reading habits! Whether your child is 3 months or 13-years old, every day is a good day pick up a book and read.