November 15, 2016

From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: 5 ways to celebrate picture book month

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By our Smarty friends at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

“By reading picture books with children, we share other worlds, and even more importantly, we share ourselves.” – Anna Dewdney, author of the Llama Llama series

Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November.

Use your imagination
These wordless picture books and graphic novels offer the youngest readers a chance to use their imaginations to help tell the story.

Practice your Spanish
Introduce your young learner to a new language, or help your child practice their Spanish speaking skills with these bilingual picture books.

Enjoy a good laugh
What could be more enjoyable than laughing along with a child while sharing a book? Check out these funny picture books to share with your whole family.

Get crafty
Create your own picture book! Have each family member create a character and write a short story together. Cut paper into even sized squares and have each person draw one picture to go along with a part of the story. Use staples or a hole punch and some string to bind the book together.

Visit the Library
Take your children to your favorite local branch to find new picture books to enjoy. Enjoy a Book Start Art program at South County, Picture Book Bingo at Cornelius, or a storytime offered at many library locations.

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