Picture Book Month :: The Dot

Peter Reynolds simply addresses art and self confidence. Vashti feels that she cannot draw. Her teacher encourages her to just make a mark and so Vashti does. What happens next is wonderful! Perfect read for the artist who needs a little confidence boost when it comes to who they are as an artist. All art classes should be read this book as well as Peter Reynolds book, Ish, on the first day of class. All ages.

xo, jen
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Picture Book Month :: Emma Kate

Emma Kate by Patricia Polacco is a wonderful book about a little girl and an elephant. They're best friends that do everything together. It's a perfect story for an imagination/ imaginary friends themed lesson, storytime, discussion, or just pure enjoyment. Also, there's a little twist at the end which makes the book stellar. This book is great for preschoolers and up.
xo, jen
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November is Picture Book Month

Happy November and Picture Book Month! Yep, picture book month. How exciting! For those of you that may not know this already, I love picture books. In college one of my professors read the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams to our class. I had never heard a book read the way he read that day. He made the story come alive and made me remember all the wonderful books I read as a child. I was hooked all over again.
Picture books are my favorite and since it is Picture Book Month, I would like to share some of my favorite picture books throughout the month. So without further ado, here is one of my all time favorites. Seriously, you can't go wrong with this one. The reader has the power to have the kids laughing and to make this a story they'll ask for again and again.

no.1  Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Happy Reading! xo, jen