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Every Month Should Be Picture Book Month!

It's November~ Picture Book Month

Although November is the time when many schools, libraries, and book lovers celebrate the picture book, we should celebrate joy of the read-aloud experience EVERY day!
Reading aloud is one of the most important things parents and teachers can do with children and it shouldn't stop with our youngest students. Reading aloud is good for all ages as it builds many important skills: Introduces vocabularyProvides a model of fluent, expressive readingAnd helps children recognize what reading for pleasure is all about! Author Mem Fox asks us to "Spend at least ten wildly happy minutes every single day reading aloud!" Visit her web page for her Ten Read-Aloud Commandments, fabulous ideas on books and other great information.

Picture books are perfect for reading aloud. They build visual thinking skills, helping to connect words to pictures, and there is a picture book for everything. If you look you will find books to match almost any …