February 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Remembering Dianne de Las Casas, Founder of Picture Book Month

Friends and family members gathered in Metairie, LA, to celebrate the life of de Las Casas, author, storyteller, and creator of Picture Book Month.

Third Annual Picture Book Month Is in Full Swing

The third annual Picture Book Month is currently in full swing, with an ever-expanding array of school displays, Skype sessions, blog posts, and Facebook photo albums bearing witness to this year’s festivities. The event—launched by author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas—brings together children and picture book lovers and creators in daily celebrations of the art form.

LEGO Essay Contest; Celebrate Picture Book Month | News Bites

November is Picture Book Month. Five winners and five finalists of the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards were announced September 17. Apply for the Stony Brook Southampton (NY) MFA in Children’s Literature Fellows program. Kids in grades 2–5 can enter the LEGO Essay Contest.

Second Annual Picture Book Month Kicks off in November

Librarians, authors and illustrators are gearing up for Picture Book Month in November. Events and activities include daily postings to the Picture Book Month site by authors and illustrators like Chris Raschka and Paul O. Zeinsky. School libraries will be featuring Mock Caldecotts and author visits.