It's November -- the perfect month for celebrating picture books! One of my favorite literary activities this month is Picture Book Idea Month, also known as PiBoIdMo. It's a challenge to come up with 30 picture book ideas in 30 days. Although it's too late to officially register for the event (which makes you eligible for prizes), it's NOT too late to join in the fun! You can follow along on author Tara Lazar's blog Writing for Kids (While Raising Them), where guest bloggers are sharing their experiences creating picture books every day this month.
If you're looking for more inspiration, it's also Picture Book Month. Author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas founded this annual international celebration of picture books with a few other children's authors and illustrators last year. Each day this month, a different author, illustrator, or publishing professional is writing a short post on the Picture Book Month blog about why picture books are important.
Because it's November, it's also time for the official call for submissions to the November Read & Romp Roundup right here on my blog. If you have a recent (or even not so recent) blog post that involves picture books or children's poetry AND dance, yoga, or another form of movement, leave your link in a comment on this post. I'll round up all the links and post about them together in a few weeks. Happy November!
Submissions are open until Thursday, November 29, 2012.