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Friday, November 6, 2015

Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month. There is a wonderful article by Debbie Ridpath Ohi where she states, “Picture books enable even the busiest of us to enjoy a good story in just a few minutes. In a world where so much is rushed, picture books encourage us to slow down and savor.”

So this month, take some time to read a picture book with your family or on your own.

The SCC libraries has some great picture books, including these 2015 award winners: 
  • A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz 
  • Firebird by Misty Copeland 
  • The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat 
  • Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Thong 
  • You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang 

Another way to share picture books is through the libraries ebooks on FollettShelf. 

With nearly 700 ebooks just at the elementary, there are of ebooks to choose from on FollettShelf, including:
  • Dino-Wrestling by Lisa Wheeler 
  • Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying! by Trisha Speed Shaskan 
  • The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear by David Bruins 
  • The Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens 
  • 100 Days of School by Trudy Harris 
Students and staff can access the elementary FollettShelf by using the link on the library page or by going to https://wbb12673.follettshelf.com/ . The middle school and high school also have their own FollettShelves. Login information can be obtained by stopping by the library or emailing me. 

“Each one [picture books] is a small, wonderful world, in which turning a page brings a surprise, or an anticipated answer. They are “doable” journeys, not too much to handle, in which we see things outside of our own lives.” -- Brian Lies

Have you been enjoying a “doable journey” with your class, your family, or on your own? We all love a good book being read aloud. If you don’t have time to read to your child or what to switch it up a bit try Storyline Online. 

Storyline Online is a project of the Screen Actors Guild in which an actor/actress reads one of their favorite picture books. Find Storyline Online on the library’s “Read” page or by visiting http://www.storylineonline.net/
** My favorite is Ernest Borgnine reading Rainbow Fish ! 

And finally the library has two more resources to read picture books online. TumbleBooks and Bookflix are both notable resources for the SCC community. Both of theses website allow students and staff to login to view and listen to picture books by various acclaimed authors. Both can be found on the library's "Read" page and login information can be gotten from the library or by emailing me. 

And remember FollettShelf, TumbleBooks, and Bookflix are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year! So enjoy a picture book (or several) this month for Picture Book Month! 

You can find more information about Picture Book Month at http://picturebookmonth.com/

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