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Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Best Picture Book Year of All

Happy New Year!

The Best Pet of All, by David LaRochelle, ill. by Hanako Wakiyama, is now one of our Save Everything! (and the Picture Book) prizes. Not to drop names but (yes! to drop names!)...Reese Witherspoon read this at the White House Easter Egg Hunt!

I love when people highlight new picture books at events like this. If given the chance, today's picture books will be tomorrow's classics. Thanks to author David LaRochelle for this fun new prize.

Remember, if you are a teacher looking for a fun back to school activity on Monday or Tuesday, check out Save Everything! (and the Picture Book)...January edition. Choose one of the books on the list, check it out from the school or public library, read it aloud, and have your class write reviews.

Or email me at authorbheos@gmail.com, and I'd be happy to send you a very user friendly Save Everything! (and the Picture Book) flyer, which includes the book list and picture book review worksheets for little or big kids.

The first teacher to send in 20 student reviews wins Guinness World Records 2011, a world map puzzle, and one of our featured picture books: When It's Six O'Clock in San Francisco: a Trip Through Time Zones, by Cynthia Jaynes Omololu, ill. by Randy DuBurke. All classes that participate will be recognized for their efforts to Save the World! (and the Picture Book.) And students will be entered to win an individual prize.

Together we can make 2011 the best Picture Book Year of All.


  1. I'm delighted to offer one of my books as a prize, Bridget. Picture books are wonderful, and I firmly believe they should (and will) be with us for a long, long time. I'm 50 years old, and I still love sitting down with a good picture book. They contain some of the best writing and artwork around!


  2. Thank you, David! Long live picture books!