There are plenty of amazing picture books from well-known authors and illustrators releasing this month. We've narrowed our list down to 18 picture books that we feel are the best of the best from October.
Dana Skwirut is a Youth Services librarian at the Fanwood Memorial Library in Fanwood, NJ, and the Summit Free Public Library in Summit, NJ. She is active in the Tumblarian community and on Twitter, where her sass got her featured in School Library Journal. When
Valentine’s Day gives me another great excuse to promote kids books—not that I need one; I’ll jump at any opportunity to encourage reading—especially the reading of books that teach self-value or simply display ‘love’ to children. So, without further ado, here are some truly adorable and enjoyable books that offer up “that loving feeling,” and should get you some of that all important snuggle and bonding time with your kids.
The list progresses from board books to picture books to chapter books …
“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” ~ W. T. Ellis
Families thrive on special moments and memories, the kind that are shared and made together. Creating family traditions is an important part of a child’s life, helping them to feel connected and important. One of the most simplest family traditions is reading a book together. Many families enjoy reading the same Christmas books each year to announce the arrival of the “Christmas Spirit”; others enjoy the act of introducing a new holiday tale to their library each year; and even more magical is choosing a holiday book to donate to a child in need, because after all … the holiday season is about giving.
Christmas is a special time and calls for special stories. I am sure you will find the magic you are looking for in these wonderful books.