In libraries, classrooms, family rooms, and at bedtime around the world, every day print picture books take children on incredible journeys of discovery and bring people together. Whether it’s a new or beloved story, children begin to associate words with meaning and are introduced to beautiful artwork that they can hold in their lap. Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book and its importance during the month of November.
You can get in on the fun, too. Browse this booklist of some of our favorite picture books, selected for you by librarians at the Jacksonville Public Library. Throughout November, you can also visit https://picturebookmonth.com/ to read daily posts with more book recommendations from picture book champions, authors, and illustrators explaining why they think picture books are so crucial to literacy and family bonding.