For 3 years, I have organized an online picture book smackdown in honor of Picture Book Month. Over those 3 years, our Google Hangout event has grown stronger thanks to the collaboration of librarians, students, and authors around the country. We are busily planning this year’s event, but you can go ahead and put it on your calendar now! It will be November 19th from 1:30-2:30PM EST.
We made a Smore to host all of the content of the event:
During the smackdown, you can expect to hear:
- An introduction and welcome from Picture Book Month founder, Dianne de Las Casas
- Students from at least 5 states share favorite picture books and why picture books matter in a fast-paced format
- Authors such as Laurie Ann Thompson share her favorite picture books along with our students
- An ongoing doc of picture books that we share!
Everything will broadcast through a Youtube link:
We would love for you to watch the event with your students or share with classrooms. You can even participate by tweet about the event or tweeting your own picture book recommendations during the event using the hashtag #pbsmkdwn
Even if you can’t join us, we hope you are inspired by our event and consider having your own Picture Book Smackdown online or in your own space. Feel free to use our hashtag to connect our events together. Happy Picture Book Month!
P.S. If you can’t wait for this year’s event, here’s a little taste of what we did last year: