Monday, August 31, 2009

So Last Century


It's Monday, Picture Books Past. Remember all the fuss about Y2K? Aside from all that hand wringing at the end of 1999, one of the other popular topics of conversation was reflecting on 20th century culture and making "best of" lists. Now is a good time to review one for picture book lovers and creators. School Library Journal compiled, "One Hundred Books that Shaped the Century." Take a look at it here and see how many of the picture books included you have read. As you read through the list, notice how the stories are summarized and what is mentioned about why they are outstanding. There are a lot of lessons in what makes a good picture book tucked inside those brief statements. How about getting a few of these classics out of the library for inspiration and fun?

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