After taking a summer break, Picture Book of the Day is returning on September 1st! Each day (Monday-Friday) on my Growing Book by Book Facebook page, I share posts about great books for kids.
I’m excited to announce that the great group of bloggers who recommend books is growing to 20 this season. Today, I thought I’d share a behind the scenes look at Picture Book of the Day and introduce you to the 20 talented bloggers who make this project happen!
Picture Book of the Day was created by Bethany from No Twiddle Twaddle. Not only did she come up with the idea but, she also assembled a great group of people to work together on the project. Last year, Bethany asked me to take over for her and I was thrilled to carry the torch. Each day, a different blogger selects a high-quality picture book to showcase. All the participating bloggers then share the recommendation on their Facebook pages.
So, who are these great bloggers involved in the project? Let’s meet each of them! Those names with a * in front of them are new to Picture Book of the Day this season.
Behind the Books for Kids at Picture Book of the Day
Deirde blogs at JDaniel’s4 Mom. Deirde taught for 20 years in 2nd and 3rd grades and now stays at home with her son. She shares some great book choices and lots of activities including this balancing turtle science idea.
Tracy from School 4 Boys is a good friend and is a super knowledgeable about children’s literature. Check out this beautiful post about Dads reading to kids.
*Vanessa blogs at the super popular Pre K Pages. She is an educator with a degree in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood and language arts. Check out her Where is Pete the Cat activity.
Jackie at Ready-Set-Read! is also a Reading Specialist and mom. Her blog is full of books and book activities! She also offers great reading advice for young learners. Ready-Set-Read! and Growing Book by Book blogs have a lot in common! Visit her post about The Very Lonely Firefly.
*Emma blogs at P is for Preschooler which is a wealth of resources for little ones. If you have a little one starting kindergarten, you will want to check out this book list for soon to be kindergarteners.
Jacquie from KC Edventures never ceases to inspire me. I’ve been following her for quite awhile and love everything she does! Jacquie is an educator and mom who is always seeking out “edventures” for kids. Her vintage seasonal book lists are just too cool!
Renee blogs at Mother and Daughter Book Reviews. This mother, daughter and now son team reviews books on their blog. It’s so neat to see the different perspectives of each family member about the books they read! Visit their post about A Bad Case of Stripes.
Then, there is me- Jodie from Growing Book by Book. I’m passionate about literacy development in young children. I have a background in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I now stay home with my two boys. You can read all about me here!
Jennifer at The Good Long Road is both a stay-at-home mom and a work-at-home mom where she also runs a production company with her husband. She always comes up with such clever ideas. Check out her post about an interesting Arctic animal book.
Quite a talented group of women I would say!
How to Follow Picture Book of the Day
Join Picture Book of the Day by following any of us on Facebook and enjoy all of the books recommended each day (Monday-Friday)! Here is a quick list of our Facebook pages to make it even more convenient for you to follow us.
Growing Book by Book, JDaniel’s4 Mom, The Good Long Road, Mother Daughter Book Reviews, KCEdventures, Ready-Set-Read!, Flowering Minds, Sprout’s Bookshelf, Pragmatic Mom, Reading Confetti, Boy Mama Teacher Mama, School 4 Boys, Pre K Pages, Planet Smarty Pants, P is for Preschooler, Mama Smiles:Joyful Parenting, Kid World Citizen, Story Time Secrets, Stacking Books, All Done Monkey and Doodles and Jots.
And, don’t forget to follow the Picture Book of the Day board on Pinterest.
Follow along beginning this Monday on Facebook for some great books for kids recommendations.