At a recent meeting of New England Children’s Booksellers Advisory Council, Ken Geist, vice president and editorial director of Orchard Books and Cartwheel Books and author of the picture book The Three Little Fish, pleaded with booksellers to promote picture books. You can read the full article here.
In the ensuing discussion, one bookseller suggested making next year the Year of the Picture Book.
What a great idea!!
My mind is all a twitter with ideas for the Year of the Picture Book and of course at the forefront would have to be our beloved audience – kids.
So even though no one has declared 2011 “the year” yet, let’s get the ball rolling and have some fun. Let’s plan, right here on this blog, the perfect Year of the Picture Book.
Maybe it will be 2012 or 2013. Or maybe every year should be “the year.”
No ideas are too big or too small, so let’s hear yours.
And who knows – maybe someone will listen.