In 2010, a provocative New York Times article contended that the picture book was in trouble as parents pushed their kids towards more text-heavy volumes and away from books with lots of illustrations. Since then, picture book lovers have pushed back. They've taken every opportunity to show why picture books are important to children of varying ages, from the very young to those who can easily read on their own. Last August, Candlewick Press went one step further, launching a year-long campaign to highlight the continuing educational importance of the picture book. Titled We Believe in Picture Books!, the Candlewick effort consists of one video per day in which a librarian, author, illustrator or teacher provides yet more reasons why picture books make great reading. In the latest video, Karen MacPherson, children's & teen librarian at our library, offers some thoughts on why picture books are wonderful for all ages.Check out the Candlewick videos:
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