January 1 – New Year’s Day


Happy New Year to all!


It’s hard to believe that as 2019 begins, I’m entering my fourth year of writing Celebrate Picture Books and sharing amazing picture books and fun activities with readers around the world! Every day I’m awed by the talent of authors and illustrators who bring joy, knowledge, peace—and belly laughs—to children navigating their way through their world.

I’m excited to begin another twelve months of pairing national, global, poignant, and quirky holidays with incredible picture books. After three years of posting daily reviews and related activities, I’m going to scale back a bit to posting several times a week. This new schedule will allow me to explore new ways to bring you reviews, interviews, crafts, printable puzzles, and more. I’m also looking forward to doing a little writing myself.

I invite you to delve into my archive that contains hundreds of picture books by your favorite authors and illustrators as well as new ones for you to discover. I will be posting daily reviews about new books and those from my archive on Instagram and hope you will Follow me on celebratepicturebooks if you don’t already. You’ll also find me on Twitter posting updates and links to reviews as well as sharing good news and inspiration from authors, illustrators, and publishers. You can follow me @CelebratePicBks.

Thank you to my readers—I cherish you all! I wish you a New Year of happy reading every day, and I’ll be back tomorrow celebrating National Science Fiction Day with Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex!