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Share a picture book this summer

International Picture Book Month  is an exciting initiative to remind us about the value, creativity and importance of children’s picture books.

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Organised by a group of authors, storytellers and illustrators (Founder, Dianne de Las Casas  and Co-Founders, Katie Davis , Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Tara Lazar and Wendy Martin), over at their website ( there is a post for every day of November reminding us of the importance of picture books.

It reminded us of some of our childhood favourites tucked away in the Curriculum Collection…

Everyone has a favourite Alison Lester (whether you read it to someone, or someone read it to you) My absolute favourite is the Journey Home with Wild and Woolley. Closely followed by Magic Beach. And Yikes. And Alice and Aldo. And Are We There Yet?

I was obsessed with the detail of Graeme Base’s The Eleventh Hour and Animalia.  Have fond memories of Max from Where the Wild Things AreMeg and Mog & The Velveteen Rabbit. And I was immediately transported back to my childhood by Robert Sabuda’s amazing pop-up edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The Curriculum collection includes a wide range of Australian picture books and some international classics, so you can discover your favourites.

All QUT Library users can borrow from the Curriculum Collection. If KG Library is not your home library, but you have chosen a title, you can also place an intercampus request online.

So why not share a picture book this summer? As Picture Book Month highlighted, picture books are not only important for literacy and learning to read, but they are an essential part of the imagination and wonder of childhood.

Base's Animalia The Velveteen Rabbit Sendak's Where the Wild Things AreThe Journey HomeMeg and MogAlice's Adventures in Wonderland

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