#3: Picture Books Are for Any Age!
“What do you write?” is a question often traded at a writer’s conference. My answer is usually an embarrassed “everything.” It’s true. I write middle grade, YA, adult, poems, non-fiction, plays, book reviews–I like to write! My favorite genre, the one I no doubt have spent the most time on, is picture books.
There is something incandescently, transcendentally, most amazingly wonderful when it comes to experiencing a picture book. They are even better when shared with a child. I don’t mind reading them on my own. Oh, picture books are only for kids? Is that a bona fide rule?
Moving on with my Cricket List: Musings of a Voracious Reader, I decided to tackle my #3: Picture Books.This is a tough one because it could go on from here until next Tuesday because I have so many favorites. I could probably start entire blog about picture books. So instead of a list I am posting thumbnail covers of picture books read, admired, reread, find timeless, find amazing, and want to share with the world. Barnes and Noble supplied the images.
This is only a thimble’s worth in the sea of picture book reads. I stopped at page 15 of Barnes and Noble’s picture book list. Feel free to browse on your own. And make sure to pop a couple of picture books in your basket when shopping at your local library or bookstore. Picture books are forever.