Wednesday, March 11, 2015

7th Annual Picture Book Extravaganza 2015


A lot of librarians have been asked, at some point in their career, if they like just sitting around and reading books all day.  As if this all that being a librarian amounts too.  This Saturday at the 7th Annual Picture Book Extravaganza 2015, reading for hours was exactly what I did.  Multiple copies of over 200 picture books, board books and pop-up books were arranged by topic.  Attendees could take books back to their table, over to nearby desks or plant themselves on the floor.  A quiet reading room was also available for the most serious picture book lovers. 

The crowd favorites were :
Maple by Lori Nichols

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
 by Barb Rosenstock 

Many of the books available are arranged in a montage below.  To see the entire collection of books at the PBE,  follow the link to my the GoodReads shelf of everything we read. 


Picture Book Montage

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta
And Two Boys Booed
Anna & Solomon
Any Questions?
As An Oak Tree Grows
Baby Bear
The Baby Tree
Bad Bye, Good Bye
Bad Dog Flash
Bad Kitty's Tasty Treats
Baseball Is . . .
Bear Sees Colors
Beautiful Moon
Beauty and the Beast
Bedtime for Chickies
Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle
Ben Franklin's Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention
Benny and Penny in Lost and Found!: TOON Level 2


  1. This would be my idea of dying and going to Heaven - all those books!

    1. It is very nice. Unless you attend the sort where no one talks. This is strange and slightly unnerving.