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.