Frequently Asked Questions

How can I participate in Picture Book Month?
There are many ways to celebrate Picture Book Month. We have a Celebrate! page with suggestions on how you can join the celebration!

How can I become a Picture Book Month Ambassador?
Anyone who loves picture books can become a Picture Book Month Ambassador. All you have to do is place our PBM Ambassador logo on your website or blog and celebrate by shouting out Picture Book Month. In exchange for using the PBM ambassador logo, we ask that you link back to http://www.picturebookmonth.com.

How can I become a Picture Book Month Partner?
Our 2011 partners include Better World Books, Scholastic Book Fairs, Children’s Book Council, and Reading is Fundamental (RIF). To be considered as a Picture Book Month partner, you must be a school, library, publisher, or literacy organization. As a partner, you agree to display the Picture Book Month logo prominently on your website during the month of November, link to the Picture Book Month website, and shout out the cause on all your web and social media channels (website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other social media).

How can I become a Picture Book Month Champion?
Picture Book Month Champions are authors, illustrators, and picture book month movers and shakers who have written an essay for us on the importance of picture books. PBM Champions are invited to participate by our PBM team. Chosen Champions are thought leaders who have made significant contributions to the picture book industry. Our rosters are filled for November 2012-2015.

Can I use your logo on my site?
Picture Book Month is happy to share its logo with media outlets, reviewers, and PBM partners. We have a special Picture Book Month Ambassador logo designed for everyone to use. Thank you to Joyce Wan, our logo designer.

How can I get listed as a picture book author/illustrator?
To be considered for a listing on the site, you must be a traditionally published author or illustrator with a print picture book whose publisher is recognized by the Children’s Book Council and/or SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). If you are in doubt, check out this list of criteria on SCBWI’s website.

How can I be listed as a kidlit blogger?
To be considered for a listing, your blog must dedicated exclusively to reviewing children’s literature or promoting literacy. We consider blogs that review all genres of kidlit but picture books must be included. Although it is not necessary, it is helpful to be a member of the Kidlitosphere bloggers.

Will you review my picture books?
Picture Book Month does not review books. We do, however, have a great listing of kidlit book bloggers on our site that review children’s books. You can see them in the sidebar.

I am a librarian/teacher. May I use the Picture Book Month materials such as your Calendar and certificates in my library/school?

Who started Picture Book Month?
You can read all about the founder and the Picture Book Month team here!

Who created the Picture Book Month logo?
Joyce Wan is the creator of the Picture Book Month logo. She is an author/illustrator of picture books with her own stationery empire!

I would like to do a blog post/media interview about Picture Book Month. Is anyone available for an interview?
We have a media release available on the site. If you want more in depth information, you will need to speak with founder, Dianne de Las Casas. Dianne is happy to interview but due to her busy schedule, she prefers email interview questions. Please use the contact form if a phone/Skype interview is desired.

Questions still not answered? Fill out our contact form and someone will get back to you within 48 hours. Thank you for joining the picture book party!

November is Picture Book Month! Read * Share * Celebrate!