Since 2011, an international initiative has celebrated November as Picture Book Month to promote literacy. While some regard these books as strictly for children, picture books can convey fanciful tales or serious narratives through captivating illustrations with or without any accompanying text. Sadly, the founder of the Picture Book Month initiative, Dianne de Las Casas, passed away this past August. To understand her passionate support for the potential of picture books to encourage literacy, try sharing one with a young child or just someone young at heart.
To glimpse the diversity of stories, styles and settings in picture books, here is a small sampling from the library collection currently on display in the public reading area of the library. Please feel free to visit the library to review these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Search Catalog link located in the pull-down menu of the library tab on the Heard website.
Auger, Dale (author and illustrator)
MwĂ˘kwa: talks to the loon : A Cree story for children
Surrey, BC : Heritage House Pub., 2006
Heard call number PR9199.4.A926 M9 2006
Benes, Rebecca C.
Native American picture books of change : the art of historic childrenâ€™s editions
Santa Fe : Museum of New Mexico Press, c2004
Heard call number OVW: PS153.I52 B46 2004
Campbell, Nicola I. (author) and Kim La Fave (iIlustrator)
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books, c2005 (2006 printing)
Heard call number PR9199.4.C495 S54 2006
Spalding, Andrea and Alfred Scow (authors) and Darlene Gait (illustrated)
Secret of the dance
Victoria, BC : Orca Book Publishers,  Heard call number OVW: PR9199.3.S612 S42 2006