Do you believe in the magic of picture books? I do! And I believe I sense a tiny spark of potential in the picture book draft that I completed for the April 12 X 12 Challenge.
Here’s news about a terrific opportunity from one of my favorite publishers, Candlewick. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Candlewick has launched the “We Believe in Picture Books Campaign”and will celebrate September 2012 as “Picture Book Month.”
In August 2012 Candlewick will debut a new dedicated picture book website featuring one video per day from authors and illustrators, booksellers, librarians, Candlewick staff, and other picture-book lovers!
Candlewick invites you to participate if you, too, are a picture book lover. This link will give you the necessary information (PDF format) to create and submit your own brief video blurb on your favorite PB or why picture books matter to you.
Update: Here’s a video trailer that was just released with more information on the campaign: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx4GAl_qxSA
It is easier than you may think to create a short video. I speak from experience – my No Water River video debut was quick, simple and fun. If I can do it, you can too! I hope many of you will feel inspired to give this a try and share your thoughts on the magic of picture books!