Why is November 1st one of my all-time favorite days of the year?
No, it’s not my wife’s birthday! (or is it?)
November 1st is the start of Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month)! According to the FAQ (found here), “PiBoIdMo is a free November writing challenge for picture book writers and illustrators. The object is to jot down one picture book concept daily. By the end of the month you’ll have at least 30 bright & shiny new ideas! You can then refer to these ideas throughout the year to jumpstart your creativity and write new manuscripts.”
Registration for PiBoIdMo is now open (click here)! It’s free and it’s awesome. Every day throughout November a different author or illustrator will post on Tara’s blog in order to inspire and ignite your creativity. I posted last year (see here) and I’ll be posting this year again (on November 2nd!). Here’s the calendar for the entire month:
What a lineup, eh? And what a logo! PiBoIdMo founder and organizer Tara Lazar works tirelessly every fall to organize this event. And today happens to be the book birthday for her third picture book, Little Red Gliding Hood. So let’s give Tara a hearty congratulations! I’d also like to congratulate Little Red Gliding Hood illustrator (and PiBoIdMo 2015 Artwork Creator), Troy Cummings.
Congrats to Tara & Troy!
And as I do at the conclusion of every blog post, here are two recommendations for you:
Two for You (Tara Lazar Edition)
1. The Monstore written by Tara Lazar and illustrated by James Burks
Just in time for Halloween, pick up this family favorite, Tara Lazar’s debut!
2. I Thought This Was a Bear Book written by Tara Lazar and illustrated by Benji Davies
Alien crashes into a bear book. Hilarity ensues. Meta at its finest!