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GatheringReaders Virtual Discussion: November Discussion on Picture Books

It is that time of the month again when I have a virtual ‘meet up’ with my GatheringReaders participants, a book club for young readers. Our November activity is all about the love for picture books!

Do take note that our next meet up would be on 21 November 2012, Wednesday at the Jurong West Public Library from 5-6 pm. Please do not forget to bring your notebooks, and do bring a copy of your favorite picture book if you can.

For those who may have forgotten, Adeline Foo of The Diary of Amos Lee fame has two shirts for giveaway for anyone who would be writing down their book thoughts on any of her Amos Lee books.

Here are my questions, young ladies and gentlemen. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts:

  1. Do you still read picture books? Why or why not?
  2. What is your favorite picture book when you were younger? Do you have a favorite picture book now (a recent discovery, perhaps)?
  3. Who is your favorite picture book artist/writer?

That’s it, folks. Easy-peasy, right? I look forward to seeing you all in two weeks’ time as we revisit the beauty and power of picture books.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

7 comments on “GatheringReaders Virtual Discussion: November Discussion on Picture Books

  1. I do read picture books as I think it is very interesting.
    My favourite picture book when I was young was berenstain bears. I also have a favourite now and it is tintin.
    Lastly, my favourite picture book is Herge.


  2. Myka Bacsal

    1. i still read picture books but not much any more cause i like reading chapter books better
    2. my favourite picture book is I want my hat back by Jon Klassen and The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith.
    3. Neil Gaiman, Dave Mckean, and Shaun Tan!!


  3. 1. Sometimes when you get to see actual pictures of things
    2. My favorite picture book nowadays is the amulet series.
    3. My favorite author is Kazu Kibuishi


  4. 1.Sometimes during the holidays,just to brighten up.
    2.Although I have no picture books I like in the past, I love Tintin & Axterix now.
    3.He is Herge.


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  6. 1. Yes I read them as they are super interesting
    2. My favourite book when I was young berenstain bears my favourite picture book now is tintin
    3. Ya mostly popular among us who is Herge


  7. 1. I used to read picture books, but that was a long time ago. I now read more of thick, adventure-filled chapter books. I find them more interesting as chapter books go deep into the story and explain everything in detail. Picture books, though, take a lot of space and pages and everything focuses only on the pictures, not the content. Thus, I
    prefer chapter books.
    2.I used to read some of the Enid Blyton award popular reward books, though not anymore. I find them kiddish.
    3. Since I am not too much into picture books, I will tell you all an author whose books I used to read most- Enid Blyon.


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