Candlewick Press Is Celebrating Picture Books

Candlewick Press, independent publishers of kids books like Guess How Much I Love You and the Where’s Waldo series, just kicked off a year-long video campaign called “We Believe in Picture Books” to honor the importance of these stories to children.

They’re posting a new video each day at and will continue to do so for a full year. Each clip shows an author or illustrator explaining their artistic process when creating the books–or young readers sharing just how much they love reading them. So far, the videos have included an interview with author and illustrator David Ezra Stein talking about his picture book Interrupting Chicken, and Megan McDonald, author of the popular Judy Moody series.

If you or your kids are passionate about picture books, get involved by submitting your own video through the program’s website. Click here for the submission guidelines, and don’t forget to check out the vid below.



What picture books did you read to your young children? Do they enjoy reading the books on their own? Tell us your stories below in the comments!


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