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Louis Fellini, the feline star of Daniel Wallace's new picture book THE CAT'S PAJAMAS, wears clothes, works in a city, goes on picnics...and is based on a real cat --- Mister, the Abyssinian Daniel owned when he was 24 years old. Mister didn't necessarily wear shoes himself, but he still was pretty special. Read more about him in Daniel's guest blog post for National Picture Book Month.    
Do you remember the first book you ever read by yourself? Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com reviewer Matthew Burbridge does, and talks about it in his National Picture Book Month post, below!
Every kid dreads bedtime, but sometimes a great book is all it takes to make it tolerable. For Teen Board member Sara J., that book was I HATE BEDTIME by Dave Billman. Read her post about it below, as part of our National Picture Book Month feature!      
Sometimes, people pick their favorite children's books not just becuase of the words and illustrations, but because of the things they associate with them. That's part of the reason Kidsreads.com and Teenreads.com Corinne Fox likes DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK by Dr. Seuss, anyway --- it made her feel cozy and warm before bedtime. Read her full National Picture Book Month post, below.
Greenwillow Books is famous for publishing many beloved children’s books since 1974, including picture books aplenty. In honor of National Picture Book Month, Greenwillow vice president and publisher Virginia Duncan talks about why she loves her job, and about a new book she’s particularly excited about working on: RED: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall.  
One of the most celebrated picture books of all time is THE GIVING TREE by Shel Silverstein. However, people have very different perceptions about what makes it so special, and how one's opinion about the book changes as they grow older. 
Matthew Cordell has drawn winter days in TOBY AND THE SNOWFLAKES and fun footwear in RIGHTY AND LEFTY, but 2015 seems to have a very particular theme. Read Matthew's National Picture Book Month post below to learn what it is, and get a sneak peek at his upcoming projects!  
We love it when we hear different perspectives on why people love the same book, and below is a perfect example! Two of our Teen Board members, Maggie L. and Rachel D., wrote about THERE IS A BIRD ON YOUR HEAD by Mo Willems, part of the Elephant & Piggie series. Maggie loves the humor, and Rachel remembers how the book helped her escape from a world she didn't yet comprehend when she first moved to the United States. Read their two posts, below!    
What's more exciting than discovering forgotten stories by one of children's books most legendary authors? Not much. Reviewer Anita Lock talks about HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES by Dr. Seuss --- a collection of four stories first printed in Redbook Magazine but  forgotten for a long time afterwards --- in her post honoring National Picture Book Month.    
    As part of our National Picture Book Month celebration on Kidsreads, Teen Board member Rachel B. tells us why she loved TEN DOGS IN THE WINDOW by Claire Masurel and illustrated by Pamela Paparone as a child.