School Library Journal is offering a one-hour Webcast entitled “Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime.” It’ll run Wednesday, March 9, at 2:00 p.m. EST.
Description: In a world of rapid digital change, the picture book is a powerful reminder of why traditional bookmaking matters. There’s something important in a book’s very physicality and the way it brings together adults and children in a shared reading experience. This webinar teaches proper picture-book terminology and will help you become comfortable discussing a book’s visual elements such as trim size, orientation, jacket, cover, and endpapers as you come to understand how these components enhance, underscore, and otherwise interact with the text. You’ll discover an exciting, interactive new alternative to traditional storytime that invites children to become active participants: The Whole Book Approach.