This month’s author is Peter H. Reynolds.

Peter Reynolds, Author
Author Peter H. Reynolds

He is a personal favorite of mine, and this is a way to show you how I think as a librarian and the kinds of ideas I love.

I most appreciate Reynolds’ ability to show human possibilities and the creativity we often have, but don’t recognize in ourselves. Although most of his books are picture books, the ideas are most definitely geared towards all ages. His messages are positive and provide ways to reinterpret even mistakes and roadblocks as opportunities, rather than obstacles. Ish and The Dot are two books that best highlight this idea.

"ish" book cover
"Ish" book cover
"the dot" book cover

There is even an International Dot Day dedicated to creativity and collaboration that many teachers and libraries celebrate each September, on the anniversary of the original publication date.

Poster: Themes in Peter Reynolds books.

Peter H. Reynolds website

International Dot Day

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