Be a Star of Storytime: 10 Elements of Beloved Pictures Books with Scott Magoon
Porter Square Books and the Parent-Child Home Program for a
presentation by childrens book author and illustrator Scott Magoon.
Scott will present ten common characteristics of excellent picture
books, showing examples of each. This presentation will be useful to
parents and educators looking to select quality picture books for their
children and students. The
Parent-Child Home Program helps families challenged by poverty, limited
education, language and literacy barriers, and other obstacles to
school success prepare their children to enter school ready to be in the
Scott Magoon is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen; Kara LaReau’s Rabbit and Squirrel and Ugly Fish, which was a CCBC Blue Ribbon winner; The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster by Alice Flaherty, which was named to the 2009-2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List; Otto Grows Down by Michael Sussman; and Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. He is also both the author and illustrator of Hugo & Miles; I’ve Painted Everything; and Mystery Ride. The art director at a major children’s publisher, he lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons.