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Langley Picture Book of the Year



Click HERE for some general ideas and activities to use with all of the books.

 Below are some specific links and ideas for this year's nominees:



A is for Musk Ox

Video Book Trailer 


Several activities for K and maybe 1 from Moving Beyond the Page 


Facts about the musk-ox (suitable for upper primary)  


Fact Sheet about Musk Oxen from National Geographic  


And how fun would it be in a classroom to have the kids make an alphabet book about themselves, figuring out why they should be each letter.


Author website 


Illustrator website 





The Boy Who Paints

Video Read-Aloud

Visit and activities at Richard Bulpitt Elementary 

 The boy take the colours of man-made things and paints them in nature.  What colours can you match from man-made to nature?




Chu's Day

Book trailer with author Neil Gaiman


Free ePub version 


Discussion and activity guide 



Creepy Carrots!

Illustrator Peter Brown gives an inside look at the art he created for CREEPY CARROTS!,


Author Website


My Bookez website with many activities and free download


Creepy Carrots art activity, "how to" video


Creepy Carrots Game – Past Tense:  Adding –ed to words.




The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten


Author Website




Writing activities




Dragons Love Tacos


 Reading Strategies to Practice: Activating Background Knowledge, Making Connection, Making Predictions, Making Inferences
Writing Strategies to Practice: Descriptive, Alliteration, Repetition, Anaphora, Point of View, Onomatopoiea, Expository
Writing Prompts: Write about your favorite food. Write a how-to piece that describes how to make your custom taco, give your taco a unique name.
Topics Covered: Parties, Food, Dragons

Speech Therapy (but can be used by all) Taco Party Game.


 All Pinterest Activities

 Specific Pinterest Activities
Make Paper Tacos 
Firebreathing dragon craft

While you read  

Activities using Dragons Love Tacos and the Secret Pizza Party

 Story Tacos Activity  




The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

The official Peter Rabbit Website


 Teacher Resources including lessons in many curricular areas


Homeschool package with good discussion and activities from the original Peter Rabbit Books  





Lucky Ducklings: A True Rescue Story

Video of a true news story  


Duck Crafts and Learning Activities

Video Read Aloud of the Robert McCloskey book Make Way for Ducklings



Oh No!


Book Trailer  


Readers’ Theatre Script  


Clasrrom Activities  



This Moose Belongs to Me


Book trailer  


Author Website 


Video – The author teaches how to draw a moose  

Use an image such as this one to have your students create their own paintings


 Identifying the Rules 




2013 Results 

We had 3777 students voting from 26 schools.

  1. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
  2. Swim, Swim by Lerch
  3. Silly Doggie! by Adam Stower


2012 Results

We had 3819 students vote from 27 schools.


1.  Press Here by Herve Tullet



2.  Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin


3.  The Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

 Thank you to everyone who took part in our first annual Langley PBOY program.



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