If the New York Times says so, it must be true. Um, yeah, right. Sure.
This is the article that is heating up Twitter right now.
"Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children," by Julie Bosman. NYT, October 7, 2010 (online edition).
As librarian Elizabeth Burns (@LizB) points out, wouldn't it be great to see library stats on picture books? There are many factors at work here, among them the money (for publishers) being in YA right now, plus also, as Junie B. Jones would say, the economy.