ERIC Number: ED402543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Using Picture Books Kindergarten through High School.
Richardson, Maurine V.; Miller, Margaret B.
A picture book is defined as a book in which the illustrations are as important as the text or written story. Picture books published today seem appropriate and exciting for anyone from 1 to 100 years old. Among the many kinds of picture books are Mother Goose books; toy books (board books, pop-up books, concept books, flap books, cloth books, and plastic books); alphabet books; counting books; concept books; wordless picture books; and easy-to-read books. When using this genre, educators must consider how the book will be received by students. Educators should always consider award-winning books when selecting picture books--for picture books, the Caldecott Award is considered the most prestigious. Various selection aids can also help educators select picture books. Picture books' universal appeal make them a good resource for use at all grade levels and in content areas such as physical education, social studies, language arts, art classes, music, mathematics, and science. (A 26-item bibliography and a 32-item bibliography of picture books arranged by content area are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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