Picture Books

Danielle Schirtzinger
EDU 291
Picture book- a popular form of
illustrated works with few words and
mostly pictures
Coming of the 1920’s more and more
children became more literate and machines
made to conduct mass quantities therefore
the picture book industry was born.
 Picture
books are mostly aimed at young
 They include little words and speak
through the illustrations.
Chris Van Allsburg
Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg
The Little Engine that
Watty Piper
Curious George
H. A. Rey
If you give a mouse
a cookie
Laura Numeroff
The Tale of Peter
Beatrix potter
Horton Hears A Who
Dr. Seuss
Angelina Ballerina
Katherine Holabird
The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss
Cat in the Hat
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
There was an old lady who Swallowed a Fly
Lyle Lyle Crocodile
Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg
Roald Dahl
Shel Silverstein
Cynthia Rylant
Shel Silverstein
reading comprehension
as well as educational
art and other aspects
through reading
Gives the visual learner another option
for learning.
Use the pictures in younger age classes so the pictures are
Picture books can be used as informational to life skills.
Have your students learn to organize and chronological skills
by making them create their own picture book.
The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Teaching: Units on classics, colonialism, early 1900 style
Franklins Bad Day
Paulette Bourgeois
Teaching: expressing anger and the proper ways to deal
with it
The Maestro
Tim Wynne-Jones
Teaching: history of music and the importance of its
Germs Make me Sick!
Melvin Berger
Teaching: rules for good health and taking care of
Gertrude McFuzz
Dr. Seuss
Teaching: positive image and being happy with who you
Students see picture books as entertainment and not reading.
What they do not know is that they are learning a lot just from
looking at the picture.
Pop up picture books are good for the visual learner and just for
pure entertainment.
Picture Books Go Global!
Picture Books are
inspired by cultures
around the world!
This makes students
more culturally
The Rough Face Girl
Native American
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Asian Folktale
All picture books have a story, but these books in
particular are the top of my list because they aren’t
just entertainment, all of these books are educational
as well.
The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss
Janell Cannon
Arthur Durros
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin Jr & John Archambault
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Arlene Mosel
A Chair for my Mother
Vera B. Williams
John Henry
Julius Lester
Leo The Late Bloomer
Robert Kraus
Illustration is the sole reason picture books exist. Here
is an excellent example of picture books with unique
and inspiring illustration.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick ( Author & Illustrator)
students do not read well and use
picture books to understand the story.
This will help the student along their way
to better comprehensive skills.
Many authors create similar morals in
picture books to teach fundamental
skills that every child must acquire
Picture books are with us as we grow up and
we dwell and remember them when we are
long grown out of them.
Picture Books teach us the fundamentals of life
in cute colorful pictures. We learn these
fundamentals and remember, hey I learned
that in a picture book!
Think back about a time that you read a
picture book whether as a child or adult
and it actually had an effect on what
you did or how you did things.
Did it stay with you all of the time?
This website gives lesson plans and fun ideas that you can apply with
your students from that particular book. [ 2 thumbs up!]
This website also gives out lesson plans specific to the subject taught. It
gives ideas for games, and other tools to use while teaching.
This is the website that has the top 100 picture books that everyone
should know. This can be very informative as to what the books is
about to see whether or not to use it in the classroom!
There are some picture books
that just HAVE to be taught
and read in the classroom !
Caldecott Award
Winners from previous
years. The gold circles
symbolize the award
given to the book with
the most promise as an
influential children's
picture book!
Picture Books may be small and just
include pictures, but they have a huge
impact on the future and academics of
students. Don’t underestimate the power
of reading!

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