Fall 2009. Picture Books. ELE 616 Research in Children’s Literature. What is a Picture Book?. What is a picture book? What is an illustrated or story book? What is the difference?.
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A picture book is one in which pictures play a significant role in telling a story. According to picture book artist Uri Shulevitz, “a picture book says in words only what pictures cannot show”, as in Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.
An illustrated or story book, on the other hand, is one in which the story is told and understood in words, but is amplified by illustrations, as in Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Frequently Asked Questions
We librarians [and teachers] can train ourselves, as adults, to think in pictures again. Such thinking is called visual literacy. Developing visual literacy is much the same as learning a foreign language.
Reading Pictures: Searching for Excellence in Picture BooksBy Gratia J. Banta
Gratia J. Banta is a former Chair of the Caldecott Medal Committee
Every Picture Tells A Story is the foremost gallery of the Art of Illustration -- children\'s book art, fantasy, cartoon and editorial works. Choose from over 80 of the greatest illustrators of all time and your favorite characters from literature.
is the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art, conceived and built with the aim of celebrating the art that we are first exposed to as children. Through the exploration of images that are familiar and beloved, it is the Museum’s goal to foster connections between visual and verbal literacy and to provide visitors of all ages and backgrounds with the confidence to appreciate and enjoy art of every kind.
With increasing numbers of picture books aimed at older and more sophisticated readers comes the challenge to teachers and librarians to make those encounters more meaningful and enjoyable. . . . Here are a few of the techniques I\'ve used with success.