November is Picture Book Month!

| November 22, 2017

Do you remember your favorite picture book as a child? Maybe it was a classic someone gifted you or a random book picked up at the library because it had a nice cover. Chances are, you still remember something about that book because the combination of pictures and words that flow together can be very powerful.

If you are a teacher, there are plenty of resources aimed at using picture books in the classroom. features a different blogger every day on why they love picture books as well as a daily teaching activity. There is also a teacher’s guide and other activities on how to get the most out of picture books

Looking for picture books at the Gottesman Library? You can use EDUCAT to search for specific ones or browse the second floor reading room for materials. Picture books can be found both in the Curriculum section (marked CURR) and Juvenile section (marked JUV).

Here are some books that explore different ways to teach with picture books:

Reading the World with Picture Books by Nancy Polette

Reading the World with Picture Books presents an exhaustive collection of booktalk options with picture books that are set in the major countries of each continent.

Teaching early math skills with favorite picture books by Constance J. Leuenberger

Math lessons based on popular books that connect to the standards and build skills in problem solving and critical thinking.

Picture Books Plus: 100 Extension Activities in Art, Drama, Music, Math, and Science by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan B. Reeve
picturebooks A Picture Book Primer: Understanding and Using Picture Books by Denise I. Matulka

Everything you want to know about picture books can be found in this simple and straightforward guide.

Read about award-winning children’s books on the Learning at the Library blog:

Staff Picks: Award-Winning Children’s Books to Read Again and Again