553 books — 542 voters
A picture book combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format, most often aimed at young children. The images in picture books use a range of media such as oil paints, acrylics, watercolor and pencil. Two of the earliest books with something like the format picture books still retain now were Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter from 1845 and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit from 1902. Some of the best-known picture books are Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings, Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat, and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. The Caldecott Medal (established 1 ...more
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“ Any problem can be made clearer with a picture, and any picture can be created using the same set of tools and rules. ”
“ Your mysterious young friend, whose name you have never told me, but whose picture really fascinates me, never thinks. ”
[close] This group will highlight some of the best picture books for children and families.
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From picture books and early readers, to chapter books and middle grade novels, the colorful wor…more
[close] From picture books and early readers, to chapter books and middle grade novels, the colorful world of children's books provides us with inspiration at an early age. Whether you want to share and discuss books that still resonate with you from your own childhood, or those that delight your own children today, this group is the place to do so.
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This is a group for those who want to take on the less-daunting task of reading all of the books…more
[close] This is a group for those who want to take on the less-daunting task of reading all of the books from Julia Eccleshare's 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. Decidedly easier than 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, the books on this list still pack plenty of emotion, philosophy, and fun. Feel free to share thoughts on these books, as well as experiences you've had reading these books to your child. Also, if you do not have access to Julia Eccleshare's guide, please browse the bookshelves to see our group's focus. And now, the Amazon description of the book: "This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children’s literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the "must-read" books from all the rest in the realm of children’s books. Whether you are a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, an educator or counselor looking for inspiration, or a young reader with a voracious appetite, this guide to the best writing for children and young adults covers the spectrum of children’s literature. It is organized by age group—from board books to YA novels and all the gradations in between. Each entry features evaluations by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured title. The beloved classics are here, but the guide also takes a global perspective and includes the increasingly diverse contributions from African American and Latino authors and illustrators—not to mention important books from around the world."
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[close] This is a place for authors to share their stories with how their writing has played a significant role in a child's life. It is also a place for knowledge sharing in writing or illustrating a picture book. Feel free to also post surveys to help you decide on the path to take to maximize your sales.
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