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Picture books

Picture books are a child's first view of the world of reading. They include artwork by some of the best illustrators in the world, transporting the suburban western toddler to China, outer space, jungles, the 19th century, or primary-coloured worlds where mice make cakes with the assistance of chickens, for the birthday party of a squirrel. And it all makes perfect sense.

Illustrators and authors covered by this group include Quentin Blake, Shirley Hughes, Helen Oxenbury, Mick Inkpen (surely the best ever name for an illustrator?), Lauren Child, Eric Carle, Lucy Cousins, Mo Willems, and Doctor Seuss, but of course there are thousands more names we could add.

Total members: 194 members

Recent members: Littlehome, nocloo, ruby2019, AlliCatCA, YukiNatsuo, jolijtje, bibliojoe, JustineAvery, christieTBF, HenryHerz, goldenkoscuik, MindyEwing, AthenaAcademy, wd40sw, Moranga, Grandma_B, , Michaela.K, Becky_Cotton, MinuteMarginalia, MissMel14, lynnsilb, mande-b, sofiaf, EllaMayW, LorisBook, jennyifer24, oldatlantapublishing, 0xxx, navelos

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Favorite/best contemporary picture books 22AlliCatCA, November 2019ignore
Is there a name for this landscape story technique? 102wonderY, November 2019ignore
Roberto Innocenti 42wonderY, October 2019ignore
What is it about Helen Ward? 172wonderY, October 2019ignore
eek! 222wonderY, September 2019ignore
Stephen Gammell 182wonderY, August 2019ignore
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse 312wonderY, August 2019ignore
endpapers in children's picture books 8amysisson, April 2019ignore
Christmas books! 52wonderY, January 2019ignore
Nature illustrations 12wonderY, January 2019ignore
Contemplating Caldecott Contenders 8MinuteMarginalia, January 2018ignore
Sophy Williams 12wonderY, January 2018ignore
Jenny's picture book list 22jennyifer24, July 2017ignore
Victor Ambrus, in all his incarnations 72wonderY, December 2016ignore
metafiction in picture books 52wonderY, October 2016ignore
Maggie Downer 2Scarlet_Kleen, October 2016ignore
Illustration styles 12wonderY, September 2016ignore
"minimal realism" illustration style 12wonderY, September 2016ignore
New list of potential interest 3aydenrl, July 2016ignore
Street Safety 3KarenElissa, February 2016ignore
Coyote and other multicultural folktales 1brodiew2, December 2015ignore
Brodie's Read Aloud Favorites 1brodiew2, December 2015ignore
Books about whales 8merrystar, June 2015ignore
Silhouette illustration 152wonderY, February 2015ignore
Whisper1 (Linda) Thread #1 of illustrated books read in 2015 22wonderY, February 2015ignore
James Gurney 12wonderY, November 2014ignore
New Releases in Picture Books 9hannahchristine, October 2014ignore
web reviews of picture books 22wonderY, April 2014ignore
LibraryThing Mock Caldecott 1foggidawn, August 2012ignore
question - "scary" illustrations 1selma1, January 2012ignore
Text or picture 22wonderY, November 2011ignore
I'm looking for a book - help please 3theapparatus, July 2011ignore
What recent picture books should I read? 5SharleneWeingart, March 2011ignore
picture books about football 7ZoeToft, April 2010ignore
Illustrator’s Workshop 2JDHoliday, October 2009ignore
Boy with a Watermelon Patch 1lorilou, October 2008ignore
Favorite picture books/authors 7Sodapop, June 2008ignore
Ann Jonas/Reversible Books 1pbremer, March 2008ignore
New Group: Multicultural books for children 1farmershat, January 2008ignore
Help me name these books! 9sunny, July 2007ignore
Picture books Message Board 8GeniAus., August 2006ignore

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Language: English
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Created: Jul 25, 2006

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