Academic journal article Childhood Education

Picture Books for Children. Fiction, Folktales, and Poetry

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Picture Books for Children. Fiction, Folktales, and Poetry

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PICTURE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN. Fiction, Folktales, and Poetry. Mary Northrup. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2012. 188 pp. Paperback, $50.00. This book is a great tool for any teacher, parent, librarian, or adult to use as a guide to find the perfect picture book to read to or with a child. The author is a writer who is currently a reference librarian. She draws on her experience to analyze the importance of picture books. Readers will learn about the attributes of a picture book, such as the pictures, number of pages, and form and shape of the book. Northrup then discusses the importance of picture books and the important aspects one should look at in a picture book before reading it, such as the characters, lessons, texts, illustrations, setting, point of view, theme, and language. The first two parts of the book are a great resource to help one understand the important parts of a picture book and then use that knowledge when choosing a great book to read.

This book offers a great variety of titles that mirror "the child's social development ... [beginning] with the child's personal concerns and family relationships and then [moving] out into the community and on into the larger world. …

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