Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Picturing the World: Informational Picture Books for Children

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Picturing the World: Informational Picture Books for Children

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Picturing the World: Informational Picture Books for Children. By Kathleen T. Isaacs. Chicago: ALA, 2013. 216p. Paper $50 (ISBN: 978-0-8389-1126-6).

Picturing the World: Informational Picture Books for Children presents a selective bibliography of informational picture books for children ages three through ten. The author defines an "informational picture book" as "a book both intended and experienced as one that conveys information through a marriage of text and pictures. The information is factual and up to date. It can be documented, and has been presented appropriately for child readers or listeners age 3 to 10" (p. 8).

Isaacs develops this definition in her first chapter, integrating examples of specific books for illustration and providing anecdotes to extend her points. She continues in chapter two with a discussion about how to select a good informational picture book. The criteria she uses are included in her annotations throughout the book: subject and child appeal, how the story is told, how the story is pictured, awards received, and the book's presence on "best book" lists. The true substance of the book begins with chapter 3, "Ourselves and Our World at Home and School. …

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