Picture Books for Children

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American Library Association, 1997 - Education - 213 pages
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Librarians, faced with the dizzying profusion of children's picture books, may count on Patricia Cianciolo's Picture Books for Children for its ardent and insightful recommendations. The first edition appeared 23 years ago. Today Cianciolo observes The recently published picture books have become more conceptual, more methodological, and certainly more self-assured and sophisticated.

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Picture books for children have turn out to be a great custom over the last century. A lot of people couldn’t visualize a childhood without lots of gorgeously illustrated books. Nevertheless numerous people consider picture books are not really that important. They think that this kind of book is just a stepping-stone on the pathway to ‘real’ reading. Although it is accurate that children must sooner or later move on to more stylish books, it is inaccuracy to reason that picture books are mere tuition for far along reading.
Allow me to introduce you to 5 excellent whys and wherefores you should not think like that:
1.- Picture Books Arouse The Mind's Eye
2.- Picture Books Instruct
3.- Picture Books Cultivates Reading Ability
4.- Picture Books Cultivates Graphical Knowledge
5.- Picture Books Grow A Fondness For Reading
I definitively concur with the author in this important matter.
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A Distinct Kind of Literary Art
Me and My Family
Other People
The World I Live In
The Imaginative World
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Page 10 - By permission of Morrow Junior Books, a division of William Morrow & Company, Inc. — Krauss, Ruth. Illustration entitled "Portrait of the Author as a Young Star" from Under Twenty by Ruth Krauss.

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