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  • 1. ELE 616 Research in Children’s Literature
    Spring 2011
    Picture Books:Teddy Surprise!!
  • 2. What is a Picture Book?
  • 3. What is a picture book? What is an illustrated or story book? What is the difference?
    A picture book is one in which pictures play a significant role in telling a story. According to picture book artist Uri Shulevitz, “a picture book says in words only what pictures cannot show”, as in Maurice Sendak’sWhere the Wild Things Are.
    An illustrated or story book, on the other hand, is one in which the story is told and understood in words, but is amplified by illustrations, as in Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Frequently Asked Questions
  • 4. Three types of picture books
    Wordless books
    rely solely on illustrations to tell a story
    Picture storybooks
    illustrations and text work together to tell the story
    Illustrated books
    the text supplies most of the information but the illustrations augment what is said or serve as decoration
    Mendoza, J. and Reese, D. (2001, Fall). Examining Multicultural Picture Books for the Early Childhood Classroom: Possibilities and Pitfalls. Early Child Research and Practice, 3, 2.
  • 5. Reading Pictures
    We librarians [and teachers] can train ourselves, as adults, to think in pictures again. Such thinking is called visual literacy. Developing visual literacy is much the same as learning a foreign language.
    Banta, G. (2004, Winter). Reading Pictures: Searching for Excellence in Picture Books. Children and Libraries, 2, 3.
    Gratia J. Banta is a former Chair of the Caldecott Medal Committee
  • 6. Visual Literacy - What is it?
    The term Visual Literacy, . . . , refers to the ability to understand and produce visual messages.
    Click here to download a sample teaching program for Visual Literacy through Picture Books (pdf) for use with students in Stages 2&3.
  • 7. Famous Picture Book Authors & Illustrators
  • 8. 2011 Caldecott Medal Winner
    A Sick Day for Amos McGee
    The 2011 Randolph Caldecott Medal
    written by Philip C. Stead; Illustrated by Erin E. Stead
    THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too!
    Listen to Erin E. Stead, 2011 Caldecott Medalist, discuss the woodblock prints she created to illustrate Philip C. Stead’s A Sick Day for Amos McGee.
  • 9. Picture Book Resources
    • Every Picture Tells A Story is the foremost gallery of the Art of Illustration – children’s book art, fantasy, cartoon and editorial works. Choose from over 80 of the greatest illustrators of all time and your favorite characters from literature.
    • 10. http://www.everypicture.com
  • Picture Book Resources
    is the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art, conceived and built with the aim of celebrating the art that we are first exposed to as children. Through the exploration of images that are familiar and beloved, it is the Museum’s goal to foster connections between visual and verbal literacy and to provide visitors of all ages and backgrounds with the confidence to appreciate and enjoy art of every kind.
  • 11. Picture Book Resources
    Looking Critically at Picture Books
    With increasing numbers of picture books aimed at older and more sophisticated readers comes the challenge to teachers and librarians to make those encounters more meaningful and enjoyable. . . . Here are a few of the techniques I've used with success.
  • 12. Picture Book Resources
    European Picture Book Collection
    The EPBC was designed to help pupils to find out more about their European neighbours through reading the visual narratives of carefully chosen picture books.
  • 13. Bear picture books
    A 40-year-old from Eric Carle
  • 14. Sequels to Brown Bear
  • 15. The story behind Corduroy
    The actual “story” behind a character named Corduroy is a book (as yet still unpublished) by Don called Corduroy, the Inferior Decorator. This is a story about a young boy who drove his parents crazy by painting on the walls of their apartment. “Corduroy” was a pet name that my father had for me when I was very young because I used to wear corduroy overalls all the time.
    Roy Freeman, Don’s son, on webpage, The Story Behind Corduroy, where you can also read how the story developed into a bear looking for a button in a department store
    Click here (download MP3, 2.9 MB) to listen to an mp3 version of Don reading the beginning of “The Inferior Decorator” to jazz music!
    Click here to see all the Corduroy books!
  • 16. Native Americans in picture books
    Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith
    The story of Jenna, a contemporary Muscogee(Creek) - Ojibwe(Chippewa) girl who, in bringing together her regalia, honors the women of her family and her intertribal community.
  • 17. 2010 American Indian Youth Literature Award WinnerBest Picture Book is Thomas King’s A Coyote Solstice Tale, illustrated by Gary Clement, published by Groundwood Books, 2009.
    See a short review on Debbie Reese’s blog American Indians in Children’s Literature
  • 18. Maurice Sendak
    “A delightful curmudgeon”
    “. . . Mr. Sendak’s originality and emotional honesty have changed the shape of children’s literature; that his work is featured in museums; that he has designed costumes and sets for operas, ballets and theater; that he has won a chest full of awards and prizes including a National Medal of the Arts.”
    Concerns Beyond Just Where the Wild Things Are, By PATRICIA COHEN, New York Times, September 9, 2008
  • 19. Another version of The Three Bears
  • 20. Another Bear picture book!
  • 21. A fee-based resource for picture books
  • 22. A free-based resource for picture books
    • Alphabet
    • 23. Animals
    • 24. Fables and Fairy Tales
    • 25. Nursery Rhymes
    • 26. Rhymes
    • List of Old Picture Books
    • 27. Teaching with Picture Books
    • 28. History of Picture Books
    • 29. Using Picture Books to Teach
    • 30. Printable Books
  • The Ezra Jack Keats and New York Public Library
    New Writer and New Illustrator Award for Children’s Books