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ELE 616 Research in Children’s Literature Spring 2011Picture Books
What is a Picture Book? 2 http://www.ianbone.com.au/pdfs/PictureBook_IanBone.pdf
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’s Where 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
Three types of picture books 4 1. Wordless books – rely solely on illustrations to tell a story 2. Picture storybooks – illustrations and text work together to tell the story 3. 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 Gratia J. Banta is a former Chair of the Picture Books. Children and Caldecott Medal Libraries, 2, 3. 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. • http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/bookzone/vislit.html
7Famous Picture Book Authors & Illustrators 50th Anniversary Edition of The Snowy Day
Caldecott Medal 8 • The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
9 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner• A Ball for Daisy• The 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal – Written and Illustrated by Chris Raschka – In a wordless book with huge children’s appeal, Chris Raschka gives us the story of an irrepressible little dog whose most prized possession is accidently destroyed. With brilliant economy of line and color, Raschka captures Daisy’s total (yet temporary) devastation. A buoyant tale of loss, recovery and friendship.
Picture Book Resources 12 • 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. • http://www.everypicture.com • (currently undergoing major changes)
Picture Book Resources 13 • –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. • http://www.picturebookart.org/
Picture Book Resources 14 • 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 Ive used with success. •
Picture Book Resources 15 • 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. • http://www.ncrcl.ac.uk/epbc/EN/index.asp
Mouse picture books 16• A 31-year-old from Eric Carle
Leo Lionni 17A 1968 Caldecott http://www.first- Medal Honor school.ws/activities/books/animals/wild Book /frederick-leo-lionni.htm See also:
If you write a book about a mouse . . . 21• You might want to be ready to write sequels!• If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 25th Anniversary Edition• by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond•
23 A free-based resource for picture booksCategories More• Alphabet • List of Old Picture• Animals Books• Fables and Fairy • Teaching with Picture Tales Books• Nursery Rhymes • History of Picture• Rhymes Books • Using Picture Books to Teach • Printable Books
24The Ezra Jack Keatsand New York PublicLibrary New Writer and NewIllustrator Award forChildren’s Books