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Children's Literature: Picture Books

What Is a Picture Book?

Picture books are generally written and illustrated for young children who are not ready for chapter books, but they don't have to be.  Most picture books are paired with a narrative story or simple concept words, though some are wordless as well.

The video below, created by author Katie Davis, has quotes from authors and illustrators answering the very important question "What Is a Picture Book?"

Resources for Finding Picture Books

More Picture Books

Classic Picture Books @ the MCC Library