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					TOP 10 REASONS TO SHARE PICTURE BOOKS WITH ALL AGES

10. Universal Themes = Universal Appeal
9. Wonderful Art = Increased Artistic Appreciation
8. Models of Excellence = Better Writers
7. Visual/Verbal Connections = Successful Readers/Learners
6. Succinct/Rich Language = Increased Vocabulary
5. Sharing A Book = Common Prior Knowledge
4. Varied Maturity Levels = Enjoyment On Multiple Levels
3. Pictures and Words = Increased Understanding Of Concepts
2. Words and Pictures = Powerful Emotional Impact
1. Love Of Picture Books = Lifelong Love of Learning/Reading


USING PICTURE BOOKS WITH A HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH CLASS
Use Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D.B. Johnson to introduce a unit on Thoreau.

This beautiful picture book is a book of many levels with really wonderful art -- it demonstrates
just how important a picture book can be. Buy an extra copy and store it for the next generation.
(Daniel Pinkwater, NPR commentator)

This book is all about the really important things in life and serves as a perfect:
   • Introduction to Thoreau and Walden Pond.
   • Discussion Starter for follow-up to initial reading of Walden Pond.
   • Compare and Contrast the picture books with relevant sections of Walden Pond.
   • Introduction to the idea of conservation and nature observation for science classes.
   • Discussion of current events that strip life down to the really important things in life.

Additional titles in this series that can be used for extension of the concept:
Henry Builds A Cabin                                    Johnson, D. B.
Henry Works                                             Johnson, D. B.
Henry Climbs A Mountain                                 Johnson, D. B.

BOOKS ABOUT PICTURE BOOKS FOR ALL AGES
(PROFESSIONAL READING ON PICTURE BOOKS)

Big Ideas In Small Packages: (2005)                                           Pearson, Molly B.
Beyond Words: Picture Books for older readers (1992)                          Benedict, Susan
Companion to American Children’s Picture Books (2005)                         Kirk, Connie Ann
Inside Picture Books (1999)                                                   Spitz, Ellen
Literature Lures: Using Picture Books/Middle School (2002)                    Polett, Nancy
Multicultural Picturebooks: Art for Illuminating our world (2005)             Marantz, Sylvia
Picture This: Picture Books for YA/curriculum-based (1997)                    Matulka, Denise
“Worth a Thousand Words” Teaching Essential Skills (2001)                     Rossberg, Ellin
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Harcourt, c2005 $16.00 ISBN# 0-15-205304-2
Summary: A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may
take him.
1. Winds-Fiction 2. Leaves-Fiction

CONNECTIONS: SCIENCE
   1.    Make a Leaf Man of materials found in your own area and identify all
         materials by scientific and common names.
   2.    Encourage readers to gather a wide variety of leaves for a group
         collection and make an autumn leaf identification book. On each page
         have one leaf---identifying the tree, where it grows, characteristics of the
         tree. Try http://www.kidzone.com/plants for more science projects.
CONNECTIONS: ART AND WRITING PROJECTS
  1.    Bring in bags of leaves etc. and make a Leaf Man by gluing on
        construction paper. Write an adventure for the Leaf Man using the words
        “A Leaf Man’s got to go where the wind blows”. Illustrate the
        background and laminate the page for an autumn display.
  2.    The book is very poetical in language so maybe a poem. Try naming the
        Leaf Man and writing an acrostic poem. For more autumn poetry, try
        http://www.dltk-holidays.com/fall/fallpoetry.html
  3.    Write a BCR (Brief Constructed Response) as required in state testing
        that explains where the Leaf Man has finally ended up. Be so descriptive
        that classmates can guess the location. Illustrate the final resting place
        of Leaf Man.
CONNECTIONS: MATH
  1.    Graph the leaves gathered by color, tree species, or from largest to
        smallest.
  2.    Measure leaves from your gatherings and compare to the illustrations in
        Leaf Man . Support that the illustrator was or was not accurate in her
        illustrations.
CONNECTIONS: AUTHOR STUDIES
 1. Show some of Ehlert’s other books fiction and non-fiction. Compare and
    contrast.
 2. Listen to an interview with Lois Ehlert on the Reading Rockets site
    http://www.readingrockets.org
 3. “Google” Lois Ehlert and from the results decide which are trying to sell
    and which might be informative.
CONNECTIONS: FAMILY FUN NIGHT
 This is a great book for all ages and is appropriate for use as autumn
programming at church, community and school functions. Follow up with
“leafy projects” and apple cider.

(Dr Peggy A. Sharp features this book in her New Book News Aug,2005 edition.)
Barbara Trafton Judge Woods ES Glenarden, Md. btrafton@pgcps.org
PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS (an admittedly incomplete list – add your own freely!)

Title                                                       Author

Apples to Oregon:                                           Hopkinson, Deborah
Anno’s Journey                                              Anno, Mitsumasa
Bad Boys                                                    Palatini, Margie
The Best Class Picture Ever                                 Roche, Denis
Can You See What I See                                      Wick, Walter
Circle Unbroken: the story of a basket                      Raven, Margot
Coming On Home Soon                                         Woodson, Jacqueline
David Goes To School                                        Shannon, David
A Day at Gramma’s                                           Overstreet, Marcia Cate
The Day the Babies Crawled Away                             Rathmann, Peggy
Detective LaRue: Letters From the Investigation             Teague, Mark
Duck for President                                          Cronin, Doreen
The Dot                                                     Reynolds, Peter
The Flower Man: a wordless picture book                     Ludy, Mark
Goin’ Someplace Special                                     McKissack, Patricia
Grandma Tells a Story                                       Grambling, Lois G.
Grandparents Song                                           Hamanaka, Sheila
Henry Builds A Cabin                                        Johnson, D. B.
Henry Works                                                 Johnson, D. B.
Henry Climbs A Mountain                                     Johnson, D. B.
The Keeping Quilt                                           Polacco, Patricia
Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale                            Williams, Mo
Math Curse                                                  Scieszka, Jon
Miss Nelson Is Missing!                                     Allard, Henry
Molly Bannaky                                               McGill, Alice
Mr. Lincoln’s Way                                           Polacco, Patricia
Old Cricket                                                 Wheeler, Lisa
Oma’s Quilt                                                 Bourgeois, Paulette
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom                  Stroud, Bettye
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!                                 Williams, Mo
The Quiltmaker’s Gift                                       Brumbeau, Jeff
Science Verse                                               Scieszka, Jon
Score One for the Sloths                                    Lester, Helen
Something to Tell the Grandcows                             Spinelli, Eileen
Souperchicken                                               Auch, Mary Jane
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt                           Hopkinson, Deborah
Sweet, Sweet Memory                                         Woodson, Jacqueline
Testing Miss Malarkey                                       Finchler, Judy
Thank You, Mr. Falker                                       Polacco. Patricia
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs                     Scieska, Jon
Tuesday                                                     Wiesner, David
Wild About Books                                            Sierra, Judy
You Can’t Take a Balloon Into National Gallery              Weitzmann, Jacqueline Preiss
WEB CONNECTIONS:
Picturing Books: A website about picture books
http://picturingbooks.imaginarylands.org/
All About Picture Books and a Picture Book Bibliography
http://www.suelebeau.com/picturebooks.htm
Picture Books for Older Readers: Resource Center
http://english.unitecnology.ac.nz/resources/resources/picbooks.html
Picture Books for Young Adults
http://english.unitecnology.ac.nz/resources/resources/picbooks.html
Planet Esme: Picture Book List
http://www.planetesme.com/archivepicturebooks.html

Looking Critically at Picture Books (Carol Hurst)
http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/criticalpicture.html
Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University
http://www.lib.muohio.edu/pictbks/
International Children’s Digital Library
http://www.icdlbooks.org/
Children’s Literature Webring { not limited to picture books, there are some good resources here}.
http://f.webring.com/hub?ring=kidlit&list
The Eric Carle Museum Of Picture Book Art
http://www.picturebookart.org/

Children’s Literature Resources and Guides
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/s-home.htm
Children’s Literature Association: Picture Books for Young Adults
http://wiz.cath.vt.edu/chla/
Visual Literacy and Picture Books
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/picture.htm
Marilee’s List of Picture Books
http://marilee.us/authors.html
Children’s Books Central
http://www.eleanorsbooks.com/

Carol Hurst’s Literature Site
http://www.carolhurst.com/
Children’s Literature Activities for the Classroom
http://marcias-lesson-links.com/ChildrensLit.html
Maryland’s Black Eyed Susan Books
http://mdedmedia.org/besall.html

SUBSCRIPTION SITES WORTH THE MONEY (free trials often available)
Linda’s Links to Literature Lots of free links here but must subscribe to access links to lesson plans and
ideas.
http://www.lindaslinkstoliterature.com/lll/
Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (Lots of free links here including booklists.)
http://www.childrenslit.com/
Teaching Books. Net
http://www.teachingbooks.net/

				
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