@ the Library

January/February

Picture Books are for Everybody!

Are picture books just for small children? No Way! Picture books have benefits for older children too. Here are a few things you might not know about the power of a picture book:


  • Picture books can provide insight into complex topics. Often reading a picture book will be a great starting point when trying to address something new.
  • The illustrations give readers time to make predictions and confirm their ideas.
  • Picture books allow you to engage in multiple reading comprehension strategies in one session.
  • Since there are fewer words in a picture book the author's word choice is deliberate. The vocabulary is ofter more sophisticated than other formats.
  • Picture books are a flexible format. The author and illustrator can express creativity differently.


If you would like to read more about the benefits of picture books for all readers please check out these resources below:


What We Have Been Working On

Author Visit Coming Soon!

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Philip C. Stead, Caldecott award-winning children’s book author will be visiting the Lower School on Thursday, April 16th. He will be making presentations to students in PK3 through fourth grade as well as autographing books. We will be taking orders for his books before her visit. Order forms will be coming home the week of March 9th. Or, you may send in a book you already own! To learn more about his work please visit: https://philipstead.com/.

Books to Read Together

Apps & Websites to Try