Awesome Picture Books for Older Kids | KidsI have written extensively about the use of picture books within our classroom and yet there are still questions that keep coming up. No worries as I realized that I had yet to make a central blog post about picture books and how I use them with older students and so while this post may be long, I hope it is helpful. Note that really everything I write here about using picture books with older students also goes for using them with younger kids because as we all know there no is no too old for picture books. I am connected. And I tweet out asking for recommendations all of the time. I keep a written list handy.
Using picture books in the classroom
Awesome Picture Books for Older Kids
Think picture books are just for young children? Think again! Some picture books are created with an older audience in mind. Still others offer outrageous humor that can be enjoyed by readers of many ages. This bibliography is not exhaustive.
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Who says we have to leave picture books behind in KS1? These wonderful books use spellbinding illustrations to introduce children to big ideas. Buy on Amazon. Colin Thompson Age: 5—7 Oxford Level 13— Exquisitely detailed illustrations bring this tale of a boy who lives in a world of books to life. Join him as he travels through strange worlds to find the secret of how to live forever. Joanne Schwartz Age: 5—8 Oxford Level 8.
My eight-year-old has been turned off reading by the lack of pictures in the books that he is now given. He grew up on beautiful picture books and he would like to return to books like that. What can he read? The lack of pictures in chapter books for newly fluent readers is an issue that comes up frequently. Too much text with nothing to help the reader get into it the story can make an eager independent reader feel daunted. While they are initially pleased to have graduated to chapter books they soon pine for the wonderful illustrations which they enjoyed in earlier stages of learning to read.