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Picture Books: No Longer A Staple for Children?

Posted on: January 18, 2012

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In 2010, the New York Times ran this headline: “Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children”. What do you think of that statement?

  • For my younger readers, do you like picture books?
  • For my older readers, do you turn to them as a parent or a teacher?

In my round-up for the year, I listed my favorite children’s books. You might have noticed that there weren’t any picture books on my list. Actually, if you look back over my reviews since my blog’s start, you’ll pretty quickly realize I don’t review many picture books.

Yet I like them. When I got old enough to buy my own books, I started collecting some of the traditional favorites. As a teacher, I regularly use them for both my younger and older elementary students. And this week I’m reviewing a handful as part of my participation in the Golden Sowers program.

So, tell me what do you think of New York Times article? Picture Books No Longer A Staple for Children

2 Responses to "Picture Books: No Longer A Staple for Children?"

As a mom of two kids under five and a children’s bookseller, I would say that picture books are doing just fine and will continue to have their place in children’s literature.

The article surprised me. Good to hear a positive perspective!

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