Monday, August 10, 2009

A Select Twenty

It's Monday, Picture Books Past. How about a selection of picture books that hit the highlights and milestones of our favorite art form? Leonard Marcus helped "Reading is Fundamental," the literacy organization, put together a list of "Picture Books Through Time." They picked books that had had a particular impact and for each of these twenty books there's a short commentary about its significance. From these great books we can absorb lessons about plotting, character, language, and subject matter. Check some out at your library. Can you notice the basic plot types? Why are the characters in these books especially appealing? Enjoy this historic overview here.

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