Picture Book Resources
About Picture Books (Wikipedia)
Find out about the history of Picture Books.
This website is an essential read for your picture book analysis.
Top 100 Picture Books of All Times
How many of these have you read?
A comprehensive list of Picture Books
Shaun Tan Picture Books
Shaun Tan is perhaps one of the best known creators of picture books in Australia.
What is a children's Picture book?
Definition: picture book A picture book is a book in which the illustrations are as important as (or even more important than) the words in telling the story. Picture books are generally 32 pages long. In picture books, there are illustrations on every page or on one of every pair of facing pages. While most picture books are written for younger children, in recent years, a number of excellent picture books for upper elementary and middle school readers have been published.
Activities for exploring Picture Books
Use the activity below to go through a step by step process of creating a picture book (using Where the Wild Things Are as the model).