Kate Samworth, the author and illustrator of Aviary Wonders, Inc., will be at the library on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. This winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers was just spotlighted by Someday My Printz Will Come in their post about picture books for teens!
Picture books for older children and teens can be a surprising juxtaposition of ideas--a traditionally children's format with adult concepts and images--but graphic novels continue to be popular with all ages, so why not picture books? Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) began in museums as a way of engaging with art in an open-ended, thoughtful, and critical way, and can be extended to inquiry with all images, including picture books. Picture books aren't only for early literacy.Posted by kathryn at January 20, 2015 02:48 PM