Picture books are perfect for early readers and often a joy for secure readers. Early readers often draw on pictures to help with text comprehension. Just as often, however, picture books engage the imagination and emotions of early readers in a way that text cannot.
Use the pictures to have your child tell you a story about what is happening. Use the pictures to find connections to your life – does your yard look like that? Have you ever made a face like that? Can you tell what the character is feeling just by looking at them?
Some of my favorite picture books that I have shared time pouring over with my children are listed below. What are your favorites? Tell us on our Facebook Page.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – by Judith Viorst
Amazing Grace – by Mary Hoffman
Are You My Mother? – by Philip Eastman
Harold and the Purple Crayon – by Crockett Johnson
Jumanji – by Chris Van Allsburg
Madeline – by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Big Dipper – by Franklyn M. Branley
The Little House – by Virginia Lee Burton
These are a few of my kids and my favorites. What’s your favorite picture book? Is it different than your child’s? Leave your comment below!