Collection Size: 4,000+ volumes
Picture Books are illustrated books for children where the images are of equal importance as the text. They are often meant to be read aloud to young children while the children look at the artwork; however, young readers also enjoy using these items for independent reading.
Although traditionally written for young children through the early elementary grade levels, recent trends have shown the popularity of the format with older readers as well. These titles can be successfully incorporated into the curriculum of higher grade levels to enhance a multitude of learning experiences.
Picture Books are included in the TDRL collection for educational purposes including curriculum application, reader identity development, bibliotherapeutic uses, and to promote the love of reading.
The TDRL strives to create inclusive collections which reflect a wide range of stories, settings, and topics relevant to the diverse identities and needs of the P-12 students in our communities.
NOTE: Nonfiction titles in the picture book format are not included in this collection, but rather, are a part of the Juvenile Nonfiction collection.