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Children's Picture Book, a literature in its own right

In a good children's picture book, everything makes sense

We mainly share children’s picture books, which are also called illustrated books, children’s books or “album” in French-speaking world. The so-called “children’s” picture book is aimed at childhood, but also resonates with all ages of life, and we are keen to introduce it to children, adolescents and adults alike, from selections that challenge or surprise them.
Make a choice
Offering readings aloud means giving access to known works, “classics”, and offering discoveries, opening up to new encounters… It’s making a choice in editorial production.

The success of the reading sessions depends a lot on the quality of the works, and the selection of children’s picture books is a fundamental step for any proposal to share readings.

It can be done according to various criteria, depending on the audiences addressed and the reading contexts.

But it is important to choose children’s picture books whose literary and aesthetic quality feed the imagination of young and old, for a lively and joyful awakening to language, literature and culture.

To work on this question of choice and selection of children’s picture books, to build up rich and varied collections, the Read with me team is constantly training with specialists in Youth literature.

We share this work in times of awareness and training, and in reading committees, conferences and working groups offered each semester to our network.

The work around children’s picture books is of course done in conjunction with the companions of the world of books:

Some selections
Bibliographies of children’s picture books
Learn and discover
Choose children’s picture book
The children’s picture book, a true literature
Reading Committees
For further
The children's picture book, a literature for all audiences, Practitioner's Kit - Co-published by the Agency when books connect and the ANLCI - Work led by Dominique Walter (DDCS - North) - 2010.
Album[s] – Sophie Van der Linden - in collaboration with Olivier Douzou –De Facto-Actes Sud – 2013
These books that make children grow (expanded edition) – Joëlle Turin – 2012
Read and choose your children's picture books, a little manual for adults – Cécile Boulaire – 2018
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