A working group brings together about twenty participants; it is an exchange of practices, to deepen the reflection on a theme related to children’s literature. Everyone brings their children’s picture books, their experience, their questions and their observations.
Open to professionals and volunteers, these groups are led face-to-face or by video by two readers of Read with me who offer an intensive presentation on the theme as an introduction.
There are many possible themes. They allow us to revisit our libraries of children’s picture books, in connection with the public and reading practices.
We regularly organize an observatory with the psychologist Marie-Claire Bruley, around observations on reading situations, in order to enlighten our practice.
Previously reserved for salaried and voluntary readers, this observatory has been open since 2022 to our entire regional network.
In 2021, we offered several bestiaries, in spring and autumn, which addressed the presence, symbolism and reception by children of certain animals in children’s picture books.
The giraffe, the earthworm, the owl, the snail, the elephant, the fox, the duck, the ant were thus invited to our meetings.
These bestiaries are a fun opportunity to revisit their albums, to discover new ones, to make connections, to enrich their reading grid and their knowledge of children’s picture books.
At the request of interested structures, we can take up topics already covered or respond to specific requests.
Working groups can give rise to training or conferences.
- Primers and picture books
- Children’s books without text, picture books, children’s books in black and white: which ones? For what ? How ?
- Sound effects and onomatopoeia in children’s books
- How fruits and vegetables come into play in children’s books
- Nursery rhymes and nursery rhyme children’s books
- Children’s books for teenagers?
- Of origins, of life, of death: the big questions in children’s books
- Girl or boy, the same thing?
- Brothers and sisters, what story(s)?!…
- Humor in children’s books
- Anger, aggression in children’s books
- Difference, peace and war in children’s books
- Metamorphosis in children’s books
- Parents in children’s books
- The representation of the animal in children’s books: pretext or real animal…
- The wolf and fears in children’s books
- Tales and hijackings in children’s books
- Picture books & children’s books in black and white
- The evolution of the image of the child in the children’s books
- Daring more literary and poetic children’s books
- What children’s books for adults?
- Read everything, say everything: read these children’s books that sometimes disturb