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Picture Book Talks

Picture Book Talks

Many picture books have wonderful illustrations that demonstrate different emotions and non-verbal cues that help the reader better understand the story. For example, where the character's eyes are looking is a great clue to what the character is thinking and feeling. Sometimes the emotions are greatly exaggerated which helps the child learn to better distinguish the different levels of emotions such as mad, furious, outraged, sad, upset, hurt, depressed, shocked, happy, excited, scared, bored, etc. For information on how to use Picture Book Talks with your child or classroom please read our article What are Picture Book Talks.

A Porcupine Named Fluffy By Helen Lester
All For Me And None For All by Helen Lester
Babushka's Doll by Patricia Polacco
Big Bad Bunny by Alan Durant
Big Bad Wolf is Good by Simon Puttock
Bossy Bear by David Horvath
Chalk by Bill Thomson
Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley, illustrated by Ivan Bates
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Elvira by Margaret Shannon
Green Wilma by Tedd Arnold
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Sportsmanship by Howard Binkow
It's Christmas David! by David Shannon
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
Old MacDonald Had a Dragon by Ken Baker
Pigsty by Mark Teague
Pingo by Brandon Mull
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright
Swim! Swim! by Lerch
The Ant Bully by John Nickle
The Hallowiener by Dav Pilkey
The Monster Who Lost His Mean By Tiffany Strelitz Haber
The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend
The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
There Is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Williams
Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond
Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau and Scott Magoon
When the Fly Flew In… by Lisa Westberg Peters
You Will Be My Friend!  by Peter Brown

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