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Children's Literature: Picture Books

This LibGuide pinpoints sources for students studying children's literature.

Picturebooks for Quiet Time

Artistic Picturebooks

Picturebooks That Make You Laugh

What is a Picturebook?

What is a Picturebook?

Picturebooks are a type of illustrated book, a classification for any book with even a single illustration (Bird and Yokota, 2017).  A picturebook can take many forms.  It can be a wordless book, which tells a story solely through illustrations.  it can be a picture storybook, in which a story is told through a combination of illustrations and text, each amplifying the other to create a unified whole.  This page shows a sample of what is housed at the library.

Picturebooks are Found by Using the Subject Search:  Picturebooks

Major Picture Book Authors

Major authors include: Eric Carle, Leo and Diane Dillon, Lois Ehlert, Emily Gravett, Kevin Henkes, Jerry Pinkney, Maurice Sendak, Peter Sis, William Steig, Chris Van Allsburg, David Wiesner, Mo Willems, and Ed Young.

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Library Hours 2021

Sunday 4 p.m. to Midnight
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to Midnight
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed


Holiday Hours

Turkey Days

Closing at 5 p.m. Nov 23

Closed Nov 24-28.

Normal hours resume Nov 29.

Holly Jolly Days

Closed Dec 11-12.

Open 8-5 Mon - Fri, Dec 13-17.

Closed Dec 18-19.

8-5 Mon - Thu, Dec 20-23.

Closed Dec 24-Jan 2

8-5 resumes Jan 3, 2022



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