10 picturebooks that should be in every primary classroom

posted on 10 Jan 2018


When I was asked to pick 10 picture books that every school should have for a Christmas list, I thought “No problem”.

I was so wrong. Getting it down to just 10 has been a nightmare. It’s been like picking which of your children is your favourite. If I’m asked again, the answer will be an unequivocal "No!"

“Why picture books?” I hear you cry. Well, Matthew Tobin, senior lecturer in English and Children's Literature at Oxford Brookes University, sums it up perfectly:

“There is an accessibility to picture books that the written word cannot offer,” he has written. “With the very best picture books, our reading and interpretation of both picture and word can lead to a deeper response than a novel.”

Read the full article on this link to the TES