Not Just for Kids: How to Use Picture Books with Tweens and Teens

Are you pigeonholing your picture books, limiting them to just primary grades? Gain insights from librarians and literacy luminaries Betsy Bird, Cicely Lewis, and Susannah Richards as they discuss the benefits of and strategies for using picture books with older students—including middle grade and high schoolers. Watch our webinar on demand, moderated by Carol Hinz, Associate Publisher, Millbrook Press & Carolrhoda Picture Books.

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Booklists: Recommended Picture Books

Check out picture books recommended by our presenters for use with older readers or browse picture books from Lerner online now. We’ve also collected a list of books mentioned during the webinar along with crowdsourced resources for finding great picture books!

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Download Our Teaching Guides

Download free teaching guides for Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer and Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre. The guides include discussion questions, activities, additional resources, and more ideas perfect for using these picture books to spark discussion with older readers in your classroom or library.

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Updated January 2023