The Importance of Picture Books

We believe that picture books are gifts. That is why we must absolutely love each book that we choose to design our lesson plans and why at the beginning of every Books Before Screens class we “unwrap” our new book of the day so that children see books as treasures to be discovered. Read on to discover how Deborah Pope, the Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, feels about the benefits of sticking with picture books before moving on to chapter books.

https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/12/26/what-books-are-just-right-for-the-young-reader/the-early-push-toward-chapter-books-is-a-mistake

Annie Dycus