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‘With the enormous popularity of graphic novels, we know our students respond to illustrated books that do not present as a wall of daunting text, particularly in a world dominated by screens, so the perception that picture books are for very young children who are not yet reading independently is, thankfully, disappearing and the power of the picture book to explore and explain difficult concepts, especially those that are not the common lived experience, is being acknowledged for what it is.
Now the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature has made the choice of the most appropriate story so much easier with the launch of its Picture Books for Older Readers database.’
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M.Ed.(TL), M.App.Sci.(TL), M.I.S. (Children’s Services)
Dromkeen Librarian’s Award 2003
‘The magic of being read to never goes away. As readers, we have strong memories of picture books that speak to our hearts and minds, while revisiting a picture book never fails to evoke new insights and joy. Picture books are powerful and extend an invitation for young people to critically explore complex and challenging issues and emotions through imagery and text. The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature (NCACL) is to be congratulated for continuing the wonderful work that provides teachers, librarians and parents an entry point for searching a database of quality literature that will engage and inspire.’
Linda Guthrie, Teacher Librarian, South Australia
‘Another great feature for users who create a profile and login, is that ability to tag books as favourites, thus creating a list which is easily printed or shared.’
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Cherie Bell, Reviewer
The Children’s Book Council of Australia, Reading Time blog, 15 July 2023
Picture books are NOT just for younger readers – just have a look at NCACL’s wonderful Picture Book For Older Readers database. Whether you want picture books for the classroom at school to explore visual literacy, or for sharing at home and adding to your own personal collection, amazing Australian picture books for upper primary and secondary aged people will be discovered here.
For Parents, Teachers, Librarians, Caregivers; for anyone young or old who is searching for picture books THIS is the database to access. Containing publishing details with links to the Australian Curriculum, as well as subject guides, and annotations, this thoughtfully combined, and continually expanding database demonstrates that picture books are for everyone!
Co-chair SCBWI International Advisory Council
Ambassador National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc
Reviews and media coverage for Picture Books for Older Readers (PBOR) database
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Posted by: NCACL | Published: 04 Jul 2023