Answered By: Catherine Collins
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2015     Views: 125

Many of the fiction picture books in our collection would qualify for this assignment to find an interactive read-aloud for kindergarten or first grade. They are located in the CMC at PZ7 (fiction by author) and PZ8.1 (folk tales). Books for older readers are intershelved with picture books, however, so look carefully. Try to find a picture book which tells an interesting story with a rich vocabulary; stay away from repetitive, predictable stories and simple concept books such as counting, alphabet, etc.

Another possibility is to use a Caldecott-Award-winning book, although not all will qualify as sophisiticated. The Caldecott is awarded annually by the Association for Library Services for Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

A list of all of the Caldecott Award Winners can be found on the Children's Literature Research Guide created by our Education Librarian - http://guides.sju.edu/content.php?pid=43556&sid=321820.  You'll note that this list includes a call number to the right of each book title.  This call number is what you will use to locate the book in the CMC (Curriculum Materials Center) on the second floor of the Drexel Library.  By clicking on the call number, you can check the catalog record to see if the book is currently available for check out or if it's checked out to someone else.