Answered By: Naomi Cohen
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2023     Views: 191

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. The Picture Book collection is located in the CMC (Curriculum Materials Center) on the 2nd floor of Drexel Library. They are shelved on the wooden shelves near the doors. There are additional picture books in PZ8.1 (folk tales). 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 sophisticated. 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. This list includes a call number to the right of each book title so that you can locate the book in the CMC.By clicking on the call number, you can view the catalog record to see if the book is currently available or if it's checked out to someone else.