This article discusses the benefits of using picture books with adolescent readers, describes strategies that can be taught with picture books, and provides examples of books the author has used. Some of the topics discussed include: reading comprehension, visual literacy, interactive read-aloud with facilitative talk, literary elements, and content-area reading. The advantages and disadvantages of using e-books and picture books that can be accessed online are also discussed. An annotated bibliography with more than 50 picture books is included in Appendix A. The books that may be accessed as e-books or audio CDs are also identified. Appendix B contains a list of books and websites where print, digital, and online resources can be found.
Senokossoff, G. W. (2013). Picture Books Are For Little Kids, Aren’t They? Using Picture Books with Adolescent Readers to Enhance Literacy Instruction. Reading Horizons, 52 (3). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol52/iss3/2