Picture Books for Older Students

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We have put together a list of great picture books for older students. These books have a variety of artistic styles and are written about many different topics.

There are many reasons why you might want to use picture books with your older students. This first chapter from The Power of Picture Books by Mary Jo Fresca and Peggy Harkin gives some great reasons for opening up picture books to older students. We hope this wide variety of picture books in Overdrive may help you to hook your students in and expand their excitement for learning.



  1. quite a few of these we’ve read, but a number of them I had never seen before…off to the library to request them!


  2. Jill Janzen says:

    Hi Natalie,
    Thanks for the picture book list. I love picture books! Now I have to read them all!
    Just a quick comment. Near the bottom of the list was Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I read that when I was subbing in a grade 6 class the other day and it was a chapter book, not a picture book.

    Jill Janzen
    HCOS Individualized K-9 Support Teacher, Fort St. John
    Home Phone: 250-787-7056
    Cell Phone (text only): 250-261-8134
    Skype: jill.amelia.janzen


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