The CCD Collection, PICTURE BOOKS, may be accessed by clicking on the link below.
When you reach the LIBRARY SEARCH screen in Destiny, click on CATALOG / COPY CATEGORIES. Select CCD Picture Books to access the collection.
In this special classification based on format rather than content, ART and STORY combine to create meaning, presenting an enriching choice of aesthetic experiences for young children. The PICTURE BOOK is a unique art object, a combination of image and idea that adds up to more than the sum of the parts. Although picture books have the greatest appeal from preschool through grade 3, they hold value for all ages, as beautiful works of art and in connection with many areas of the curriculum.
The books in this "Special Collection" reflect, extend and expand a child's view of the world and understanding of self. They stimulate language development, expose young learners to the structures and forms of literature, and set a child on the path to independent reading.
This CCD collection is valued by librarian, teachers and parents for enjoyment and appreciation of the literature, while also supporting a range of curriculum initiatives, projects and themes. The pleasure of the shared story is a universal experience, set to inspire, invite reflection and elicit response. The PICTURE BOOK experience is regularly extended through storytelling and author / illustrator studies. Units explore a variety of traditional, contemporary and multicultural themes. Activities include art, dramatic, and musical engagement. The books are regularly enjoyed in read-aloud sessions.
Barnett says that writing a picture book is like writing a play – it gets reinterpreted by every reader, creating an exciting collaborative experience between writer and reader. And a good picture book does not have an age “ceiling.”