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Picture Book Palooza

Categories: Books, Authors, & Movies, Education & Teaching

by Terrie Noland, National Director of Educator Engagement


picture book to novel


Have you tried picture books in your classroom? This spring you can learn from other teachers. Try using high interest picture books to engage your readers with relevant themes that pair well with grade level novels and literature titles. Check out these great resources to learn more about the value of using pictures books with all ages:

Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use Picture Books with Middle and High School Students

Sophisticated Picture Books

We’ve started a collection of picture books paired with novels based on theme for elementary, middle school and high school students.  Try out these selections of Learning Ally's human-read audiobooks to get started, or make your own pairs.


Educators can WIN as they learn from each other using #picturebooks and #earbudding18

While the flowers are budding, we hope your students are "earbudding!" To connect with other educators around spring reading, use #earbudding18. We invite you to share your ideas on social media and learn from each other. Share about your efforts to engage students to read more using any of our spring reading strategies or showcase your own creative ideas (#myearreaders). Find out how other teachers help students reach their reading goals. When you share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram about your ideas using #earbudding18 and tag @Learning_Ally, we'll enter you into our raffle drawing for Chromebooks! Read the rules.


Log in to set up your students with picture books paired with novels to start a picture book palooza at your school!


Want to do spring reading with Learning Ally at your school?

Learning Ally is a cost-effective solution to help your students who read below grade level boost their vocabulary, comprehension and test scores. Our extensive library of human-read audiobooks includes core content, is easy to set up, and fits into your existing curriculum.

Learn how you can transform the lives of your struggling readers. Call 800-221-1098 or email programs@LearningAlly.org.