Take your pick of classic picture books and discover new ways to enjoy them

Written by: Karen Faux
Friday, January 18, 2019

Judith Harries’ series focusing on the best-loved and most widely acclaimed picture books has been steadily growing in the last six months. Here we round up some of the titles she has recently focused on with ideas for enjoying them and maximising their potential for learning.

The market for children’s picture books is continuing to expand with many new small publishing houses and imprints appearing all the time.  While many books come and go, there are always a clutch of titles that stand the test of time – like, for example,  Shirley Hugh’s Dogger or Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Whether old or new, the best books are those which have a universal quality and engage imaginatively and emotionally. While the following authors and their works may be familiar, take a look at Judith Harries ideas for using them and discovering their power once again.

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