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Picture Books
Editor’s Note
When Word Gets Out: Wordless Picture Books
Sylvia M. Vardell
Picture books have a special niche in the childhood experience. Sharing a book with a young child is such a warm and bonding time and it sets the stage for developing the book knowledge so essential for future reading. And, for young children, "reading" the pictures is an important part of early literacy, particularly visual literacy. Read More
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