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Initial post: 2 Sep 2011 14:42:11 BDT
Dancer K says:
Hi. I am looking for some really good picture books for sharing with my class this academic year. I don't want the sort Where's Wally, but I would like picture books that have layers of complexity and which carry a message. Can anyone help please?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2011 22:29:12 BDT
LEP says:
Do 10 year olds read picture books?

Posted on 3 Sep 2011 13:20:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Sep 2011 13:21:42 BDT
Jo bag says:
If the World Were a Village

Great for class discussion.

Posted on 3 Sep 2011 13:46:53 BDT
i can recommend 'how people lived' by Jim Pipe and Zack McLaughlin, its truely a wonderful book amazingly illustrated with interesting content on the ways we used to live and the different civilisations.

also The Finding of Blue Bunny is a sweet book.

Posted on 3 Sep 2011 14:34:11 BDT
Dancer K says:
Thank you Jo and Mr DA. I will look into your suggestions - it is great to have some ideas!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2011 16:42:35 BDT
Hi there. Just released by my new publishing house we have The Jet-Set - picture books for 5-8 year olds by Colin Wyatt - search under his name or The Jet-Set- 4 titles A Cry for Help! Making a Splash! Footprints in the Snow! And a Home of their Own! They are about superhero animals that rescue wild animals in trouble- they carry a donation to the Wildlife charity The Born Free Foundation and although simple for young children do on a simple level deal with the message that animals need protecting. There's a fact file at the end with information and photographs about the fearured animal provided by Born Free. And children are encouraged to think about the message. Might be worth a look? Debz Hobbs-WyattThe Jet-set: Making a Splash!

Posted on 3 Sep 2011 18:00:58 BDT
E. Barnes says:
The Church Mice books - very funny and very sophisticated. The Church Mouse and The Church Mice Adrift are favourites of mine.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2011 00:30:10 BDT
dix neil says:
Check out the books of Colin Thompson - such as The Paperbag Prince, Who wants to live forever, The last Alchemist. I have used them for Yrs 5 and 6, the pics are great and they stimulate discussion. He also has a great website.

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 17:23:36 BDT
Dancer K says:
Thank you everyone for your ideas - I am looking into all of these and already have some of the books on order because of you.

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 17:25:44 BDT
D. P. Stone says:
I recommend Wiggles and the Loch Ness Monster (Wiggles the Flying Pig). It's imaginative, visual, and a fun read. 10 percent of all profits go to the Born Free Foundation to protect wild animals.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2011 17:39:56 BDT
The wolves in the walls by neil gaimann, Stanley bagshaw and the short sighted football trainer by bob wilson - both fantastic fun.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2011 19:49:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Sep 2011 19:50:22 BDT
H. Drummond says:
Dear LEP. Have you ever shared a picture book like 'The HArris Burdick Mysteries' by Chris Van Allsburg or 'Wolves in the Wall' by Neil Gaiman with a ten year old? Clearly not! You are missing out.

Posted on 7 Sep 2011 11:14:40 BDT
sandsy says:
There's quite a few wartime story picturebooks aimed at this age group.
eg. War Boy by Michael Foreman and Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan

Posted on 8 Sep 2011 20:28:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Sep 2011 20:31:07 BDT
vicky123 says:
My 10 year old loves .... ...heck i love it too

Posted on 9 Sep 2011 12:51:48 BDT
Anne Beaver says:
Take a look at: Lost Thing - Shaun Tan, Zoom - Istvan Banyai, Varmints - Helen Ward

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2011 14:59:59 BDT
Try Peter Collington as a wordless picture book author - especially 'A Small Miracle' regards. Anthony Browne is not too young.


In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2011 15:01:29 BDT
I used this one in guided reading for an able group of year 4 readers and they loved it - great illustration and language.
The Wizard the Ugly and the Book of Shame by Pablo Bernasconi

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2011 08:14:58 BDT
I've used picture books often, in my Year 5 most favourite one for christmas time is 'A Small miracle' by Peter Collington...superb book with no words.....the children are always absorbed and then they make little books themselves and write the story in their own produced is always splendid....

Posted on 11 Sep 2011 09:42:22 BDT
P. Radcliffe says:
flotsam by Wiener - stunning!

Posted on 11 Sep 2011 11:39:12 BDT
Dustfinger says:
Shaun Tan!!

He writes the best picture books for older readers. The pictures are funny and complicated and a bit strange with plenty of depth.
Try ERIC. It's fantastic. This is part of a larger volume called Tales from Outer Suburbia.

Posted on 11 Sep 2011 11:41:17 BDT
Dustfinger says:
Oh, and check out David Almond... The Savage.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2011 20:02:35 BDT
Auntie Sue says:
Have a look at "THe Wrong Night" The Wrong Night which is a new eBook on Amazon intended for KS2 children. It's a humorous story about a boy with terrible names and a bit of a weight problem who gets bullied at his new school, but just when things seem to have no hope of ending, an unexpected and grumpy visitor a week before Christmas turns everything on its head for him. It's got great characters and a happy ending and is ideal if you want something positive to put on the smartboard to read aloud. Also there are 17 full colour illustrations and plenty to stuff to fit in with class discussions on healthy eating, dealing with new situations, being new, coping with bullies, coping with adults, etc. - Worth a look.

Posted on 11 Sep 2011 21:45:14 BDT
Dancer K says:
Thank you again everyone - loads of ideas here and lots I will continue to follow up on despite already spending a fortune ... I will however continue to collect ideas. I am going to enjoy the books even if some people think that 10 year old children won't!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Sep 2011 22:10:31 BDT
yes there is a new book out calledMindy's Adventure with the Pussycat Witches: Playing in the Rain

Posted on 24 Sep 2011 03:34:06 BDT
Bridge&Mike says:
I think you would enjoy The Milky Way Metro by B.D. Bossidy 10 year olds love the story and there is a science experiment at the end.

Michael Ruggles is excited to discover an Intragalactic Metro Station run by his next door neighbors, the Lemurs. But there's trouble on the Milky Way Metro. Ride along with Mike and Mrs. Lemur in the space shuttle Solis as they try to figure out what's wrong. Join the station's engineer as he ponders what to do about Mr. Lemur's uncertain future. And who is BuBaBeggles anyway?

Enjoy the story. Then turn to the last chapter for some Hare Brained Science. Try the `Egg in the Bottle' experiment. Now you can decide for yourself what is science and what is science fiction.
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