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I’ll have some cookies with those picture books

Post by Kathy Stewart
Posted January 29, 2014 in Kids & Book News, NoveList K-8 Plus

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What do you get when you cross a bunch of librarians, a pile of picture books, and a heap of snacks? The latest NoveList staff workshop! 

Part of an ongoing staff education series, the Picture Book Workshop highlighted key components of this beloved staple of children’s literature. Our picture book team (a winning combo of catalogers and content specialists) schooled other NoveList staff on picture book particulars, including the design aspect of illustration and the interplay of art and text, genre headings that provide picture book access points within NoveList, and the appeal terms created specifically for picture books like Cartoony, Big and Bold, Quiet, and Minimal Text. (Want more info on illustration appeal terms?)

Rounding out the session was a brief talk on Caldecott history along with buzz-books booktalks. There was even a trivia contest along with a prediction for this year’s Caldecott winner...