Many books considered classics are difficult to integrate as part of an engaging storytime. In this interactive and informative program, we will examine the numerous reasons why many classic picture books should no longer be a librarian’s first choice of material and what elements we look for in a book while planning storytime.
You’ll also learn what new books are engaging the current generation of storytime audiences and when those old classics might still be a good option.
As a result of this webinar, attendees will learn:
● Why older picture books can fall flat in storytime and in what situations do we use them
● 4 specific traits to look for in a picture book that can make them engaging for storytime
● Examples of picture books that embody these traits
● How we convince caregivers to explore new books and enhance reading at home