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Best New Picture Books Published in 2021 for Ages 1-6

Wednesday, February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register for this one-hour webinar.

Are you looking for new picture books to share in your classroom, curriculum, or collection? This presentation will feature the “best of the best” from the 2021 publishing crop. A variety of books will be featured, including quality read aloud books, distinguished illustrations, and picture books about diversity and inclusion. Don’t miss this hour-long event.

Learning Objectives for Participants:

1. Develop a list of new picture books that connect to the preschool and kindergarten audience, both as read aloud performance and one-to-one reading sessions.

2. Learn how choose diverse books for collections and programming, with a wide variety of themes, tones, subjects, and illustration styles. Acquire simple techniques to analyze picture book art.

3. Identify books that align with kindergarten readiness skills or Early Learning standards and make connections to other books while discovering new authors and illustrators.

Presented by :: Katie Clausen

Katie Clausen is the Early Literacy Services Manager at Gail Borden Public Library. She completed her MLIS from Dominican University and holds an M.A. in Children’s Literature from Simmons College.

She has presented at the Illinois Library Association’s Annual Conferences, ALSC Institute, Opening Minds Early Childhood Conference, and the National Network of Medical Libraries (NNLM). Check out Katie’s articles in the ILA Reporter and Children & Libraries: The Journal of ALSC. Katie’s specialties include: early literacy, children’s literature evaluation, play-based learning, and best story time practices.

This webinar is sponsored by CALL for California library staff. Register to attend live or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording. 



Wednesday, February 23
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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