Picture book characteristics can support young readers. I've started a Google doc of picture books based upon these characteristics, Picture Book Possibilities. You can view AND ADD to the document. My hope is it will continue to grow and be a resource for everyone.
If you are interested in more reading about supporting students with self-selection of books, you might want to stop by these links.
- Benefits of self-selecting books to go home, Home Reading: It's a Reader's Choice.
- Independent reading and school achievement information at AASL: Independent Reading and School Achievement .
- Julie Johnson talks about "take home" reading at Raising Readers and Writers: For the Love of Reading & Choices Make All the Difference.
- For parents: a review of What to Read When at a Year in Reading.