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Are you a librarian? You're in the right place. I have picture book lessons and activities ready for you in my membership and throughout my blog.
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LATEST FROM THE PICTURE BOOK BRAIN BLOG

DONE FOR YOU LIBRARY LESSONS YOU'LL LOVE

What You'll Find at the Picture Book Brain

LIBRARY LESSON PLANS

100's of Picture Book Lessons and Activities Await You, and New Titles Added Regularly

Save Valuable Time

  • Picture book lessons for Grades K-6
  • New titles added regularly.
  • Use for Reading Aloud and Writing Lessons.
  • Also available in Spanish.
  • Resource Creation Takes Time and Research
  • Enjoy time with your family instead!
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THEMED BOOK LISTS

It's tough to find just the right book as a new teacher or librarian. However, help is on the way!

Great books await

  • 100s of lists by holiday or subject.
  • New titles added regularly.
  • Various topics included such as themes, genres, and grade levels
  • Lists formed with input from certified librarians, teachers, and parents.
  • New Lists added often.
VIEW THE LISTS

Library Games & Resources

Librarians are often the one-stop shop when it comes to teaching resources.

MUST HAVE TOOLS

You'll find a wide assortment of interactive library games and activities here on my site.

Examples include:

  • Sequencing Events
  • Typing Games
  • Read Aloud Videos
VIEW THE GAMES

BOOK REVIEWS

Who reviews the books you use matters. Learn about books I recommend.

Access Top Books

Here at the Picture Book Brain, we care about the quality of literature chosen for instruction. Unsure about a book? Check our book review inventory to see if it made our list.

BOOK REVIEWS

Feedback from teachers and librarians

“My students loved using this resource. They were engaged in the resource and had no trouble getting started. It didn’t take much time to prepare this resource, so it was easy for me to use in a time crunch.”

“I use a lot of your story lessons as background for myself as I do read-aloud lessons in the library. I don't have time for everything included, but this gives me great context for the story and grade level.”

“The clear organization made it easy to implement, and the positive impact on my classroom was immediate. I appreciate the effort put into creating such a valuable teaching tool. Well worth the investment!”

This was perfect for our number talks in Kinder! I wasn´t sure how to set this up, and with this resource, I felt confident that I was serving my students well in this area. Gracias!

PICTURE BOOK BRAIN WELCOMES YOU

Josh Ryan Reading to Class

Hey there! I'm Josh, the author of Picture Book Brain! Welcome!

I’m a teacher turned school librarian, and I am obsessed about teaching with picture books and other children’s books. Here at Picture Book Brain, we help teachers and school librarians teach every standards in the most fun and efficient way possible. We do this by providing library lesson plans, themed book lists, library games and resources, and book reviews to help teachers and librarians like you have a better work-life balance.