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Picture Books for Older Readers Suitable for Shared Reading

THEME: ENVIRONMENT/CONSERVATION

BAKER, J.Where the forest meets the sea
BROWNE, A.Bear goes to town
--Bear Hunt
DE PAOLA, T.The hunter and the animals
FOREMAN, M.Dinosaurs and all that rubbish
--Trick a tracker
GANTSCHEV, I.Two islands
GOBLE, P.Buffalo woman
KEEPING, C.Inter-city
--Joseph's yard
--River
MULLER, J.The sea people
OAKLEY, G.Henry's quest
--Hetty and Harriet

THEME: DEATH

BRIGGS, R.The tin pot foreign general and the old iron woman
--When the wind blows
BURNINGHAM, J.Granpa
HEMINGWAY, E.The faithfull bull
INNOCENTI, R.Rose Blanche
KEEPING, C.Beowulf
--Through the window
MARUKI, T.The Hiroshima Story
MORIMOTO, J.My Hiroshima
NOYES, A.The Highwayman
WADDELL, M.Going West

THEME: RELATIONSHIPS/FAMILY/SEX ROLES

BROWNE, A.Gorilla
--Hansel and Gretel
--Piggybook
BURNINGHAM, J.Come away from the water, Shirley
--Granpa
--Time to get out of the bath, Shirley
COONEY, B.Miss Rumphius
FOREMAN, M.All the king's horses
FRENCH, F.Maid of the wood
GRIFALCONI, A.The village of round and square horses
HOBAN, R.Dinner at Alberta's
LAVELLE, S.Too many husbands
McAFEE, A.The visitors who came to stay
SENDAK, M.Outside over there
YEOMAN, J.The wild washerwoman
ZEMACH, M.Self portrait

THEME: WAR/PEACE STUDIES

BRIGGS, R.The tin pot foreign general and the old iron woman
--When the wind blows
CHARTERS, J.The general
COWLEY, J.Salmagundi
FOREMAN, M.War and peas
INNOCENTI, R.Rose Blanche
KIPLING, R.Gunga Dink
MARUKI, T.The Hirsohima story
MORIMOTO, J.My Hiroshima
MULLER, J.The sea people
OAKLEY, G.Henry's quest
PIERS, H.Long neck and thunderfoot
SEUSS, Dr.The butter battle book

THEME: LOOKING AT SOCIETY/POWER AND POWERLESSNESS

BLOS, J.Old Henry
BRIGGS, R.Gentleman Jim
--The tin pot foreign general and the old iron woman
BROWNE, A.Look what I've got
--Piggybook
--A walk in the park
--Willy the champ
--Will the wimp
FOREMAN, M.The land of dreams
--Panda's puzzle
--War and peas
FOX, M.Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Patridge
GARFIELD, L.Fair's fair
INNOCENTI, R.Rose Blanche
KEEPING, C.Railway passage
--Sammy streetsinger
KING, J.Farewell to old England forever
MACAULEY, D.Baa
MULLER, J.The sea people
OAKLEY, G.The church mice at bay
--Henry's quest
--Hetty and Harriet
TURNER, A.Nettie's trip south
YORINKS, A.Hey Al.