[kids-lib] Picture Books In Non-Fiction

Heather Sears heather at fernridgelibrary.org
Fri Dec 5 14:02:41 PST 2014

At my library we have a non-fiction picture book section as well as a juvenile non-fiction section.


Heather Sears

Youth Services and Volunteer Coordinator

Fern Ridge Library

PO Box 397 88026 Territorial Rd

Veneta, OR 97487

Tel: 541-935-7512

heather at fernridgelibrary.org



From: jana at hoodriverlibrary.org [mailto:jana at hoodriverlibrary.org] 
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2014 11:43 AM
To: kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [kids-lib] Picture Books In Non-Fiction


Hi Dear colleagues,


I have a philosophical question for all of you. 


How do you place beautiful picture books that are also informational? Do you tend to catalog them as picture books or in non-fiction? 


I am revamping our non-fiction section this year, and it puzzles me daily. Non-fiction is wonderful, but it can also be dry or unattractive. Picture books, because they begin from the pictures, so often offer a beautiful, easy gateway into non-fiction topics. 


But then our picture books are deprived of their beauty.  ???


How do you approach this head-scratcher? I'd love to hear your input.


Thanks so much,


Jana Hannigan, HRCLD

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