Picture Book or Picture Storybook?
Opinions about what makes a title a "picture book" versus a "picture storybook" vary. With over 22,000 titles in our database, it would be a daunting task to make determinations that everyone agrees upon. Thus, we decided early on to assign the following six categories based on narrative structure to all titles: illustrated, informational picture book, picture book, picture storybook, traditional literature, verse. We encourage users to apply "picture book" and "picture storybook" in a manner that best suits their needs. The bulleted items are genres associated with each category.
- adaptations, beginning readers, graphic novels, narrative poetry
INFORMATIONAL PICTURE BOOK
- concept books, wordless/almost books, stories in rhyme
- historical fiction, realistic fiction
- folktales, fairy tales, fractured tales, etc.
- poetry, lullabies, nursery rhymes