Picture Books and Primary Sources

A picture book that focuses on an event, individual, or place can introduce students to a piece of history. Layering in primary sources allows for different types of engagement and understanding. This session, led by the author of the Picture Books and Primary Sources blog posts on Knowledge Quest, will focus on how the pairing of primary sources and picture books can enhance the awareness of a historic event or individual and also the author’s or illustrator's interpretation of history.


  • Tom Bober, School Librarian; District Library Coordinator, School District of Clayton