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As adults, we've seen so much before that we often turn the pages of a picture book without really looking. Young children tend to look more carefully.
Anthony Browne

Meaning of "picture book" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PICTURE BOOK

picture book  [ˈpɪktʃə bʊk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PICTURE BOOK

noun
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Picture book is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PICTURE BOOK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Picture book

A picture book combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format, most often aimed at young children. The images in picture books use a range of media such as oil paints, acrylics, watercolor, and pencil, among others. Two of the earliest books with something like the format picture books still retain now were Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter from 1845 and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit from 1902. Some of the best-known picture books are Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings, Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat, and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. The Caldecott Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal are awarded annually for illustrations in children's literature. From the mid-1960s several children's literature awards include a category for picture books.

Definition of picture book in the English dictionary

The definition of picture book in the dictionary is a children's book that contains a lot of pictures.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PICTURE BOOK


book
bʊk
checkbook
ˈtʃɛkˌbʊk
cookbook
ˈkʊkbʊk
Facebook
ˈfeɪsˌbʊk
guestbook
ˈɡɛstˌbʊk
guidebook
ˈɡaɪdˌbʊk
handbook
ˈhændˌbʊk
logbook
ˈlɒɡˌbʊk
netbook
ˈnɛtˌbʊk
notebook
ˈnəʊtˌbʊk
playbook
ˈpleɪˌbʊk
pocketbook
ˈpɒkɪtˌbʊk
scrapbook
ˈskræpˌbʊk
sketchbook
ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk
songbook
ˈsɒŋˌbʊk
storybook
ˈstɔːrɪˌbʊk
stylebook
ˈstaɪlˌbʊk
textbook
ˈtɛkstˌbʊk
workbook
ˈwɜːkˌbʊk
yearbook
ˈjɪəˌbʊk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PICTURE BOOK

picture
picture card
picture desk
picture editor
picture frame
picture gallery
picture hat
picture house
picture library
picture messaging
picture moulding
picture palace
picture phone
picture postcard
picture rail
picture show
picture tube
picture window
picture writing
picture-framer

WORDS THAT END LIKE PICTURE BOOK

a closed book
address book
an open book
audio book
black book
closed book
coloring book
comic book
cookery book
e-book
grade book
in my book
library book
make a book
open book
paperback book
phone book
record book
road book
rule book
the book

Synonyms and antonyms of picture book in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «picture book» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PICTURE BOOK

Find out the translation of picture book to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of picture book from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «picture book» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

图画书
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

libro de imágenes
570 millions of speakers

English

picture book
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तस्वीर पुस्तक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كتاب مصور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

иллюстрированная книга
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

livro de imagens
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছবির বই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

livre d´images
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

buku bergambar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bilderbuch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

絵本
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그림책
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Buku gambar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sách tranh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புகைப்பட புத்தகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चित्र पुस्तक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fotograf albumu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

libro illustrato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

książka obraz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ілюстрована книга
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

carte cu poze
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εικονογραφημένο βιβλίο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

foto van die boek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bilderbok
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bildebok
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of picture book

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PICTURE BOOK»

The term «picture book» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.375 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PICTURE BOOK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «picture book» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «picture book» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about picture book

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10 QUOTES WITH «PICTURE BOOK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word picture book.
1
Chris Van Allsburg
A good picture book should have events that are visually arresting - the pictures should call attention to what is happening in the story.
2
David Attenborough
The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
3
Graeme Base
There's a book called 'Where The Wild Things Are,' by American writer Maurice Sendak... it really is the most sublime book. It's a picture book, but it works at so many levels, and it's fantastic.
4
Kate Bernheimer
When I wrote the eight fairy tales that appear in 'Horse, Flower, Bird' I was working toward a completely new form of artistic expression, trying to create a new kind of tale that also felt vintage: innocent and childlike, but haunted. I tried to write a picture-less picture book.
5
Anthony Browne
As adults, we've seen so much before that we often turn the pages of a picture book without really looking. Young children tend to look more carefully.
6
Anthony Browne
As a boy, I devoured comics but never saw what we now describe as a picture book.
7
Dick Bruna
I want a nice picture book with 12 pictures - I do my best with that format.
8
Tomie dePaola
A picture book is a small door to the enormous world of the visual arts, and they're often the first art a young person sees.
9
Nick Flynn
The first book I could call mine, my first book, was a picture book, 'The Magic Monkey' - it was adapted from an old Chinese legend by a thirteen-year-old prodigy named Plato Chan with the help of his sister.
10
Cornelia Funke
I just did a picture book called The Wildest Brother on Earth, and you will find both of my children in there.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PICTURE BOOK»

Discover the use of picture book in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to picture book and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Social Skills Picture Book: For High School and Beyond
Designed for highschoolers with social communication problems, this book encourages students to examine photographs of social interations and determine the most appropriate responses.
Jed Baker, 2006
2
A Picture Book of Anne Frank
The story of a girl who tried to hide from the Nazis.
David A. Adler, 1994
3
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr
A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.
David A. Adler, 1989
4
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln
Follows the life of the popular president, from his childhood on the frontier to his assassination after the end of the Civil War.
‎1990
5
A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson
Recounts the life of Jackie Robinson, the Black baseball player who broke major league baseball's color barrier
David A. Adler, 1997
6
Since We're Friends: An Autism Picture Book
A boy describes his friendship with Matt, whose autism spectrum disorder causes him to behave strangely at times, and how he make things easier for Matt at school and in their neighborhood.
Celeste Shally, 2012
7
The Autism Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching ...
Colorful pictures demonstrating nearly thirty social skills, including conversation, play, emotion management, and empathy, help engage and motivate students who need extra help learning appropriate social skills.
Jed Baker, 2001
8
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart
A colorful picture book follows the life of aviator Amelia Earhart who became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific in 1937.
‎1998
9
A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison
An introduction to the genius with a curious mind who loved to experiment and who invented the phonograph, light bulb, movie camera, and numerous other items.
‎1996
10
A Picture Book of Jesse Owens
A simple biography of the noted black track star who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
David A. Adler, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PICTURE BOOK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term picture book is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Top ten books teachers think London kids should be reading
Michael Rosen took the old children's rhyme and turned it into a beautiful watercolour picture book. The tale follows a family that goes on a bear ... «London24, Jul 15»
2
Share “What to do in Oklahoma on July 27, 2015:...”
Dino, who released earlier this month his latest picture book, "Zar and the Broken Spaceship," will perform throughout the week at various ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
3
Irving Morning Roundup: July 27, 2015
29; and “Drawing Stories: The Picture Book Art of Marla Frazee” through Sept. 27. Free. –Free cat adoptions have been extended through July ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
4
'What Pet Should I Get?' by Dr. Seuss
will not generate the same amount of controversy as Harper Lee's “Go Set a Watchman,” the ambiguous, abrupt ending of the picture book for ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
5
Ballerina doesn't dance over issues
The event also included a book signing of Ms. Copeland's autobiography, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, and award-winning picture book ... «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»
6
Mental Shift: Finding their courage to fail
... where children took turns reading aloud from a picture book. They could answer basic comprehension questions: "What does Mama like to ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
7
Harry Potter treat at Hoo's Kids Book Fest Summer Day
Since his first picture book debuted last year, Steve has become the hottest talent around. His first book, The Queen's Hat, has been shortlisted ... «Times 24, Jul 15»
8
Treasure Valley Book Events Calendar: July 26 - Aug. 1
Join us for storytime featuring the Picture Book of the Month. Copyright 2015 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast ... «The Idaho Statesman, Jul 15»
9
History of St. Paul church, its prominent parishioners gets picture
History of St. Paul church, its prominent parishioners gets picture book treatment. By Mary Ann Grossmann mgrossmann@pioneerpress.com. «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
10
Children's books: New picture books and novels for the pre-teenager
The world of the wordless picture book has been remarkably enriched with the arrival from Canada of JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith's ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Picture book [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/picture-book>. Apr 2024 ».
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