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Five Great Picture Books for Older Kids

Leah Courtney
Often we think of reading picture books to our younger children. They're great for reading aloud, and the pictures hold the attention of the young listeners. But there are some great picture books for older kids as well. And if older kids have trouble sitting still for long, picture books can help to capture and hold their attention. All of the picture books in today's Favorite Books Friday post are for older elementary or middle school aged kids. Don't forget to link up your book related posts below.

Picture books for upper elementary and middle school

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Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thinmesh- Written for grades 5-8, this book is all about famous women inventors and their inventions.

Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling- This book is written for upper elementary-aged kids. A young Indian boy carves a canoe and a figure inside it. The figure- named Paddle-to-the-Sea- paddles through the Great Lakes region to the ocean.

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant- This is a picture book biography of the poet William Carlos Williams, written for upper elementary and middle school aged kids.

The Three Questions by John J. Muth- Upper elementary aged kids will enjoy this book based on a story by Leo Tolstoy. Nikolai wants to learn the answers to three important questions, so he travels to ask Leo, the wise turtle.

Fox by Margaret Wild- This story for upper elementary and middle school aged kids is all about friendship and loneliness.

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Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

Leah Courtney is a homeschooling mom of four. She’s graduated two teens- one who’s a legal adult now! And she’s still homeschooling two middle schoolers. She loves all things book related, and in her- very rare- free time you can find her listening to audiobooks and coloring.


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