Picture books are a powerful resource for teachers, providing students with the opportunity to build literacy, make text connections and create meaningful, engaging activities. This online, standards based course explores the possibilities for picture books in the classroom as part of an effective early literacy program. Students will explore picture books, resources for picture books, children’s authors, multi-cultural and diverse picture books. Students will learn about questioning techniques, leading discussions, and creating activities that will engage students in the visual literacy of picture books. Students will create lesson plans that incorporate picture books and effective teaching strategies.