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The State of Photographic Illustration in 2018

Maybe someday a book with primarily photographic illustrations will win the Caldecott Medal.

Until that day, I’m going to annually post all the fiction picture books I see that use photography.

There are plenty of nonfiction books that use photographs. What I’m sharing in this post is fiction that uses photos.

Do you know of a fiction children’s book that uses photography that I missed? Let me know in the comments.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. The Nina Crews picture book of Richard Wright poetry! It’s SEEING INTO TOMORROW. And let’s not forget the jaw-dropping THIS IS MY EYE by Neela Vaswani. One of my true favorites of 2018.

  2. I read a book at work (public library) today called “Waiting for Goliath” by Antje Damm. I found the photographic illustrations very interesting and saved the book to display at my next children’s program. I think the artwork could be used to inspire children to create their own stories using the same technique. (2017) Upon investigation I see she has a title, “The Visitor” coming out in August as well. Same style.

  3. H. Geddes says:

    I think you really need to add “Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy” by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick to this list! The photographs of the wildlife are amazing!

  4. Claymates by Dev Petty and Lauren Eldridge was deeply loved by my students at this year! It won our mock Caldecott!

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