The State of Photographic Illustration in 2017
Does photographic illustration get its due? Not from Caldecott. Well, it gets it from me! I am always fascinated to see how the medium is used in works of fiction.
Here are all the 2017 examples I could find of photography in fiction picture books. If you have another one, let’s hear it in the comments.
Pillowland by Laurie Berkner, illustrated by Camille Garoche (Nov. 7)
The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Go to Bed by David Engledow (Oct. 17)
City Mouse, Country Mouse by Maggie Rudy (Oct. 24)
Claymates by Dev Petty, illustrated by Lauren Eldridge (Jun. 20)
Little Wood: Wolfie Paints the Town by Sabina Gibson (Oct. 31)
Merry Christmas, Peanut! by Terry Border (Oct. 17)
A Farm for Maisie by Jennifer Churchman and John Churchman (oct. 3)
Vivian the Dog Moves to the Big City by Mitch Boyer (Oct. 24)
Ollie & Moon in New York City by Diane Kredensor, illustrated by Mike Meskin (May 23)
Otis the Owl by Mary Holland (February 10)
Ollie & Moon in Paris by Diane Kredensor, illustrated by Sandra Kress (May 23)
Old Tracks, New Tricks by Jessica Petersen (Feb. 20)
What the Dinosaurs Did at School: Another Messy Adventure by Refe Tuma and Susan Tuma (June 6)
Philomena’s New Glasses by Brenna Maloney
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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