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Picture Books

Recommendations and lesson ideas

In the early 1990s p4c-ers such as Karin Murris and Tim Sprod wrote about the potential of picture books for eliciting interesting philosophical questions from children. Now, all over the world, picture books provide a rich stimulus for p4c.

In this section, our contributors not only recommend picture books they find suitable for p4c but may also suggest activities and ideas for lessons or series of lessons on the books of their choice.

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Reasoning about Mole and Basil


Another resource on the enjoyable picture book by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch. The focus is reasoning.

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