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Reading Images: the importance of Picture Books to encourage children to read

20 October 2022
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Frankfurter Buchmesse, Conference Room Alliance

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Today, we are all aware of the fact that picture books for young readers help to promote literacy, vocabulary skills, sentence structure and story analysis. Picture books are an important part of learning how to read in a wider sense: children learn to recognize sounds and patterns within the spoken language, they improve comprehension, but also develop a love for reading and improve their social & emotional skills through the reading of visuals. How do publishers and facilitators like Festivals enhance the relevance of picture books and promote their importance?


  • Justinas Vancevičius (Children’s World, Lithuania)
  • Dylan Calder (Pop Up Projects CIC, UK)
  • Simone C. Ehmig (EU-Read, UK)

Moderator: Clara Jubete (Asociación Álbum, Spain)