Picture Books – Learning Processes and Educational Journeys


This special issue of Barn seeks to examine how language work may emerge from working with picture books in preschool and the first years of primary school from a Nordic perspective. Nordic picture books have the reputation of being among the best on the market. They are characterized by both experimental form and content. The work of their skilled illustrators, who elaborate visually challenging concepts, is recognized in the field of Children’s Literature. However, very little attention has been paid to how these contemporary picture books might be a point of departure for cross-disciplinary work in preschool and primary school.