picture-book

adjective
pic·​ture-book

Definition of picture-book

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: suitable for or suggestive of a picture book: such as

picture book

noun

Definition of picture book (Entry 2 of 2)

: a book that consists wholly or chiefly of pictures

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Examples of picture-book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The 2005 picture book is the first one that Dewdney written and illustrated, and has now become a part of a long-running Llama Llama series. Marcus Jones, EW.com, "Llama Llama Red Pajama," 16 Apr. 2020 There was talk in the publishing world, López said, that someone should write a picture book about Selena to introduce her to young readers. USA Today, "25 years after her death, singer Selena inspires fans across the US to pursue their dreams," 31 Mar. 2020 As the 34-year-old held the book, her oldest son, 6-year-old Nico, sat in a kitchen chair, his small fingers dancing all around the large picture book, almost as a test of his virtual classmates' attention. USA Today, "‘I need help’: In 6 home classrooms, families try to keep coronavirus learning alive," 12 Apr. 2020 As the 34-year-old Emily Minelli held the book, her oldest son, 6-year-old Nico, sat in a kitchen chair, his small fingers dancing all around the large picture book, almost as a test of his virtual classmates' attention. cincinnati.com, "‘I'm really struggling’: In 6 home classrooms, families keep learning alive in a pandemic," 8 Apr. 2020 The holiday event featured hundreds of lit trees, live animals, movie screenings inside the Opera House, and picture book scenes brought to life along a Storybook Lane. oregonlive, "Alpenrose Dairyville and Opera House are closing, and this is your last chance to visit," 21 Nov. 2019 For families hunkered down, picture books are a great way to bring a bit of seasonal freshness indoors. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Feathering Your Nest With Picture Books," 20 Mar. 2020 Exclusive cover reveal:First look at Mister Rogers picture book bio, 'Hello, Neighbor!' A list including all the final nominees can be found here. Mary Cadden, USA TODAY, "Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, Rick Riordan among winners of Goodreads' best books of 2019," 10 Dec. 2019 The most compelling picture book biographies, in my opinion, are those that celebrate the unsung heroes of history. Megan Gambino, Smithsonian, "The Ten Best Children’s Books of 2019," 7 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of picture-book

Adjective

1922, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1699, in the meaning defined above

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“Picture-book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picture-book. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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picture-book

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of picture-book

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: very pretty or charming : like a picture in a picture book

picture book

noun

English Language Learners Definition of picture book (Entry 2 of 2)

: a book that has many pictures and is usually for children

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