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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Funny and sweet, this is a picture book that honors the pull of both temptation and obedience, those great contenders in young childhood. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Freakiness and Fortitude," 19 July 2018 Standing in a long assembly line in the Comfort Cases offices, volunteers pack mostly donated supplies into backpacks, choosing from an array of picture books, small shampoo bottles, pajamas and blankets. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "Once a foster child himself, he’s launched a drive to show every separated border child someone cares," 2 July 2018 But books come in many varieties, including picture books for kids, paperbacks for the beach, and large-print books for people with visual challenges. Kim Komando, Fox News, "11 amazing perks you get from your local library you never knew before now," 25 Aug. 2018 Wordless picture books captivate imaginations and rely on pitch-perfect illustrations to great effect. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 17 best kids’ books about design and cities," 12 Dec. 2018 The store will be marking up to 50 percent off select Teen and YA bestsellers, collectable editions, gift books, and picture books. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The best Black Friday deals for readers," 24 Nov. 2018 The summary: Remember Dr. Seuss’ classic picture book How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "The Verge fall movie preview, November 2018," 6 Sep. 2018 Exciting news! @mrdrewscott and @mrsilverscott are releasing their first-ever children’s picture book! Taylor Seely, USA TODAY, "HGTV's 'Property Brothers' are writing a kids' book releasing this fall," 6 June 2018 The pics showed him reading a picture book about Great Britain, looking through photos of Prince Harry and Meghan at a cafe, and lifting weights. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "Here's Everything We Know About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Relationship So Far," 31 May 2018

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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

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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