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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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 For the little princes and princesses, there’s the new picture book, His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle, which illustrates the journey of one very famous rescue. Vogue, "14 Gift Ideas for Your Royal-Obsessed Friend," 19 Nov. 2018 There is, and children ages 3-5 may feel an empathetic pang at the surprise ending that answers the question in this witty, wordless picture book. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: James Baldwin’s Tale of Childhood in Harlem," 23 Aug. 2018 From the publisher: Neil Armstrong's journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. Fox News, "'I am Neil Armstrong' by Brad Meltzer," 12 Sep. 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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