Picture books “can be used to develop interest and motivation, to introduce a new topic, to illustrate practical applications of content-area concepts, and to inject a measure of humor into the classroom” (qtd. in Albright, 2002, p. 419). Also see McElmeel, 2009, pp. 2-7.
Albright, L. K. (2002). Bringing the ice maiden to life: Engaging adolescents in learning through picture book read-alouds in content areas. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45, 418-428.
McElmeel, S. L. (2009). Picture that: From Mendel to Normandy: Picture books and ideas, curriculum and connections for ‘tweens and teens. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.