Do you subscribe to “Teach With Picture Books”? If not, then you should do that right now! Today Keith published a great post listing some euphemisms for picture books that can be used when talking ‘pedagogy and picture books’. His list was as follows: trade books, wisdom books, theme books, mentor text, craft models, micro-texts, touchstone texts, and content-area reference books.
Read the link to his post for more specific descriptions of these.