The Power of Pictures is a new literacy website from CLPE and children’s authors/illustrators. The resources on this site help primary school teachers to develop their understanding of the craft of picture book creation and illustration as a way of raising children’s achievement in literacy. On this site you will find specially developed free teaching materials and resources for all age groups as well as short films from children's illustrators.

Authors and Illustrators

Meet the authors and illustrators involved in the project. See the illustrators at work sharing their techniques in videos and resources


Books and Teaching Sequences

Find out more about the Power of Pictures project books and download the teaching sequences


Teaching Approaches

Find out how to bring the Power of Pictures alive in your classroom



Reflect on what we can learn about the teaching of writing and working with illustrators in schools


Upcoming Courses and Events

Power of Reading

21/09/2017 - 9:30am ... 07/06/2018 - 9:30am

Inspiring Writers KS2 Sussex

27/09/2017 - 9:15am

Power of Reading

28/09/2017 - 9:30am ... 14/06/2018 - 9:30am

Power of Reading - Peterborough

29/09/2017 - 10:00am ... 08/06/2018 - 10:00am

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

02/10/2017 - 10:00am ... 16/10/2017 - 10:00am