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Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss is a popular picture book for kids a popular graduation gift. Find out why.
First Grade Jitters
First Grade Jitters by Robert Quackenbush, with illustrtions by Yan Nascimbene is an entertaining picture book about a little boy who is worried about starting first grade.
The picture book Olympics! by B.G. Hennessy provides a good introduction to the summer and winter Olympic games.
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2012
These children's books are on my Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2012 because of the overall quality of the book and exceptional illustrations.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Te picture book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert celebrates fall with stunning collages of autumn leaves.
America the Beautiful
The outstanding illustrations by Chris Gall bring the words of Katharine Lee Bates' America the Beautiful to life in this patriotic children's picture book for all ages.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
The illustrations in Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons add greatly to the story's development and the reader's enjoyment in this entertaining picture book.
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Flotsam by David Wiesner, who won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for picture book illustrations, is an imaginative wordless children's book.
Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino
Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino is a picture books that seamlessly combines words and pictures to tell an amusing story with a message.
Children's Books - Kiss Good Night - A Gentle Bedtime Book For Your Child
Children's Books: "Kiss Good Night" by Amy Hest, with illustrations by Anita Jeram, is an excellent children's bedtime book, suited for a young child.
The Story of Ferdinand
The Story of Ferdinand, a children's picture book by Munro Leaf, with illustrations by Robert Lawson, has become a classic since it was first published in 1936.
Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! is not just an amusing children's picture book. It is also a one-recipe children's cookbook, with a recipe for Great-Granny's Magnificent Strawberry Shortcake.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is an extraordinary picture book that will spark your child’s imagination and greatly amuse both you and your child.
The Carrot Seed
The Carrot Seed, a classic children's picture book By Ruth Krauss, was illustrated by Crockett Johnson of Harold and the Purple Crayon fame.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Read this book review of The Gruffalo to find out about the children's picture book, the story by Julia Donaldson and the illustrations by Axel Scheffler.
Otto the Book Bear
In Otto the Book Bear author and illustrator Katie Cleminson has created a picture book in which words and pictures seamlessly mesh to create an entertaining story.
Too Many Pumpkins
Too Many Pumpkins is a nicely illustrated picture book with a heartwarming story and nothing scary in it. It can be used as a book for fall or as a Halloween book.
75 Years of Randolph Caldecott Medal Winners
Learn about the best in picture book srt in this article about 75 years of Caldecott Medal winners for picture book illustration.
Faraway Home, a Poignant Picture Book
Faraway Home is a picture book that focuses on the immigrant experience. Her father is from Ethiopia, but Desta is American born and bred. Now Desta's father has to go back to his beloved country and the young girl worries he won't want to come back.
Best Children's Picture Books About Starting School
All of these recommended books for kids are picture books about starting school, including preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
First Day Jitters
First Day Jitters is a picture book about starting school with an amusing and surprising ending that has made it a favorite with both children and their teachers.
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
The children’s picture book The Three Snow Bears, by Jan Brett, is a retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett is an entertaining retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bear set in an Intuit village in the Artic.
Tucker's Spooky Halloween
The picture book Tucker's Spooky Halloween by Leslie McGuirk is only part of the packet from the Candlewick Storybook Animations series, which also includes an audiobook version and an animated version.
Home For Christmas by Jan Brett
Home For Christmas is a delightful Christmas picture book by Jan Brett that younger kids wil enjoy.
A Story For Bear
A Story for Bear is a charming children's picture book with one of the most appealing bears I have ever seen.
Children’s Picture Book Review – Papa Do You Love Me
The delightful children’s picture book “Papa Do You Love Me?” is the companion children’s picture book to “Mama, Do You Love Me,” also by Barbara M. Joosse and Barbara Lavallee.
Children's Picture Books Adults Will Love
Picture books can be unique, and much appreciated, gifts for adults; here are some I recommend.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a children's rhyming picture book by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, with an amusing story about the alphabet and colorful illustrations by Lois Ehlert.
Martin's Big Words
The picture book Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., is illustrated with the dramatic artwork of Bryan Collier.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You
Mary Ann Hoberman's delightful children's picture book You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together, illustrated by Michael Emberley, should appeal to even the child reluctant to read aloud.
Children's Books Review - Oliver Button Is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola
"Oliver Button Is a Sissy," a children's picture book written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, is the story of a boy who stands up to bullies, not by fighting, but by staying true to himself.
Robert McCloskey's Maine Caldecott Award Winners
Although Robert McCloskey's books were written over 40 years ago, many of his award winning books, including those set in Maine, like Blueberries for Sal, remain popular.
A Ball for Daisy
Chris Raschka won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations for A Ball for Daisy, a wordless picture book for younger children.
The picture book Tsunami! features the stunning collages and other illustrations by artist Ed Young.
A review of this treasury of Ezra Jack Keats classics, which includes the Caldecott Medal winner "The Snowy Day" and nine other stories plus biographical information on the man who had a powerful impact on children's literature.
Winter Lights: A Season in Poems & Quilts
Winter Lights A Season in Poems & Quilts is a beautiful children's poetry book and a children's holiday book that features poems illustrated with miniature quilts.
An Extraordinary Wordless Book
Gabrielle Vincent's a day, a dog is an extraordinary book. Its haunting, yet spare, illustrations and a poignant storyline will appeal to older children, teenagers, and adults.
Marc Brown's Arthur and His Father
The Arthur picture books are tremendously popular. Who is this aardvark named Arthur, who has the family life of a typical eight year old boy? What role does his father play?
Best Anniversary Editions of Children's Books
Here are some of the best available anniversary editions of children's books, including several classic picture books.
A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead
A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead / Un regalo para Abuelita: En celebración del Dia de los Muertos is a nicely illustrated bilingual picture book.
The Kissing Hand
The picture book Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is is a comforting book for any child in need of reassurance due to change, such as starting school, or tragedy.
Ruth and the Green Book - children's picture book - historical fiction - Jim...
Ruth and the Green Book - children's picture book - historical fiction - Jim Crow
If you are looking for a good Grandparents Day gift or an entertaining and informative children's picture book about grandparents for young children, I recommend Grandparents!
Book Review of Christmas Is Here
The nicely illustrated children's picture book Christmas Is Here, relates a modern live Nativity scene to the Bible story of the Nativity.
Finn McCool and the Great Fish
Eve Bunting's Finn McCool and the Great Fish is a retelling of the legend of Finn McCool from Irish folklore in picture book format. If you are looking for an entertaining Irish folktale for kids for St. Patrick's Day or anytime, I recommend Finn McCool and the Great Fish by Eve Bunting.
Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker
Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker is a big and festive Christmas picture book.
The picture book Isabella's Garden by Glenda Millard has delightful folk art style illustrations by Rebecca Cool.
Bumble-Ardy by Maurice Sendak
Bumble-Ardy by Maurice Sendak, the author and illustrator of numerous award-winning children's picture books, is not on the same level as his classic picture books.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is an entertaining Halloween picture book that can also be used as a beginning reader book.
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
The picture book Miss Rumphius is a classic children's book, written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney, with a good message for kids about making the world more beautiful.
A Christmas Goodnight
Use A Christmas Goodnight to introduce young children to the story of the first Christmas and the relationship of a Nativity set to the Bible story of the birth of Jesus