Picture Books

Picture Books

Great American Women: Picture Book Biographies

Great American Women: Picture Book Biographies

Picture books are a fantastic way to take a history lesson from mundane to exciting. Today I’m pleased to share 12 picture book biographies that feature great women from American history. The achievements of these women changed history, and their stories are captivating and diverse. I created this list in […]

January 11, 2016 ×

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A Fine Dessert

A Fine Dessert

A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat (©2015) is a picture book written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. This charming book follows four different families, each a century apart, as they prepare blackberry fool, a simple dessert made from crushed blackberries, sugar, and whipped […]

November 5, 2015 ×

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Picture Books about Thanksgiving

Picture Books about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, so creating this book list was so much fun! These Thanksgiving picture books are full of everything there is to love about this season: family, tradition, and gratitude. For this list I’ve decided to forgo the traditional “first Thanksgiving” stories, so you won’t […]

November 2, 2015 ×

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Picture Books about Mermaids

Picture Books about Mermaids

Know a kid who’s crazy about mermaids? Then this is the list for you! Today I’m sharing five fantastic mermaid-themed children’s books that the whole family will love. The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G. Campbell Every one of King Neptune’s daughters has a special talent, except for young Minnow. […]

October 19, 2015 ×

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The Tale of a Very Small Meerkat

The Tale of a Very Small Meerkat

Legs (©2015) written by Sarah J. Dodd and illustrated by Giusi Capizzi is the story of a meerkat named Miki who lives in a zoo with his mother. One day Miki decides to venture out on his own and see the world. When he wanders a little too far, Miki […]

September 16, 2015 ×

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Picture Books about Pets

Picture Books about Pets

Pets are a very popular subject in children’s literature, so I’ve curated a list of my 15 favorite picture books about pets. This list includes a variety of different pets: from dogs, cats, and goldfish to much more unconventional animal companions. Each of these books exemplifies the joy of having […]

September 14, 2015 ×

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Eight Perfect Picture Books for Autumn

Eight Perfect Picture Books for Autumn

From the cool weather and the beautiful changing colors to cuddling up under a blanket with a good book, there’s so much to love about fall. Just in time for autumn, I’m reviewing eight delightful picture books that celebrate all the joy and wonder that this season has to offer! […]

September 7, 2015 ×

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If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!

Teachers, take note: If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! by Elise Parsley (©2015) is a laugh-out-loud funny picture book that is perfect for the classroom. A spunky little girl named Magnolia decides to bring an alligator to school for show-and-tell, but the alligator is nothing […]

August 24, 2015 ×

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Two Winning Books by Chris Van Dusen

Two Winning Books by Chris Van Dusen

Today I’m pleased to share two outstanding picture books by one of my all-time favorite author/illustrators, Chris Van Dusen. In If I Built a Car (©2007) a boy named Jack shares his design for an out-of-this-world vehicle. Jack’s car comes complete with a pool, a snack bar, and even a […]

August 17, 2015 ×

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Picture Books about Camping

Picture Books about Camping

There’s plenty of summer left, and many families are making the most of it by heading for the great outdoors! Whether you’re camping in the wilderness or in your own backyard – or even your living room! – these camping-themed picture books are sure to be a hit! Don’t forget […]

July 31, 2015 ×