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Picture Book Recommendations

Jane and books(My niece, Jane, could recommend some good reads. Photo by my amazing photographer sister, Becca.)

Here is a list of children’s picture books recommended or reviewed on my website:

(For books that I recommended on my sidebar, go to this page. Be sure to check out the HOLIDAY BOOKS page for picture books listed there.)


A Birthday for Frances (series) by Russell Hoban

A Mango in the Hand by Antonio Sacre (This book is a bilingual book. Spanish/English)

Abuela by Arthur Dorros (This book is a bilingual book. Spanish/English)

America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David A. Adler

Fanny’s Dream by Caralyn Buehner

Five Minutes’ Peace by Jill Murphy

Girls Who Chose God by McArthur Krishna (illustrated by Kathleen Peterson)

Go Away, Dog by Joan L. Nodset (I grew up on the old version illustrated by Crosby Bonsall)

He Took My Lickin’ for Me by Timothy Robinson

Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride by Marjorie Priceman

Hot Diggity Dog by Adrienne Sylver

How to Eat an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

Ice Cream Cones for Sale! by Elaine Greenstein

I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

The Lemon Drop Jar by Christine Widman

Love Adds the Chocolate by Linda Andersen

The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado

Rattlebang Picnic by Margaret Mahy

The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman

Scripture Stories published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (our children’s reading primers)

Tacky the Penguin by

The Tale of Meshka the Kvetch by Carol Chapman

Too Many Mangos: A Story about Sharing by Tammy Paikai, illustrated by Don Robinson

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum, illustrated by   (an abridgment of the classic)

For my elementary school read-aloud lists by month, go here.


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