Celebrate Picture Book Month With These Books

Celebrate Picture Book Month with these five books from our 100 Picture Books to Keep on the Shelves list.

 

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Stephen Gammell

This charming story about family and love will captivate even the youngest readers. Every child who has ever dreaded the end of summer and looked forward to the beginning of the next will be able to relate to this story.

 

Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young

Introducing not just colors, days of the week, and numbers, but also individual perspective, this story follows seven blind mice who all believe they are right when a strange something enters their lives.

 

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E Shaw illus by Margo Apple

When the sheep take their jeep for a ride in the country, they are not prepared to run into a bit of trouble. Though silly, this rhyming story helps promote speech and will have even the youngest of children reading along.

 

Sitti’s Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

When a young girl visits her grandmother in a small Palestinian village, love learns to overcome a language barrier and brings family together. Teaching young readers about culture and the importance of family, this story will warm the hearts of all who read it.

 

Snow by Uri Shulevitz

This story brings to life the simple joy of a snowy day. When everyone claims the snow will not amount to anything, the boy and his dog wait. After the snow starts to fall on the city, they are the only two who know how to enjoy it.

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