Celebrate Picture Book Month with these five books from our 100 Picture Books to Keep on the Shelves list.
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
When a young boy builds a snowman, he was not expecting it to come to life. Together, they explore the house and yard around it. Colored illustrations create the story without accompanying text.
Children everywhere know Peter’s joy when he woke up to find it had snowed. Readers will be able to recall their own times playing out in the snow and will be eager to do so again after this story.
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
A story about kindness and family, Stellaluna’s life is changed forever when she falls into a bird’s nest. Vibrant illustrations bring to life the touching story and keep readers engaged.
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
When Babar’s mother is killed, he travels to the city where he makes new friends, and later returns to his home to become King of the Elephants.
When Big Anthony is left to look after Strega Nona’s house and garden, chaos ensues as he ignores all the rules Strega Nona had left.