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.

 

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales

The perfect book for introducing young readers to the work and life of Frida Kahlo. With few words and beautiful illustrations, young readers will be able to focus on the pages without becoming distracted.

 

When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett

This beautifully illustrated picturebook introduces young readers to the struggles Native Americans faced. When a young girl asks her grandmother questions about her life, the answers bring to light a horrific period in American history.

 

Where Are You Going? To See My Friend! by Kazuo Iwamura, illustrated by Eric Carle

This unique bilingual book will become a popular read whether or not you are learning Japanese or English. With illustrations of familiar animals, young readers will enjoy going back through the pages and sounding out the lines of text.

 

Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek

Not only will young readers love looking for Green Sheep with the other sheep, but they will also learn concepts like opposites and colors.

 

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Any child who feels they have been unfairly punished will identify with Max as he is sent to his room without supper, and then sets sail to the island where the Wild Things live.

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