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.


Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by Isabel Campoy, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, Maybe Something Beautiful explores art can transform not just a blank canvas, but also a city. A perfect story for young readers who like to paint, this book inspires imagination and encourages creativity.


Meet Danitra Brown by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Told in poems, Danitra Brown is a remarkable girl who teaches readers how to be uniquely themselves. The warm illustrations and diverse messages will make this classic a fast favorite. 


Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag

This quirky story follows an old man and woman who decide they should get a cat because they were lonely. What follows is an adventure as the old man tries to find a cat that would be a great pet, but stumbles across millions and billions and trillions of cats who all need homes.


More More More, Said the Baby: Three Love Stories by Vera Williams

Bold illustrations bring to life the simple story of three babies and the adults who love them.


Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathman

Officer Buckle’s safety assemblies become much more interesting when Gloria the police dog comes along. While Officer Buckle reads out the safety tip, Gloria acts them out behind him in hilarious ways.

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