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.

 

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Perfect for children in preschool to third grade, this quirky story follows cows who decide to make demands of Farmer Brown. The rhythmic text and humorous watercolors will keep the interest of young and old readers alike.

 

The Crane Wife by Odds Bodkin, illustrated by Gennady Spirin

Beautiful illustrations complete this retelling of a traditional Japanese folktale. This retelling keeps the lessons about life and love from the original tale, but rework them in a way for younger readers to understand.

 

Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

On the surface, this book appears to be about the confidence that going to the barbershop can give you. Digging deeper reveals that this book is an example of how to seize what makes you feel good and use it to guide your life.

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble and Steven Kellogg

Told in reverse, the detailed illustrations help readers to piece together what had happened in this goofy adventure. Each time this story is read, readers will notice more and more clues in the illustrations.

 

The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Capturing the bravery of doing what makes you nervous, this story highlights the importance of sharing stories with others. Woodson and Lopez show that fear does not have to hold one back and teaches readers that we all have similar stories.

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