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