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.


Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

What happens when Duck finds a bike? He goes on a ride! Follow Duck on his ride around the farm and discover how the other animals react to the unusual sight.


Dude! By Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Dan Santat

Though this book only has one word throughout, it is a very versatile word, and will make the youngest readers laugh when read in different voices. Perfect for explaining word use to new readers.


Eloise by Kay Thompson, illustrations by Hilary Knight

The classic story of the little girl who lived in the Plaza Hotel. Though written in 1955, Eloise is still capturing the hearts and imaginations of young and old readers and will continue to do so for many more years.


Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls

Based on the life of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, this story follows the inspiring true story of a boy born in Ghana, West Africa with one deformed leg. Though an outcast when young, his mother’s lessons encouraged him to show the world that being disabled does not mean being unable.

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

When a young girl finds a box of magical yarn in the middle of winter, she knits herself a sweater, and then knits more until almost everyone in the bleak little town are clad in bright colors. A modern fairytale that teaches readers how small acts of kindness can change many lives.

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