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.

Frederick by Leo Lionni

When all the other mice are gathering food for winter, Frederick is sitting in the fields and enjoying the sun. Though the other mice complain about his lack of help, Frederick promises that he is helping, and when the winter turns bleak, he proves his promise true by keeping the winter months filled with stories and poems.

 

Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford

An age appropriate way to introduce the history of slavery to young readers, this story follows the every day lives of slaves in 19th century Louisiana. Each day while they relentlessly worked, slaves counted down the days until Sunday when, for half a day, they were able to gather in Congo Square in New Orleans and set up market.

 

Freight Train by Donald Crews

Perfect for young readers who are beginning to read on their own, and learn colors. The text in this book is simple, and broken up between phrases.

 

Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

The classic Frog and Toad stories are ideal for young readers who are just starting to read on their own, but might still need a little help. This book is a perfect introduction to the Frog and Toad stories, and will entertain young readers.

 

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinex-Neal

A story that connects food with culture, this book explores the history of fry bread in an easy to explain way. The author’s note includes more in-depth history about the Native American tradition of fry bread.

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