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.

 

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Though first published in 1964, this story continues to capture the reader’s attention and teach valuable lessons about giving and taking. While simple in illustration and text, the underlying messages are anything but.

 

Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly

Young readers will love this book as they learn to overcome fears by standing up for themselves. Die-cut pages create a big green monster that children can practice telling to “go away” and then see as it grows smaller and smaller that it is nothing to be afraid of.

 

Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Daniel Minter

When all the children in Lil Alan’s family are expected to bring something special to share at the family reunion, Lil Alan realizes he is the only one who does not have anything planned.

 

Grandfather’s Journey, by Allen Say

Inspired by the story of his grandfather, Allen Say’s lyrical story is the perfect way to introduce the topic of immigration to young readers. Anyone with two homes will be able to relate to loving both and missing one while in the other.

 

Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Die-cut pages show readers just how many shades of green there can be in nature. Young and old readers alike will enjoy looking over the two page spreads dedicated to the many, many kinds of green.

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