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.

 

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

All parents will be able to relate to the little red chicken’s papa in this story as he triesand failsto get through a story without the little red chicken interrupting.

 

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Readers will enjoy trying to guess what else Joseph is going to make out of his old overcoat. Die-cut pages give hints to readers as he goes about using his old clothing to make something new.

 

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

A story that celebrates individuality and creativity, Julián loves mermaids and decides he wants to be one. Using household items, he transforms himself into a mermaid, but his outfit is not complete without a little help from his abuela.

 

Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand 

A great story to read aloud as Annalisa refuses to kiss the cow in return for the milk she gives to all the hungry children of Mama May’s family.

 

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson

This story encourages readers to look at the world around them and see the magic within it. While CJ wonders why he doesn’t have everything that his friends do, his grandmother reminds him that others have even less, and shows him how to see the beauty in helping others.

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