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.


Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper

This book is perfect for introducing children to the concept of loss. With sweet illustrations and little text, Elisha Cooper captures the joys and sorrows of having animals.


The Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Celebrating the many shades of black, Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper explore complex issues in ways that are both familiar and easily understood by young readers. With imaginative text and intricate illustrations, readers young and old will enjoy this book.


Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros by Pat Mora, Illustrated by Rafael Lopez

In both English and Spanish, this book follows the excitement of Children’s Day/Book Day. The imaginative illustrations provide most of the story as children race to get ready for the special day.


A Chair for My Mother by Vera B Williams

Perfect for children in kindergarten to third grade, this story teaches about the importance of saving and having attainable goals.


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert

For over twenty years, this book has been a favorite of young readers and it is easy to see why. The easy rhyming and simple illustrations of this book are perfect for teaching little ones about the alphabet while keeping their attention.


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