12 Gorgeous Picture Books for Your KidsKacy Faulconer
Summertime, and the reading is easy. Easy because there are no reading charts and homework folders to keep track of. Hallelujah! Take advantage of laid-back summer to immerse your kids in beautiful, new, smart, cute, picture books.
Check out what’s new in Children’s Lit and get ahead of the game by picking up the latest stories to read to your kids. All of these are available for your Kindle, too.
12 Gorgeous Picture Books 1 of 13
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons – by James Dean and Eric Litwin 2 of 13
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – by William Joyce 3 of 13
First an iPad app and Academy Award-winning short film, this story is now a book. Welcome to the new age! The app is always better than the movie.
The Cloud Spinner – by Michael Catchpool 4 of 13
A king grows envious of a young boy's gift of spinning clouds into fabric. How rude.
Creepy Carrots – by Peter Brown 5 of 13
Caring (about carrots) is creepy.
The Story of Fish and Snail – by Deborah Freedman 6 of 13
Snail wants to stay home and pretend to be kittens. Fish wants an adventure. I wonder what will happen to these two friends. . .
Oh No, George – by Chris Haughton 7 of 13
George the dog has the best intentions, but he faces a lot of temptation.
This Is Not My Hat – by Jon Klassen 8 of 13
Follow this tiny fish with a blue top hat around the ocean and see what happens. P.S. - This book is a Caldecott Medal winner!
Dragons Love Tacos – by Adam Rubin 9 of 13
Dragons love tacos so much, but go easy on the hot salsa!
If You Want to See a Whale – by Julie Fogliano 10 of 13
It takes a lot of waiting before you see a whale.
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great – by Bob Shea 11 of 13
Unicorn moved into Goat's neighborhood and started acting like a big show off! But who knows. Maybe. . . just maybe. . . Goat and Unicorn will become friends?
The Matchbox Diary – by Paul Fleischman 12 of 13
A little girl discovers a cigar box full of matchbooks which serve as a diary for her great grandfather. Charming!
Ribbit – by Rodrigo Folgueira 13 of 13
A pig joins a group of frogs and says, "Ribbit." Does he think he's a frog? Is he making fun of us? What does ribbiting pig want?