These books are listed alphabetically by author and then the date published. Stories are critical for thinking and learning. I include the illustrators-essential to a good picture book.(Click here for an alpha list of all books.)
Marilee Robin Burton
Katie Cleminson Matthew Cordell David Covell Ray Cruz James Dean Julia Denos Kris Di Giacomo
Kelly DiPucchio Michael Escoffier Theodor Geisel E. B. Goodale Kevin Henkes Richard Jackson
Oliver Jeffers Crockett Johnson Judith Kerr Michelle Knudsen Eric Litwin Renata Liwska Jonathan London
Elaine Magliaro Gianna Marino Mercer Mayer David Mcphail Wendell Minor Richard T. Morris LeUyen Pham
Antoinette Portis Chris Raschka Peggy Rathmann Frank Remkiewicz Christian Robinson Esphyr Slobodkina Lane Smith Elizabeth Rose Stanton Olivier Tallec Jeremy Tankard Katherine Tillotson Jeanne Titherington
Andrea Tsurumi Deborah Underwood Judith Viorst Nancy Elizabeth Wallace Brendan Wenzel Eliza Wheeler Sam Winston Toni Yuly
”Home In The Woods”
Written and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler; Copyright © 2019; Penguin Random House LLC; New York;
This story, told through the eyes of a young child, will bring a tear. The words are lyrical and do a beautiful job of painting the mood sadness. The illustrations are simple and realistic so that even the youngest child can listen to the story and know what the reader is talking about.
”A Child of Books”
Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston; Copyright © 2016; Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts;
This is an enchanting presentation of the stories of the world we all share. The text is lyrical and the images are a deft combination of graphics and print. Elements on every page subtlely draw children of any age into the story.
”Thank You, Bees”
Written and illustrated by Toni Yuly; Copyright © 2017; Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts;
Simple clear illustrations and text describe common items in our world and what they provide for us. Repetitive lines reinforce the theme of thanks.