Fiction - Picture Books for Children

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.)

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Nadine Brun-Cosme     Robert Burleigh     Priscilla Burris     Marilee Robin Burton     Nancy Carlson     Catia Chien    
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

Eliza Wheeler


”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.

Sam Winston


”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.

Toni Yuly


”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.