Picture Books

Picture books are perfect for ages 3-8

At this time, children typically enter the emergent reader and early reader stages. Also, their attention spans are longer and they can sit still for a longer time. They are now ready to leave board books behind and read longer books, i.e., picture books.

Picture book benefits include increasing visual literacy skills, improving vocabulary, learning story structure and sequencing, developing narrative/storytelling skills, and encouraging creative thinking. 

 

These books have been carefully curated to help develop social skills such as empathy and acceptance as well as encourage creative thinking and empowerment. 

The Invisible String
The Invisible String

HE INVISIBLE STRING is a very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation with an imaginative flair that children can easily identify with and remember. Here is a warm and delightful lesson teaching young and old that we aren't ever really alone and reminding children (and adults!) that when we are loved beyond anything we can imagine.

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The Bad Seed
The Bad Seed

He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be—happy?

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Never Let a Unicorn Scribble!
Never Let a Unicorn Scribble!

This story is about a little girl who keeps hearing, "Never let a unicorn scribble!" But in her heart believes that people just don't understand how beautiful scribbling can be. She keeps trying to teach her unicorn to scribble but soon realizes this is more difficult then she anticipated. But instead of giving up, she uses her imagination to come up with a creative way to get her unicorn to scribble, at first it looks like it was complete disaster but ends up being truly magical!

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Grumpy Monkey
Grumpy Monkey

Hilarious picture book about a chimpanzee in a very bad mood--perfect for young children learning how to deal with confusing feelings, especially during the transition back to school.

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The Wonderful Things You Will Be
The Wonderful Things You Will Be

The New York Times bestseller that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever! The perfect gift for Mothers–young and old–this Mother's Day!

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Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think

Young readers will delight in Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! which celebrates the imagination and encourages young readers to think . . . about thinking!

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Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Oh, The Places You'll Go!

From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes, “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’” A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in th

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I've Loved You Since Forever
I've Loved You Since Forever

I’ve Loved You Since Forever is a celebratory and poetic testament to the timeless love felt between parent and child. A bighearted celebration of new motherhood that may especially appeal to families with adopted children

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The Day The Crayons Quit
The Day The Crayons Quit

Duncan’s crayons are on strike. One morning he opens his desk looking for them and, in their place, finds a pack of letters detailing their grievances, one crayon at a time. Red is tired. Beige is bored. Black is misunderstood. Peach is naked! The conceit is an enticing one, and although the crayons’ complaints are not entirely unique (a preponderance centers around some variation of overuse), the artist’s indelible characterization contributes significant charm. Indeed, Jeffers’ ability to comm

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I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations For Kids
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations For Kids

Can Do Hard Things introduces children to the practice of using mindful affirmations for support and encouragement when they need it and reflects the beautiful diversity in our world.

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What Do You Do With an Idea
What Do You Do With an Idea

This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's just getting started.

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Last Stop on Market Street
Last Stop on Market Street

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them.

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There's a Nightmare In My Closet
There's a Nightmare In My Closet

"Childhood fear of the dark and the resulting exercise in imaginative exaggeration are given that special Mercer Mayer treatment in this dryly humorous fantasy." -School Library Journal

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Rosie Revere Engineer
Rosie Revere Engineer

This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions. Then she finds encouragement from a great-great aunt whose laughter is a celebration rather than a judgment.

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I am Enough
I am Enough

This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another. This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to b

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Love You Forever
Love You Forever

One of my all-time favorites. I cry every time I read it.... [The book] is a beautiful script about parenthood, a poignant parable about life and death, a testimony to when the roles of child and parent become blurry. The story reminds you that no matter how grown up you are, you're always someone's child; that no matter how "adult" you are, you're never too old to be loved by your parents.

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Pete the Cat - I Love My White Shoes
Pete the Cat - I Love My White Shoes

Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as we steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good. Ages: 3 - 7

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where the wild things are
where the wild things are
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I Was So Mad
I Was So Mad

A perfect way to teach children about their emotions! Whether he’s cranky on the slide or stubborn in the sandbox, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story.

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Kindergarden, Here I Come
Kindergarden, Here I Come

This adorable picture book celebrates all the familiar milestones and moments shared by every single kindergartener. Whether it's the first-day-of-school jitters or the hundredth-day-of-school party, every aspect of the kindergarten experience is introduced with a light and funny poem--not to mention charming illustrations.

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What Should Danny Do_
What Should Danny Do_

What Should Danny Do? is an innovative, interactive book that empowers kids with the understanding that their choices will shape their days, and ultimately their lives into what they will be. Written in a "Choose Your Own Story" style, the book follows Danny, a Superhero-in-Training, through his day as he encounters choices that kids face on a daily basis. As your children navigate through the different story lines, they will begin to realize that their choices for Danny shaped his day into what

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