picture books

Tumble Books

Reading together is an enjoyable, at-home activity for many children and their parents. How do you find new reading material when libraries and many bookstores are closed? TumbleBookLibrary is a library you can visit online. TumbleBookLibrary contains animated, talking picture books. You’ll find both familiar books and new to you books. There is also a… Read more

Four Videos on Illustrating Children’s Books

Before they read words, children are reading pictures. – David Wiesner The pictures in children’s books add so much to the experience, excitement and enjoyment of reading. Here are four videos showing some of the different approaches to creating the images. Friday Fun Bonus: For fans of the Elephant and Piggy books, read Mo Willems… Read more

Six Lists of Winter Picture Books

It’s getting chilly outside – a perfect time for getting cozy and reading picture books about winter. Have you read The Snowy Day? There are lots of good winter picture books. Here are six lists with suggestions: 11 Picture Books for Fans of The Snowy Day 12 Diverse Winter Picture Books 15 Delightful Children’s Books… Read more

Lunar New Year Books

Today marks the beginning of the New Year on the lunar calendar. Since the holiday is traditionally celebrated for about 2 weeks, there’s plenty of time left to share picture books about  Lunar New Year with toddlers and preschoolers. Here’s a sample: Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin This story follows one family’s… Read more

Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month! It’s a time to celebrate print picture books for children. Every day in November, an essay from a picture book champion on the importance of picture books will be posted on the Picture Book Month website. Here’s a calendar to help you keep track: Each post will include a themed… Read more

Back to School Picture Books

School is starting soon and some children are a bit hesitant about starting or going back to school. Picture books can help smooth the transition to school for younger children.  Read Librarians Recommend 10 Back-to-School Picture Books for the personal recommendations of five librarians from across Canada. While several of the 10 titles address the… Read more

Picture Books and Math

Many picture books contain math concepts and are a good way to introduce and explore mathematical thinking in the context of a story. Need suggestions? Here are some lists of picture books that incorporate math: Math at play – picture books 16 picture books about math to inspire curious kids  Best math books for kids… Read more