Picture Books for Kids

This is a collection of all of my book lists for children that feature our favorite picture books. Book lists are arranged by theme. You will find folktales from around the world, holiday books, wordless book, our best books of the year as well as titles on many other topics. Happy reading!

14 Books to Inspire Kids to Follow Their Dreams

14 picture book biographies that will inspire kids to follow their dreams and passions.

We all want to know the secret to helping our children realize their dreams. While I can’t pretend to have the key to help you with that, I can offer you a list of books which may inspire your kids to follow their dreams and passions. These are all picture book biographies about people who…
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Funny Books for Kids

Funny picture books for kids that will make the whole family laugh.

I’ve been purposefully looking for funny picture books to read aloud to the boys these days. Sometimes you just need something to make you laugh, you know? I figure everyone could use a solid go-to list of funny books for kids so I’m rounding up a few of the boys’ favorite books that make them…
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Our Favorite Bedtime Books

Bedtime books and bedtime stories for kids.

Today it’s time for our favorite bedtime books. Can you believe I’ve been making book lists for year without yet sharing a list of bedtime stories? Last week, when I shared our favorite picture books of 2015 (so far), I mentioned that I had not been making as many picture book lists because you all…
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(Our) Best Books of 2015 (Part 1)

Our family choices for best books of 2015. Part 1.

I haven’t been making as many picture book lists as I used to, although we still do read many, many picture books. I’ve learned that my chapter book lists are more popular with you, and I aim to serve the masses. I’m still quite obsessed with reading as many newly published books as I can…
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16 Picture Books about Women Scientists

Biographies and picture books about women scientists for kids.

Although March is Women’s History Month, I hope you will read these biography picture books about women scientists, as well as the titles on my lists of picture books about women in history with your children all year round.  I have mentioned before that I am very picky when it comes to picture book biographies….
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11 Advanced Concept Math Picture Books

Math picture books that make math fun for 8-12 year olds

Hopefully I’ve been able to show you with this series of math book lists that reading about math can be fun. This final list is the series designed to appeal both to kids who have a particularly affinity for math and to show kids who protest, “I hate math!” that not only is math all around us,…
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Diverse Picture Books: 14 Classics to Have on Your Shelf

Diverse picture books for kids. Classics everyone will love.

The “We Need Diverse Books” campaign is picking up steam and it looks like publishers are indeed making an effort to publish diverse picture books which reflect the multicultural world we live in. But what about classic picture books? There are indeed some wonderful diverse, multicultural books that many of us remember from our childhood. Some of…
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