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!

11 Jewish Folktales for Kids

jewish folktales for kids

Next up in my series of book lists featuring folktale picture books are these Jewish folktales for kids. These stories and folklore books are great to read anytime of year, but as May is Jewish American Heritage Month I hope you will put a few of these titles on hold at the library for reading right… Keep Reading →

16 Japanese Folktales for Kids

Japanese folk tales for kid. List and reviews of great picture books to read aloud.

This latest addition to my series of book lists featuring folktales for kids comes just in time Asian-Pacific Heritage Month (May). Read these traditional Japanese tales and folklore and you might even start to feel quite Zen about the world. These stories run the gamut from amusing anecdotes to legends, to full-scale adventures. Many of them… Keep Reading →

How to Make a Pop Up Book {With Your 5 Year Old}

How to make a pop up book with your kids. This is actually an easy project!

Today’s book list comes with a twist! If you’ve ever wondered how to make a pop up book, you are in for a treat. Art and design superstar Ana of Babble Dabble Do and I are starting a BOOK ART collaboration and our first project is pop-up books. Since Ana is all about design and… Keep Reading →

55 Science Picture Books for Kids

Nonfiction science picture books for kids

Even though my son loves to read non-fiction science books I don’t post much about it. Primarily this is because he reads them to himself and I am not one to make book lists of books I haven’t read. Also, I don’t find as much pleasure making non-fiction book lists as I do for fiction…. Keep Reading →

Scandinavian Folktales for Kids

A list of folklore, folk tales and picture books from Scandinavian cultures including picture books and story collections

This latest installment in my multicultural folktale series is near to my heart. My penchant for the Norse mythology and folklore rises from my own Swedish ancestry. I’m particularly fond of this book list because sharing stories from the Scandinavian countries is one way I can share the culture of my grandparents down to my… Keep Reading →

1960s Children’s Picture Books

Childrens picture books from the 1960s

Previously I compiled a list of 1960s children’s books as part of my series of classics for each decade of the 20th century. It’s fun to share vintage books and since that series featured chapter books I want to extend it to include some of my favorite 1960s children’s picture books. I’m not so ambitious… Keep Reading →

Picture Book Biographies about African-American Women (Chapter Books, too)

Biographies of African-American women for children

February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month, so I thought it would be fun to combine the two and create a list of picture book biographies about African-American women. I even threw in a few chapter books for good measure. I drew a few of these titles from last year’s picture… Keep Reading →