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!

8 Banned Books Your Kids Should Read

Banned books for kids. Books I loved as a kid and books my children love now.

In celebration of Banned Books Week, I encourage you to read or check out at least one title from this banned books list. I admit, that I do not readily understand the need for parents to censor their child’s reading. Even when my kids enjoy books I hate, I don’t tell them no. I have even… Keep Reading →

Children’s Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

10 children's books for Hispanic Heritage Month. Picture books every child will enjoy.

Every kid will love these children’s books for Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s so important to me that my kids read books that reflect a diversity of experiences. Latino culture has had a huge impact on life here in the US so it stand to reason books reflecting that culture should be part of every child’s reading education. Picture… Keep Reading →

Favorite Children’s Books of the Year (so far)

New children's books of 2014 that are the kids' favorites.

I love to keep on top of the new children’s books that are published every year. My library hold list is usually filled with books that are still “on order”. For the past few years I’ve shared our favorite picture books of the year in a series of lists every few months. I’m a little behind… Keep Reading →

14 Children’s Books that Challenge Gender Stereotypes

Children's books that break gender stereotypes. Click through for entire book list.

Books should reflect a diversity of children’s experiences. The picture books on this list challenge gender stereotypes. These titles celebrate the fact that not every child fits into society’s preconceived notion of what it means to be a boy or a girl. I don’t want my kids to grow up feeling limited by their gender. Kids need to know… Keep Reading →

Mermaid Books and Crafts for Kids

Mermaid books and crafts for kids

Summer means it’s beach season and imaginative children can’t help but wonder if there are a few mermaids beneath the waves. Spark their imagination with some fun mermaid books. Even though long time readers (you.are.the.best.) know I’m not one to do book related crafts with my kids, that doesn’t mean I don’t like them. (It… Keep Reading →

12 Picture Books about Theater for Kids

Children's books about theater, acting, and being part of an audience

This list of children’s books about theater has been rattling around in my brain for a while. Do you take your kids to the theater? Perhaps you have a budding thespian, playwright or stage hand? Maybe you think to yourself (not that you’d admit it, of course), “my child is such a drama queen.” The… Keep Reading →

Ten 1950s Children’s Picture Books

Ten classic 1950s children's books modern kids will love. Click through for the entire list.

I love to read classic children’s books to my kids. These 1950s children’s books were popular read alouds with both my boys. You may remember my list of 1950s chapter books from my 20th century classics by the decade series. I’m working through picture books now, but as I explained in my list of 1960s picture books,… Keep 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 →