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Great Picture Books for Kids
Some picture books for kids seem to capture exactly what goes on inside a child's
world. Such is the case with these; they are clever, fun, easy for kids to read, and your kids
will totally empathize with the situations in these stories!
- Knuffle Bunny,
by Mo Willems.
The art alone draws kids to this book, with its mix of cartoon illustrations and
black and white photo backgrounds. But the story of a little girl who loses her
beloved bunny, then has a meltdown and "goes boneless", is just perfect.
(Knuffle Bunny Too and Knuffle Bunny Free are also quite good.)
- Ira Sleeps Over,
by Bernard Waber.
Ira is thrilled to have his first real sleep-over at a friends's house--
until he remembers his teddy bear Tah-Tah. Should he bring him, or leave
him at home? And can he sleep without him? This story will hit home for kids.
- Grumpy Bird,
by Jeremy Tankard.
When Bird woke up, he was grumpy. This story about a quirky, adorable
bird in a bad mood will resonate with first graders and grownups alike. The
bright, bold pictures will endear you to this irritable bird from page one!
- Kitten's First Full Moon,
by Kevin Henkes.
When kitten sees her first full moon, she thinks it's a big bowl of milk.
And she wants it! Kids will relate to the kitten's funny and
desperate attempts to get the milk she wants so badly. Sweet
artwork and rhythmic language make this story even better.
- Too Many Toys,
by David Shannon.
A little boy has too many toys and mom has to get rid of some of them. The
funny illustrations perfectly capture the drama of being a kid. This will
likely become a first grade favorite.
- The Doorbell Rang,
by Pat Hutchins.
Ma makes cookies for her two kids, who are ready to eat the whole plate of them.
But when the doorbell rings, and more kids keep arriving, there are
less and less cookies for each person to eat! Kids will feel for the kids
who have to share, and love the surprise ending.
- Noisy Nora,
by Rosemary Wells.
What kid hasn't acted up to get attention? When her family is too busy for her,
Nora makes all kinds of noise. Finally she does something that gets everybody's
attention--and reminds her family that even with all the noise, they love Nora.
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