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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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