by Aaron Becker (2017) An ordinary child steps through a portal into a luminous and magical landscape, beginning her quest toward an uncertain destiny. Three connected, wordless tales showcase the exquisite imagination and artistry of Aaron Becker, whose auspicious debut, Journey, was awarded a Caldecott Honor.
by Crockett Johnson (1996) "One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." So begins this gentle story that shows just how far your imagination can take you. Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of beauty and excitement.
by Shel Silverstein (1964) Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.
by Eric Carle (1994) The brilliantly innovative Eric Carle has dramatized the story of one of Nature's commonest yet loveliest marvels, the metamorphosis of the butterfly.
Babies may be born in different countries, look a little different and have different needs, but one thing that most have in common are ten fingers and ten toes. This is the uniting theme of this perfect first book for sharing.
by Barbara Cooney (1982) Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication.
by Leo Lionni (1959) Little blue and little yellow share wonderful adventures. One day, they can't find one another. When they finally meet, they are overjoyed. They hug until they become green. But where did little blue and little yellow go? Are they lost?
by Stefan Themerson, Franciszka Themerson (Illustrations) (1950) The book tells the story of Mr. Rouse, who has decided to build himself a house. Inevitably, the process is much longer and more detailed than Mr. Rouse initially envisions: “Mr. Builder, I’m not a bird, you know; how could I live in a house made of leaves?”
by by Hervé Tullet (2011) Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers to learn about cause and effect in a simple and engaging way. Just press the Yellow Dot. And turn the page.' A book where all magic happens on paper. Simple, engaging, fun!Go to link
by Fredun Shapur (1965) A circle and a square play together to create an entire imaginary world. This book, written and illustrated in 1965 by British designer Fredun Shapur, is an introduction to the possibilities of visual expression and will delight young readers with its magical shapes and colors.
by Peter H. Reynolds (2003) Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist.
by Raymond Briggs (1978) Illustrated in full color, this is a wordless story. The pictures have "the hazy softness of air in snow." A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night. The boy invites him home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside.
by Jon Klassen (2011) A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it.
by Michael Foreman (1990) This is a modern parable about a brother and sister who spend their day playing on the beach by a rock pool. With a series of stunning watercolors, Michael Foreman makes clear his underlying concern about pollution within the environment, particularly on the seashore.
by Colin Thompson (1992) This is the story of an old man living in a railway carriage on a rubbish dump who knows that even rubbish can sometimes contain treasure; and that, if he stays long enough, gentle nature will heal the countryside and make it green again.