by Mac Barnett illustrated by Jon Klassen (2014) Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks. . . . With this first tale in a trilogy, partners in crime Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will have readers wondering just who they can trust in a richly imagined world of shapes.
by Mac Barnett illustrated by Jon Klassen (2014) This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square's friend Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really?
by Mac Barnett illustrated by Jon Klassen (2014) This book is about Circle. This book is also about Circle’s friends, Triangle and Square. Creators Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen come full circle in the third and final chapter of their clever shapes trilogy.
by Ji-Hyeon Lee (2015) What happens when two shy children meet at a very crowded pool? Dive in to find out! Deceptively simple, this masterful book tells a story of quiet moments and surprising encounters, and reminds us that friendship and imagination have no bounds.
by Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston (2016) Woven together by a simple story line, the one-of-a-kind illustrations in a A Child of Books provide an unforgettable reading experience that will inspire and encourage readers of all ages to explore, question, and imagine timeless stories of their own.
by B.J. Novak (2014) At once disarmingly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laughter every time it is opened, introducing young children to the powerful idea that the written word can be an unending source of mischief and delight.
by Coralie Bickford-Smith (2015) Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and the art of William Blake, The Fox and the Star is a heartwarming, hopeful tale which comes alive through Bickford-Smith’s beloved illustrations, guiding readers both young and grown to “look up beyond your ears.”
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 M.H. Clark, Madeline Kloepper (Illustrator) (2018) Open your eyes and see the wonderful things all around. This is the story of a child and a grandfather whose walk around the neighborhood leads to a day of shared wonder as they discover all sorts of tiny, perfect things together.
by Kobi Yamada, Gabriella Barouch (Illustrations) (2019) Kobi Yamada has written a story about the unbound potential you hold inside. With striking, realistic illustrations, it's a reminder that you were meant for incredible things. And maybe, just maybe, you will exceed your wildest dreams.
by Madalena Moniz (2017) Today I Feel . . . follows a child through a whole range of emotions, from adored to curious to strong. Not all of the emotions are positive and not all of them are simple, but they are all honest and worthy of discussion with a young child.
by Laurent Moreau (2013) Whether after the rain, after an argument or after a walk in the forest and whether it's a little hassle, a physical state or merely a memory, Laurent Moreau again delicately explores the strong sensations of childhood that even the adult has sometimes forgotten.
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 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 by Hervé Tullet (2014) Tullet—who joins such greats as Eric Carle and Leo Lionni as a master of his craft—sets readers on an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page. Follow the artist's simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader's imagination.
by Carson Ellis (2015) Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist's own studio. A meditation on the concept of home.
by Fiona Woodcock (2017) When a group of zesty wildflower characters discover that the last green space in the city is about to be paved over, they decide they have to act!A positive, uplifting story about how the actions of even the smallest can have a big impact.
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 Jon Klassen (2012) When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it's a good thing that enormous fish won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not like he'll ever know what happened...
by Jon Klassen (2016) Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity.
by Marianna Coppo (2016) The humorous adventures of an irresistible little rock who finds herself in constantly changing circumstances, Petra is a picture book that celebrates the power of perspective and believing in yourself.
by Keith Negley (2019) Inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who bucked the gender expectations of her time, this is a fresh, charming picture book about a young girl who decides to wear what she wants: pants!
by Bethan Woollvin (2017) From creator of Little Red, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book 2016, comes another witty twist on a favourite fairy tale. This bold and funny story removes the handsome prince altogether, making Rapunzel the mistress of her own destiny.
by Mark Janssen (2018) Shipwreck! A father, daughter and their dog wash up on a small island. Little do the castaways know that the island isn't what it seems at all. Island is a wordless picture book. Children are encouraged to study the wonderful illustrations and tell the story in their own words.
by Suzy Lee (2017) It starts with a line. Whether made by the tip of a pencil or the blade of a skate, the magic starts there. A wordless story about a young skater on a frozen pond and an artist.
by Suzy Lee (2008) In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolor, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter. New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book 2008.
by Michael Hall (2015) A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator Michael Hall. Funny, insightful, and colorful, the story is about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way.
by Felicita Sala (2019) In each apartment, someone is preparing a special dish to share with their neighbours. Written and magnificently illustrated by Felicita Sala, this glorious celebration of community is filled with recipes from all over the world and simple instructions perfect for young chefs.
by David Wiesner (2006) In this Caldecott Medal winner, a bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore.
by Eva Eland (2019) When Sadness arrives, try not to be afraid: give it a name, listen to it and spend some time together. Maybe all it wants is to know that it's welcome. Author-illustrator talent Eva Eland takes a poignant but uplifting look at dealing with sadness.