While there are so many powerful and beautifully crafted picture books these day, I’ve chosen three that truly stand out from the crowd with regard to story and the author/illustrator’s depiction of the text..

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. & Erin Stead is a sweet story about a zookeeper who catches a cold and is visited by his friends..the zoo animals.  Soft & warm illustrations compliment the text about the value of friendship.

Preschool-Grade 2



Art & Max is a beautifully illustrated and written book by 3x Caldecott medalist David Weisner (Sector 7).  We follow 2 lizard artists as they explore the world where various art techniques and styles are deconstructed in a fantastically beautiful way.

Preschool-Grade 3



The Red Book by Barbara Lehman is another must have in your child’s collection.  This (exclusively pictures) book tells the tale of a reader who gets literally pulled into a magical red book to explore an array of amazing adventures wherein all that view this book go on their own adventure!

K-5th Grade