Picture books

Picture books are a child's first view of the world of reading. They include artwork by some of the best illustrators in the world, transporting the suburban western toddler to China, outer space, jungles, the 19th century, or primary-coloured worlds where mice make cakes with the assistance of chickens, for the birthday party of a squirrel. And it all makes perfect sense.

Illustrators and authors covered by this group include Quentin Blake, Shirley Hughes, Helen Oxenbury, Mick Inkpen (surely the best ever name for an illustrator?), Lauren Child, Eric Carle, Lucy Cousins, Mo Willems, and Doctor Seuss, but of course there are thousands more names we could add.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Francisco Fonseca5 unread / 52wonderY, April 26
An appreciation of Trina Schart Hyman1 unread / 12wonderY, May 2023
Marjorie Torrey1 unread / 12wonderY, January 2023
Ky bookstore recreates the green bedroom in a classic1 unread / 12wonderY, January 2023
Quentin Blake1 unread / 1Cynfelyn, December 2021
Children in Trauma Bibliography2 unread / 2MeganMcCaffrey, December 2021
Best of 20212 unread / 22wonderY, December 2021
The Three Little Pigs50 unread / 502wonderY, August 2021
New Picture Books2 unread / 2spiralsheep, June 2021
What is it about Helen Ward?19 unread / 19fuzzi, May 2021
Books about whales12 unread / 12nrmay, May 2021
Favorite/best contemporary picture books22 unread / 22AlliCatCA, November 2019
Is there a name for this landscape story technique?10 unread / 102wonderY, November 2019
Roberto Innocenti4 unread / 42wonderY, October 2019
eek!22 unread / 222wonderY, September 2019
Stephen Gammell18 unread / 182wonderY, August 2019
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse31 unread / 312wonderY, August 2019
endpapers in children's picture books8 unread / 8amysisson, April 2019
Christmas books!5 unread / 52wonderY, January 2019
Nature illustrations1 unread / 12wonderY, January 2019
Contemplating Caldecott Contenders8 unread / 8MinuteMarginalia, January 2018
Sophy Williams1 unread / 12wonderY, January 2018
Jenny's picture book list22 unread / 22jennyifer24, July 2017
Victor Ambrus, in all his incarnations7 unread / 72wonderY, December 2016
metafiction in picture books5 unread / 52wonderY, October 2016
Maggie Downer2 unread / 2Scarlet_Kleen, October 2016
Illustration styles1 unread / 12wonderY, September 2016
"minimal realism" illustration style1 unread / 12wonderY, September 2016
New list of potential interest3 unread / 3aydenrl, July 2016
Street Safety3 unread / 3KarenElissa, February 2016
Coyote and other multicultural folktales1 unread / 1brodiew2, December 2015
Brodie's Read Aloud Favorites1 unread / 1brodiew2, December 2015
Silhouette illustration15 unread / 152wonderY, February 2015
Whisper1 (Linda) Thread #1 of illustrated books read in 20152 unread / 22wonderY, February 2015
James Gurney1 unread / 12wonderY, November 2014
New Releases in Picture Books9 unread / 9hannahchristine, October 2014
web reviews of picture books2 unread / 22wonderY, April 2014
LibraryThing Mock Caldecott1 unread / 1foggidawn, August 2012
question - "scary" illustrations1 unread / 1selma1, January 2012
Text or picture2 unread / 22wonderY, November 2011
I'm looking for a book - help please3 unread / 3theapparatus, July 2011
What recent picture books should I read?5 unread / 5SharleneWeingart, March 2011
picture books about football7 unread / 7ZoeToft, April 2010
Illustrator’s Workshop3 unread / 3JDHoliday, October 2009
Boy with a Watermelon Patch1 unread / 1lorilou, October 2008
Favorite picture books/authors7 unread / 7Sodapop, June 2008
Ann Jonas/Reversible Books1 unread / 1pbremer, March 2008
New Group: Multicultural books for children1 unread / 1farmershat, January 2008
Help me name these books!9 unread / 9sunny, July 2007
Picture books Message Board8 unread / 8GeniAus., August 2006
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