Stacey Loscalzo

Jul 18

Favorite New Picture Books

by Stacey

I wrote yesterday about our recent re-discovery of picture books.

While we have found many great new titles, these stand out to me. In case, you too are experiencing a bit of a picture book slide, here a few to motivate you…

Open This Little Book: Written by Jesse Klausmeier and illustrated by Suzy Lee

A brilliant book about color, size and surprise that is impossible to describe with words. I had read many reviews before seeing it for myself and I was totally wowed.


Water in the Park: Written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

We have read this book, that chronicles the life of a park throughout the day, at least five times. The writing is calming and the illustrations beg to be reviewed again and again.


How To: Written and illustrated by Julie Morstad

This book is a fun twist on a how to with the words saying one thing while the illustrations, perhaps, say another. I found myself imagining what each gorgeously illustrated page would look like framed and hanging on our walls.



  1. Nina says:

    Great suggestions! I just bought one at a cute little store in a small town not too far from me. It’s called How Martha Saved Her Parents From Green Beans. Pictures are gorgeous and the story seems clever.. Hoping the kids agree!

  2. I recently found Water in the Park too. I love the illustrations.

  3. Kristen says:

    OOH! I’m so happy I found your site (via A Design So Vast) — I am collecting some new reads for our soon-to-be 6 year old for our upcoming beach trip. Water in the Park sounds just up her alley (and mine!) Thanks for the suggestions–can’t wait to poke around your site.

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