Oops! Looks like the month of July went by without a Picture Book Favorites post. It certainly wasn’t from lack of great picture books so here goes. Better late than never!
Float by Daniel Miyares. I posted about Float the other day on Instagram which but the way is my new favorite social media platform but more on that another day.. For now, Float is a wordless picture that even people who don’t like wordless picture books will love. It celebrates color, creativity and imagination. What could be wrong with that?
Naked written by Michael Ian Black & illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. How did I not read this book on the very first day it was released? This book is hysterical as a read aloud or even a read-togther. What early reader would not like to read word ‘naked’ over and over again. Seriously, go and get this book immediately if you haven’t already.
A Library Book for Bear written by Bonny Becker & illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. Mouse and Bear are two of our favorite picture book characters and they do not disappoint in this tale of how to love a library.
I Don’t Like Koala written by Sean Ferrell & illustrated by Charles Santos shows how one little boy comes to realize the importance of one little stuffed friend. The illustrations in this one are really unique and worth exploring. Santos is an animator and it shows but in a really ‘picture booky’ kind of way. It sounds weird, I know but you’ll see what I mean!
The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein is one of the best combinations of pictures and words I have seen in a long time. In this story a little boy explores the night time yard and then is treated an awesome surprise.
When Aunt Mattie Got her Wings by Petra Mathers. Do not read this book if you aren’t comfortable crying in front of little readers. I have never known exactly what book to recommend when people ask for picture books that deal with death. I now have the perfect, perfect book. Truly, this book is perfect. Read it and you’ll see what I mean.