Picture Books

The view from Saturday book cover

The view from Saturday

E. L Konigsburg

jFICTION Konigsburg, E. L.
Mystery, Fiction, Picture Books

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who choses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

Anne W's picture

The stories of four unique students are told and come together at the end, when they develop a special bond with each other and their teacher, who has chosen them to compete in the 6th grade Academic Bowl. Puzzles are woven throughout the narrative! -Anne W

The girl and the wolf book cover

The girl and the wolf

Katherena Vermette

jE Vermette
Picture Books, Nature, Animals

"A young girl becomes lost in the woods after wandering too far away from her mother. Scared because she is lost, she encounters a large wolf who reminds her of her own ability to survive and find her mother again."--

Casey's picture

A stunning take on the classic "girl meets wolf" tale, just right for sharing! -Casey

Drawn together book cover

Drawn together

Minh Lê

jE Le
Kids, Picture Books

A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.

Angie's picture

It can sometimes be hard for grandparents to connect with their grandchildren due to generational gaps. Add a language barrier and the challenge becomes even more difficult. Drawn Together by Minh Le is a children’s book about a young boy spending time with his grandfather. They don’t speak the same language, eat the same food, or like the same TV. This is a beautiful story that will resonate with the entire family. -Angie

A drop of the sea book cover

A drop of the sea

Ingrid Chabbert

jE Chabbert
Kids, Picture Books

When Ali's aged great-grandmother, with whom he lives, tells him the one thing she wishes for that she never did was to see the sea, two days walk away across the desert, he sets out with a pail to make the journey for her.

Angie's picture

This is a gorgeous inter-generational tale about devotion and dreams coming true at any age. The love Ali feels for his great-grandmother is universal, and children everywhere will recognize their own best selves in Ali's heroic act of kindness. -Angie

The biggest puddle in the world book cover

The biggest puddle in the world

Mark Lee

jE Lee
Kids, Picture Books

"When Sarah and Charlie go to stay with their grandparents, it rains for days. At first, they have fun exploring inside the big, old house, but eventually they want to explore outside, too. "Where does the rain come from?" Sarah asks her grandfather, Big T. He promises to show her once it stops raining. When the storm passes, Sarah, Big T., Charlie and Keeper the dog go exploring. They jump in puddles, draw a puddle map and finally find the biggest puddle in the world!"--

Angie's picture

The weather may be damp and gray, but smiles are sunny and spirits while at their grandparents are high in this picture book. The book is ideal for sharing on a rainy day or for inspiring outdoor adventures with grandparents. -Angie

I love my Glam-ma! book cover

I love my Glam-ma!

Samantha Berger

je Berger
Kids, Picture Books

Grandmothers go by many different names, but they are all glamorous and special in their own way, so they are all Glam-mas--especially to the children that they love, and who love them.

Angie's picture

Grandmothers go by many different names, but they are all glamorous and special in their own way, so they are all Glam-mas--especially to the children that they love, and who love them. I love to see all the different and unique names grandma's choose! -Angie

Last stop on Market Street book cover

Last stop on Market Street

Matt de la Peña

jE Delapena
Kids, Picture Books

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

Angie's picture

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things. This book reminds me of all the car rides I went on with my grandparents when I was little! -Angie

My grandparents love me book cover

My grandparents love me

Claire Freedman

jE Freedman
Kids, Picture Books

"A visit to Gran and Grandpa's house is always a special and fun time for a child"--

Angie's picture

I have so many special memories of visiting my grandparents and a visit to Gran and Grandpa's house proves to be a special and fun time for the child in this story. -Angie

Mango, Abuela, and me book cover

Mango, Abuela, and me

Meg Medina

jE Medina
Kids, Picture Books

When Mia's Abuela comes to live with Mia and her family, she helps her learn English while Mia learns Spanish, both with the help of a parrot named Mango.

Angie's picture

When Mia's Abuela comes to live with Mia and her family, she helps her learn English while Mia learns Spanish, both with the help of a parrot named Mango. -Angie

How to babysit a grandpa book cover

How to babysit a grandpa

Jean Reagan

jE Reagan
Kids, Picture Books

A little boy provides instructions for properly babysitting one's grandfather, such as offering him tasty treats and entertaining him with special games.

Angie's picture

Kids will relate with this humorous story! I know my kids like to see how many of mom's rules they can bend with Grandpa! -Angie