Lists and Suggestions for Kids


Category: picture books

List: PS Readalouds

Busch, Miriam, author.

A young boy encounters a lion while trying to find his pet cat--meeting a number of other animals al...

Cooke, Trish.

For young Jay Jay, Sunday dinner at Gran's house is full of hugs and kisses, tasty dishes, all ...

Cornwall, Gaia, author.

"Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lesso...

Cronin, Doreen.

When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on str...

A young boy, CJ, rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty ...

Elya, Susan Middleton, 1955-

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Falconer, Ian, 1959-

Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig...

Feiffer, Jules.

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Fleming, Candace.

After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some...

Hopgood, Tim.

A curious little owl decides to stay awake to find out how the things he sees at night look during t...

Isadora, Rachel.

A little girl greets people in her neighborhood in many different languages....

Katz, Karen.

Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends' skin, ...

Klassen, Jon.

A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important....

Litwin, Eric.

As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from ...

Martin, Bill, 1916-2004.

An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut t...

McQuinn, Anna.

Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend st...

Mitton, Tony.

Frog and the other animals have a dancing good time both in and out of the water in the cool of the ...

Onyefulu, Ifeoma.

Deron attends his first day of nursery school, where he meets his new teacher, plays with his school...

Parr, Todd.

Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as &q...

Portis, Antoinette, author.

One day, amidst the usual chirps, tweets, and caws, a little brown bird decides to try singing a new...

Reynolds, Aaron, 1970-

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit ...

Rinker, Sherri Duskey.

At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of c...

Salas, Laura Purdie, author.

"This picture book poetically explores the many things water can be--from home maker and ship b...

Shannon, David, 1959-

In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives...

Sharratt, Nick.

A unicorn playing a horn? An ogre doing yoga? Peek through each foggy vellum page to guess what lies...

Sherry, Kevin.

A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost....

Sierra, Judy.

A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she driv...

Stead, Philip Christian.

"Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, th...

Stein, David Ezra.

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he b...

Thomas, Jan, 1958-

As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bo...

Thong, Roseanne.

As a little girl discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her urban neighborhood, she is r...

Walsh, Melanie, author.

Isaac may look like everyone else, but he actually has superpowers that make him different from his ...

Willems, Mo.

Leonardo is a terrible monster -- he can't seem to frighten anyone. When he discovers the perfe...

Wilson, Karma, author.

On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes ...

Wood, Audrey.

In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with...