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Staff Picture Book Favorites

Post Date:11/21/2016 2:13 PM

November is Picture Book Month, and to celebrate we've rounded up some of our staff's favorites to share. 


Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy lost in the woods, she asks her mother if she can have him as a pet, only to find him impossible to train.

Weasels by Elys Dolan

When a group of weasels plot to take over the world, they encounter some technical difficulties.

Say Hello to Zorro! by Carter Goodrich

Mister Bud, the family dog, has a satisfying routine to his life, but when another dog joins the family and disrupts his schedule, Mister Bud must learn to adapt.


Oh no, George! By Chris Haughton

Harboring the best of intentions and trusted by his owner to be a well-behaved dog while alone during the day, George resists the temptation to chase cats and dig up flowers but finds his resolve wavering when he spies a mouthwatering cake on the table.

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers

A young boy learns that moose do not always follow the rules of proper pet behavior.


Lovabye Dragon by Barbara Joosse

When a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a beautiful friendship is born.

This is not my hat! by Jon Klassen

A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.


Creepy carrots! By Aaron Reynolds

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak

With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.


Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.


Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea

Dinosaur is going to one of his favorite places, the library, and on the way he encounters a series of animals, including a cow, baby chicks, a turtle, and an owl, and shares his roars with each.


Naptime with Theo & Beau by Jessica Shyba

The friendship and trust between a boy and his puppy is celebrated through simple text and photographs of them sharing naptime.

Where’s the pair? A spotting book by Britta Teckentrup

Invites readers to browse patterned artwork spreads featuring animals and accompanied by rhyming text riddles to spot hidden details.
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