Booklovers Podcast: Favorite Picturebooks

Booklovers Podcast: Favorite Picturebooks

During this episode of the Booklovers Podcast, Andrea and I were joined by Stacy, a youth librarian, from the Union Township Branch. Stacy shared some of her favorite picturebooks with us. She also told us about the Undies book award and I’m going to start peeking beneath book jackets to see the art underneath.

Favorite Picturebooks


Book cover: McToad Mows Tiny Island

McToad Mows Tiny Island by Tom Angleberger.

  • Hilarious concept
  • Things that go
  • Beautiful, vibrant illustrations

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel.

  • High concept, but done in a way in which children can recognize and connect
  • Seeing the world through different animals’ perspectives

Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard.

  • Best for independent readers
  • A great story to read in the classroom at the beginning of the year

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead.

  • Soft, pastel illustrations; a quiet story best shared in small groups or one-on-one
  • A touching story of friendship

Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup.

  • Interactive; gets kids involved in the story
  • Surprise, sweet ending

The Grasshopper and the Ants by Jerry Pinkney.

  • Caldecott Medal and Honor recipient for The Lion and the Mouse
  • Beautiful, detailed illustrations accompanying a timeless tale


Share one of these awesome picture books with your kids. Or visit your local library and ask for more suggestions.

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