Picture storybooks: imagination and play

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The Ugly Place

From the author of In the Sky at Nighttime.

A child makes their way along the Arctic shoreline on a dark day. Everything around them seems as ugly as their mood, from the weather to the fish and mud. This ...

Kunoichi Bunny

The sun is out and the birds are chirping. It’s a beautiful day for Saya, her dad and her well-loved stuffed bunny, Kunoichi, to go to the park.

On their way, Saya stealthily stops a fight by flinging ...

Little Moar and the Moon

Moar has always loved autumn—playing outside with his friends, feeling the weather get colder—but there is one thing about autumn that really worries Moar. The moon. The days become shorter and the ...

The Bad Chair

Every evening before brushing their teeth and getting ready for bed, Vivi and Monkey play the game: Monkey hides under a sheet, and Vivi pretends to look for him. Chair wishes more than anything that ...

Sometimes a Wall…

An afternoon in the playground introduces different kinds of walls: a brick wall to draw on with chalk, a water wall, and a climbing wall. What follows is a playful yet profound exploration of the many ...

I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree

Jean E. Pendziwol’s newest picture book is a lyrical meditation on nature and hope.

The child in this story observes the sun by playing with her shadow, though sometimes it disappears. She listens to ...

I Just Want to Be Super!

By (author) Andrew Katz
Illustrated by Tony Luzano
Categories: Picture storybooks: imagination and play

Nino finds a mask that gives him amazing powers. He can’t wait to blast into action! But no one will let him do all the super things he wants to do. Instead, everybody tells him stuff like put away ...

The Case of the Wooden Timekeeper

A celebration of nature, curiosity, discovery, and mindfulness! Adapted from the award-winning TV show The Gumboot Kids, this outstanding new series of nature mystery books celebrates the joy and wonder ...

The Case of the Story Rock

A celebration of nature, curiosity, discovery, and mindfulness! Adapted from the award-winning TV show The Gumboot Kids, this outstanding new series of nature mystery books celebrates the joy and wonder ...

In the Sky at Nighttime

In the sky at nighttime, the northern lights dance, a mother’s song sways on the breeze, and a raven roosts atop a tall building, bathed in the light of the moon.