Picture storybooks: imagination and play

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I Am A Rock

Pauloosie loves his pet rock, Miki Rock. Pauloosie’s Anaana, his mother, tells him a bedtime story about what Miki Rock sees, hears, and feels in his Arctic home. As part of the land, Miki Rock sees ...

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 ...

My Mad Hair Day

Thanks to her wild head of hair, Malie gets all tangled up with an unexpected cast of characters in this funny, stylish twist of a tall tale.

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 ...

Why Are You So Quiet?

“Why are you so quiet?” Her teacher implores it, her classmates shout it, even her mom wonders it. Everyone, it seems, is concerned for Myra Louise. So, in search of an answer to the tiresome question, ...

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 Better Tree Fort

A father’s love is worth more than the best tree fort money can buy.

Unnatural Selections

A traveling artist takes the reader through a collection of illustrations of fantastical hybrid creatures. Beloved illustrator Wallace Edwards (Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe) invites us into the world ...

Dirk Daring, Secret Agent

When Darren Dirkowitz’s evil stepbrother (code name Waldo) gets hold of Darren’s tippity-top-secret spy journal, he threatens to expose it to the entire Preston Middle School student body. Unless, ...