Picture Books

I’ll help you find wonderful picture books of all kinds, especially stories that include people of faith and people with disabilities.



After the Fall: A Book about Healing from Fear

After the Fall: A Book about Healing from Fear

After the Fall, the newest picture book by Caldecott medalist Dan Santat, is not just for kids. I know I say that about a lot of books. I truly believe that a picture book is a work of visual and literary art. The best of them are beautiful, rich, and deep. Of course...
King for a Day: A Picture Book for Basant

King for a Day: A Picture Book for Basant

In King for a Day, a picture book by Rukhsana Khan, a boy named Malik takes part in the kite-flying festival of Basant. He’s created a small, speedy kite that he calls Falcon. He hopes he can use it to snag all the other kites out of the sky. If he can,...
The Nian Monster: A Review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day

The Nian Monster: A Review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day

As The Nian Monster begins, Xingling and her grandmother, Po Po, are getting ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Shanghai. As they hang the last of the lanterns, Xingling asks Po Po why New Year’s decorations are always all red. The Nian Monster Po Po explains...
Elijah’s Angel: A Review

Elijah’s Angel: A Review

Elijah’s Angel is, according to the front of the book, “A Story for Chanukah and Christmas.” I know Hanukkah is over this year, and Christmas is over for those of us on the New Calendar. But this book is more than a holiday book. Elijah’s Angel is an introduction to...
Father and Son: A Review

Father and Son: A Review

A Nativity Story from St. Joseph’s Point of View Father and Son is one of two Christmas picture books that I don’t put away after Theophany. It’s told from St. Joseph’s point of view, and St. Joseph is, of course, my patron saint. So Father and Son is a...
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: A Review

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: A Review

Robert Frost is one of my very favorite poets, and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is one of my very favorite poems. When you take that poem, and add illustrations by Susan Jeffers, you get a truly remarkable picture book. You know the poem, of course. Stopping...

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