Picture Books

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



The Lucky Egg: A story about Orthodox Easter

The Lucky Egg: A story about Orthodox Easter

When Catherine’s Pascha came out in 2015, I thought it was the only picture book there was that showed the celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church. Guess what? I was wrong! In 2013, A-to-Z Publishing released The Lucky Egg. Written by Anna Prokos and illustrated...
Time Outside of Time

Time Outside of Time

When I wrote Catherine’s Pascha, the first thing I wanted was to tell the story of Pascha from the point of view of a child. I wanted a book that celebrates the things about Pascha that give children joy. But I wanted more than that. I wanted the book to celebrate the...
Write to Me: A story of a librarian in World War II

Write to Me: A story of a librarian in World War II

I’ll ask you to forgive me for not writing the review that Write to Me deserves. Cynthia Grady has written a beautiful, powerful story about a librarian. And it’s all the more powerful because it’s true. Clara Breed was a librarian in San Diego in 1942, when the U.S....
Pascha at the Duckpond: A Picture Book about Lent

Pascha at the Duckpond: A Picture Book about Lent

I didn’t find Pascha at the Duckpond until after Pascha last year. But I’m so glad I found it! If your child already knows and loves Mother Melania’s Fearless and Friends series, they’ll recognize Fearless the Fire Duck and all the other animals who live near the duck...
Hidden Figures: Four Black Women Who Were Good at Math

Hidden Figures: Four Black Women Who Were Good at Math

Every library or classroom that has a collection of picture books, or a collection of books about women in science, or about blacks in science, should have a copy of Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race. It’s an important book. It’s a...

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