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Gift Guide: Picture Books

Zakiya Jamal  //  Nov 25, 2020

Gift Guide: Picture Books

The holiday season is here and what better gift to give than the gift of reading. Leading up to the holidays we'll be sharing the perfect books to give the young reader in your life. Here are 10 picture books to gift this season!

All Because You Matter by Tami Charles with illustrations by Bryan Collier

Discover this poignant, timely, and emotionally stirring picture book, an ode to black and brown children everywhere that is full of hope, assurance, and love.

Everything Awesome About Sharks and Other Underwater Creatures by Mike Lowery

For fans of Dog Man who love nonfiction, discover this definitive, go-to book about everything AWESOME you EVER wanted to know about all things under the sea. Uncover a wealth of weird, wacky, and wild facts about sharks and underwater creatures, told in Mike Lowery's signature, acclaimed comic style with bright and energetic artwork, fresh framing devices, and hilarious jokes.

Be You! by Peter H. Reynolds

Discover a joyful reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special, from the beloved creator of The DotHappy Dreamer, and New York Times bestseller, The Word Collector. Here, Reynolds reminds readers to "be your own work of art." To be patient, persistent, and true. Because there is one, and only one, YOU.

Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee with illustrations by Heath McKenzie

From the very cover of this picture book, a funny blue monster pleads with readers not to keep reading. As his pleas grow more impassioned, however, readers will delight in doing exactly what they are asked not to do — no matter the consequences for the blue monster!

Chicken Little by Sam Wedelich

Chicken Little is NOT afraid of anything. Well, okay, maybe a mysterious BONK to the head can produce panic. But only momentarily. It's not as though she meant to send the barnyard into a tailspin, thinking that the sky was falling. How ridiculous! But can she calm her feathered friends with facts and reason?

The Grinny Granny Donkey by Craig Smith with illustrations by Katz Cowley

Another sequel to the laugh-out-loud viral sensation, The Wonky Donkey, is here! This time, readers will meet Dinky Donkey's grandma: a grinny granky plunky-plinky swanky clinky-clanky zonky dunky-drinky clunky donkey!

Pig the Slob by Aaron Blabey

Pig, the world's greediest pug, is back — and he won't get off the couch! Pig spends all day, every day lounging around, binging snacks and TV. Trevor tries to convince him to come out and play, but Pig won't budge! Until one day, something happens to get Pig up off the couch once and for all...

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah & How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Mark Teague

This holiday season celebrate with America's favorite dinosaurs. Whether it's lighting the menorah or decorating the Christmas tree, there's a book for everyone.

I Spy Christmas by Jane Marzolo with photos by Walter Wick

A photographic puzzle book features rhyming riddles that invite young readers to locate hidden objects — clocks, nickels, pickles, frogs, and others — among double-page spreads filled with holiday delights.

No Fuzzball! by Isabella Kung

Fuzzball is Queen of the house. Her subjects just LOVE how she scales the tallest shelves and drags their belongings across the floor. Hear how they shout her name everywhere she goes . . . "NO FUZZBALL!" But when they leave her queendom for the weekend, she questions whether she should be a more benevolent ruler.