Browsing Category : Picture Books

So Your Kid Likes Train/Car Books


So your kid likes train/car books.  Today I have two books that I want to share.  Both are visually gorgeous. One is full of facts while the other is more lyrical, but both will appeal to the vehicle lover in your family.  Happily, you will enjoy pouring through these beautiful illustrations as much as your offspring! Don’t forget to follow…

Tortoise for the Win


Tortoise for the win in today’s book.  I was utterly charmed by this little reptile.  When his owner Sarah goes to school for the first time and leaves him home alone, he summons the courage to go after her.  But a little tortoise can only go so far in a day. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

Cut Out Board Books


How cute are these cut out board books?  They are done by one of my favorite illustrators Ingela Arrhenius whose illustrations are simple, colorful and invoke the aesthetics of the 1950s. I just adore how the pages are shaped like the museum exhibits or the foliage.  Pages are sturdy but the edges may split in the grasp of over-eager hands.…

Looking for Peace and Quiet


Today I have a book about a boy who is looking for peace and quiet.  Albert just wants to read, but the world around him is putting quite a few roadblocks in his path to tranquility.  The good news is that his friends really do care how he feels. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…

Charming and Funny Picture Book


Today on the blog I have a charming and funny picture book.  Anyone who follows me knows that I love a story that challenges a reader’s assumptions and in this case, both the king and queen assume they got a goat instead of a baby because they mistakenly asked for a kid. When the truth is revealed, readers will giggle that…

Charming Book About Hair and Bonding


Today I have a charming book about hair and bonding.  This book is based on a short animated film which is shown at the beginning of the Angry Birds 2 movie.  See a clip below at the end of the post! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you won’t miss…

A Sophisticated Book of Trucks


Today I have a sophisticated book of trucks.  I know, you think of demolition excavators as lumbering vehicles, but this book might just change your mind.  Kids will love the array of construction vehicles presented while parents will appreciate the sleek illustrations that take building materials up a notch! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…

Don’t Miss This Back to School Book


Don’t miss this back to school book!  If you are a fan of Chris Van Dusen and his If I Built a Car or If I Built House picture books, then this is a must-have! Title: If I Built a School Author: Chris Van Dusen Target: Preschool – Adult Series: Yes What kid wouldn’t love to go to school with…

Back To School Picture Books


It’s time for back to school picture books.  Going back will ensure dread in the hearts of kids and glee in their respective parents.  But really, as great as school can be, it can also ignite very legitimate feelings of stress and concern in your children.  A new class and a new teacher would make you a little nervous too!…

remarkable biography of Margaret Wise Brown

Remarkable Biography of Margaret Wise Brown


Today I have a picture book which shares the remarkable biography of Margaret Wise Brown. She is the gal who wrote such classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. She was also a little kooky, which makes for the best biographies. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you don’t…