Picture Books for Kids and Adults

Library Lion
wins the comfort book award for this week! I thought we were all done being sick (for a while, at least), but Emma came down with a fever Thursday afternoon and was too sick to do much of anything on Friday. Her one request? That I read this book! There is something incredibly charming about a helpful library lion, and the illustrations are lovely. Plus, the book teaches a nice lesson about why there are sometimes exceptions to rules. I think I may have requested this book after reading about it somewhere else, but I couldn’t find the blog post. If you know, please leave a comment with the link?

Fast Food is one of several Saxton Freymann and Joost Eiffers books that we borrowed from the library thanks to Marie’s comment on our Cute Snacks Kids Can Make blog post. We’ve enjoyed all of them, but I’m quite partial to the cars and moving vehicles – what’s not to love about an airplane made from a banana and a watermelon ocean liner?!

You’ve Got Dragons
is one of those rare picture books with stories that appeal to young children but can teach a serious lesson to older children and adult readers. The story gently gives advice on dealing with whatever troubles are consuming your life – accompanied with beautifully imaginative illustrations. This is another book that I think I requested after reading about it somewhere else – if you know where, please comment with the link?

A Bear and His Boy
caught my eye because Johnny is a boy who loves bears, but this is another book with a story my children found engaging and a message for me as the adult reader: basically, that it’s important to live life at a child’s pace sometimes, especially if you want to actually live.

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MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

16 thoughts on “Picture Books for Kids and Adults”

  1. I LOVE children’s books, so I always love reading new ones, especially ones already tested on kids! My boys have loved all your recommendations! Thanks! We’re looking forward to checking out these ones too!

  2. We love the library lion- such a cute book! Hope your little one is feeling better- so much going around this time of year.

    Creative and Curious Kids!

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