Children's Picture Books for the Young at Heart

Some picture books written for children are at least as enjoyable to adults as they are to the little ones. We'd like to share some of these titles with you. You may share them with the children in your life or keep them to yourself! We think you'll like them.

Abel's Island

By William Steig

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Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home.

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Uncle Andy's

By James Warhola

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The author describes a trip to see his uncle, the soon-to-be-famous artist Andy Warhol. We suspect that you will learn a few things about Warhol that you might never have suspected. Fascinating!

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Tough Cookie

By David Wisniewski

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When his friend Chips is snatched and chewed, detective Tough Cookie sets out to stop Fingers.

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Grandfather Twilight

By Barbara Berger

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At the day's end, Grandfather Twilight walks in the forest to perform his evening task, bringing the miracle of night to the world.

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The Wizard, the Fairy and the Magic Chicken

By Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

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Three unlikely friends learn how to work together. Typical of this book is the fact that the magic chicken's wand has a pickle on it.... It's a hoot!

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

By Jon Scieszka

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This book is a riotous romp through fairy-tale-land that will have readers clutching their sides happily ever after. Sample title: "The Princess and the Bowling Ball."

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The Library

By Sarah Stewart

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Elizabeth Brown loves to read more than anything else, but when her collection of books grows and grows, she must make a change in her life.

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

By Crockett Johnson

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One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn't any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So he drew a path...

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Owliver

By Robert Kraus

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Although each of Owliver's parents has ideas for what he should do when he grows up and they expose him to lessons and experiences of various kinds, Owliver makes his own decision about what he is going to be, and it's neither a doctor nor a lawyer!

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Olivia

By Ian Falconer

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The delightful, feisty porcine heroine Olivia is constantly on the move: building towering sand castles, imitating Jackson Pollack’s paintings on her bedroom wall, or negotiating the number of books at bedtime.
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