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The Perfect Picture Book
 
Authors and illustrators share what their picture books are perfect for
 

The Mountain of Gold

 
 

⬇️ Illustrator Stephanie Cotta shares about their picture book THE MOUNTAIN OF GOLD.


"This is the perfect picture book for 

✨ readers who love fables (like Aesop's Fables),

✨ teaching where true riches/treasures are found,

✨ the dangers and consequences of greed,

✨ and life lessons."


📚 "This book can also be used to show the importance of family and teaching contentment."


Author: Fred J. Fisher

Illustrator: Stephanie Cotta

Publisher: Caterpillar Books

Publication Date: May 14, 2024


Follow:

📌 www.sdaniellacotta.com 

📌 linktr.ee/StephanieCotta 

📌 X: @CottaStephanie

Dream Submarine

 
 

⬇️ Author Charlotte Gunnufson shares about their picture book DREAM SUBMARINE.


✨ "This is the perfect picture book for ocean explorers."


📚 "This book can also be used for animal lovers, folks who geek out on facts and maps, and World Oceans Day."


Author: Charlotte Gunnufson

Illustrator: Cleonique Hilsaca

Publisher: Candlewick

Pub Date: June 4, 2024


Follow:

📌 https://www.booksbycharlotte.com/  

📌 @CharlotteGunnu1

When God Makes Scribbles Beautiful

 
 

⬇️ Author Kate Rietema shares about their picture book WHEN GOD MAKES SCRIBBLES BEAUTIFUL.


✨ "This is the perfect picture book for grief, loss, and finding hope."


Author: Kate Rietema

Illustrator: Jennie Poh

Publisher: B&H Kids

Publication Date: March 19, 2024


Follow:

📌 www.katerietema.com 

📌 X and IG @KateRietema 

📌 Facebook Kate Rietema - Children's Author

My Mom is Not a Superhero!

 
 

⬇️ Author Darcie Naslund shares about their picture book MY MOM IS NOT A SUPERHERO!


✨ "This is the perfect picture book for families dealing with a chronic illness/invisible illness, more specifically Multiple Sclerosis."


📚 "This book can also be used for the representation and understanding of illnesses and disabilities—How can someone be supportive?"


Author: Darcie Naslund

Illustrator: Dania El Khatib

Publisher: DC Canada Education Publishing

Publication Date: May 4, 2024


Follow:

📌 www.darcienaslund.com 

📌 Instagram: @darcienaslundwrites

📌 X: @DarcieNaslund

📌 Facebook: Author Darcie Naslund

Curlilocks & the Three Hares

 
 

⬇️ Author Andrew Hacket shares about their picture book CURLILOCKS & THE THREE HARES.


✨ "This is the perfect picture book for self-acceptance."


📚 "This book can also be used by beginning readers who love fractured fairy tales."


Author: Andrew Hacket

Illustrator: Jan Dolby

Publisher: The Little Press

Publication: 5/1/24


Follow:

📌 www.andrewhacket.com

📌 @AndrewCHacket (all social media) 

📌 Linktree: https://linktr.ee/andrewchacket

Outdoor Farm, Indoor Farm

 
 

⬇️ Author Lindsay H. Metcalf shares about their picture book OUTDOOR FARM, INDOOR FARM.


✨ "This is the perfect picture book for discovering how both outdoor and indoor farms sustainably grow the food we eat throughout the year."


"This book can also be used …

📚 to discuss how science and technology are used on farms,

📚 to learn how climate change affects farms,

📚 to study the seasons, 

📚 and to understand rhyme."


Author: Lindsay H. Metcalf

Illustrator: Xin Li

Publisher: Astra Young Readers

Publication date: April 9, 2024


Follow:

📌 lindsayhmetcalf.com 

📌 @lindsayhmetcalf 

📌 @lixin.illustration 

📌 @astrakidsbooks

Dark Cloud

 
 

⬇️ Author Anna Lazowski shares about their picture book DARK CLOUD.


✨ "This is the perfect picture book for opening up a discussion about depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues."


📚 "This book can also be used to help kids and adults see their own experiences with sadness or depression reflected in the pages."


Author: Anna Lazowski

Illustrator: Penny Neville-Lee

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Publication Date: May 2, 2023


Follow:

📌 https://www.annalazowskibooks.com/ 

📌 https://www.instagram.com/annalazowski/ 

📌 https://twitter.com/anna_lazowski

The Law of Birthdays

 
 

⬇️ Author Brenna Jeanneret shares about their picture book THE LAW OF BIRTHDAYS.


✨ "This is the perfect picture book for starting the discussion around choice and body autonomy."


📚 "This book can also be used to discuss social emotional learning (and cake!)"


Author: Brenna Jeanneret

Illustrator: Marina Kondra

Publisher: Cardinal Rule Press

Publication Date/Year: May 1st 2024


Follow:

📌 https://brennajeanneret.com/ 

📌 @brennajeanneret (on Twitter, IG, Blue Sky and Threads)