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

The Memory Quilt


⬇️ Author Lori Keating shares about their picture book THE MEMORY QUILT.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for every family to start an important conversation about the death of a loved one."

This book can also be used …

📚 to be aware of other people's feelings

📚 for the importance of friendship

📚 for healing through memories

📚 for crafting memories for a special gift

Author: Lori Keating 

Illustrator: Alyssa Grizenko 

Publisher: Monarch Educational Services 

Publication Date/Year: January 9, 2024


📌 @LoriMKeating on both Instagram & X 

📌 www.lorikeating.com

Ollie, the Acorn, and the Mighty Idea


⬇️ Author Andrew Hacket shares about their picture book OLLIE, THE ACORN, AND THE MIGHTY IDEA.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for exploring self-acceptance, friendship, and jealousy/bullying."

📚 "This book can also be used to discuss the needs of plants and for a good dose of humor."

Author: Andrew Hacket

Illustrator: Kaz Windness

Publisher: PageStreet Kids

Publication: 4/9/24


📌 www.andrewhacket.com

📌 @AndrewCHacket (all social media)

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

Winter: A Solstice Story


⬇️ Author Kelsey E. Gross shares about their picture book WINTER: A SOLSTICE STORY:

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for kids who love animals and the magic of winter. It's a cozy winter read!"

📚 "This book can also be used to teach about hope, friendship, and kindness, as well as introduce the winter solstice."

Author: Kelsey E. Gross

Illustrator: Renata Liwska

Publisher: Paula Wiseman/ Simon & Schuster

Publication: October 10, 2023


📌 Website: kelseyegross.com 

📌 Instagram and X: @kelseyegross

Dear Mr. G


⬇️ Author Christine Evans shares about their picture book DEAR MR. G:

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for teaching letter-writing and discussing friendship across generations."

📚 "This book can also be used to help kids who are missing a loved one."

Author: Christine Evans

Illustrator: Gracey Zhang 

Publisher: Union Square Kids 

Pub date: April 4, 2023


📌 http://christinenancyevans.com

📌 @ChristineNEvans (everywhere on social media)

The Wishing Flower


⬇️ Author A.J. Irving shares about their picture book THE WISHING FLOWER:


✨ "This is the perfect picture book for shy and queer children who long for friendship."


📚 "This book can also be used for social emotional learning, celebrating Pride, and studying literary devices."


Author: A.J. Irving
Illustrator: Kip Alizadeh
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Publication date: May 30, 2023

Follow A.J. Irving:

📌 Website: https://ajirving.com/
📌 IG/Twitter: @aj_irving

Gift & Box


⬇️ Author Ellen Mayer shares about their new picture book GIFT & BOX:


✨ "This is the perfect picture book for holiday and birthday gift-giving."


This book can also be used to:
📚 explore gift-giving as an expression of love
📚 talk about friendship and working together
📚 talk about grandparent-grandchild relationships
📚 spark creativity
📚 learn about the postal system
📚 discuss different modes of transportation
📚 get ready for a long voyage


Author: Ellen Mayer
Illustrator: Brizida Magro
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: October 10, 2023


Follow Ellen Mayer:
📌 www.ellenmayerbooks.com
📌 @ellenmayerbooks