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

Animals in Surprising Shades: Poems About Earth’s Colorful Creatures


⬇️ Author Susan Johnston Taylor shares about their picture book ANIMALS IN SURPRISING SHADES: POEMS ABOUT EARTH'S COLORFUL CREATURES.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for discovering how their colors help animals find a mate, avoid predators, and more!"

📚 "This book can also be used for exploring different poetry formats!"

Author: Susan Johnston Taylor

Illustrator: Annie Bakst

Publisher: Gnome Road Publishing

Publication Date/Year: March 2023


📌 @UrbanMuseWriter on IG & X

Fire Flight: A Wildfire Escape


⬇️ Author Cedar Pruitt shares about their picture book FIRE FLIGHT: A WlLDFIRE ESCAPE.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for anyone curious about owls, wildfire, helicopters, climate change, firefighting, good stories in the news, and unforgettable surprise connections!"

📚 "This book can also be used to enjoy poetry, STEM facts, dynamic vocabulary, gorgeous illustrations, and...did I mention one unforgettable owl?"

Author: Cedar Pruitt

Illustrator: Chiara Fedele

Publisher: Capstone Editions

Publication Date/Year: 1/1/2024


📌 www.CedarPruitt.com

In the Palm of My Hand


⬇️ Author Jennifer Raudenbush shares about their picture book IN THE PALM OF MY HAND.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for exploring nature."

📚 "This book can also be used to increase self-esteem and to appreciate poetry."

Author: Jennifer Raudenbush

Illustrator: Isabella Conti

Publisher: Running Press Kids

Publication Date: March 14, 2023


📌 www.jenraudenbush.com 

📌 X: @jenraudenbush 

📌 Instagram: @jenraudenbush1

NO WORLD TOO BIG: Young People Fighting Global Climate Change


⬇️ Author Lindsay H. Metcalf shares about their picture book NO WORLD TOO BIG: YOUNG PEOPLE FIGHTING GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE. 

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for combatting climate anxiety by providing inspiring stories of young people working in the climate space today."

This book can also be used for . . .

📚 learning to read and write poetry

📚 discovering the many ways climate change affects people around the world

📚 understanding how to move from "me to we" in fighting climate change

Anthology Editors: Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson, and Jeanette Bradley

Illustrator: Jeanette Bradley

Publisher: Charlesbridge

Publication date: March 14, 2023


📌 lindsayhmetcalf.com 

📌 @lindsayhmetcalf

📌 @jea_bradley

📌 @keilavdawson

📌 @charlesbridgepublishing