a recent nytimes article noting the decline for the love of picture books has done nothing but spur and encourage my LOVE for picture books. the article, by julie bosman, reports that parents are pushing chapter books earlier in life, thus depleting the demand for picture books.
many picture books carry meaning and thought provoking stories. the lessons learned through picture books often run deeper than the lessons learned through the “popular” “easy to read” chapter books that abound.
now i’m not here to debate i’m here to encourage the love of picture books. don’t ever stop adding them to your children’s library….even when chapter books are introduced.
if you have the option…buy them in hardcover
add them to birthday and christmas lists! make sure to write a sentiment in the front cover including the date 🙂
my 9 1/2 year old daughter is as captivated by the stories in picture books as her 5 year old brother. (i am too as i read them aloud!) 🙂 🙂
without further ado, i am going to showcase several of the picture books in our personal home library.
there are sooo many more than this. please share your favorites in the comments!!
when i first read ‘the person i marry’ i cried. the story is beautiful…and the pictures by jan are breathtaking.
these are a couple of favorite board books that the little ones really like.
these books are offered through Answers In Genesis. go peruse the site….they have a LOT of wonderful resources!
more beautiful books offered through usborne.
this is just fun!
this is a beautiful story!
these are favorites! beautiful pictures, important lessons.
we also like his collections from ‘where the sidewalk ends’
these books are fun to collect. other titles include: ‘T is for touchdown’, ‘H is for homerun’ and ‘K is for kick’.
this is nice because it is a story about the JOY of snowy days!
this is our second book…the first one became soooo worn. pointing out these pictures and saying them is a favorite with little ones!
fun for the train fanatics!
the kids love this tale of little tinka…they made me include a picture. 🙂
the poetry for young people series makes a wonderful collection. walt whitman, emily dickinson etc.