The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Blog Category: 101 Picture Book Challenge
Posted about 1 month ago by Patti L
Grandma has a special recipe to cure a child’s fear of thunder in our featured book Thunder Cake. Also included are more warm and wonderful books by children’s author Patricia Polacco.Continue Reading: Thunder Cake and Other Wise Tales by Patricia Polacco
Posted 3 months ago by Patti L
Parr’s books have high kid-appeal and radiate positive messages of peace, love, thankfulness, humor and joy.Continue Reading: Picture Books with Positive Vibes
Posted 3 months ago by Heidi Y.
A wonderful selection of children's picture books perfect to read anytime.Continue Reading: What Do You Mean I Can't Throw?
Posted 3 months ago by Eric P
The medium of the picture book -- with its emphasis on visuals and uninhibited imagination -- is able to tell a story by moving and swooping from place to place and from time to time with as much energy as a big-budget movie.Continue Reading: Picture Books That Zoom
Posted 4 months ago by Maria RT
Captivating illustrations in these almost wordless picture books will encourage children to make up their own stories.Continue Reading: Tell Me a Story! Picture Books for Young Storytellers
Posted 4 months ago by Patti L
You never know what surprising and extraordinary animal may pop out of an egg! All kinds of picture books featuring eggs are posted here. Happy Spring!Continue Reading: What's in the Egg? Picture Books Featuring Eggs
Posted 5 months ago by Heidi Y.
Timeless picture books demonstrating the power of friendship that are great to read anytime.Continue Reading: How to Help a Friend!
Posted 5 months ago by Patti L
Through thick and thin, best friends are on our side. Here are stories that remind us to treasure our BFF’s!Continue Reading: Friendship Stories for Children
Posted 6 months ago by Heidi Y.
Endearing picture books featuring mother and child.Continue Reading: Mysterious Mother Search
Posted 6 months ago by Maria RT
Inventive takes on the classic fairy tale The Three Little Pigs.Continue Reading: Peculiar versions of the Three Little Pigs
Posted 6 months ago by Patti L
In celebration of Black History Month, we compiled a list of picture books to read with your child by noted African American authors. Some inspire young minds, some are just for fun, and all are perfect for enjoying together.Continue Reading: Fantastic Books for Kids by African American Authors
Posted 7 months ago by Eric P
With a purple crayon like the one Harold has, a person could solve all kinds of problems. This post includes a ton of imaginative picture books kids and parents will appreciate.Continue Reading: Picture Books About Imagination
Posted 7 months ago by Cindy V
Fabulous folktale adaptations that are sure to entertain children of all ages.Continue Reading: Modern Folktale Adaptations for Kids
Posted 8 months ago by Patti L
A selection of endearing stories for young children that focus on a variety of topics like family, friends, gender identity, individuality, love, marriage, tolerance, self-acceptance, kindness, respect, mental disabilities, nonconformity, teasing, social issues, emotions, immigrants, racism, friendship and courage.Continue Reading: Picture Books That Introduce Sensitive Topics
Posted 8 months ago by Heidi Y.
A variety of counting books to teach young children about numbers in an entertaining way.Continue Reading: Counting Books for Preschoolers
Posted 9 months ago by Heidi Y.
Fun picture books for kids featuring animal adventures and humorous stories.Continue Reading: Picture Books Featuring Animal Adventures Perfect for Preschoolers
Posted 9 months ago by Patti L
Entertaining dog books that are perfect for kids ages 4-8.Continue Reading: 10 Delightful Dog Books Perfect for Young Children
Posted 9 months ago by Maria RT
Colorful and expressive picture books where owls take center stage. Perfect for reading to your kids at bedtime or anytime.Continue Reading: Adorable Bedtime Stories for Children featuring Owls
Posted 9 months ago by Heidi Y.
Fun stories for kids full of humor and great illustrations.Continue Reading: Fun Stories for Kids from Preschool through Grade 2
Posted 10 months ago by Cindy V
Stories featuring characters with spunk, engineers, inventors, scientists, architects, doctors, computer programmers and the incredible power of persistence.Continue Reading: Inspiring Picture Books About Inventors, Scientists and Perseverance
Posted 10 months ago by Maria RT
Children's picture books celebrating Hispanic Heritage.Continue Reading: Great Stories for Kids that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Posted 11 months ago by Eric P
Some days are good; some days aren't. As this picture book makes clear, it's as simple -- and as complicated -- as that.Continue Reading: Good Day, Good Reads
Posted 11 months ago by Patti L
Stories featuring fun stories and spunky heroines.Continue Reading: Picture Books Featuring Feisty, Self-Confident Heroines
Posted 11 months ago by Maria RT
Picture books featuring stories focused on Hispanic heritage, culture and folktales.Continue Reading: The Stories Come Alive in These Beautifully Illustrated Picture Books Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Posted 12 months ago by Eric P
Fully 40% of the children's publishing industry is devoted to books about going to the bathroom, according to statistics I just made up.Continue Reading: 20 Entertaining Picture Books for Kids Who Think Potty Humor is Hilarious