Picture Books

A Listmania! list by Christina Vlinder (Concord, CA)
The list author says: "I like picture books that make sense and aren't just a way to advertise to children. I like beautiful, detailed artwork and peaceful plots. I especially look for books that have these themes:
-acceptance of all emotions
-diverse family structures
-defying genders stereotypes
-promoting nonviolent solutions to problems and relationship building skills"
Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter
1.  Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter by Diane Stanley
The list author says:
  "This book is pretty much my model for how picture books should be.  The illustrations are gorgeous, the plot is tight and witty, and the main character is a strong, clever female protagonist.  In the end, the king is so pleased he offers her his own hand in marriage.  To which the protagonist responds, "Why don't you make me prime minister instead.""
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

All the World
2.  All the World by Marla Frazee
The list author says:
  "I love this book!  A well crafted poem matched with well crafted illustrations.  Like most of Frazee's work, the illustrations capture telling and touching moments in each character drawn.  This book is about the connections between family members, friends, townspeople, and the world.  Wonderful."
$13.63   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

Roller Coaster
3.  Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
The list author says:
  "This book is about the excitement and risk of a new experience.  The main strength is in the illustrations, which tell a story for each person on the roller coaster.  Marla Frazee's art is diverse, realistic, and detailed."
$17.06
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Stars
4.  Stars by Mary Lyn Ray
$13.65   Used & New from: $0.32
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Night in the Country
5.  Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
The list author says:
  "This is one of my favorite picture books.  It's about the simple, quiet noises that can be heard at night in the country  The illustrations are lovely too."
$7.99   Used & New from: $2.67
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

A Seed Is Sleepy
6.  A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston
$11.59   Used & New from: $1.94
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

A Butterfly Is Patient
7.  A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston
$11.43   Used & New from: $3.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

An Egg Is Quiet
8.  An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston
$13.05   Used & New from: $0.35
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

The Circus Ship
9.  The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
$12.79   Used & New from: $4.32
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Sick Day for Amos McGee
10.  A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Christian Stead
$8.99   Used & New from: $3.63
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Secret Lives of Princesses
11.  The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeier
The list author says:
  "This book is a good balance for children suffering from Princess Syndrome.  Dozens of princess are described in detail, beautiful and ugly, smart and ignorant, boyish and girlish, good and evil, visible and invisible.  However, I do have big problems with the transphobia modeled in the story of "Prince S.""
$12.47   Used & New from: $0.77
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

A Bad Case Of Stripes - Library Edition
12.  A Bad Case Of Stripes - Library Edition by David Shannon
$17.05   Used & New from: $10.98
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)

Junkyard Wonders
13.  Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco
$13.66   Used & New from: $7.19
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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