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Picture Books

Christina Vlinder
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
Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter
"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.""
All the World
All the World
"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."
Roller Coaster
Roller Coaster
"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."
Stars
Stars
Night in the Country
Night in the Country
"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."
A Seed Is Sleepy
A Seed Is Sleepy
A Butterfly Is Patient
A Butterfly Is Patient
An Egg Is Quiet
An Egg Is Quiet
The Circus Ship
The Circus Ship
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
The Secret Lives of Princesses
The Secret Lives of Princesses
"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.""
A Bad Case Of Stripes - Library Edition
A Bad Case Of Stripes - Library Edition
Junkyard Wonders
Junkyard Wonders
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