Picture Book

Night can be a source of fear for children, but soothing text and joyful, lively artwork give this picture book the feel of a calm, reassuring lullaby.

Night can be a source of fear for children, but soothing text and joyful, lively artwork give this picture book the feel of a calm, reassuring lullaby.

This story about the Icelandic tradition of giving books on December 24 sparkles with bookish excitement on every page.

This story about the Icelandic tradition of giving books on December 24 sparkles with bookish excitement on every page.

With nary a “ho ho ho” to be heard and no elves in sight, this subdued tale of everyday life with Santa offers a welcome respite from holiday excess.

With nary a “ho ho ho” to be heard and no elves in sight, this subdued tale of everyday life with Santa offers a welcome respite from holiday excess.

In this delightfully raucous riff on “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a girl observes the visitors who fill her home as her family celebrates the holidays.

In this delightfully raucous riff on “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a girl observes the visitors who fill her home as her family celebrates the holidays.

This cozy, charming tale follows a family that finds a way to celebrate Hanukkah even when their plans are disrupted by a blizzard.

This cozy, charming tale follows a family that finds a way to celebrate Hanukkah even when their plans are disrupted by a blizzard.

Rachel Naomi Remen shares a story originally told by her grandfather, an orthodox rabbi, about the creation of the world and the sparks of light in “everyone and everything.”

Rachel Naomi Remen shares a story originally told by her grandfather, an orthodox rabbi, about the creation of the world and the sparks of light in “everyone and everything.”

This playful, vibrant picture book offers an imaginative series of rhymed metaphors for love, striking on heartfelt truths rather than cloying sentimentality.

This playful, vibrant picture book offers an imaginative series of rhymed metaphors for love, striking on heartfelt truths rather than cloying sentimentality.

This deceptively simple picture book follows three generations of a family as they share gifts and plant seeds both literal and figurative.

This deceptively simple picture book follows three generations of a family as they share gifts and plant seeds both literal and figurative.

When Walter’s best friend finds a new best friend, Walter’s world is transformed in this comforting, reassuring picture book.

When Walter’s best friend finds a new best friend, Walter’s world is transformed in this comforting, reassuring picture book.

Too Early is the perfect picture book to snuggle up with on a sleepy morning when neither adults nor little ones feel ready for the day to begin just yet.

Too Early is the perfect picture book to snuggle up with on a sleepy morning when neither adults nor little ones feel ready for the day to begin just yet.

In this retelling of the classic Norwegian fairy tale, the antagonist plays a creepy and devilishly funny role.

In this retelling of the classic Norwegian fairy tale, the antagonist plays a creepy and devilishly funny role.

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