Kids' Picks Dave's Favorite Picture Books
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
In today's world of apps and eBooks, William Joyce's beautiful book celebrates the magic and wonder of physical books. If you have a library you are surrounded by friends. One of my favorite books of the year.
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
This was my favorite book when I was very young. Actually, it's still one of my favorite books. Still love the crazy Seussian illustrations and Candide-like story. Great message about facing the constant challenges that life throws in front of us.
Another wonderful book by the author of "It's a Book". This ingenious Caldecott winning book is both sentimental and wise. Naturally, the illustrations are stunning.
This is the biography of Jane Goodall for young readers, although you don't know it until the end. Another poignant and inspiring book from the author of "The Gift of Nothing". Wonderful illustrations, too.
I'm a Frog
I love everything by Mo Willems but particularly the 'Elephant and Piggie' books. Loveable characters, hilarious situations and plenty to ponder about the meaning of friendship.
Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Everything by this Author /Illustrator team is fabulous but this one is their classic. It has all the elements of a perfect book for young children; fun, expressive artwork, repetition, rhyme and a wonderfully clever little mouse who triumphs using ingenuity over brawn.