The very best illustrated books for kids from 1938 to the present.
Pre-K - Grade 2
Journey to an isolated lighthouse perched far out to sea on a tiny, rocky island. Meet the keeper and follow him through his daily tasks of polishing, refilling and winding the light that keeps ships safe. Masterful illustrations expertly capture the mood and seasons of a bygone era. Perfectly enchanting.
Author and Illustrator Javaka Steptoe paints brightly colored scenes of Basquiat’s life and artistic career on textured pieces of wood. This book won the Caldecott medal in 2017 and combines an artist’s biography with the message to children that they can create art based from their own stories and life experiences.
Grades Pre-K - 2. Beekle is an imaginary friend in search of his perfect match: a child who believes in him. Rather than wait around forever in his fantastic realm, he sets off for the real world and begins an adventure to fulfill his destiny.
Presents a visual exploration of America's early railroads, examining the sounds, speed, and strength of the fledgling transcontinental locomotives and the experiences of pioneering travelers.
K – Gr. 4. An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men. Caldecott Award winner, 1975.
Grades pre-K - 1
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.