Picture Book & Graphic Novel Reviews

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Picture books have changed a great deal since they first came into being in the mid 1700's. The subject matter covered by children's picture books these days is also remarkable ranging from fairy tales to unique stories about every subject imaginable. In addition to the picture books that have been created for smaller children, there is a whole world of picture books that are too complex for the younger reader.

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Journey

Journey

Aaron Becker
Wordless Picture Book
For ages 6 and up
Candlewick Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-0763660536
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The Dot

The Dot

Peter H. Reynolds
Picture Book  Series
For ages 5 and up
Candlewick Press, 2003   ISBN: 978-0763619619
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The Giant Jam Sandwich

The Giant Jam Sandwich

John Vernon Lord, Janet Burroway
Illustrator:  John Vernon Lord 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Houghton Mifflin, 1987   ISBN: 978-0395442371
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Madeline

Madeline

Ludwig Bemelmans
Picture Book  Series
For ages 3 to 7
Penguin, 1996   ISBN: 978-0140557619
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The Absolutely Essential Eloise

The Absolutely Essential Eloise

Kay Thompson
Illustrator:   Hilary Knight 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 5 and up
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1993   ISBN: 978-0689827037
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Make Way for Ducklings

Make Way for Ducklings

Robert McCloskey
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Puffin, 1999   ISBN: 0140564349
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The Story of Babar

The Story of Babar

Jean de Brunhoff
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 6
Random House, 1961   ISBN: 978-0394805757
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Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever

Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever

Richard Scarry
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 7
Random House, 1999   ISBN: 978-0307155108
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Olivia

Olivia

Ian Falconer
Picture Book  Series
For ages 3 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2000   ISBN: 0689829531
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The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand

Munro Leaf
Illustrator:  Robert Lawson 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Penguin, 1977   ISBN: 0140502343
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