{picture} book list

I will occasionally do a post sharing a bit about an Illustrator.

the list of Illustrators Spotlighted thus far:

Floyd Cooper

Alex Latimer

Sophie Blackall and here.

Nicoletta Ceccoli & here.

Leigh Hodgkinson

Felicia Hoshino

Molly Idle

Yuyi Morales

LeUyen Pham & here.

John Rocco

David Small


my pinterest board “pb&…


key: “d”=diversity in lit (for auth/illus/protag)


A Dignity of Dragons: Collective Nouns for Magical Beasts by Jacqueline K. Ogburn, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli  (j)

A Gift of Gracias by Julia Alvarez, Illustrated by Beatriz Vidal (j) (d)

A is for Musk Ox by Erin Cabatingen, illus. by Matthew Myers

A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats (d)

A Place where Sunflowers Grow by Amy Lee-Tai, illus. Felicia Hoshino; Japanese Transl. Marc Akio Lee (d)

A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play by Marilyn Singer, illus LeUyen Pham (d)

All the Things I Love About You by LeUyen Pham (d)

An Island in the Sun by Stella Blackstone, illus Nicoletta Ceccoli

Aoiki (a Kokeshi book) by Annelore Parot (d)

Apt. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats (d)


Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, illus. Matthew Myers (j)

Big Bushy Mustache by Gary Soto, illus. Joe Cepeda (d) (j)

Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan, Illus Sophie Blackall (d)

Big Sister, Little Sister by LeUyen Pham (d)

Bird by Zetta Elliott, Illus. Shadra Strickland (d) (j)

Blackout by John Rocco

Boris and the Wrong Shadow by Leigh Hodgkinson

Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look, Illus. Meilo So (j) (d)


Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds, illus. Dan Santat  (j) (d)

Chloe by Peter McCarty

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman, illus. Adam Rex

Crankenstein by Samantha Berger, illus. Dan Santat (d)

Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Dave McKean

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, illus. Peter Brown


Danitra Brown Leaves Town by Nikki Grimes, Illus. Floyd Cooper (j) (d)

Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo by William Joyce

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin


Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness Illus Gris Grimly (j)

Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange, illus. Kadir Nelson (d) (j) (nf)

Elsie’s Bird by Jane Yolen, illus. David Small

Epossomundas by Coleen Salley, illus. Janet Stevens

Excuses, Excuses by Anushka Ravishankar, illus. Gabrielle Manglou (d) (j)

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, Illus. Jon Klassen


Fairly Fairy Tales by Esmé Raji Codell, Illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex (j)

Freckleface Strawberry byJulianne Moore, illus. LeUyen Pham (d)

Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully by Julianne Moore, illus. LeUyen Pham (d)

Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever by Julianne Moore, illus. LeUyen Pham (d)


Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel & Emily Haynes, illus Sanjay Patel (d)

Goggles by Ezra Jack Keats (d)

Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson (j)

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs as retold byMo Willems

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim, Illus Grace Zong (d)

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, illus LeUyen Pham (J)(d)

Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake by Kate Klise and (illus) M. Sarah Klise

Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, illus. Susy Pilgrim Waters (d)


Here I Am by Patti Kim, pictures by Sonia Sánchez (j) (d)

Hi, Cat! by Ezra Jack Keats (d)

Hugging Hour! by Aileen Leijten

Hugs and Kisses (Mama, ich hab dich lieb) by Christophe Loupy & Eve Tharlet trans by J. Alison James

Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho, illus. Holly Meade (d)


Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts

I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black, illus. Debbie Ridpath Ohi (d) (j)

Imagine Harry by Kate Klise, illus. M. Sarah Klise

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (j)


Jennie’s Hat by Ezra Jack Keats (d)

Journey by Aaron Becker (j)

Just in Case: A Trickster Tale & Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi Morales (d) 


Keats’s Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury w/ an Introduction by Anita Silvey (d)

Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show by Michael Buckley, Illus. Dan Santat (d)

[Kokeshi] Kimonos Book by Annelore Parot (d)

Knock! Knock!: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty, illus. Bryan Collier (j) (d)


Lemonade in WinterA Book about Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins, illus. G. Brian Karas (d)

Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson (pb)

Little Night by Yuyi Morales (d)

Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth by Kate Klise, Illus. M. Sarah Klise (ch, pb)

Little Red Riding Hood retold by Josephine Evetts-Secker, illus Nicoletta Ceccoli (ch, j, pb)

Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin by Michelle Lord, illus. Felicia Hoshino (j) (d)

Look, a Book! by Libby Gleeson, illus. Freya Blackwood (ch, pb)

Lost & Found: 3 by Shaun Tan (j, ya, ad, gn) (d)

Louie’s Search by Ezra Jack Keats (d)

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst, illus. Lane Smith (j)


Madam President by Lane Smith (j)

Migrant by Maxine Trottier, illus Isabelle Arsenault (d)

Mimi’s Dada Catifesto by Shelley Jackson

Moonday by Adam Rex

Moonpowder by John Rocco

My Father’s Arms are a Boat by Stein Erik Lunde; illus. Øyvind Torseter

My Father Knows the Names of Things by Jane Yolen, illus Stephane Jorisch

My Mother’s Sari by Sandhya Rao, illus. Nina Sabnani (d)


Nasreddine by Odile Weulersse, Illus. Rébecca Dautremer, Transl Kathleen Merz (d) (j)

Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales (d) (j)

Nora the Mind Reader by Orit Gidal, illus. Aya Gordon-Noy (d)


Oh, Brother! by Nikki Grimes, illus. Mike Benny (d) (j)

Once Around the Sun: Poems by Bobbi Katz , illus LeUyen Pham (d)

One, Two, Tree by Anushka Ravishankar & Sirish Rao, illus Durga Bai (d)

Oscar and the Moon Cats by Lynda Gene Rymond, illus. Nicoletta Ceccoli


Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson, Illus. Sophie Blackall (d)

Peek! : A Thai Hide-and-Seek by Minfong Ho, illus. Holly Meade (d)

Penguin’s Hidden Talent by Alex Latimer

Pet Show by Ezra Jack Keats (d)

Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats (d)

Princess Says Goodnight by Naomi Howland, illus. David Small


Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop (d)

Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue by Naoko Stoop (d)

Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges, illus. Sophie Blackall (j) (d)


Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light by Tim Tingle, Illus. Karen Clarkson

Sora and the Cloud by Felicia Hoshino; Japanese transl Akiko Hisa

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell, Illus David Catrow

Sweet Dreams by Rose A. Lewis, Illustrated by Jen Corace


Tales of Outer-Suburbia by Shaun Tan (j) (d)

Tallulah’s Tutu by Marilyn Singer, illus. Alexandra Boiger (j)

Tea Rex by Molly Idle.

That Book Woman by Heather Henson, illus. David Small

The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (d)

The Baby on the Way by Karen English, illus. Sean Qualls (d) (j)

The Boy and The Airplane by Mark Pett

The Boy Who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer

the boy who wouldn’t go to bed by Helen Cooper

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos, Illus Rafael López (d)

The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman, Illus. Gris Grimly (j)

The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illus. Jon Klassen

The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman, Illustrated by David Roberts (j, gn)

The Faerie’s Gift by Tanya Robyn Batt, illus Nicoletta Ceccoli

The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka, paintings by Steve Johnson (j, ch, pb)

The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey (j, a)

The Girl in the Castle inside the Museum written by Kate Bernheimer, pictures by Nicoletta Ceccoli

 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers

The Guild of Geniuses by Dan Santat ( j ) (d)

The Line by Paula Bassio (d)

the little bit scary people by Emily Jenkins, Illus Alexandra Boiger

The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara (d)

The Mighty LaLouche by Mathew Olshan, illus. Sophie Blackall

The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant, Illus Kathryn Brown

The Red Shoes by Gloria Fowler, Illus. Susan Young Yoo (j)

The Rumor by Anushka Ravishankar, illus. Kanyika Kini (d) (j)

The Secret  Footprints by Julia Alvarez, illus Fabian Negrin (j) (d)

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (d)

The Tale I Told Sasha by Nancy Willard, Illus. David Christiana

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin (d)

These Hands by Margaret H. Mason, illus. Floyd Cooper (d) (j)

This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. James Ransome (d)

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (j)


Wait! Wait! by Hatsue Nakawaki, illus. Komako Sakai, transl.Yuki Kaneko

Welcome to My Neighborhood!: A Barrio ABC by Quiara Alegria Hudes; Illus. Shino Arihara (d)

While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert,  illus. Alexandra Boiger

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats (d)


Zombelina by Krystin Crow, illus. by Molly Idle

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