Sunday, 25 August 2013

Great Picture Books for Introducing Concepts to Young Children

These lists are not complete or exhaustive.
Many of these books could be included in more than one category.
If you have any favourites or recommendations for these lists please let me know.
I'm always on the lookout for new books :-)


Maths
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne
My Map Book by Sara Fanelli

One is a Snail Ten is a Crab by A Pulley Sayre
(A) One Very Tired Wombat by Renee Treml
(A) One Woolly Wombat by Kerry Argent
The Shopping Basket by John Burningham
Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr Seuss
Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstein



Seasons
The House of Four Seasons by Roger Duvoisin
(A) A Year on the Farm by Penny Matthews and Andrew McLean



Environmental
(A) Are We There Yet by Alison Lester
(A) Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein

(A) The Curious Explorer's Illustrated Guide to Exotic Animals A- Z by Marc Martin
(A) Flood by Jackie French
(A) A Forest by Marc Martin
(A) The Hidden Forest by Jeannie Baker
(A) How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
Oi! Get Off the Train by John Burningham
(A) Sailing Home by Colin Thompson
(A) Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester
(A) The Story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker
(A) Tanglewood by Margaret Wild
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
(A) Tree by Danny Parker
(A) Waddle Giggle Gargle by Pamela Allen
When The Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs
(A) Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker
Where's Julius? and Oi! Get Off Our Train by John Burningham



Death and Grief
(A) Harry and Hopper by Margaret Wild
(A) John Brown Rose and The Midnight Cat by Jenny Wagner
The Heart in the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
(A) Tough Boris by Mem Fox


Feelings
(A) Bertie by Pamela Allen


Overcoming Fear
(A) The Deep by Tim Winton

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
(A) Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten by Bob Graham

Silly Billy by Anthony Browne
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
(A) There's A Sea in My Bedroom by Margaret Wild


Growth and Change
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

(A) My Place by Nadia Wheatley
Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
(A) Queenie the Bantam by Bob Graham
(A) The Red Woollen Blanket by Bob Graham
Tadpole's Promise by Jeannie Willis and Tony Ross

Titch by Pat Hutchins
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
(A) When Frank Was Four by Alison Lester
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

(A) Window by Jeannie Baker
You'll Soon Grow Into Them Titch by Pat Hutchins


Friendship
A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats

(A) Amy and Louis by Libby Gleeson
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers


Philosophy
Zen Shorts by John J Muth
The Peace Book by Todd Parr



Difference
Avocado Baby by John Burningham
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Henny by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
(A) I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit by Pamela Allen
It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr

(A) Stanley Paste by Aaron Blabey
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
(A) Vanilla Ice Cream by Bob Graham
(A) Whoever You Are by Mem Fox


Family Issues
The Family Book by Todd Parr

The Family Tree by Kim Kane
(A) Isabella's Bed by Alison Lester
Living With Mum and Living With Dad My Two Homes by Melanie Walsh
Molly and Her Dad by Carol Thompson
(A) Moonlight by Jan Ormerod
(A) Sunshine by Jan Ormerod
There's Going to Be a Baby by John Burningham


Community
(A) Belonging by Jeannie Baker
(A) The Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham

(A) Home in the Sky  by Jeannie Baker
(A) Mirror by Jeannie Baker
(A) My Place by Nadia Wheatley
(A) This is Our House by Michael Rosen


Relationships
(A) Black Dog by Pamela Allen
Dogger by Pat Hutchins
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
(A) My Cat Maisie by Pamela Allen
This is Our House by Michael Rosen


Identity
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
(A) I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit by Pamela Allen
(A) Koala Lou by Mem Fox
(A) Possum Magic by Mem Fox
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf


Problem Solving
(A) Alexander's Outing by Pamela Allen
(A) Belinda by Pamela Allen
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
(A) Farmer Schulz's Ducks by Colin Thiele
The Hobyahs by Brenda Parkes
(A) Mr Archimede's Bath by Pamela Allen
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
(A) Waddle Giggle Gargle by Pamela Allen
What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
(A) Who Sank the Boat by Pamela Allen
(A) Wombat Stew by Marcia Vaughan

Cause and Effect
The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle
Mr Gumpy's Motor Car by John Burningham
Mr Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham
Press Here by Hever Tullet
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

Humour
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi & Ron Barrett
(A) Boo To A Goose by Mem Fox
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Let's Do Nothing by Tony Fucile
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audry Woods
(A) Mr McGee by Pamela Allen
(A) My Dad Thinks He's Funny by Katrina Germein


Belonging
Aaaaaaargh Spider by Lydia Monks
Are You My Mother by P D Eastman
(A) The Arrival by Shaun Tan
(A) Belonging by Jeannie Baker
(A) The Fox by Margaret Wild
(A) Home and Away by John Marsden
The Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
(A) The Littlest Refugee by Ahn Do
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
(A) The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
(A) Queenie the Bantam by Bob Graham
(A) The Spirit of Hope by Bob Graham
This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers

Discovery
(A) Vanilla Ice Cream by Bob Graham


Overcoming Gender Stereotypes
(A) The Long Red Scarf by Nette Hilton
The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch
Princess Smartypants  by Babette Cole

War and Peace
(A) A Day to Remember by Jackie French and Mark Wilson



Check out my other lists -  Picture Books for Older Readers
                                       Books to Share with 3-5 yr olds
                                       Books to Share with 2-3 yr olds
                                       Books About New Babies
                                       Christmas Books


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