Picture Books for Kids
Pick up these great new Prestel picture books, when you want your children to be inspired to learn and be creative.
We always love books, but this year we are reading extra.
And, with so many children attending school at home, it is even more important to have good books available for them.
Each of these books is designed to be read more than once.
They will make your child think and dream each time they open up the books, which is always good!
Which one do you think your kid will like the best?
How to Spot an Artist
by Danielle Krysa
Pub. Date 9/1/20
Krysa wants to reach readers as kids before their inner critics arrived on the scene.
She uses her characteristic playfulness, lively illustrations, and humor to help kids overcome negativity about their artistic endeavors–and to help them redefine what being an artist means.
Every page delivers encouragement to the kid who thinks artists all live in cities, or that art has to look like something familiar, or that painting and drawing are the only way to make art.
In a world that drastically undervalues creative freedom, Krysa’s whimsical paintings and collages joyfully proclaim that art is essential and that artists are everywhere.
Additionally, a page at the back of the book includes ideas for art projects–because who wants fewer art projects? Nobody!
by Britta Teckentrup
Pub. Date 9/15/20
We come across a variety of faces and expressions that reflect the enormous range of emotions and experiences that each school day brings.
There are arguments and hurt feelings, encouraging hugs and deeply felt smiles.
The gentle text explores issues that we’ve all encountered–bullying and loneliness as well as friendship and achievement.
While the school in this book could exist anywhere, young readers will recognize themselves in this beautifully and compassionately wrought story.
This Thing Called Life
by Christian Borstlap
Pub. Date 10/6/20
What is life? It’s constantly moving, growing, reproducing, and dying.
It’s happening now, all the time, and it’s everywhere around us.
From little helicopter seed pods that float through the air to blue whales in the ocean, the world is filled with all different types of odd and familiar kinds of life.
This whimsical picture book helps young readers see the connections between all living things.
Author and illustrator Christian Borstlap’s furry, feathery, smooth, and spiky creatures crawl, eat, growl, fly, and interact with one another.
While most of his creations are imaginary animals, they all depict real things that organisms must do to survive and thrive.
Bold and quirky illustrations tug at kids’ imaginations and help demonstrate complex concepts that can be hard to put into words.
The book leaves lots of room for discussion and for new discoveries with each reading.
Prestel Picture Books Giveaway
How to Spot an Artist by Danielle Krysa
School by Britta Teckentrup
This Thing Called Life by Christian Borstlap
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