PICTURE BOOKS THAT ALL CHILDREN (AND ADULTS WHO ARE A LITTLE LOST) SHOULD READ

  1. The Story of Ferdinand written by Munro Leaf; illustrated by Robert Lawson
    Be yourself. And be nonviolent.
  2. Wait by Antoinette Portis
    Stop and smell the roses, people.
  3. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    A walk and a bath make for a beautiful day.
  4. Goodnight Moon written by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Clement Hurd
    A good night's sleep can solve a lot of problems. Say goodnight and put you and your cranky perspective to bed.
  5. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
    When you're a jerk, apologize sincerely and make amends.
  6. The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc
    Friendship is understanding and kind, not petty and competitive.
  7. Brave Irene by William Steig
    Go. Be brave and go out into the storm. Also, do something kind for your mother.
  8. In My Heart written by Jo Witek; illustrated by Christine Roussey
    Acknowledge your emotions. This way you can avoid working, shopping, drinking, eating, exercising, or crystal meth-ing them away.
  9. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney written by Judith Viorst; illustrated by Erik Blegvad
    When loved ones die, we are sad. Grieve and then "it might not feel so sad tomorrow."
  10. What Happens on Wednesdays written by Emily Jenkins; illustrated by Lauren Castillo
    Routines provide comfort and stability. Get grounded by elevating the ritual of your daily routines. Also, nothing beats a NYC bagel!