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Picture Books

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Books are listed alphabetically by author. Click here for selection criteria:




Countries and Cultures:

                                                               Ola, 1932. Norway.


Everyday Adventures:

  • Crum, Shutta, illustrated by Niki Daly: A Family for Old Mill Farm , Clarion Books, New York, 2007.

                                illustrated by Ted Rand: My Mountain Song, 2004. Grades K to 3.

  • Shin, Sun Young, illustrated by Kim Conan: Cooper's Lesson, 2004

  • Shirley Hughes:The Big Alfie and Annie Rose Story Book. Red Fox, 2007.

  •                                     The Big Alfie Out Of Doors Story Book, Red Fox, 2007.

  • Stewart, Sarah, illustrated by David Small: The Gardener, 1997. Depression era.

  • Young, Helen, illustrated by Shirley Hughes: A Throne for Sesame. Andre Deutsch, 1977.

Saints and Holy People

  • Halpin, D., illustrated by Virginia Richards: Blessed Miguel Pro, 2011.With coloring and activities. Grades 3-7. Mexico, 1920s.

  • Neuberger, Anne E., illustrated by  Kevin Davidson: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Lily of the Mohawks, 2002. Jesuit Missions in New France, 17th Century.

  • De Paola, Tomie: The Lady of Guadalupe. Holiday House , 1980,. Grades preschool to 3.

                                         The Miracles of Jesus, 1987. Grades preschool - 3

  • Demi: Mother Teresa, 2005.Grades 1-5. Beautiful!

  • Farley, Donna, illustrated by Heather Hayward: The Ravens of Farne: A Tale of St. Cuthbert, 2009. Lindisfarne, England , 7th century. Grades 1-4.

  • Forest, Jim, Illustrated by Dasha Panch, eshnaya: Silent as a Stone: Mother Maria of Paris and the Trash Can Rescue. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2007

  • Francis, Mother Mary P.C.C.: Francis. Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roswell, New Mexico,1959.

  • Tryszynska-Frederick, Luba, illustrated by Ann Marshall: Luba, The Angel of Bergen-Belsen, 2003. Germany World War II.

  • Vaughn, Marcia, illustrated by Ron Mazellan: Irena's Jars of Secrets, Lee and Low Books, 2011.

Monastic Life:

Native American Stories

                            The Girl Who Loved Horses, 1993.


Fairy Tales

Legends and Folk Tales

  • Cullen, Lynn, illustrated by Laurel Long: The Mightiest Heart, 1998. Ages 4 up. 12th century Welsh legend.

  • Currier, Alvin Alexi, illusrated by Nadezda Glazunova, Alyosha's Apple: A Tale of Old Russia. Conciliar Press, 1999.

  • Chausse, Sylvie, iIllustrated by Francois Crozat: The Thirty-Six Cats of Marie Tatin. Silver Press, 1993.

  • D'Aulaire, Inri and Edgar Parin: D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls, 1972. Grade K-4. Norse folk tales,

  • Godden Rumer, illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick: The Old Woman Who Lived In A Vinegar Bottle, 1970.

  • Hodges, Margaret, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman: St. George and the Dragon. English legend. Little, Brown and Company, 1984.

  • Krudop, Walter Lyon: The Man Who Caught Fish.Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000, a Thai folk tale.

  • Langton, Jane, illustrated by Ilse Plume: The Hedgehog Boy: A Latvian Folktale. Harper and Row, 1985.

  • Mosel, Arlene, illustrated by Blair Lent: Rikki Tikki Tembo, 1968, a Chinese folk tales.

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  • Prince, Gary M., illustrated by I.A. Baranov: Vanya and the Clay Queen. Carol Rhoda Books, 1975

  • Ransome, Arthur, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968.

  • Walser, David, illustrated by Jan Pienkowski: The Glass Mountain: Tales From Poland, Candlewick Press, 2014.

  • Wildsmith, Brian: The True Cross. Oxford University Press, 1977.

  • Yep, Lawrence, illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng: The Khan’s Daughter: A Mongolian Folktale. Scholastic Press, 1997.

  • Yolen, Jane, illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak: Tam Lin, 1998, a Scottish folk tale.

Tall Tales


  • D'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin: Abraham Lincoln, 1940. 4-10 years. 1809-61.

                                                                  Columbus, 1955. Grade 3 and up. 1451-1506.

                                                        Leif, the Lucky, 1965. Grade 2-3.Viking explorer of America, 970-1020US

                                                                George Washington, 1963. 4-10 years, 1733-1799.

                                                                Benjamin Franklin, ?, 4-10 years, US Founding Father, 1706-1790.

                                                                Buffalo Bill, 1952. 4-10 years, Western adventurer and showman, 1846-1917.


USA/Government/ Patriotism/Immigrants


  • De Paola, Tomie: The Lady of Guadalupe. Holiday House , 1980.

                                     The Legend of the Poinsettia. Penguin Putnam, 1994.



  • Houselander, Caryll, illustrated by Tomie de Paola: Petook: An Easter Story. Holiday House, 1988.

  • Riggle, Charlotte, iIllustrated by R.J. Hughes: Catherine’s Pascha. Phoenix Flair Press, 2015.

  • Visotskaya, Svetlana, translated by Petar V. Sherovich: Christ Has Risen Children. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, 2001.

  • Polacco, Patricia: Chicken Sunday,1982.

  • Wildsmith, Brian: The True Cross. Oxford University Press, 1977.

Poetry/Songs/Nursery Rhymes:

  • Prelutsky, Jack, illustrated by Ted Rand:  If Not For The Cat, 2004. Animal haiku, wonderful. Grade 1-4.


  • Park, Linda Sue, illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt: Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs, 2016.


  • Chausse, Sylvie, iIllustrated by Francois Crozat: The Thirty-Six Cats of Marie Tatin. Silver Press, 1993.

  • Grimm, Brothers,Translated by Elizabeth Shub, illustrated by Janina Domanska: The Bremen Town Musicians. Greenwillow Books, 1971.

  • Irving, Washington, retold by Fiza Pathan: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 1799. Rural New York State..

  • YFolen, Jane, illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak: Tam Lin, 1998.


Children Around the World

  • Handforth, Thomas: Mei Li, 1938. Adventures of a girl in China.Grades 2-3.

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