30 Books for Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month! Dianne de Las Casas is an author and storyteller who founded the international literacy initiative. She believes that as society becomes increasingly digital, we should celebrate print picture books. She expressed that “the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book.” On the PBM website, authors or “picture book champions” post essays—everyday in November—on the importance of picture books. Our list includes fiction and nonfiction books for zero to preschool aged-children, elementary, and older readers. For more picture books, visit our category page, Genres, Themes, and….




Please, Baby, Please

Please, Baby, Please

Authors – Spike & Tonya Lewis Lee

Illustrator – Kadir Nelson

Freight Train

Freight Train
Author & Illustrator – Donald Crews

Hush, Little Baby

Hush, Little Baby
Author & Illustrator Brian Pinkney

Angel Baby

Angel Baby
Author & Illustrator - Pat Cummings

Welcome, Precious

Welcome, Precious

Author – Nikki Grimes

Illustrator – Bryan Collier

Did I Tell You I Love You Today?

Did I Tell You I Love You Today?

Authors – Deloris & Roslyn M. Jordan

Illustrator – Shane Evans

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin

Authors – Cheryl Willis Hudson & Bernette G. Ford

Illustrator – George Ford

Max and the Tag-Along Moon

Max and the Tag-Along Moon
Author & Illustrator – Floyd Cooper

Mousetropolis

Mousetropolis
Retold & Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!)

Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!)
Author & Illustrator - Charles George Esperanza

Every Little Thing

Every Little Thing

Authors - Bob Marley & Cedella Marley

Illustrator – Vanessa Brantley-Newton

My America

My America

Author – Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Illustrators – Jan Spivey Gilchrist & Ashley Bryan

Shortcut

Shortcut
Author & Illustrator - Donald Crews

The Lion & the Mouse

The Lion & the Mouse
Retold & Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Baby Bear

Baby Bear
Author & Illustrator – Kadir Nelson

Please, Louise

Please, Louise

Author - Toni Morrison

Illustrator – Shadra Strickland

Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth

Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth

Author – Ashley Foxx

Illustrator – April Foxx

My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey

My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey

Author - Lesa Cline Ransome

Illustrator – James E. Ransome

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Author & Illustrator – John Steptoe

Firebird

Firebird

Author - Misty Copeland

Illustrator - Christopher Myers

Bronzeville Boys and Girls

Bronzeville Boys and Girls

Author - Gwendolyn Brooks

Illustrator – Faith Ringgold

My Rows and Piles of Coins

My Rows and Piles of Coins

Author - Tololwa M. Mollel

Illustrator – E. B. Lewis

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

Author - Troy Andrews

Illustrator – Bryan Collier

Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali

Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali

Author – Khephra Burn

Illustrators – Leo & Diane Dillon

The Great Migration: An American Story

The Great Migration: An American Story
Author & Illustrator – Jacob Lawrence

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Authors - William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer

Illustrator – Elizabeth Zunon

AIDA

AIDA

Author – Leontyne Price

Illustrators – Leo and Diane Dillon

28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World

28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World

Author – Charles R. Smith Jr.

Illustrator – Shane W. Evans

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Author – Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrator – Ekua Holmes

The Middle Passage: White Ships/ Black Cargo

The Middle Passage: White Ships/ Black Cargo
Author & Illustrator Tom Feelings
Black Children’s Books and Authors DOES NOT review books, the mission of our organization is to promote awareness of Black authors children’s and young adult literature. Summaries and reviews—for most of the books—can be found by clicking on the links.

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