What’s in a picture? A thousand words, a thousand feelings, a thousand lessons, ideas, jokes…We all know that picture books are so much more than the paper they’re drawn on. They’re some of the earliest tools for sparking imagination and learning, setting both parent and child on a lifelong journey.
As this article from The New York Times says, “between these pages, wild creatures of all kinds bring little readers into fanciful worlds”.
Whether it’s owls helping children to conquer their fears, a frustrated yam obsessed with spellings or facts and opinions with robots; picture books give us a unique opportunity to connect children with ideas.
Here are The New York Times’ pick of the best for unleashing their burgeoning imaginations.