Picture Books

A selection of picture books featured on ALU’s Kids’ Litspace.

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  • Amik



    The beaver is busy…
    This delightful children’s picture book tells the story of amik, the beaver, who works on his dam throughout the day while nature and the activities of other animals carry on around him. At the end of a long day, amik returns to his den to be with his family.
    Along with its beautiful cut-paper illustrations, Amik offers the chance for children to learn words and phrases in the Ojibwe language, as the text appears in both English and Anishinaabemowin. A fun, colourful and engaging book for children ages three through six.

  • Barefoot Helen and the Giants

    Barefoot Helen and the Giants


    Helen is a fine hand with a slingshot, and more than at home in the woods. After all, she was raised by bears. When she stumbles upon three evil giants, she hatches the perfect plan to rid the land of them. Well, almost perfect…

    Bulleybummus, the fiercest giant, catches her and insists she help kidnap the princess Antoinette. Instead, Helen manages to save the sleeping princess and finish off the giant before heading quietly back home. No one knows who the giant killer is, but Antoinette is determined to find out and comes up with a plan of her own.

  • Daphne’s Bees

    Daphne’s Bees

    Ten-year-old Daphne is abuzz with excitement! She?s learning the ins and outs of beekeeping from her grandmother. Together they assemble hive boxes, set up a colony, tend the colony and gather honey. Told in a simple, straightforward manner, this beautifully illustrated informational storybook is an excellent introduction to the many aspects of beekeeping. It includes lots of useful information, bee facts and more, all wrapped up in a story that celebrates the connection between grandparent and grandchild.

  • Dear Black Girls

    Dear Black Girls


    Dear Black girls all around the world, this one is for you — for us.

    Dear Black Girls is a letter to all Black girls. Every single day poet and educator Shanice Nicole is reminded of how special Black girls are and of how lucky she is to be one. Illustrations by Kezna Dalz support the book’s message that no two Black girls are the same but they are all special–that to be a Black girl is a true gift. In this celebratory poem, Kezna and Shanice remind young readers that despite differences, they all deserve to be loved just the way they are.

  • Dream Helmet

    Dream Helmet


    Join the children in this delightful picture book, children who dream of skateboarding through the galaxy, of meeting a guitar-playing hippopotamus, of feeding a baby brother who eats EXPLOSIVELY! Find the knock-kneed knight! Travel to Saskatchewan “without your socks and sandals on” – and by the end of the book you’ll be walking with an elephant and dancing with an elephant seal, able to speak “Tuque Talk” and sing a “Great Lake Rag”!

  • Fantastic Frights

    Fantastic Frights


    Evil dust bunnies, botanical horrors, werewolf landlords, and more! We’ve gathered all of our most thrilling tales together in this terrible tome of terrors, known only as… FANTASTIC FRIGHTS. Drawing inspiration from shows like, Tales from the Crypt and Freaky Stories, Fantastic Frights is a dreadfully delightful return to the pulp horror anthologies of the past, featuring stories from over 20 creators that are sure to entertain both new readers and seasoned horror veterans alike!

  • I am Everything In Between

    I am Everything In Between


    Sometimes it’s not as simple as being a boy or a girl. I Am Everything In Between highlights kids who may not fit into stereotypical gender ideals, and celebrates how they do identify by sending positive messages about gender identity. This book teaches children that regardless of biological gender, it’s OK to feel like a boy, or a girl, or even both! The illustrations include bright and bold examples of boys that like to play dress up and wear makeup, girls that like to play sports and get dirty, and kids that want to grow up to be astronauts! I Am Everything In Between uses diverse, relatable examples to help kids understand that sometimes it’s not as simple as being a boy or a girl. Teacher resources available on publisher website: rebelmountainpress.com/i-am-everything-in-between-teacher-resources

  • Lana Llama

    Lana Llama


    Lana the llama lives in the farmyard with all of her sheep friends. She loves being part of their flock, but she knows that she doesn?t fit in?her legs and neck are much too long, and her ?baa? is very baaad. Lana does her best to look like the other sheep, until one day a bully arrives, and Lana has to stand up for herself and her friends.

  • Llamas in the Laundry

    Llamas in the Laundry


    Have you ever wondered if porcupines are ticklish, if fish wash, or how to say Rhinosterous? Do you know how to make a child-high sandwich? How porridge gets on the ceiling? What happens when your favourite aunt wears a wig? Why uncles wear plaid? William New’s rhyming verse enacts all these situations, ranging from the madcap to the mysterious.

    The poems are complemented by Vivian Bevis’s full page, full colour illustrations which capture the high-spirited and impetuous qualities of the verse. A companion volume to their highly successful Vanilla Gorilla of 1998, this sturdy, hardcover picture book will delight both the early reader and the many adults who enjoy introducing children to the sound and rhythm of verse.

  • Lola Flies Alone

    Lola Flies Alone


    Awarding-winning author Bill Richardson and illustrator Bill Pechet team up again with Lola Flies Alone, a delightful story about a young airline passenger who has even more imagination than she has style?and she has plenty of that. Lola?s first unaccompanied flight is beset by problems, but whether it be mermaids in a wading pool blocking the runway or a ballerina doing plies in the aisle, Lola has the solution. A delightful tale about being ?good and kind and generous and brave?, it?s a reminder that brave and stylish girls can always save the day.

  • Loudest Bark, The

    Loudest Bark, The


    Samuel knows that their real name is Simone, but things at their house are too quiet to think about how to tell their parents. When Chloe the costume designer moves in across the street with a dog about to have puppies, life becomes bigger, more colourful, and louder. And so does Simone.Teacher resources available on publisher website: rebelmountainpress.com/the-loudest-bark-quel-jappements-teacher-resources

  • Mouse Pet

    Mouse Pet


    Mouse Pet is the third tale in the exciting new picture book series “Happy the Pocket Mouse.” When Happy declares he wants a pet-to pat and feed and take for walks-his friend John says that it’s too much responsibility, that a pet needs lots of care and special attention. Not a mouse to give up easily, Happy insists that his pet will be no more trouble than Mrs. Farrell’s canary. But when Happy’s choice of pet turns out to have long furry legs, hooves and horns, John explains that you can’t keep that kind of animal in the city. Happy insists that they can if they just hide it under a blanket. Offering a compromise, John suggests a “teddy-pet,” to which, after some reflection, Happy agrees. After bringing his new pet home and settling in happily for the night, Happy suddenly declares that his pet requires a pet of her own. What sort of pet? John asks. Is this the beginning of an unending story?

  • One Wonderful Fine Day for a Sculpin Named Sam

    One Wonderful Fine Day for a Sculpin Named Sam


    Sam, the colourful sculpin, is different. And on one warm summer day, he swims through an underwater community teeming with lively fish of all shapes and sizes. But Sam doesn’t look like anyone else. He feels lonely. Until he finds Sara, his perfect match, in a world where everyone is different in their own way. Al Pittman’s classic story, vibrantly illustrated by Shawn O’Hagan, is a perennial favourite. Breakwater Books is proud to make One Wonderful Fine Day for a Sculpin Named Sam available in a new edition for a whole new generation of readers.

  • Pickles vs. the Zombies

    Pickles vs. the Zombies

  • Pirate Glitterbeard

    Pirate Glitterbeard


    Alone In his cabin, Pirate Glitterbeard sprinkled pink glitter onto his beard and put on his finest pink skirt!

    All aboard The Heart’s Desire! Pirate Glitterbeard loves everything pink and glittery. Will his crew rebel when they find out? In this rollicking sea tale, the captain and his quirky crew journey to find their treasure – the Wikkie-Tikkie’s legendary meat pies. But, argh, evil Pirate Squidlips and her ship, The Rotten Turnip draw near…

    teacher resources available https://www.rebelmountainpress.com/pirate-glitterbeard-teacher-resources.html

  • Pirate Gran Goes For Gold

    Pirate Gran Goes For Gold


    Gran’s back. And this time she is going for Gold! In her second book, Pirate Gran’s got wind of the Olympics—and in her latest adventure with old shipmate Fingers O’Malley, her long-suffering croc and the rest of the crew, she’s dead-set on becoming World Champion Gran… FEISTIER, SPRYER, WRONG-ER – whatever it takes, Gran is going to finish first.