Picture Books

Picture Books

Matthew and Tilly

Illustrated by Beth Peck
Dutton, 1991
Ages 4 to 8

* Puffin paperbacks, in both English and Spanish 
* ABA Pick of the List
* Child Study Book of the Year
* National Council for the Social Studies Notable Book
* Reprinted by Treasury of Literature, Trumpet Book Club, SRA McGraw-Hill, Open Court, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster’s New Reading Program, and Zaner-Bloser
* Translated by Anaansi Uitgewers

“Matthew and Tilly were best friends who did everything together in their urban neighborhood. But like all friends, they quarreled–and then they made up. A lovely story of the ordinariness of life.” 
New York Times Book Review

The Biggest (and Best) Flag That Ever Flew

Illustrated by Charles Greer
Tidewater Publishers, 1988, 1993; Schiffer Books
Ages 7 to 12

“Before you see the Star-Spangled Banner in the Museum of American History, read this charming story about the ladies who made the flag, Mrs. Pickersgill and her daughter Caroline. Sparkling illustrations.”
Travel for Kids

Captain John Smith’s Big and Beautiful Bay

Illustrated by Linda Shute
Schiffer Books, 2011 
Ages 7 to 11

“In a tight, lucid narrative, Jones details Captain John Smith’s two-thousand-mile Jamestown-based exploration of the Chesapeake Bay during the summer of 1608. Derived largely from primary source material, the exciting account is illustrated with soft-hued drawings and sketches.” 
The Horn Book Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Books

For information on how teachers can use this book across the curriculum, click here.

Great-Aunt Martha

Illustrated by Shirley Jackson
Dutton, 1995
Ages 4 to 8

* Reprinted by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School Publishers

“This intergenerational story is a delight to read aloud. … Great Aunt Martha really is great!”
School Library Journal starred review

Down at the Bottom of the Deep Dark Sea

Illustrated by Virginia Wright-Frierson
Bradbury Press, 1991 
Ages 4 to 8

* ABA Pick of the List
* Junior Library Guild selection

“The gentle message about conquering fear, supported by the detailed paintings, make this a good book for sharing and discussing.”

I Am Not Afraid

Illustrated by Patricia Mattozi
Concordia, 1986
Ages 2 to 5

“Lets preschoolers know that in Jesus they have a Friend who keeps them safe.”
Family Connection

The Biggest, Meanest, Ugliest Dog in the Whole Wide World

Illustrated by Wendy Watson
Macmillan, 1982
Ages 4 to 8

* Weekly Reader paperback
* International Reading Association Children’s Choice

“Jones’s feverish story about Jonathan…and the neighbor’s dog…begins and ends pretty much as readers expect, but they will have tons of fun taking in the events in between.”
Publishers Weekly