Saturday, November 1, 2014

15+ Visually Stunning Children's Picture Books about Persevering & Inventing

from Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

Barnett, Marc. (2014). Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

from Rosie Revere, Engineer.

Beaty, Andrea. (2013). Rosie Revere, Engineer. Illustrated by David Roberts. New York: Harry N. Abrams.

from Anything is Possible.

Belloni, Giulia. (2013). Anything is Possible. Illustrated by Marco Trevisan. Toronto, ON: Owlkids Books.

from Draw! 

Colón, Raúl. (2014). Draw! New York: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books.

Firebird by Misty Copeland and Christopher Myers
Endpapers to Firebird.

Copeland, Misty. (2014). Firebird. Illustrated by Christopher Myers. New York: Putnam Juvenile.

from The Promise.

Davies, Nicola. (2014). The Promise. Illustrated by Laura Carlin. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Nicola Davies reads The Promise from Cricklepit on Vimeo.

from Mr. Ferris and His Wheel. 

Davis, Kathryn Gibbs. (2014). Mr. Ferris and His Wheel. Illustrated by Gilbert Ford. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Engle, Margarita. (2015). Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music. Illustrated by Rafael López. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.

from  Papa's Mechanical Fish.

Fleming, Candace. (2013). Papa's Mechanical Fish. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

from Flight School.

Judge, Lita. (2014). Flight School. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
from The Girl and the Bicycle.

Pett, Mark. (2014). The Girl and the Bicycle.  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

from  Going Places.

Reynolds, Paul A. (2014). Going Places. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

from  The Most Magnificent Thing

Spires, Ashley. (2014). The Most Magnificent Thing. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press .

from What Do You Do with an Idea? 

Yamada, Kobi. (2014). What Do You Do with an Idea? Illustrated by Mae Besom. Seattle, WA: Compendium Inc.

from  Nancy Knows.

Young, Cybèle. (2014). Nancy Knows. Toronto, ON: Tundra Books.

from Out the Window

Young, Cybèle. (2014). Out the Window. Tornoto, ON: Groundwood Books.


  1. Mary Ann,
    You have some great titles. I'm thinking "The Most Magnificent Thing" might also fit on your list. Thanks for sharing so many great titles.



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