Picture Perfect: Books for the Youngest Readers

Presented by: School Library Journal
Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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Little eyes love big pictures! Join this webcast as publishing insiders discuss an assorted collection of titles to help your young readers explore life lessons, educational concepts and giggle-worthy humor.   

You’ll hear about a variety of new and upcoming beautifully-illustrated fall picture books, touching on biographies and spooky tea parties to understanding the value of patience and friendship. 

  • Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party: A delightful counting book with stunning watercolor illustrations, spooky characters, and a surprisingly charming tea party. A perfect picture book for when there is a crisp chill in the air. (A Fall 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick)
  • Bruno Has One Hundred Friends: Bruno is very happy when he finds a mobile phone. Suddenly, he has many friends, all over the world! But he spends so much time with his “magic box,” he forgets all about Renzo & Rico. A story about what makes a real friendship.
  • Hans Christian Andersen: The Journey of His Life by Heinz Janisch and Maja Kastelic. A beautifully illustrated, imaginative picture book biography of Hans Christian Andersen.
  • In Grow, Candace, Grow, little Candace convinces her teacher that her class should plant a garden to celebrate spring. When the work is complete, Candace is “underwhelmed” by the puny plantings and wants to know when the flowers are going to bloom. “It takes a little patience,” her teacher explains, but Candace is not particularly fond of waiting.
  • The Orange Horse, written and illustrated by Hsu-Kung Liu.
    An orange horse is desperate to find his long-lost brother, but the only clue he has is one half of an old photo. Then, one day, the orange horse meets a brown horse and they immediately become good friends. Could he be the long-lost brother the orange horse has been searching for?



Amy Dean, Editorial and Marketing Director, blue manatee press

Carolina Schwarz,  Marketing Consultant, Clavis Publishing

Heather Lennon, Managing Director, NorthSouth Books USA

Wiley Blevins, Editorial Director, Reycraft Books

Sara Merritt, Sr. Director of Marketing, Zonderkidz


Rebecca Jozwiak, School Library Journal

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