The Collector of Moments

Quint Buchholz - 1997
    He spends hours in Max's studio, but Max is secretive and does not show the boy his pictures -- until he departs on a journey and leaves behind a surprise exhibition for his young friend. Max's pictures are strange and beautiful. They depict a realm where things, familiar at first glance, nevertheless behave in the most surprising and unpredictable ways. In this spellbinding picture book, the reader joins the boy in contemplating these challenging images, in a celebration of the power of art to transform the everyday into something magical.

The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game

Julia Rothman - 2010
    Each adorns a page with artworkhaving seen only the page of the artist immediately prior and using a single horizon line to connect the two. Some continue the "story" quite literally while others build on the previous page in more fanciful ways. This astonishing volume's format is as unique as its content, with each of the book's ten chapters residing on a ten-page accordion pull-out, allowing readers to view the art continuously. With an illustrated foreword by Dave Eggers, and art from such luminaries as James Jean and Jill Bliss, this charming book is, simply, exquisite.

The Magical Life of Mr. Renny

Leo Timmers - 2012

Franklin and the Tooth Fairy

Paulette Bourgeois - 1994
    In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero discovers that, unlike most of his friends, he doesn't have teeth, and worries that he's missing out on the Tooth Fairy's magical visits.

The Story of Inkdrop and Snowflake

Pierdomenico Baccalario - 2013
    A snowflake is about to fall from the sky.A big town in winter. An ink drop spills out of its bottle in an artist's studio. The wind carries the snowflake through the towna nd the ink drop out of the window into the sky. Where will each land? Two worlds, two intersecting stories.A snowflake and an ink drop – can you imagine a more unlikely couple of friends? Still, could it be that they're destined to be friends?Pierdomenico Baccalario is a writer who was born in Italy.Alessandro Gatti is a writer and translator who was born in Italy.Simona Mulazzani is a childrens artist who was born in Milan.

Frida and Bear: Play the Shape Game!

Anthony Browne - 2015
    But what should they draw? First Frida draws a shape and gives it to Bear. "Try to turn this shape into something," she says. Bear looks at the shape and adds a bit more, and now it’s a puppy! Then it’s Frida’s turn, and before they know it, they’ve drawn a big fish and a funny pig, a monkey from a scrap of wrapping paper, and a butterfly out of a twig. A simple idea spurs endless possibilities in a new winner from Anthony Browne and Hanne Bartholin.

Hey Willy, See the Pyramids

Maira Kalman - 1988
    Childlike but with a cutting, surreal edge, these pictures are wildly funny. This is a free-spirited book that will engage children on many levels." (School Library Journal)

The Mouse Mansion

Karina Schaapman - 2012
    There is a shop that sells everything and a box full of treasure. And—oh no!—there might even be a rat!  The Mouse Mansion is always full of surprises. Author and artist Karina Schaapman spent years building and furnishing the Mouse Mansion in which this collection of stories takes place.  The elaborate dollhouse is made of cardboard boxes and papier-mâché and contains more than one hundred rooms to explore.

Trouble for Trumpets

Peter Dallas-Smith - 1984
    Just as the Trumpets, summer creatures who live in a world of warmth and sunshine, prepare to hibernate, the Grumpets, winter creatures who live in the dark, frozen mountains of the north, prepare to take over their land.

Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope

Jack Wang - 2015
    And so will Star Wars fans of any age! The series launches with the original trilogy, and every word counts in these small but perfectly formed yarns. That's because each volume features 12 iconic scenes, handcrafted in felt and pithily summarized in just a single word. The attention to detail is eye-opening; the proportions are just-right for small hands; the fun is guaranteed. In A New Hope, Princess Leia sends a hologram message through R2-D2, Luke Skywalker will learn how to use a lightsaber, and our heroes triumph.

The Clever Stick

John Lechner - 2009
    The one thing it can’t do is speak. And because of this, no one can see that the stick is clever; all they can see is a stick. John Lechner, the creator of A Froggy Fable, follows the most unlikely of heroes on a journey of self-discovery, arriving at a place that will surprise and enchant readers everywhere.


Diane Alber - 2018
    The characters, in their quest to create the perfect piece of art, learn the importance of not giving up despite some challenging obstacles. In the end, they become closer friends because they discover some new things along the way.

Woeste Willem

Ingrid Schubert - 1992
    Softly colored watercolor illustrations, with an emphasis on sea greens and blues, reveal Will's crusty character, as well as his gradual mellowing. Equally expressive are the depictions of the youthful and earnest Frank". -- School Library Journal (8/94)

Katie and the Starry Night

James Mayhew - 2013
    But what will she do when all the other stars come tumbling out of the painting, too? Will Katie be able to catch the stars before the gallery guard notices they've floated away? This picture book features The Starry Night, Noon, Vincent's Chair, Fishing Boats on the Beach, and The Olive Grove.


Brian Froud - 1996
    Trolls features new and classic work by both Brian and his wife, Wendy, woven together along with artifacts and symbols of the natural world to create a fascinating revelation about the world of trolls. The book explores trolls and troll culture, revealing their philosophies, their home life, and their world attitudes through their tales, mythology, and archaeology. Trolls affirms that trolls are real, that they have lived and are living now. The texture of the world and the deeply immersive, cinematic images will appeal to the legions of fantasy—and Froud—fans.