Books | Top Picks For Kids

Sometimes you learn, sometimes you laugh, but mostly these new children's picture books teach you what fun it is just to look at cool stuff.

Knick-Knack Paddywhack! Paul O. Zelinsky

This unflaggingly clever pop-up version of "This Old Man" is so funny you may lose count.

Loretta: Ace Pinky Scout Keith Graves

High-achiever Loretta learns that everybody stinks at something.

Keats's Neighborhood Ezra Jack Keats

This anthology of the great artist-storyteller's work includes the charming classic "A Snowy Day."

Baghead Jarrett J. Krosoczka Josh

goes through a whole day with a bag on his head. Is he brave? Or does he have a terrible secret? We're not saying.

Zathura Chris Van Allsburg

In the unsettling sequel to "Jumanji," the kids get sent into outer space by the diabolical board game.

Gluey Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Seibold

A lovable snail--yes, a lovable snail--tries to help a charming bunny. The bunny balks.

Dear Mrs. LaRue Mark Teague

The howlingly funny tale of a duplicitous dog, Ike, at obedience school. We like Ike.

The Last Resort Roberto Innocenti and J. Patrick Lewis

An artist finds his inspiration in a storybook world.

Pinocchio the Boy Lane Smith

This is what happens after the puppet gets his wish to become a real boy--oh boy, more trouble.

The Charles Addams Mother Goose

This reissued classic proves that the late Addams was an apter match for Mother Goose than you might guess.