Bookish Gift List: Picture Books

If you're like me, gifting books is a common practice during the holiday season. I am hoping to get a few guides together this week, the first one being suggestions for picture gifts for the kids in your life. Sawyer and I read daily together, but he also likes to look at books while we're in the car driving to and from school, so I've included a few of his favorites for that purpose. Enjoy! 

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen- read best with voices, of course, this quick book will have you discussing law and order with your kid asap

The Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems- I am piggie and my husband is Gerald- if you're in the know then you get it 

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat- Honestly, if I was an imaginary friend I think I'd just mess with little kids instead of befriending them

I Don't Like Koala by Sean Ferrell- I don't blame the kid, I'd want to get rid of the creepy stuffed koala in this book too 

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey- Sometimes being fabulous just isn't worth it... even if you're a unicorn 

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio (and Antoinette)- I love that this little series starts off with two dog mothers willingly each giving up one of their puppies. It's only temporary, but sheesh

I Am Not a Chair by Ross Burach- A giraffe who is commonly sat on has an emotional breakdown and ends up being a hypocrite 

I Will Not Eat You by Adam Lehrhaupt- A dragon with an existential crisis and possible eating disorder 

Superchimp by Giles Paley-Phillips- He runs around in his underwear and eats bugs- if that doesn't say crime-solver I don't know what does 

Any books by Andrea Beatty- Iggy Peck is gonna get all the ladies when he grows up

The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright- Important message to get off your ass and get out there

Solo reads he loves:

Any LEGO guide book

Where's Waldo

Seek-and-Find books 


  1. I need to add all of these to my cart!! I read a lot of picture books, but I did not read any of these and now I have to!

  2. My husband and I still quote from I Want My Hat Back.