Writers Read Picture Books

Awhile back I told you I was providing a list of books I suggest lovers of science fiction and fantasy (and science fantasy, and portal fantasy, and apocalyptic, and mental health, and feminism/STRONG female characters, and equality) read.

Today I’m fulfilling PART of that promise, with this list of picture books.

*This list was created on my own time, with my own resources. Library resources (my place of work) were not used in this creation. The list here is my own property and subject to change at any time.*

My Recommendations:

  1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak — Fantasy
  2. Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen, Heidi Elisabet, and Yolen Stemple — Strong Female Characters
  3. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg — Fantasy
  4. Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear —Depression
  5. Part Time Princess by Deborah Underwood and Cambria Evans –Fantasy, and Strong Female Characters
  6. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko — Fantasy, and Strong Female Characters
  7. Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman and Kelly Murphy — Fantasy and Strong Female Characters
  8. Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood and Meg Hunt — Science Fiction, Strong Female Characters, and Intersectional Characters
  9. Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman — Science Fiction
  10. Mars Needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed –Science Fiction
  11. The Princess and the Fog by Lloyd Jones —Fantasy, and Depression
  12. Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg Science Fiction
  13. Baloney by Jon Scieszka –Science Fiction

On My Radar (they should be on yours too): 

  1. Oh No! by Mac Barnett –Science Fiction and Strong Female Characters
  2. Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson and Kevin O’Malley — Fantasy and Strong Female Characters
  3. Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole –Fantasy, and Strong Female Characters
  4. Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Story from Africa by Niki Daly — Fantasy, and Strong Female Characters
  5. The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke and Kerstin Meyer — Fantasy and Strong Female Characters
  6. June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner –Science Fiction

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