Picture Book City

The Westwood Children's Department has a new way of making our picture book section easier to browse for patrons!

Picture Book City is a collection of picture books arranged into neighborhoods by subject.  Look for the colored label to find a specific neighborhood.  Our 12 neighborhoods are "Things that Go", "Dinosaurs", "Concepts", "Favorites", "Feelings, Friends, & Family", "Holidays and Celebrations", "Longer Picture Books Stories", "Animals", "Tales: Fairy & Folk", "Seasons & Nature", "First Experiences" and "More to Explore".  Learn more about each section and the assigned color by visiting or Picture City tab catalogue.  

 Things that Go

 In this section, you will find fiction and non-fiction books about transportation, including trains, trucks, boats, airplanes and rocket ships!

 

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

"I'm Brave"

By Kate and Jim McMullen

 

 

 

"Train" 

By Elisha Cooper

 

 

 

"Duck on a Tractor"

By David Shannon

 Dinosaurs

 Here you will find fiction and non-fiction books about dinosaurs for our younger readers.

 

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "Dino-Soccer"

 By Lisa Wheeler

 

 

 

"No T.Rex in the Library"

 By Toni Buzzeo

 

 

 

 

 "How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?"

 By Jane Yolen

 Concepts

 Here you will find books about the alphabet, counting, shapes, colors, opposites and more.

 

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "Stack the Cats"

 By Susie Ghahremani

 

 

 

 

 "Circles"

 By David Adler

 

 

 

 

 "1-2-3 Peas"

 By Keith Baker

 Favorites

 Here you will find classic authors, favorite characters, TV and Movie tie-ins and Librarian's favorite authors!

 

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "Curious George Discovers the Seasons"

 By Cynthia Platt

 

 

 

 

 "Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus"

 By James Dean

 

 

 

 

 "Click, Clack, Moo: Cpws that Type"

 By Doreen Cronin

 Feelings, Friends & Family

Hre you will find books about feelings, making friends and books that celebrate all families!  These social-emotional books will encourage empathy and kindness.

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "Brave"

 By Stacy McAnulty

 

 

 

 

 "Tommy Can't Stop!"

 By Tim Federle

 

 

 

 

 "I Have a Balloon"

 By Ariel Bernstein

 Holidays & Celebrations

Here you will find all the major and minor Holiday stories.

 

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "Engineer Ari and the Hanukkah Mishap"

 By Deborah Bodin Cohen

 

 

 

 

 "Fangsgiving"

 By Ethan Long

 

 

 

 

 "Not Very Scary"

 By carol Brendler

 Longer Picture Book Stories

 Longer stories that feature historical fiction and concepts for older children.

 

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "The Secret of Freedom"

 By Marcia Vaughan

 

 

 

 

 "Juanita"

 By Leo Politi

 

 

 

 

 "Who Will Bell the Cat"

 By Patricia McKissack

Animal

Here you find stories featuring animals acting like animals on the farm, at the zoo, in the ocean, as pets and more!

 

 

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "Bob and Otto"

 By Robert O. Bruel

 

 

 

 

 "Story County Here We Come!"

 By Derek Anderson

 

 

 

 

 "Clip-Clop"

 By Nicola Smee

 Tales: Fairy & Folk

 Stories featuring "Fractured" fairy tales, simple versio[ns of fairy tales & folktales, fables and more of the like.  

 

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "King Arthur's Very Great Grandson"

 By Kenneth Kraegel

 

 

 

 

 "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"

 By B. G. Hennessy

 

 

 

 

 "The Princess Who Had No Kingdom"

 By Ursula Jones

 Seasons & Nature

 Here you find picture books and simple non-fiction books about the four seasons and other stories involving nature (including gardens and the  weather). 

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "Dont Wake Up the Bear"

 By Marjorie Murray

 

 

 

 "Beach Feet"

 By Lynn Reiser

 

 

 

 "Mouse's First Fall"

 By Lauren Thompson

 First Experiences

 Here are books all about milestones: Becoming a big brother/sister, moving to own bed, potty training and more.

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "The Rough Patch"

 By Brian Lies  

 

 

 

 "No More Bottles for Bunny"

 By Bernette Ford

 

 

 

 

 "Lena's Shoes Are Nervous"

 By Keith Calabrese

More to Explore

There is something for everyone in this section, such as books set in other times & places and fun surprises such as monsters, ninjas, pirates and princesses.  

 

 

Here are a few titles you will find...

 "Bark Park"

 By Trudy Krisher

 

 

 

 

 "Bad Bears Go Visiting"

 By Daniel Pinkwater

 

 

 

 

 "A Mango in the Hand"

 By Antonio Sacre