Armchair BEA 2013: “From Picture Books to Young Adult”

Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads
Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads

Today’s genre is a big one, Children’s Literature. From picture books to middle grade to young adult novels this is a category that encompasses books that young and old alike flock to on a daily ba

sis. In our home it’s not uncommon to read anywhere from three or four picture books a day to as many as twenty. And that’s not counting the middle grade and YA books picked up and devoured in a week.

One of the great things about children’s literature is the wide range of emotions, topics and themes it covers. These spectacular books can cover shockingly real and painful events such as death, trauma, rape, abuse and more. On the other hand they can take us to places far away through wardrobes, on pirate ships and into times of post-apocalyptic chaos. There is no limit to what can be accomplished within the pages of a well-written piece of children’s literature. (From: ABEA)

I love Children’s Literature and one of the sadest things for me has been as my children have grown up they have really stopped reading picture books. So I have not kept up with them the way I would have liked. I might start a monthly picture book post just to give me an excuse to read the ones I have missed over the past few years. Books Like these:
 Olivia and the Fairy Princesses The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) This Is Not My Hat (Irma S and James H Black Honor for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards)) Creepy Carrots!
 When I Grow Up I Want My Hat Back Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party Queen of the Falls
 Instructions City Dog, Country Frog We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Children Make Terrible Pets (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear)

All links to

5 thoughts on “Armchair BEA 2013: “From Picture Books to Young Adult”

  1. I love picture books and used to go into the library and read a stack of them occasionally. Now my son is getting to the age that he really likes them so I have an “excuse.” Like I really needed one. lol

    Good stuff here! You’ve reminded me of some books I want to pick up soon.

Comments are closed.