Best Picture Books: Darin’s Picks

You don’t have to resort to the same old books every night for story time. Entertain your kids and try something new.

Darin shares some of his favorite picture books for you to try.

The Perfect Picture Book: A great combination of creative pictures, a clever story and lots of opportunities to engage the listener and the reader

Heckedy Peg

Audrey Wood

The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs

Jon Scieszka

Try Out Your Voice: These are a couple of my favorites if you’re in the mood to try some “voices” or accents. Even if you’re bad at it, your kids will love the stories.

How I Became a Pirate

Melinda Long

The Sweetest Fig

Chris Van Allsburg

Silly and Fun: These are just plain fun, and there’s a good chance you will enjoy the books as much as the kids, maybe even more.

Piggie Pie

Margie Palatini

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Doreen Cronin

Not A Lot of Words: These are mostly big, beautiful pictures with plenty of story to follow along. Pick out different things and the book is different each time.


David Wiesner


Audrey and Don Wood

Casual Conversation: These books have just enough text to get your conversation going. While there are words in the book, most of the conversation will come from you and the listeners.

Book of Bad Ideas

Laura Hiliska-Beith

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Chris Van Allsburg

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