Andrew Henry's Meadow

10 best books like Andrew Henry's Meadow (Doris Burn): The Little House, Building Our House, The Gardener, Roxaboxen, Miss Suzy, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, A Medieval Feast, Hello Lighthouse, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

The Little House
AuthorVirginia Lee Burton
Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it. The house has an expressive face of windows and doors, and even the feelings of a person, so she’s sad...
AuthorJonathan Bean
In this unique construction book for kids who love tools and trucks, readers join a girl and her family as they pack up their old house in town and set out to build a new one in the country. Mom and Dad are going to make the new house themselves, from the ground up. From empty lot to finished home, every stage...
The Gardener
AuthorSarah Stewart
By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling The Library

Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing...
AuthorAlice McLerran
From two-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Barbara Cooney and celebrated children’s book author Alice McLerran comes Roxaboxen, a treasured story about the magic of a child’s imagination.

Marian called it Roxboxen. There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill—nothing...
Miss Suzy
AuthorMiriam Young
Miss Suzy is a little gray squirrel who lives happily in her oak-tree home until she is chased away by some mean red squirrels. Poor Miss Suzy is very sad. But soon she finds a beautiful dollhouse and meets a band of brave toy soldiers. How Miss Suzy and the soldiers help each other makes a gentle, old-fashioned...
AuthorBrian Floca
Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the...
A beautifully illustrated, award-winning, and fascinating look at the Middle Ages by Aliki, the beloved creator of many popular books for children. The King is coming to visit! The lord and lady of Camdenton Manor must work quickly to prepare for his arrival. It will take weeks to ready rooms, set up...
Hello Lighthouse
AuthorSophie Blackall
On the highest rock of a tiny island
at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse.
It is built to last forever. Sending its light out to sea.
The fog rolls in, and the fog rolls out.
The waves rise and crash. The wind blows and blows...
This beautiful picture book caught my eye on the Goodreads...
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
AuthorLinda Williams
“A splendiferous Halloween story.” — The Horn Book

“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the...
The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
AuthorMeghan Cox Gurdon
A Wall Street Journal writer’s conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.

A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another,...
AuthorLiesel Moak Skorpen
Sometimes, living in a house can be tiresome. So these siblings pack a bag and take a hike, to find another place. From a treehouse to a raft, a cave to a sandcastle -- each place seems perfect to them. That is, until they tumble out of the treehouse, their raft sinks, they meet the bears who already live in...
AuthorMarjorie Flack
A little black Scottish terrier called Angus is curious about cats but has never had the chance to satisfy his curiosity as they're so hard to get close to. One day Angus has his wish granted and finds one in his house. Oh dear, it looks like this one has come to stay. After a bit of swiping, chasing and hide...
AuthorJen Bryant
An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.
Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to...
Kamishibai Man
AuthorAllen Say
The Kamishibai man used to ride his bicycle into town where he would tell stories to the children and sell them candy, but gradually, fewer and fewer children came running at the sound of his clappers. They were all watching their new televisions instead. Finally, only one boy remained, and he had no money...
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