Flora and the Penguin

10 best books like Flora and the Penguin (Molly Idle): Quest, Return, The Way Back Home, Three Bears in a Boat, Telephone, Penguin on Vacation, Float, The Midnight Library, Up and Down, Leaf Man

AuthorAaron Becker
Aaron Becker, creator of Journey, a Caldecott Honor book, presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy.

A king emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than...
AuthorAaron Becker
Welcome the much-anticipated finale of Caldecott Honoree Aaron Becker’s wordless trilogy—a spectacular, emotionally satisfying story that brings its adventurer home.

Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and...
The Way Back Home
AuthorOliver Jeffers
From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes an imaginative tale of friendship in a world where what makes us different isn't nearly as important as what makes us the same.

When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer...
Three Bears in a Boat
AuthorDavid Soman
From the co-creator of the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series comes a high seas adventure inspired by the classic picture books Little Bear and Where the Wild Things Are.
Three bear siblings break their mother’s favorite blue seashell, and rather than tell her, they decide...
AuthorMac Barnett
It's time to fly home for dinner! In this witty picture book from award-winning and bestselling author Mac Barnett, a mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter. But passing messages on a telephone line isn't as simple as it sounds. Each subsequent bird understands Mama's message...
AuthorSalina Yoon
Penguin's tired of the snow and cold--so he decides to go on vacation! But where should he go? And what new friends will he meet along the way?

Seasoned illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring this favorite character to life, ensuring that readers will...
AuthorDaniel Miyares
A boy's small paper boat and his large imagination fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me! that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own.

A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure....
The Midnight Library
AuthorKazuno Kohara
So cute. In fact, too cute. I quite admire Kohara's graphic skills, especially the balance of spaces and light/dark, but for me, too cute.

Also, too facile at times. I especially thought this about the scene when the one library patron cries and doesn't want to finish the book because...
Up and Down
AuthorOliver Jeffers
From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a humorous, resonant tale about the value of shared experiences.

A penguin has wings for a reason . . . doesn't he? Having a best friend with his own airplane is one thing, but actually experiencing what it feels like to fly by...
Leaf Man
AuthorLois Ehlert
Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.

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Grumpy Monkey
AuthorSuzanne Lang
A hilarious picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings…and the danger in suppressing them!

Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can’t understand it—how can he be in a bad mood when it’s SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch,...
Llama Destroys the World
AuthorJonathan Stutzman
Meet Llama, the next great picture-book megastar, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves tacos way more than you.

He also loves cake, and that’s where our story begins.

On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats.
On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into...
People Don't Bite People
AuthorLisa Wheeler
I don't like to wield my managerial perogative too often, but tonight was an exception when I forced three of my colleagues to sit and listen while I read aloud "People Don't Bite People." But this is a book that begs to be read aloud, again and again. The concept -- don't bite -- is simple, yet critical, in...
Wolfie the Bunny
AuthorAme Dyckman
Not every child views the imposition of a new sibling as an interloper, but a fair number of them do. They’re just tooling along, enjoying the natural bliss that comes with being the one and only star in their parents’ firmament when BLAMMO! A squalling person of inadequate size is there, hogging...
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