The Farmer and the Clown

10 best books like The Farmer and the Clown (Marla Frazee): When Sadness Is at Your Door, Another, Quest, My Papi Has a Motorcycle, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Sidewalk Flowers, Last Stop on Market Street, Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad, Bluebird, Flashlight

When Sadness Is at Your Door
AuthorEva Eland
ISBN0525707182
In the style of Harold and the Purple Crayon comes a picture-book primer in emotional literacy and mindfulness that suggests we approach the feeling of sadness as if it is our guest.

Sadness can be scary and confusing at any age! When we feel sad, especially for long periods of time, it can seem...
Another
AuthorChristian Robinson
A 2019 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book!
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019!

In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative...
Quest
AuthorAaron Becker
ISBN0763665959
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...
My Papi Has a Motorcycle
AuthorIsabel Quintero
A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees...
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
AuthorDan Santat
ISBN0316199982
This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given...
Sidewalk Flowers
AuthorJonArno Lawson
ISBN1554984319
In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. "Written" by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson...
Last Stop on Market Street
AuthorMatt de la Pena
ISBN0399257748
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the...
AuthorHenry Cole
ISBN0545399971
A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story. When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in the barn, she is at once startled and frightened. But the stranger's fearful eyes weigh upon her conscience, and she must make a difficult choice. Will she have the courage to help him?...
AuthorBob Staake
"Like nothing you have seen before," raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship. In this emotional picture book, readers will be captivated as...
Flashlight
AuthorLizi Boyd
ISBN1452118949
Inside the tent it's cozy, but what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight!

A charming story told solely through images: Through neatly drawn illustrations and a spare yet dramatic color palette, artist Lizi Boyd offers an enchanting exploration...
Viva Frida
AuthorYuyi Morales
ISBN1596436034
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award

Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.

Distinguished...
The Rough Patch
AuthorBrian Lies
ISBN0062671278
Evan and his dog do everything together, from eating ice cream to caring for their award-winning garden, which grows big and beautiful. One day the unthinkable happens: Evan’s dog dies. Heartbroken, Evan destroys the garden and everything in it. The ground becomes overgrown with prickles and thorns,...
Waiting
AuthorKevin Henkes
ISBN0062368435
Caldecott Honor and Geisel Honor Book

What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig—all toys arranged on a child’s windowsill—wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin...
Zoom
AuthorIstvan Banyai
ISBN0140557741
As seen on the SERIAL podcast, season 2, episode 1 ("Dustwun")!

Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai's sleek, mysterious landscapes of pictures...
Float
AuthorDaniel Miyares
ISBN1481415247
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....
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