Picture Books for Young Readers (Ages 4-8)

When my children were young, I joined the Parents’ Magazine Book-of-the-Month Club so that my boys could anticipate, with excitement, the monthly arrival of a picture book in the mail. These books had been selected by a panel of “experts”, promising to provide us with some of the best reading material for children that had recently been published or reprinted that year. Over time, a number of Newbery and Caldecott Award winners were among those that had landed in our mailbox.