Gift Giving: Picture Book Edition

Petite Picture Books


I’ve spent a great deal of time creating a list of our favorite books and illustrators over the last few months.  For your holiday gift giving guide, here are our top 12 books, 12 because I couldn’t bring myself to cut the list down to 10.

No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou – the petites love this book because library Lou helps the pirate to realize that books are the treasure and adventure, we couldn’t agree more.

Oliver’s Tree – a sweet book about three friends who problem solve so that everyone can be included.  Not to mention, the cutest illustrations ever!

Me…Jane – stunning book about a remarkable lady who continues to inspire an entire generation of animal lovers and future conservationists.

Bats at the Library – a fun story about bats who sneak into the local library when the window is left ajar, they explore books and all the joys the library has to offer.

Flora and the Penguin – this delightful book is gorgeous and will bring a smile to any petites face and those lucky enough to share this book with them.

Tea Rex – a sweet book about a tea rex who loves a tea party.  It is super silly and the petites will love it, especially if they love to have tea parties too.

Rosie Revere Engineer – one of our all time favorite books, this book should be in the hands of all young petites.  A young girl wants to be an engineer and learns an important lesson, every flop moves you closer to getting to your goal.

Little Red Hot – another family favorite, a play on Little Red Riding Hood, Little Red Hot will have your petites rooting for Little Red Hot and cheering in the end.

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey & Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination – these two books have some of the most gorgeous illustrations I’ve seen.  They are absolutely magical.

Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious – perfect for the petite who is interested in food and cooking.  The petites loved this book with it’s bright illustrations and

Julia, Child – another lovely book that is all about the love of food and cooking.

All of these books have been Petite Stag favorites over the past year.  They are fabulous options for gifts for the petites in your life.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays.


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Perfect Presents for Petites

I have loved learning about Jane Goodall my entire life.  She is a remarkable woman who is an incredible role model to  little girls everywhere.  She had a dream and she stuck with it and made it her reality.  There are a number of books out there about her and her life’s work.


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“There are so many people who have dreamed seemingly unattainable dreams and, because they never gave up, achieved their goals against all the odds, or blazed a path along which others could follow…They inspire me.  They inspire those around them.” – Jane Goodall

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell is a Caldecott Honor Book for a reason.  This book has lovely illustrations of Jane as a child and how her dream of growing up to help animals became her reality.  This book highlights Jane’s curiosity, desire for adventure and her imagination.  All things that are so important to foster in young children.  At the end of this book there is a message from Jane where she encourages everyone to make the world a different place. I love this book.  I believe that this book should be in the hands of all small girls.


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Jane 2

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Jellycat Monkey

The story highlights Jane with her stuffed monkey Jubilee here is a fantastic little monkey that would pair nicely with this book.  Jellycat stuffed animals are a favorite of my girls, they are so soft and well made.  Another important fact about them is that they are made with quality materials that aren’t toxic to petites.

I love this gift idea, I can imagine any petite would love to have a fantastic story read to them while snuggling their own Jubilee.