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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Illustrator Love: Kit Chase

The petites and I picked up a bunch of books at the library and oh my goodness do I have a super cute book to share with you today. Oliver’s Tree by Kit Chase (G.P. Putnam’s Son Books for Young Readers, 2014) this sweet book was published in March and is so cute, you need to get your hands on it.  I am sure you will fall head over heals for the illustrations and message, just like we did.

This book is just the book I needed to read with my girls.  Sometimes in kindergarten playing with friends can be a challenge, and this book highlights teamwork, friends finding solutions so everyone can play and be included and what it means to be friends.

To my delight, Kit Chase has an Etsy shop: Trafalgar’s Square that is simply adorable.  I am in love and thinking that when I makeover the petites book nook this shop will be my first stop.  I love these prints and the love of literacy that they showcase.

Copyright @ Kit Chase from Etsy

Copyright @ Kit Chase from Etsy

You have to get your hands on Oliver’s Tree and visit Ms. Chase’s Etsy shop.  Also, up to midnight tonight there is a discount code, so act fast.

Happy Reading and Shopping!