Auckland Libraries: Annie's top picture books on hope and comfort

Annie's top picture books on hope and comfort

Browse Annie's Top 10 books on comfort and hope for children.

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A child's garden

Michael Foreman

Picture book

In a ruined village, torn apart by war, a barbed wire fence cuts off a little boy from the hills he loved to walk in. But does a tiny green shoot spell hope?

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Happy in our skin

Fran Manushkin

Picture book

A delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text is paired with bright, bustling art from the award-winning Lauren Tobia, illustrator of Anna Hibiscus, in this joyful exploration of the new skin of babyhood.

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Love

Matt de la Peña

Book

In this heartfelt celebration of love, this book shows the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond.

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Mirror

Jeannie Baker

Picture book

Two diverse cultures, countries and families are linked with warmth and charm. We experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families - one from inner-city Sydney and the other from a small, remote village in Morocco, North Africa.

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Mustafa

Marie-Louise Gay

Book

After leaving his war-torn country with his family, Mustafa visits a park near his new home and finds beautiful flowers, ladybugs, fall leaves, and finally, a friend.

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Plant a kiss

Amy Krouse. Rosenthal

Picture book

One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined.

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Stripes! No, spots!

Vasanti Unka

Picture book

Tiger claims that stripes are best. Leopard insists that spots are tops. Their squabble turns into a battle and the jungle is a complete mess. Their way of resolving matters will bring out the best in everyone... well, almost everyone.

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The treasure box

Margaret Wild

Picture book

As the library burns, Peter and his father flee their home, taking with them a book that tells the story of their people. When Peter loses his father, he must bury their treasure in an iron box to protect it, leaving it behind.

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Who left the light on?

Richard Marnier

Picture book

When one resident of a place where all the houses are alike and everyone does things at the same time leaves the lights on at night, the neighbours are scandalised, but when he builds a new, distinctive house others begin to follow his lead.

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Wisp

Zana Fraillon

Book

Idris is a child refugee, born into a world of tents and fences. He has known no other life. When the Wisp arrives, everyone who holds it finds their memories reawakened, their hopes of freedom reborn. But what about Idris, who has no memories?

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