Surprise! Playful Picture Books Booklist

These books were in the Surprise! Playful Picture Books exhibition, on view in The Carle’s Reading Library from May 5 - July 31, 2022.

Creative Covers

Amah Faraway by Margaret Chiu Greanias, illustrated by Tracy Subisak 

Cat and Dog: A Tale of Opposites by Tullio Corda 

First the Egg by Laura Vacarro Seeger  

The Fort by Laura Pedrew, illustrated by Adelina Lirius 

Fred Gets Dressed by Peter Brown 

The Jacket by Kirsten Hall, illustrated by Dasha Tolstikova

The Lost Package by Richard Ho, illustrated by Jessica Lanan 

The Me I Choose to Be by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illustrated by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love 

A Pizza with Everything On It by Kyle Scheele, illustrated by Andy J. Pizza 

Road Trip by Steve Light 

Thao by Thao Lam 

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell 

Where is Bina Bear? by Mike Curato 

Zero Local by Ethan Murrow and Vita Murrow 

Playful Pages

Animals Go Vroom! by Abi Cushman  

Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat  

Knock! Knock! by Kaori Takahashi  

Mel Fell by Corey Tabor  

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle 

My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Francisca Sanna 

The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett  

Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee 

Polar Bear’s Underwear by tupera tupera 

Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri 

Round Trip by Ann Jonas 

The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain, illustrated by Yuval Zommer 

There’s a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers  

The Tunnel Calamity: A Tunnel Book by Edward Gorey 

We Love Each Other by Yusuke Yonezu 

You are Light by Aaron Becker 

Tactile Tales

Alpha Block by Christopher Franceschelli, illustrated by Peski Studio 

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell  

Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup   

Heads by Matthew Van Fleet 

Look, Look Again by Agnese Buruzzi  

Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite by Nick Bromley, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne 

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle 

Peek-a-Who? by Elsa Mroziewicz

Pet by Matthew Van Fleet, illustrated Brian Stanton

Postcards from Camp by Simms Taback 

Sam’s Sandwich by David Pelham 

Say Zoop! by Herve Tullet 

Scratchie: A Touch-And-Feel Catventure by Maria Putri 

Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson 

This is Frog by Harriet Evans and Jacqui Lee 

Tickle Monster by Edouard Manceau 

Who am I? by Tristan Mory and Stephanie Babin 

Wreck this Picture Book by Keri Smith