Read picture books for the good feeling they bring

The news is almost always depressing. Lots of crisis and strife, doom and gloom. So why not turn to a picture book, or a children’s book, for a pick-me-up?

I think children’s books–picture books and middle-grade books, especially–hold joy in them, happiness, laughter. They can help readers feel rejuvenated, or remember to dream or have fun. The picture books that immediately come to mind are:

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Laugh-out-loud funny, uplifting.

The Mysterious Tadpole

Magical, imaginative, and fun.

There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon (A Golden Classic)

Fun and deeply satisfying.

Learning to Fly

Inspiring, uplifting, encouraging.


Playful, delightful, uplifting and encouraging.


Funny, imaginative, and playful.

What are some of your favorite, uplifting picture books?

This short post from the Billington Library reminded me of all this.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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4 Responses to Read picture books for the good feeling they bring

  1. GirlwiththeBraids says:

    My brother and I used to read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type when we went to bed. I always enjoyed it! I agree with you.

  2. Cheryl says:

    GirlwiththeBraids, I’m glad you enjoyed Click Clack Moo. 🙂 It’s so fun, isn’t it?

  3. GirlwiththeBraids says:

    Yes, it made me laugh all the way through (my brother too).

  4. Cheryl says:

    I love hearing that.

    The book makes me giggle, still.

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