Picture Book City is the home of Fletcher Free Library’s picture book collection. These books are divided into ten color-coded, themed neighborhoods to facilitate patron browsing:

All About Me [ORANGE]

  • growing up
  • families & traditions
  • adoption
  • new babies
  • friendship
  • moving
  • bedtime
  • school
  • pets
  • milestones
  • identity
  • emotions
  • manners

Celebrations [GRAY]

  • birthdays
  • weddings
  • holidays: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Jewish Holidays, Kwanzaa, Islamic Holidays, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Halloween

Concepts [YELLOW] 

  • ABCs
  • numbers
  • colors
  • shapes
  • size
  • sounds
  • opposites

Favorites [PURPLE]

Popular authors & characters; classic picture books and award winners or honorees, including:

Authors:

  • Eric Carle
  • Barbara Cooney
  • Anna Dewdney
  • Kevin Henkes
  • Ezra Jack Keats
  • Jon Klassen
  • Robert McCloskey
  • Patricia Polacco
  • Dan Santat
  • Richard Scarry
  • Maurice Sendak
  • Dr. Seuss
  • William Steig
  • Jan Thomas
  • Chris Van Allsburg
  • Rosemary Wells
  • Vera B. Williams
  • Mo Willems
  • Jacqueline Woodson

Series and characters:

  • Arthur
  • Babar
  • Berenstain Bears
  • Clifford
  • Curious George
  • Diary of a Fly/Spider/Worm
  • Eloise
  • Frances
  • Franklin
  • How Do Dinosaurs
  • I Spy
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Ladybug Girl
  • Pete the Cat
  • Pinkalicious
  • Superheroes
  • Thomas the Train
  • Where’s Waldo

Winners and honorees:

  • Caldecott Medal
  • Newbery Medal
  • Coretta Scott King Book Award
  • Pura Belpré Award
  • Red Clover Award
  • Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
  • American Indian Youth Literature Award
  • Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
  • Arab American Book Award
  • Schneider Family Book Award
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Folk & Fairy Tales [PINK]

  • Fables & traditional stories from around the world 

Nature [GREEN]

  • animals
  • weather
  • seasons
  • farming
  • the natural world

Older Readers [DARK BLUE]

  • Stories in picture book format about mature topics that are recommended for readers in grades 1 & up.

Songs & Rhymes [AQUA]

  • illustrated songs
  • Mother Goose & nursery rhymes
  • other stories in rhyme

Stories [BLUE]

  • imagination
  • fantasy
  • princes & princesses
  • other stories

Things That Go [RED]

  • cars, trucks, trains, & other vehicles
  • construction & building

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