Perspective: Books For Kids

This list of the best kids books about perspective is sure to include a new favorite for the voracious young reader in your life!

A Tiny Brown Monkey on the Big Blue Earth book
A Tiny Brown Monkey on the Big Blue Earth
Written by Tory Christie and illustrated by Luciana Navarro Powell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Starting with a tiny brown monkey in the middle of a jungle, this unique geography perspective shows ever-widening views from mountain to village to city, to country, continent, ocean, and planet.

A Stone Sat Still book
A Stone Sat Still
Written and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

In this moving companion to the Caldecott Honor–winning They All Saw a Cat, Brendan Wenzel tells the story of a seemingly ordinary stone. But it isn't just a stone—to the animals that use it, it's a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven...even an entire world. With stunning illustrations in cut paper, pencil, collage, and paint, and soothing rhythms that invite reading aloud, A Stone Sat Still is a gorgeous exploration of perspective, perception, sensory experience, color, size, function, and time, with an underlying environmental message that is timely and poignant. Once again Wenzel shows himself to be a master of the picture book form.

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