Picture Books By Topic: cities

A Chair for My Mother

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By: Vera Williams
Description: Grandparents, families, cooperation, saving, goal-setting A girl, her mother, and grandmother all contribute coins to the coin jar that will buy a new chair for mama after a fire destroys their possessions.
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A Little at a Time

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By: David A. Adler
Illustrated by: Paul Tong
Description: A young boy visits his grandfather in the city and asks many questions like "how did that tree get so tall" and "how did you get so smart Grandpa." He answers patiently, along with "a little at a time."
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The Honeybee Man

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By: Lela Nargi, Krysten Brooker
Description: Fred is an urban beekeeper who shares the fruits of his work with neighbors. Information about beekeeping and bees is included.
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Jayden’s Impossible Garden

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By: Mélina Mangal
Illustrated by: Ken Daley
Description: "Nine-year-old Jayden loves the outdoors, but his mother is nervous about him playing in their neighborhood. With the help of his neighbor Mr. Curtis, can Jayden help Mama see that nature and beauty are all around?"
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Kiyoshi’s Walk

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By: Mark Karlins
Illustrated by: Nicole Wong
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Description: Kiyoshi asks his grandfather, the wise poet Eto, where poems come from, and Eto takes him on a walk through the city to seek an answer. (Description from WorldCat)
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Last Stop on Market Street

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By: Matt de la Peῆa, Christian Robinson
Description: Multi-cultural (Af. Am.), grandson and grandma, city living, jealousy, thankfulness, volunteerism
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My Teacher

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By: James Ransome
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Nana in the City

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By: Lauren Castillo
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Description: Young boy visits Nana’s home in the big city and is initially frightened.
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Paris Hop

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By: Margie Blumberg
Illustrated by: Renee Andriani
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Description: A grandmother and granddaughter have travel adventures in Paris.
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