Picture Book Parents is an online space for caregivers of young children to search for books on issues that may need discussion within their families—issues such as bullying, death, divorce, emotions and toileting. Our book lists and reviews aim to provide parents with a clear sense of a picture book’s content and tone, so that parents can make an informed choice when selecting books for their children. We’re parents ourselves and enjoy recommending books that are nurturing and that foster connection between parent and child. We hope you enjoy reading our reviews. We’d love to see your comments about picture books you’ve enjoyed in the comments section at the end of Review pages. Happy reading!

Cath Young is a writer, artist and mum, with a background in theatre and education.  Books of all kinds are devoured in her house and are regularly the springboard for play, artwork and independent learning.  She can often be found drawing or playing lego whilst enjoying an audiobook with her son.

Viv Young is a mum and writer with a background in Ancient History. After she completed her PhD (2013) she enjoyed several years of teaching and researching aspects of the ancient world before becoming a passionate reader of picture books. Viv enjoys reading with her son, roaring like a dragon and dancing like a parasaurolophus.