. . . and here we get to the more complicated stuff.
As wonderful as all of the picture books in the preschooler section are, sometimes you need something more.
So in this section of the Noodlenuts site, you’ll find exactly that. Some of these books are still pretty straightforward stories that are simply a little longer than the average picture book (and therefore are best suited to kids who will sit still for a lengthier tale). Others have more complex narratives, more challenging use of language, more unique or unusual themes, and sometimes more sophisticated artwork.
(left: Reading Little Girl by Ildiko Horvath. See more of Ildi’s gorgeous art for children–including prints, wooden blocks, and more–at NanuGraphic.)
Here there are fictionalized biographies of Dali and Warhol for the kindergarten set; an exploration of the Japanese notion of wabi sabi, or the beauty of ordinary things; a look at one of the first feminists–Amelia Bloomer, who got women out of skirts and into more comfortable pants; and many other clever, funny, wonderful storybooks for the more advanced preschooler in your life. Enjoy!