Happy Holidays to you and yours…

Illustration by Gyo Fujikawa from Clement C. Moore’s The Night Before Christmas
(Up there in my top 10 favorites, maybe even 5?)

If you are here, then we must have Picture Book Love in common. Somehow PBL was genetically passed down through my family and every Christmas from the time I was tiny, until present day, included the gifting of beautiful books. 

Instead of writing about a particular book today I want to take this opportunity to thank you. Thank you for loving, appreciating, and supporting children’s literature. We at Picture Book Builders are very grateful for your commaraderie. As writers and illustrators, we don’t have a daily work family to talk to about the latest and greatest. Being able to connect with you here is a gift and we appreciate you reading, commenting, and following.

Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you! Snuggle up with a book and share a special moment with loved ones! 

Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Jennifer is the illustrator and author of several acclaimed picture books. Most recently is Always by My Side, 'A Stuffie Story', which she wrote and illustrated. She also is both the author and illustrator of Playing Possum, and Blue Ethel. Jennifer illustrated Gondra’s Treasure, written by Newbery award winner Linda Sue Park. As well as, Sometimes You Fly, by Newbery medalist, Katherine Applegate. She illustrated Yaks Yak, Animal Word Pairs by Linda Sue Park, The Inventor's Secret, What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford, by Suzanne Slade, Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons, by Alice B. McGinty, and The Adventures of a South Pole Pig, by Chris Kurtz.


  1. I am grateful for this blog and the work you all do to highlight great picture books all year long.

  2. I love picture books and I love following Picture Book Builders! Happy Holidays!

  3. Thank you! Cheers to Picture Book Love genes??❤️! Merry Christmas!

  4. This is my favorite blog, and I really appreciate all the work you do to bring great picture books to our attention. Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

  5. This is a great blog! I’ve been introduced to so many treasures! Thank you.

  6. I don’t know when or if I will ever publish,. What I do know is that I love children and I want to give them the love of reading that I had.
    I want every child to love to read and to have an imagination.

  7. Thank you for sharing and celebrating PBL with all of us! Your posts enrich my reading, connecting and appreciation of so many books, artists and writers!

  8. Thank you all for sharing your PBL and inspiring me with such excellence in picture book writing and illustrating!

  9. thank you for bringing us together. terri 🙂

  10. I’ve figured out I’m a pusher, a book pusher and mostly picture books. I love them too. Keep reviewing and sharing them with us.

  11. LOVE PBs more than anything! And yours is the best blog for them. thank you!

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