Picture Books About Being Different or Marching to a Different Drummer

shelved under Children's Books

Arthur's Nose

Arthur's Nose

by Marc Brown

Arthur thinks he doesn't like his long nose, but comes to realize it's part of what makes him who he is. (Ironically, the author, Marc Brown, didn't take this lesson to heart, and the Arthur we know today on television no longer has a long nose!)

I want to read this book     I've read this and liked it

You should click here for more on this book

 
 
Leo the Late Bloomer

Leo the Late Bloomer

by Robert Kraus, illustrated by Jose Aruego

Leo doesn't do all the things he "should" be doing, but his mom has confidence that he'll do them when he's ready, and he does.

I want to read this book     I've read this and liked it

You should click here for more on this book

 
 
The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand

by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson

This one is a classic — rather than jumping around and butting heads like all the other bulls, Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers. Luckily, his mother understands, and Ferdinand gets his day in the sun after all.

I want to read this book     I've read this and liked it

You should click here for more on this book

 
 
Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

by Kevin Henkes

The protagonist is teased about her long and unusual name, until the problem is resolved in a most satisfying way. And Kevin Henkes captures schoolyard teasing, and caring parents, perfectly.

I want to read this book     I've read this and liked it

You should click here for more on this book