August 16, 2023

Some Favorite Picture Books by Kerri Forney

Some Favorite Picture Books by Kerri Forney

Kerri Forney, a member of the Alveary curriculum team and a CMI Board member, started collecting books for herself and others over 25 years ago. And many have enjoyed transferring some of her finds to their homes through her regular book sales at CMI conferences over the years.

Although Kerri loves all types of books, she is especially fond of picture books. She loves that picture books are accessible for everyone, no matter who or where they are (or how old). Picture books are for kids in public schools, private schools, or at home. They can be read with grandparents, spouses, parents, friends, colleagues, siblings, or alone. They belong in offices and out of doors. And, as Kerri points out, they allow us, as adults, to foster our own living education as we enter into new realms of relationship and delight through the powerful simplicity, depth, and beauty of these little books. One can only wish Charlotte Mason could have lived to experience the many wonderful picture books which have been published in the last century.

Earlier this summer, Kerri spoke on picture books at the Living Education Retreat, and since she has spent so much time thinking about picture books recently, she graciously agreed to share some of her current favorites here in this post.

You can also find the entire list on Amazon here, and most of the titles here at as well (which will give CMI a small affiliate commission at no cost to you).

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