Something a little different this week. Picture Books by children’s authors we know and love—for adults. Fun and encouraging these books make great gifts and bring a smile to reader’s faces.

For lovers of Mo Willems pigeon: Be the Bus: The Lost & Found Wisdom of the Pigeon. Full of sage advice and sayings like, “…better to say You are one in a million than There are 7,960 others just like you out there.” The pigeon is wise and his translator Mo Willems captures the bird’s spirit once again.

Sandra Boynton fans will enjoy: Woo Hoo! You’re Doing Great! An encouraging book in which a chicken cheers everyone on and a wise mouse gives the best advice at the end. Some days everyone needs a little support, even those who cheer others on.