Picture Book Doll House at My Library

Picture Book Doll House at My Library

My public library has a display that I’ve long admired of a picture book doll house. Each room represents a children’s book.

picture house doll house

Isn’t it wonderful? Three bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, and living room.

The Good Night Moon room was the most obvious to me; this is such an iconic book but Five Minutes’ Peace is new to me. I’m glad there is a bathroom in this doll house though!

How about you? Did you guess all the room correctly?

Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

picture house doll house good night moon

This is one of the first children’s books that was gifted to us. It came with a stuffed bunny which was much loved. We discovered that there are many small things to find on the color page spreads … search for the mouse and look at the time on the clock to see how long it takes mother bunny to put her child to bed. [picture book, ages 1 and up]


Five Minutes’ Peace by Jill Murphy

picture house doll house five minutes peace

Every new mother can relate to this picture book! A mama elephant, Mrs. Large, just wants five minutes of peace and quiet for her bath, but her kids just won’t leave her alone! [picture book, ages 2 and up]

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

picture house doll house where the wild things are

I loved this picture book as a child and I’m so happy that my three kids love it too. A classic picture book about an a running away from home adventure but also the safety of returning. [picture book, ages 2 and up]

Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

picture house doll house strega nona

Strega Nona goes on a short visit to visit another witch friend of hers and Big Anthony uses this time alone to try out her magic pasta pot. It’s a good thing Strega Nona returns in time to clean up the mess! [picture book, ages 2 and up]

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

picture house doll house the keeping quilt

A special quilt is created made of memories and old clothes. As time goes on, the quilt gets passed on from generation to generation and quilt becomes more than just a blanket to keep warm. It’s also a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket for new babies. Patricia Polacco shares her family treasure and history, as always, with her readers. [picture book, ages 4 and up]

A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams

picture house doll house a chair for my mother

Coin by coin, Rosa, her mother, and her grandmother save up to buy a really special and comfortable chair after they lose everything in a fire. [picture book, ages 4 and up]

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Picture Book Doll House at My Library

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. What an inspiring project. I never saw anything like I before. And two of my all-time favorite books – The Keeping Quilt and Strega Nonia. Love what your library did.
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  2. I remember this house so fondly, since I was a frequent visitor of the Newton Free Library when I lived in MA. I’d be there at least once a week, but more often more than that. And I was in a critique group that met there monthly, and still does. I love the Strega Nona one so much. Feeling homesick 🙁

  3. What a delightful theme for a dollhouse! I am pretty sure we saw this when we were in Massachusetts last summer – it looks familiar and I think we were in your library. Don’t they also have a really cool LEGO display of the town?

  4. What a fabulous idea! I have always been in favor of connecting books with playtime. Great way to stretch a child’s connections between what the brain reads and how we visualize those ideas in everyday experience.

  5. So cool! I love dollhouses :). What a great idea.
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