In my position as a technical processing assistant at the DeWitt Community Library, I catalog a lot of picture books. Unfortunately, I cannot review them all, but I do read them all and have assigned a 🙂 to my favorites. Below are a few I’ve cataloged recently. (Whenever possible, summaries have been taken directly from the books.)
Captain Beastlie is the dirtiest, smelliest pirate to sail the seven seas-until his squeaky-clean crew plans a neat birthday surprise!
🙂 Under a radiant moon and surrounded by all the noises of the city at night, a little boy prays for those in need, for wars to end, for the sick to be healed, and for all the members of his family.
Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat that thinks he is a Chihuahua dog, stars in a fairy tale set in the winter wonderland of his imagination.
In this handy guide, Captain Magma and his trusty sidekick, Lava Boy, take young readers on an adventure to learn all ten rules of being a good superhero.
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is walking on the blanket when he is unexpectedly launched high into the air.
A traveling artist takes the reader through a collection of illustrations of fantastical hybrid creatures.
🙂 Three cats-Tiny, Moonpie, and Andre-think there might be a dog in this book! Will you lift the flaps and turn the pages to help them find out?
Calling all preschoolers who love prehistoric creatures-come along on this colorful parade with dinosaurs of every shape and size!
Rhoda is on a north woods hike, her big bag packed full of gear. Auntie June and Uncle Jonah are watching for wildlife, but Rhoda is on the hunt for one thing: ROCKS.
Long ago in Nowhere, Texas, Mama and Papa Upagainstit agree to take in the wild baby their five children find in a passing tumbleweed, despite the objections of the one who used to be “the littlest-of-all girl”.
🙂 Here is an imaginative and poignant story about finding the strength to overcome bullies and find the magic within you.
🙂 What Rosebud and Red Flannel find within themselves-and in each other-will warm every heart.
Best friends Sam and Julia love spending their days exploring the many rooms and secret hiding places of the Mouse Mansion, where they live with their families.