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.)
🙂 After his Dominican Grannie tells him of her attempts to catch the mischievous Ti Bolam, Christopher decides he will go after the strange being himself.
🙂 While Pig is trying to finish a thank-you note to his grandmother, his best friend Rabbit repeatedly interrupts to borrow supplies for a series of his own notes, thanking all of the special people in his life.
🙂 A little boy overcomes his fear of the dark during a daring teddy bear rescue.
Angelina goes to the most famous city in Mouseland to perform at the Big Cheese Dance Show with her cousin Jeanie, but the two clash over whether tap or ballet is better.
Norman Qwerty keeps his ideas hidden…most of the time. Because big ideas, extraordinary ideas, refuse to stay hidden for long.
Clever wordplay with homonyms puts autumn on display and captures the art and science of season change.
🙂 A little wild sparrow journeys south through the lush rice paddies of India, across the rough sea, and all the way into a bright new day, where, for just a moment, its world meets with little Edie’s and the young girl’s life changes in the most surprising way.
Olive is very excited to receive a gift from her friend Joe. but when she opens the box, she finds a “best friends” hat–not exactly what she was hoping for.
🙂 Follows the changing seasons in a forest as trees and animals are nourished and are dependent on each other.
The bear cave is crowded and uncomfortable. What is a bear to do when there’s no good place to sleep?
🙂 When the leaves change color in Lily’s forest home, the young snowshoe hare is taken by surprise.
Because three-year-old Albie, who would one day be known as Albert Einstein, has never spoken, his concerned family takes him to a doctor who recommends a series of activities that might stimulate him to talk.
Tin is looking after his little sister Nickel one afternoon when she grabs hold of a balloon and floats away.
It’s a big day for Migs–he is starting school! He is looking forward to it, but he is also feeling a bit apprehensive, until, that is, he finds the perfect thing to help him overcome his shyness.
🙂 When Leo’s mother announces there will be a surprise at dinner, Leo and his brother are desperate to find out what it is, and their imaginations run wild.
Although Yazul loves making kites with his grandfather, all he truly desires is the approval of his father.