In my position as a technical processing assistant at the DeWitt Community Library, I catalog a lot of new 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.)
🙂 Tiger wants to bake a cake. It doesn’t go exactly to plan.
Say hello to the airplane as it takes off on an exciting adventure: gliding through the night sky, skimming above the clouds, and soaring into a bright new morning.
🙂 Have you ever seen the rabbit-in-the-moon? Folktales from many cultures explain how the rabbit came to be there. This is one such tale.
One autumn morning, Farmer Brown gets on his tractor and heads to town. Along the way, he picks up a cat with a hat, a goat in a coat, an ox in socks, and more!
🙂 Fritz can’t wait to turn five! His birthday starts off well when he eats all five of his birthday pancakes and gets brand new sneakers that fit perfectly. But when he looks in the mirror, nothing has changed.
This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.
🙂 No matter what kind of messes a little bunny experiences through the day, bath time makes things fresh and new.
The same thing happens every night. After this little boy’s parents say good night and turn off the light, strange creatures descend from the black hole where the ceiling used to be.
Gracie’s special star shines for her every night-but every morning it fades away. If only Gracie could keep her beautiful star with her all the time!
🙂 Flo promised to take Wendell on a real adventure…
Bugs happily living in an empty lot are in trouble when a gang of rats moves in and takes over, but when a group of volunteers arrives to clean up, not only do the bugs get their lot back, they learn about recycling, composting, and garbage dumps.
This tender story of finding the courage to listen to the creative spirit within is sure to move even the shyest of souls to joyful expression.