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.)
When Shredder, a little shrew who lives alone, overcomes his worry and sets out to explore what lies beyond the forest, he finds himself in trouble and discovers a new friend.
Hank relates to a friend a dream in which he flies to the sea, past the trees, and over the clouds.
🙂 When Violet decides to write a book, she insists that her twin brother help because he has good ideas, but Victor would rather count his pet worms.
Red wants to be friends. But his jokes make bunny mad.
Mia’s big sister teaches her that there is more to being a ballerina than just putting on the right clothes.
When the sheep on a farm go on strike rather than having their warm coats sheared off, the other animals begin taking sides until, at last, a compromise can be reached.
🙂 Tiger, Gibbon, Water Buffalo, and Gecko are sitting among the ruins of ancient Angkor Wat, wondering which of them would make the best king. The appearance of a mysterious visitor leads them to discover their true selves in a race to a distant hilltop.
🙂 Far away, where snowflakes twinkle like stars, little Wellington the penguin dreams of growing a garden.
🙂 Nature-loving sisters Maple and Willow smooth over a rough patch in their friendship in their own unique way.
As the only guinea pig left in Mrs. Pinkerley’s pet shop, Titch is getting lonely and anxious. All he wants is his very own Big Person.
Amy loves her blankie, her bear, her bunny, and her bird very much. “Mine!” she proudly crows. But what will happen when baby Joe and twins Zak and Jack want to join in and play too?
A walk through the park becomes an exuberant celebration-there are so many kinds of dogs to love!
If kids ruled the world…There’d be no such thing as bedtime. You could wear anything you like. You could have all the pets you want. And every day would be your birthday! But best of all? No one would ever be too old to PLAY!!!
Can a dog with more sweetness than smarts become a hero? (The revised and re-illustrated 35th anniversary edition)