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. Finley Frog’s favorite is marked with a *. Below are a few I’ve cataloged recently. (Whenever possible, summaries have been taken directly from the books.)
🙂 Dot is about to get a lesson on just how important he is–because there’s a special spot for every dot in this world!
* Relates, in rhyming verse, how fate brought two best friends together.
🙂 Sophie loves to dress up and play with her dolls, but she wishes she had a friend to join her. Then one day Sophie meets Goose. HONK!
Snuggleford Cuddlebun, the sleepiest sloth in all of Snoozeville, attends the annual Snoozefest, where she gets free pajamas and other gifts, listens to bands and haiku, and, mostly, sleeps.
A hungry mouse meets a Busy square Cat in an amazing, brilliant, and charming tale!
Henry Holton comes from an ice hockey-obsessed family, but despite his comfort on the ice, his aspirations lead him to pursue another sport–ice dancing.
In April, 1796, young Charlotte Stuart writes a series of letters to George Washington, whose portrait is being painted by her father, reporting on her efforts and those of her brothers to follow the rules of good behavior in the book Mr. Washington gave them.
🙂 Zulay is a blind girl who longs to be able to run in the race on field and track day at her school.
Once there was a bear cub who lived with a little boy. But over time, the bear cub grew…and grew…and GREW!
🙂 Raffi feels different from the other children at school–he doesn’t like noisy games, and sometimes he gets teased. But when Raffi discovers knitting and sewing, everything changes…
Animal characters celebrate mothers, especially ones who play fun games, have bright smiles, and kiss hurt knees.