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 8). Below are a few I’ve cataloged recently. (Whenever possible, summaries have been taken directly from the books.)
“I’ve loved you all your life, every single day. I love you oh so much — I’ll tell you all the ways!” Come see all the ways with Elmo and his Sesame Street friends!
Night Owl loves the nighttime! He can see everything, but when he doesn’t see Mommy Owl, he starts to listen…
8) Kay Kay lives in the village of Bungoma in the country of Kenya. One day as he is passing by the Star of Hope School, the schoolchildren call out to him. They want to show off their brand-new classroom. When Kay Kay looks at the room with its white walls, he realizes it could use a little artwork.
🙂 Ready Rabbit tries to get ready for school, but he would rather build spaceships and ride his imaginary motorcycle instead.
My daddy said, On the day you were born, I wrapped you up warm and took you for a walk to see the world.
🙂 A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
In Israel, shalom means hello. And it also means goodbye! Shalom, shalom. Everybody says shalom!
Virgil the penguin finds a polar bear and tries to claim it as his own, but the polar bear wants to splash with the terns, slide with the seals, twirl with all the penguins, and be called by his name–Owen.
Elinor is used to doing very well in school, but as Poem in Your Pocket Day approaches, bringing an opportunity to meet a real poet, her struggle to write a perfect poem causes Elinor’s confidence to falter, despite Mr. Tiffin’s guidance and reassurance.
🙂 From ploughing the winter fields to pulling a car out of the springtime mud, the tractor has big jobs to do all year long.