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.)
Home might be a house in the country. Or an apartment in the city. Or even a shoe.
🙂 They play in the woods until Little One’s had enough hullabaloo. Then Big Daddy Rabbit knows it’s time for a lullabaloo–the perfect lullaby for bedtime.
Mamas and papas always want their little dinosaurs to be safe from harm, and that means teaching them how to cross the street, how to handle strangers, and how to call 9-1-1.
A lonely forest monster and a lost bird become friends.
🙂 It is spring! And one little girl looks everywhere for the robin whose song she remembers from last summer.
🙂 A boy has fun outside with his family as a storm approaches, and inside when the rain arrives.
A little girl who loves to draw but cannot knit, and her mother who loves to knit but cannot draw, collaborate on a special project neither of them could have done alone.
A spider on a quest to drop the “Bitzy” and become “just Itzy” runs into some challenges–and a few familiar nursery-rhyme characters.
Ever feel like you need a hug, a really big hug from someone? That’s how Felipe the young cactus feels, but his family just isn’t the touchy-feely kind.
Sadie wakes up feeling funny. It isn’t a sore throat or a tummy ache or a rash. It’s Leopardpox!
🙂 A picture book about Oop, a gorilla, who is second banana to the Amazing Mr. Bubbles, a monkey, until one day, Mr. Bubbles finds himself in trouble and Oop has to save the day.
8) A frog who yearns to be any animal that is cute and warm discovers that being wet, slimy, and full of bugs has its advantages.