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.)
Various young woodland animals describe, in their own unique ways, what they love most about hugs from their fathers.
Farmer has lots of chores to do–plowing, planting, mowing, and harvesting the crops.
Mr. and Mrs. Dullard move their family to a boring town to avoid any excitement in their lives.
🙂 In this story without words, a young boy carelessly mishandles a library book, while the other books try to rescue their friend.
At the beach, Pinkalicious and her brother help a tiny mermaid, a merminnie, to go back home.
It’s going to be a busy day down on Stanley’s farm! From plowing the field, to planting the seeds, to harvesting the wheat, Stanley and his friends Shamus and Little Woo have a lot to do.
A counting book in rhyme that presents various animals and their offspring that dwell in high mountain environments, from a mother llama and her “little cria one” to an emperor penguin, his hen, and their “little chicks ten”.
Bobbie’s room is so full of stuff, she and her best cousin Joanie can hardly find a place to play. But she loves all of it. So when her mom gives her two weeks to clear out the clutter, Bobbie needs a plan.
Jesse the dog is good at making all kinds of things. But he’s especially good at making a mess! One day, he makes a mess so big that he gets lost in it. His friends try to find him, but they get lost, too!
8) Welcome to the jungle! Bird is singing sweetly, Warthog is playing the drums, and Crocodile is tapping out a happy tune! But–oh, my!–what has that silly hippo been up to?
This little ball of yarn can’t resist the tug of adventure, the twists and turns of discovery, or the comfort of family and friends.
🙂 Rodeo Red and her hound dog, Rusty, are happy as can be until Sideswiping Slim comes to town and starts stirring up trouble for them, but when Slim steals Rusty, Red will do anything to get him back–even give up the birthday gift her Aunt Sal, a city slicker, sent.
🙂 Two good friends, Hare and Tortoise, race from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea, enjoying the unique culture and geography of Israel along the way.
Over here, Dizzy! We’re behind you! Dizzy Dinosaur loves to have fun! But sometimes he’s a little bit silly. Uh-oh!
Daddy Elephant is as big and strong as a tractor. But he’s terrified of mice! So when a mischievous mouse tries to steal his cheese, Daddy doesn’t know what to do!
This is the story of two spirited bunnies, their tired Mama, a treasured book, and a bedtime routine that is nothing like it’s supposed to be.
🙂 A surrealist whodunit based on the science behind the way animals see…