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.)
Gemma is a small yellow gosling who likes to lead and her brother is a smaller yellow gosling who likes to follow.
Quiet Giraffe and chatty Elephant have a friendship that sees them through misunderstanding, disappointment, and an interesting surprise.
🙂 In lively, engaging photos, real kids show simple actions and concepts that all children learn as they start to socialize and communicate.
Niko is ready for his next mission: copilot check, dog check, someone to rescue check, pesky sister (she is NOT invited!)…Time to blast off!
Chu and his family are going to the beach! Chu is excited. He will get to play in the sand and wade in the water. But what will happen if Chu sneezes at the beach? And what will happen if he doesn’t?
🙂 Meet Janine. She is one of a kind. She talks to her imaginary friends, reads the dictionary for fun, knows lots of big words, and remembers things–LOTS of things.
8) Poor Froggy. His parents don’t seem to realize it’s his special day, and none of his friends are at home to wish him a happy birthday. Will Froggy celebrate his birthday all alone?
When Sophie’s new sister won’t stop crying, only two-year-old Sophie can communicate with her, even if she isn’t using her words as her parents want her to.
🙂 Illustrations and poetic text follow a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba.
🙂 Won Ton and his boy are enjoying a fine life until “doom” arrives–a dog that is smelly and steals his dinner, but soon the disgruntled cat learns that his new family member might have some good points, too.
🙂 In this historical fiction picture book, Ella Mae and her cousin Charlotte, both African Americans, start their own shoe store when they learn that they cannot try on shoes at the shoe store.
What if an entire world of MONSTERS lived underneath your floor? That’s just what Martina believes. How will she overcome her fears?