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.)
Meet Gus, a gosling who likes to be by himself. But when his adventures lead him to a turtle’s nest, he’s in for some unexpected companionship.
Pim wants to fly. So does the dog. Suddenly Pim is gone! Where is Pim?
🙂 When Farmer Fred forgets to feed the horse, the mouse helps out and later, when the mouse is in trouble, the horse repays his kindness.
🙂 It started small. Tommy blushed. Funny! When everyone laughed at him, it wasn’t so funny anymore. But how do you stop bullying?
🙂 Illustrations and rhyming text follow a young rabbit as he leaves home on a journey, discovering the joys of different kinds of roads and what they may bring–including a way back home.
🙂 Having decided he does not want to go to bed, Vincent unravels the blanket of night and transforms it into a cat, a lullaby, and even an elephant before finally giving in and closing his eyes.
8) A growing tadpole loves his frog dad so much he never gives him a moment’s peace.
🙂 After a tantalizing dream about golden cookies, Knight and his horse embark on a quest for baked goods.
Very early one morning, Raju and his mother set out on an adventure. It is cold and dark. They walk for a long time, past a slithering snake, snapping crocodiles, and even a tiger, but Raju’s mother shoos the scary creatures away and keeps him safe.
🙂 Some of us have…warty warts, huge feet, wrinkly skin, lots of spots! Do we care? No! We’re all a little different, and that’s the way we like it!