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.)
🙂 Delphine is a servant in Queen Theodora’s palace. She has no family, no friends, and her life is full of work. Fortunately, Delphine loves to sing, and if her spirits are down, songs bring her comfort and cheer.
🙂 Illustrations and rhyming text reveal the special love between a parent and a baby, from button nose to tiny toes.
🙂 Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text, guide the reader in drawing scaly, knobby-kneed dragons that fly, play musical instruments, ride bicycles, and more.
🙂 Come explore a boy’s family tree one side at a time, starting from the front of his photo album and then starting from the back–and see how they come together in the middle!
Mama Seeton’s simple and comforting whistle calls her family home, no matter how far away they may be.
🙂 Adam does not like Koala. Koala is the most terrible terrible. Or is he?
🙂 After a busy day filled with loved ones, adventure, and fun, baby is tired from head to toe.
8) Illustrations and minimal text reveal the thoughts of an energetic puppy as he busily sniffs his way in and around the house, and the reader can guess where the pup will be going when the page is turned.
A man is followed by a skunk all day until the tables turn.
Two toddlers have a nearly-silent adventure at the beach.