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.)
It’s Bulldozer’s big day. But as he eagerly, hopefully, rolls around the construction site, he realizes that it’s only another busy day for the other trucks.
🙂 One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in private, but he is soon joined by another pig, then another, until there are ten pigs–and number one has to come up with a plan so that he can actually enjoy his bath.
Cave swallows Burt and Pippi, tired of being crowded by their eight siblings, set out to find a bigger nest but discover that traveling is good, but coming home is better.
🙂 The best adventures are the ones we have together.
Young Millie looks after three hens, a rooster and seven chicks with love and care. Her playful story introduces children to keeping chickens.
Ann will not let Min play. But Min will not give up.
🙂 What happens when two shy children meet at a very crowded pool? Dive in to find out!
🙂 At bedtime, a little girl asks her big sister to tell her what to dream about and together they imagine the possibilities.
Ben loves to draw and does so in all of his classes, but his drawings of people are so good he’s afraid to let his classmates see them, until the day he loses his notebook and his talent is revealed.
Rappy the Raptor tells the story of how he became a rapping velociraptor, all in rhyme.
Ringmaster Rick calls an emergency meeting to boost the self-confidence of Circus Town’s performers after hearing several put themselves down for mistakes made while rehearsing their acts.
In 1893, Engineer Ari is in a rush to get his train to Jerusalem and back before Passover, and he still needs many things for his seder plate. Luckily he has many friends to help.
8) When it comes to homework, projects, and goals, Stickley the frog is a flexible thinker who never gives up.
This is Robot. He likes to…SMASH!