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.)
🙂 A picture book about a parrot named Beatrix, who is very awake, very excited to see her friends, and has a very hard time using her ‘indoor voice’.
Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother’s Day.
🙂 Join Baby’s family as they try to figure out what Baby’s first word really means in this charming picture book.
Tallulah loves the grace and elegance of ballet and can pirouette perfectly, but at dance camp, struggles to learn tap.
After trying pizza for the very first time, everything Baby Bear sees reminds him of the tasty treat and he decides never to eat anything else.
🙂 At the end of the day, tired sheep return to their shed, but none can sleep until the collie arrives, giving a hug, a drink of water, and more until all have begun to snore.
🙂 A little girl collects wildflowers while on a walk with her distracted father. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter.
Bear doesn’t want to be a bear anymore, so he tries out what it’s like to be a duck. With a few lessons from Duck, Bear realizes he makes a much better bear after all.
In the follow-up to Steve Light’s highly praised Have You Seen My Dragon?, readers follow a little girl as she gallivants through a county fair, searching for her furry beast pal.
8) A terrible storm is coming! Kindhearted Badger is working hard to keep everyone safe–protecting burrows and rescuing nests. But who will take care of Badger’s home in the old oak tree?
Calling all preschoolers! Come learn your ABCs with a charming crew of animal friends playing music with instruments from around the world!
Summer vacations can be magical. Especially when you go back to the same place every year.
🙂 When the Mona Cheesa is stolen from a museum in Paris, there is only one person up to the job of finding it: William, international cat of mystery.