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. Below are a few I’ve cataloged recently. (Whenever possible, summaries have been taken directly from the books.)
Follow one little mouse on her search for a best friend to stay by her side…
A big wave takes Toto away. He needs help.
At the end of summer, a girl’s mother wants to put away her favorite beach hat but the girl asks to keep it out, then decorates it for each holiday and season from autumn through spring.
🙂 Henry the pig is excited to spot the Great Pig in the Sky one starry night, but when he shows the other farm animals, he gets frustrated because they each see something different.
🙂 Through a series of amusing examples, a young boy learns how to get ready for a good night’s sleep–and bedtime should not include dinosaurs and sharks.
Tommy has worn out his parents and sister with his bouncing, clomping, and leaping but when they convince him to try tap dancing, he finds it the perfect outlet for his energy.
🙂 After bedtime a house comes alive as a lamp in the shape of a bird solves an array of problems including a leaky faucet, a creaking chair, and sneezing broom, all while the family sleeps.
After his teacher says anything can be in an art exhibition, and his fellow students give myriad reasons why something might belong in a museum, a child offers his special grandmother as an exhibit but when the curator cites a rule against accepting grandmas, the child has a better idea.
Today is the perfect day to stay in. To stay warm and snug in pajamas. To put marmalade in hot popovers. To ride in a basket-shaped rocket ship to space…innerspace.
A reassuring and hilarious look at a child’s trepidation about meeting his first babysitter then realizing he adores her!
Little Tom Drum loves strawberry pie so much that he creeps down to the kitchen at night to get just one more small slice of that sweet, delicious, flaky pie resting on the windowsill in the golden moonlight…