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.)
🙂 There, in the crowd, is…a friend. Young, old, short, tall, feisty, funny, or even furry. Friends come in all shapes and sizes.
🙂 Depicting twenty-three different places, some of which are named, while others are represented through clues only, the book invites us into routines, habits, cultures, and landscapes that reflect our diversity as well as our similarities.
🙂 A peddler’s heart is moved by the kindness of a little man who cares more about the peddler’s comfort and well-being than winning a brand new bed, even one that’s guaranteed to never squeak.
An A to Z introduction to the world’s most beautiful birds.
Percival Priggs wants to be the perfect child in order to please his seemingly perfect parents.
Here is a dream caught on paper. As sleep starts the journey into the blue, marvelous threads unravel dreamy images out of the blue.
A child imagines what lessons are taught at Mom School, which cover everything from baiting a fishing hook to tucking you into bed.
Meet butterflies such as the pink-tipped clearwing satyr, the green cloudless sulphur, and the blue morpho. Count from zero to twenty-five, review your colors, learn fun butterfly facts, and say the word “butterfly” in more than twenty languages!
With a myriad of stripes and spots, tails and wings, you’ll have to search hard to find the twins!
🙂 A curious bunny looks for signs of the arrival of spring, in a story that celebrates the five senses.
Where are 1 fish truck, 1 apple truck, and 1 dairy truck headed? Follow 8 vehicles through 11 intricate mazes to find out, and along the way look for surprises hidden in the pictures.
Combining the features of a map, a pop-up and a picture book, this one-of-a-kind interactive experience invites the child reader to explore, enjoy, and find her own way through the jolly maze of an Indian village carnival.
🙂 A young Latina girl accidentally breaks her grandfather’s vihuela and searches for someone in the community to fix the instrument, which leads her to discover her grandfather’s legacy as a mariachi.