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.)
Every day, the dad who had 10 children counted 10 little t-shirts, 10 cups on the table, 10 bowls of spaghetti and 10 goodnight kisses…until one day he finally needed a rest!
Bear is an extraordinary, genius bear, who can do anything except ride a bike. Can Bear figure out how to get on two wheels?
Phoebe draws the planets on the sidewalk outside her father’s store. She can hardly wait. The telescopes are ready. Soon Saturn and Mars are going to appear together up in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights?
🙂 From winter hunts to picnic foraging, Coyote makes his deliberate way through the seasons in his urban habitat.
When young Daisy Dobbs starts as a scullery maid in a grand house, she works as hard as she can to please her employers. But her greatest day comes when disaster strikes and only Daisy can save the day.
The Tweedles are back and ready to take another exuberant swing at going modern. When their neighbors the Hamms announce that they’ve “gone online” by buying a telephone, Mama excitedly follows suit. But not all the Tweedles are convinced.
What is a lighthouse of souls? It’s the light that guides Leo and his grandpa over distant seas, to discover those who wait every night for a gentle word to help them fall asleep with a smile on their lips.
Pig, meet Pug. Pug, meet Pig. World, meet Pig and Pug.
🙂 A young girl discovers signs of wild beasts all around her house, always when her daddy is near.
“This is my rock!” says a little goat, “Not your rock!” And he won’t let anyone else share his mountaintop. But before long he’s feeling cold and lonely–and wants to have fun again.
Abukacha finally throws away his worn-out shoes and gets himself a new pair. But the old shoes, somehow, keep finding their way back to him.