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.)
🙂 A little boy identifies what makes his dog so special.
Illustrations and easy-to-read text relate a trip to the beach that features a man in a funny hat–or hat on a funny man, a sandy lunch and swimsuit, and a high-flying kite.
🙂 Duck is finally going on vacation. He has a beach chair, a book, and peace and quiet. Well, almost.
🙂 A little crab is in a bad mood, but his mother assures him that everyone feels a bit crabby at times, and that when his mood changes they will have all sorts of fun.
Part-dinosaur, part-truck monsters called Dinotrux take a vacation to cool off at the beach, where they have to work together to build a sand castle and to rescue a friend.
Billy’s wild imagination gets him into trouble at school, but a creative writing contest could be the perfect opportunity for him to shine.
🙂 Hello! It’s me–the housefly. Open my book and take a look inside. There’s never a dull moment!
A family can be many things, in this story that introduces numbered groups from one to ten.
Fox and her friends are building a playhouse. Everything goes smoothly until bossy Moose tromps in and tries to be in charge. When Moose’s bossing causes the project to go awry, can the friends work as a team to come up with a solution?
🙂 Fergus is only a little puppy, but he wants to know what he should be when he grows up. His friends all have different ideas and it seems there’s a lot more to being a dog than he first thought!
Cordelia spends a day at the beach with her dinosaur friends.
🙂 Find your own spirit and take a journey with Ally-saurus as she learns to navigate the wild world of school.
What happens when becoming an older brother is not quite what you expected?