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.)
Relates how Barbad became the new musician and singer in the court of Persian King Khosrow. Adapted from a 1,000 year-old story originally found in the “Book of Kings”, which tells the story of the mystical past of ancient Persia.
Tired of just supporting her big brother in their activities, Megan Owlet tries to find something of her own to do and when she decides dancing is right for her, her brothers are there to help her succeed.
🙂 In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And perhaps it is–until you learn to look closer…and closer…and closer…and you’re suddenly in a world that only you can imagine.
All the jungle animals have gathered to hear Seth, the baby snake, say his first word. When he only manages “shhh” they burst into laughter. That’s not the noise a snake makes! What is Seth trying to tell them?
When Yeti, the school bus driver, takes the class on a surprise trip, everyone wants to know…are we there, Yeti?
Little Bird learned a new word! He loves it so much, he’s bursting to share it with all of his friends. The only problem is, this isn’t a very nice word.
Edmond is quite happy making colorful pompoms, cooking nut jam, and going to sleep early, but sometimes he feels quite lonely too.
Mummy Cat prowls his pyramid home, longing for his beloved owner. As he roams the tomb, lavish murals above his head display scenes of the cat with his young Egyptian queen, creating a story-within-a-story about the events of centuries past.
🙂 One snowy winter’s day, Kikko sets out to bring a pie to Grandma. When she happens upon a strange house in the woods, the most surprising guests invite her inside for a tea party. Kikko can hardly believe her eyes…
🙂 Pepper loves taking long naps, pestering the family dog, and being the only cat in the house. That is, until Poe arrives.
🙂 Have you ever visited a crocodile’s house? Or a squirrel’s? Or a mountain goat’s? No? Then you’ll want to follow Mr. Postmouse on his delivery route!