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 try to read them all. Below are some I’ve cataloged recently. I have assigned a 🙂 to my favorites. (Whenever possible, summaries have been taken directly from the books.)
This is the story of a story that starts over the same way, every day–except when it rains. On rainy days, it is up to you to bring this fairytale forest to life…
🙂 Arriving at a farm with sore paws and an empty stomach, a dog tries to convince the farmer that he could be just as valuable as a cow, a horse, or a chicken.
Poppy J. Thistleberry decides she wants to be a writer, but she is struggling to come up with material for her class writing assignments–and annoyed that her best friend, Lavender, keeps getting picked to read her paper.
When Ice’s mother tells her that they’re going to move to an exciting new place, Ice isn’t so sure. She likes her home and her friends, and the fun they have together.
A little girl relates how she deals with all the things that scare her.
A sudden gust of wind takes the Queen’s favorite hat and blows it all over London, as the Queen’s men give chase.
🙂 A young girl visits an arboretum in the autumn to collect fallen leaves. She identifies various trees by the shapes of their leaves and pastes her collection into her own leaf book.
Aviva isn’t happy with her unusual name until she hears wonderful things about her great-grandmother, after whom she was named.
A girl reluctantly goes to the ocean with her family and discovers just how much she loves it.
Living high up in the rainforest canopy, sloths never, ever go down to the ground…except when they have to “go”. And Kyle has to go.
Inspired by the real-life childhood of Oscar Peterson, this is a tale of a little boy who is forced to give up an instrument he loves–and who finds his way back to a passion for music that would last a lifetime.