“Thought provoking and surrealistic in some places, evocative and strange in others.”
With a design inspired by the lyrics, “And so you’re back from outer space,” I Will Survive puts a completely new spin on this classic song recorded by Gloria Gaynor in 1978.
“Young readers will certainly need some adult guidance to grasp this important and timely message, and some adults might not feel comfortable with the book’s simplified delivery.”
“A standout among the board book crowd.”
Little Puffin’s patience is again being tested in this rambunctious follow-up picture book to The Angry Little Puffin by Timothy Young.
“Use this sparse and simple picture book for a story time with patient readers who are ready for reflection on the lives of trees and the importance of resilience and community.”
“This funny picture turns the ‘counting sheep’ story on its head.”
“Stay, Benson! might be the perfect picture book.”
“The book aims to be truly helpful, including an index of topics, and a recipe for growing your own bean plant.”
Don’t Wake the Tiger begins right out of the gate as the tiger on the cover sleeps with eyes shut tight. A red sticker invites us to “Watch the faces change!” Intriguing.
“Share this entertaining and informative picture book with young readers for discussion about women’s rights and the many ways women and girls were (are) held back and discouraged from doin
“Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine is a happy story of friendship, perfect for circle time at preschool or one-on-one time in a parent’s or grandparent’s lap.”
Lucy Cousins, the prolific English author/artist once published a 128-page book, Yummy, Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, which was judged delightfully “savage,” as well as many picture books ab
“Alligator Jazz has enough heart and excellent illustrations to overcome its limitations and carry the day.
Peppa Pig has been around for 14 years as a character on television and in picture books, but she’s retained her youth: she looks to be barely four.
This spooky book by Kate Coombs has 17 poems. It is creepy from beginning to end. The art is dark with lots of black, brown, olive green, orange, and pops of red and white.
The Book that Jake Borrowed, written and illustrated by a children’s librarian, starts out as a spin on The House that Jack Built. “/This is Jake./”
Good Morning, Neighbor is a sweet, repetitive tale that explores how food can build community. Mouse wants to make an omelet and asks his neighbor, the blackbird, for an egg.
The Dreamer, a spare picture book written and illustrated by Il Sung Na, is clearly meant to inspire young readers to try for the impossible.
This colorful book, The Crocodile and the Dentist, has only 128 words in it, and many of them are repeated. First the crocodile says he is afraid. Then the dentist repeats it.
What preschool has not had a Tyrannosaurus Wrecks moment? This delightful board book will immediately be a classroom and family favorite.
“It is the creative and bouncy artwork that will keep readers engaged and willing to carry on to the next page.”
From the design table of Marianne Dubuc comes a wordless picture book, The Fish and the Cat, to add to her illustrious collection of a dozen-plus picture books.
There are more and more nonfiction picture books being published, a very welcome trend.
Young children will find The Perfect Pillow to be the perfect bedtime companion. The story depicts a timeless problem most children experience: sleeplessness.