I’m ending with several picture books that are in a league of their own. They’re gorgeously illustrated, unforgettable stories that will stay with you long after you’ve reached the end.
The continued celebration of great picture books……
The comical illustrations and the snarky tone make this a good read for bigs and littles.
If your kids’ imaginations need jumpstarting, this is for them. Also, you’ll want to build all the cardboard things after reading it so start gathering now. Continue reading
Three books that prove in stories anything can happen!
I liked this one but wasn’t sure if younger readers would ‘get it’. They did and it was funny to see the mix of reactions from laughter to perplexity. At one storytime a four year old said to me with a ‘what in the world’ expression, “No one would actually tear their house down because they heard a noise.” Exactly. Continue reading
One of my favorites of the year. I smiled all the way through the first time I read this. With its rhyme, crazy illustrations and the ‘mystery’ of who broke the teapot (hint: it’s not who you think it is!) this one is a crowd pleaser.
I love books where things get eaten! ( Cue Jaws music. . . . . .)
Tadpole’s Promise is a book everyone should know. What a surprise ending! When I did this in storytime I think the parents were more shocked than the kids. Hey, it’s the circle of life! Continue reading
Two of my favorite picture books that celebrate diversity. Picture books are an easy way of helping young readers understand diversity and acceptance. With the current state of things, this is more important than ever.