Category: Picture Books
All Welcome Here by James Preller
Ages 2 – 5
This picture book follows students throughout their school day, It teaches children how fun school is, and at the end, the students want to come back for more fun tomorrow.
Thanks to SLJ for a review copy of this book.
Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish by Beth Ferry
Grades K – 1
Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish by Beth Ferry is a wonderful book to read all year round, but it is especially fun to read if it’s your birthday! Follow these rules to make the best birthday wish possible. For example, have a party, eat some cake and blow out the candles!
Chicken Talk by Patricia MacLachlan
Grades K – 2
Chicken Talk by Patricia MacLachlan is a funny book about chickens who write messages to their farmers! At first the family is puzzled at who is writing the messages, and when the kids figure it out, they worry no one will believe them. Then the chickens become the talk of the town and people come from far and wide to see what the chickens’ next message will be. Find out for yourself in Chicken Talk by Patricia MacLachlan!
Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
Grades K – 1
Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall is a lovely story with gorgeous illustrations about a man, “The Keeper,” who tends to the lighthouse. It chronicles his day to day tasks and also tells a bit about his family as well. Read Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall if you love a good story along with facts about lighthouses.
Hop by Jorey Hurley
An adorable book perfect for babies and toddlers, Hop follows a rabbit mother and her three babies throughout their day. There is adventure around every corner, but they have to watch out, because nature has a way of sneaking up on them. Brilliant illustrations accompany the minimal text that little ones are sure to enjoy.
Dig In! by Cindy Jenson-Elliott
This picture book is perfect for toddlers! Read this story with vibrant illustrations and explore all the creepy, crawly things discovered while playing in the dirt.
Whose Baby Am I? by John Butler
Perfect for toddlers, this story is a guessing game of which creature the baby animals belong to. This story is fun and engaging, and includes realistic illustrations of baby animals.
Conejito: A Folktale from Panama by Margaret Read MacDonald
This is the retelling of a folktale about a little rabbit on his way to visit his Tía Monica. On his way, he meets different animals who plan to make a meal of him, but he convinces them that he is too skinny, and that he will be much more filling on his way back, after his aunt has fattened him up. The author includes Spanish words to enhance the story, and the traditional song Tía Monica is repeated throughout the story.
Be Gentle With the Dog, Dear by Matthew J. Baek
Baby Elise loves Tag, the family dog, so much that she squeezes him and pulls his tail. This is her way of showing him love, but she doesn’t realize that she is too rough with him. Her parents have to teach her to be gentle, but it’s not easy. Will Tag ever feel some relief?