In Progress List 2017
This title and First Words are the best board books I have seen this year. Simple. Colorful. Beautiful Design. Just what a board book should be. Publisher is little bee books, a division of Bonnier Publishing. -Ruth Anne Champion. Up to Seven.
This title and First Colors are the best board books I have seen this year. Simple. Colorful. Beautiful Design. Just what a board book should be. Publisher is little bee books, a division of Bonnier Publishing.-Ruth Anne Champion. Up to Seven.
A lion is hanging out with a bunch of prey animals. One by one they begin to disappear. We all know what's happening - or do we? Surprise! Simple bright drawings and text pair together in this delightful picture book with an unexpected ending. Sure to delight children and parents alike. A perfect read aloud for one on one or with a small group. Up to Seven. - Alicia Blowers
Minimal reverso text accompanies luminous mixed-media illustrations of a young owl's flight from home through the night sky, and back again. Sure to lull the youngest readers in their nests! Anonymous. Up to Seven
This tall tale is perfectly knit together from its classic beginning ("One there was an old woman. She lived in a small village in a small house...") to its satisfying ending about a job well done against enormous odds. Thirty grandchildren in need of sweaters and no peace in which to knit? Don't underestimate old women! Everything about this--story and art--is perfectly paced and hilarious. And not a stitch dropped. K. Meizner. Up to Seven.
The new school has been built. But he is so nervous! Is he ready to be full of teachers, and students, and learning? Anthropomorphizing the school to help ease the nervousness of kids, who might be attending a new school too, is a typically off-kilter Adam Rex moment. Christian Robinson's gentle and slightly old-fashioned illustrations are a perfect complement. Up to 7. Anonymous.
Nick loves to read, and he loves his cats. It seems like a brilliant idea to teach the cats to read. At first Verne and Stevenson don't appreciate Nick's flashcards or nursery rhymes. Nick tries a different method, and Verne becomes quite interested, especially regarding books about fish. But, will Nick be able to convince Stevenson reading is fun? Up to Seven. Megan Crews
Emma gets asked to be the flower girl at her cousin's wedding and the best part, she gets to wear a celery dress. Hilarity ensues as readers discover the many misconceptions that Emma has. Everything from a celery-colored dress to the ring-bearer being a boy rather than a bear. The child oriented illustrations brilliantly show Emma's misconceptions. The beauty of this picture book is not only that the wedding is a Jewish wedding (which we rarely see in picture books}, but the subtlety in which Emma learns that the wedding is between two girls. Up to Seven. Ruth Compton
A vocabulary enriching counting book imaginatively illustrated with realistically striking drawings. A companion book to the author's ABC Dream and just as enticing. Jackie Gropman
In his 11th floor apartment, a boy announces to his mother that there is a bear in the door and then provides a long explanation of how it got there, what it wants, and when it will leave. This shaggy bear story is relayed in an extended conversation that would be perfect for two people to read aloud. Imaginative and funny, in words and pictures. (K.Isaacs. Up to Seven)