Summer at the library is CRAZY. We continue to get great new books, but I’m too tired to write about them when I get home. Here’s a list of my recent favorites with a very small sentence about each one. When life calms down, I’ll link to the books and authors but I wanted to get these titles out to you because summer is the perfect time to read great books.
My Dog’s a Chicken by Susan McElroy Montanari and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf – Lula Mae’s chicken is a mighty good dog. Herding, watching and rescuing. Delightful illustrations.
Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith – Love the artwork. Love the story line. Love the book!
Blocks by Irene Dickson – As a child, I loved playing with blocks. So any picture books about blocks make me happy. The added bonus of this book is it teaches about sharing in a not too preachy way.
Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge – Some of us sing to a different hoot. An entertaining book about differences in siblings. A great read aloud with phrases like “Schweep dingity dong, schweep dingity dong.”
The Opposite Zoo by Il Sung Na – I get asked for books on opposites frequently. There aren’t enough out there. And non of them are as beautiful as this one.
A Brave Bear by Sean Taylor and Emily Hughes – Seeing that it’s already reached over 90 degrees this summer, I could relate to the beginning line of this book.”The sun was hot. The air was hot. Even the shade was hot.” A fun read aloud with beautiful illustrations.
Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike and Patrice Barton – A perfect book for baby storytime.
Quackers by Liz Wong – A cat who thinks he’s a duck, until he meets some cats. This cat merges the best of both worlds.
Dylan the Villain by K. G. Campbell – First line of the book, “Mr. and Mrs. Snivels were minding their own business, when they happened to have a baby.”
Maggie and Wendel: Imagine Everything! by Cori Doerrfeld – I love this brother/sister combo.