More New Picture Books

Best of today’s batch. . .

Hare Tortoise

Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray – I love this rendition of the famous Aesop fable.  A fluid, interactive text for story time and beautiful illustrations.

Peep and Egg

Peep and Egg:  I’m Not Hatching by Laura Gehl and illustrated by Joyce Wan – A perfect book for story time.  Every child will want to shout “I’m Not Hatching” at the top of their lungs.  I’m eager for the second in this series to arrive,  Peep and Egg:  I’m Not Trick-or-Treating.


Rules of House

Rules of the House by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Matt Myers – Just read what the book jacket says.  You won’t be able to resist…

Follow the rules.


Ten Hungry Pigs

Ten Hungry Pigs by Derek Anderson – A book about counting and food with a twist at the end.  Another perfect story time book.



Hensel and Gretel:Ninja Chicks by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez and illustrated by Dan Santat – Forget Hansel and Gretel and the temptation of a gingerbread house..  Hensel and Gretel and the cornbread cottage is where it’s at.

Goldi Rocks and The Three Bears – We Think You Rock

Goldi Rocks

When I say we think you rock, I’m talking about all the kids and adults at preschool story time last week, ML and myself.  Another great modern day version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

The three bears start a band in Goldi Rocks and The Three Bears by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton and illustrated by Nate Wragg.  Unfortunately, none of them are talented singers.  So they go searching for a singer who can hit high C.  While away, Goldi enters their studio enchanted by the smell of porridge.  She immediately forgets about being hungry when she sees the musical studio.  She tries out each bears’ mike stand and instrument.  Then, in true Goldilock fashion falls asleep until the bears…

ML picked a good one for my “Music” story time theme.  It goes without saying the illustrations are fantastic.  My main requirement for picture books read at story time are books with spectacular illustrations.