What grandmother doesn't understand the need for a few moments of peace and quiet? In this folktale-infused story, one woman goes to extreme lengths to tackle her knitting undisturbed. From mountain goats to moon-men, there is no one she will not demand some peace from! Fantastically illustrated!
If you were an animal outside on a rainy day, wouldn't you look for a way to get inside a nice, warm house? These clever animals sure would! This book uses its few words to hilarious effect, and the adorable illustrations add to the zany and charming story.
HURRY! QUICK! Please, open this book!
Find out what happens when you close a book. Maybe next time you will think twice before closing this one! This is a great read aloud for all book lovers and anyone who loves a silly story.
As this book itself says, René Magritte "painted the impossible so that it was possible. He painted the extraordinary so that it was ordinary". What a wonderful look at Surrealism, and art that is unexpected, confusing or challenging, for your budding artist or art lover!
This is an adorable counting book with charming illustrations! Bear thinks that he must be the biggest thing around- but the other, smaller animals try to prove him wrong. When six sardines take their turn, Bear has had enough!
Four friends are faced with quite a problem- only three cookies to share between them! There are a number of solutions that occur to them, but can they come to a good decision as a group? Adorable and funny!
Violet wants to write a fairy tale… Victor would rather talk about real things, like Australia. The twins “work together” (as only siblings can) to create the “Most Fabulous Fairy Tale” ever! Clever and laugh out loud funny!
Hee Hee Hee… This book is ABSURDLY funny and perhaps not for everyone… but I’ve got to say… it made me laugh!
Elephant is VERY good at hide and seek. This might seem ridiculous, but wait until you see the spots he picks to hide! And wait until you see what game Tortoise wants to play next…
An adventurous, colorful, absolutely gorgeous book about an artistic girl and her love for every hue in existence: from bravest green to rumble-tumble pink. Swatch learns a valuable lesson about the importance of letting the colors be free, and the masterpiece they can create together.
This is a charming, hilarious story of an asteroid who gets knocked out of orbit and finds a new friend. Author Matt Roeser playfully imagines Astro as he zips by other objects in space (“Hi, Mars! Bye, Mars!”) and lands on Earth, as just a little asteroid. Facts mentioned in the story (including the exclamation “Pluto’s revenge!”) are explained at the end in clear and entertaining ways. Highly recommended for young children interested in space, and anyone else interested in a great picture book.
A young boy starts his adventure alone and ends it by finding his own tribe… Absolute picture book magic… Filled with comforting rhythm and some of the most gorgeous illustrations I’ve ever seen. Joyous and endlessly creative.
Who’s in the stove and is someone going to be eaten? You and your kid(s) will be laughing and gasping at this gem by local author Frank Dormer.
The looooooongest book you’ll ever read! Lay it on the ground and explore the magnificent town of Megalopolis and its grand festivities as it welcomes a very unusual visitor- from outer space! A gorgeous and unique book that will enchant all readers!
Such a hopeful book that reminds us to face those problems HEAD ON! You just never know the good that will come from them!
OMG this book KILLS it! Little Red is heroically fierce, spunky, and hilarious. A perfect adaptation of the classic fairy tale.
What if your teachers asked you what you did this summer? What would you tell them? I hope you can say it was a grand adventure like this boy and his dog went on! A story not to be believed! I love this one!
This is a GORGEOUS book that beautifully illustrates the transition from summer into fall. An afternoon walk turns into a great way to visit all the living things that are preparing for the change in seasons, as the air cools and fall approaches!
This is my favorite picture book in the Kids Room right now! Think 10 little monkeys jumping on the bed but with Ninjas! And firefighters and cowboys and tigers and . . . well, you get the picture. A silly, fun, rhyming story that is perfect for any little one!
Should Theodore eat the bird? Or the wolf? Or the tiger? Or… maybe he should eat the boy! But this boy might be more than just a meal. Could he be a FRIEND? Find out in this ridiculously silly book!
This is a vibrant book with a strong message: that being your own person and following your own path is great! One lemming is not like the others, and has no desire to be… but will any of his lemming friends decide to make their own individual choices too? The gorgeous illustrations are the perfect finishing touch on a great story.
Papillon is NOT fat. He is just very, very FLUFFY. So fluffy, in fact, that he is prone to floating away unless weighed down with something. Papillon does not like this option very much. What will happen to Papillon when he is tempted out of the window by a new friend? Completely adorable!
Being a baby is hard. There’s so much to do every day! Read along as this little one gets settled into their day to day routine. This book is a must have for new parents! And it’s so true!! Eat, Sleep, Poop, LAUGH!!
Little Night Cat by Sonja Danowski is the most beautifully illustrated picture book to be released this year. This book will be your go-to read all fall and winter long.
SUCH a smart, clever and funny book! Who wouldn’t want a nice soft pair of pants with pockets to carry things? But Panda’s father insists that pandas don’t NEED to wear pants. Will Panda prove him wrong?
Have you ever wondered how a book is made? Well, read this book to find out! A hilarious, laugh out loud (no, really!) book about just what goes into making the books that you love to read again and again. Everyone should read this book! Kids, parents, teachers, young writers (old writers), editors, your hairdresser, the mailman, the guy down the street. . . EVERYONE! ~ Kathy
Simple, sweet, and oh-so-thought provoking, Little Tree is a gorgeous tale of learning to let go. The beauty of this book is in the way that it can apply to any number of situations. Whether it's as simple as giving up a pacifier or blankie, or not wanting to grow up, or even in trying to cope with the loss of a loved one. Little Tree teaches us that, as hard as it is, loss is an important part of growing up and that it is ok to 'let go of your leaves.' – Kathy
Is it time for bed yet? Not! Not when you're at a pajama party! This adorable book covers all the fun that can be had a sleepover. And...who knows? Maybe at the end everyone will go to bed! – Susan
This book is so much fun to read aloud with its lyrical text. And the pictures illustrate the "interconnectedness of Life" in such a charming way. – Susan
This counting book covers many, many mysterious animals that live deep in the rainforest in and around the Alemendro tree. Simple text paired with sumptuous illustrations. – Kathy