Every week, we come home from the library with a bag full of books. Some books are new, some books are old, and some are books that we have checked out repeatedly. Every week, a few stick out for various reasons. I share them in hopes that you'll find some new ones to enjoy with your family. :)
The Full Moon at the Napping House
Written by Audrey Wood
Illustrated by Don Wood
Published September 1, 2015
Knowing the love my kids have for any book written and illustrated by Audrey and Don Wood, I was excited to see that they had come out with a sequel to The Napping House. With a full moon, no one is ready for bed and poor, sleepless granny is left with a restless household. As we read this version together, I can feel my kids energy start out high at the beginning of the story, and then relax as the napping house is able to finally calm down thanks to a chirping cricket. I loved how it had the same feel as The Napping House, but had its own twist that captured the bedtime process for so many families. And who can resist Don Wood's delightful illustrations?
My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars (I could definitely see myself buying a copy,)
Perfect for: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, Early Elementary
Have You Seen My DRAGON?
Written and Illustrated by Steve Light
Published April 8, 2014
I'm always on the lookout for a good counting picture book, and this one fits the bill. A little boy has lost his dragon in New York City, and sets out to find him. On each page layout, he visits a place where the dragon might have gone to in the city. Each place he visits is intricately illustrated in black and white, and has colored items that the reader counts, such as boats, buses, dogs, balloons, and taxis. It starts out with 1 item and ends with 20 items on the final page. We all loved looking at the illustrations. Overall, it was an original counting book that gave my toddler some good practice.
My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
Perfect For: Toddlers, Preschool
Harry the Dirty Dog
Written by Gene Zion
Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham
Originally Published 1956
My Rating: 5 stars
Perfect for: Toddlers, Preschool, Early Elementary