Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015 Spring Picture Book Round-up: Part One

Yes, I used the S word already. It is coming up on New Year's Eve, but the pile on my desk is yelling SPRING! As in, Spring Picture Books. These galleys (really F &Gs technically but I call everything a galley if it is a preview copy...) recently came into the office, and caught my eye. Comment below if you would like to borrow one to preview yourself.

The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein

A stunning picture book that moves from dark grays and soft blacks into the sunny warmth of daybreak - the page turns transform this book from good to Great!


Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall

What happens when everyone says you are red - but you are really, truly, blue? This is the story about just that crayon.

Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne and Max Lang

Families come in all shapes and sizes, as evidenced in this adorable picture book filled with cartoonish animals showcasing a wide variety of family examples.

28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World by Charles R. Smith Jr. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

Just in time and perfect for Black History Month - and really, perfect for use year round - this powerful non-fiction picture book looks at 28 events that changed the course of African-American history, and the history of this country.

Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry

A cute and cuddly (really!) monster is rambling through the woods when he spies BUNNIES!!! Each time he tries to go and hug said bunnies - they hop off, frightened by his enthusiasm. What is a monster to do? Or, what should a group of tentative bunnies do?

 Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman. Illustrated by Zachariah Ohora

A hipster looking family of bunnies come back to their front stoop to find a basket containing... a baby wolf? Daughter Dot is absolutely, positively convinced that Wolfie is going to EAT US ALL UP! But Papa and Mama bunny happily take Wolfie into the Bunny family, feeding him lots and lots of carrots. Dot is not convinced that Wolfie is trustworthy...until they run into that Bear in the supermarket...

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