Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel award.

You are (not) small by Anna Kang

What a gem of a book. Penguin longs to fly, and his flight school instructors do their best.

Teach kids the importance of perseverance with these books that illustrate why staying with a goal, despite setbacks, can be so very gratifying.

I love Marla Frazee's picture books, and this is no exception. I had really hoped it would win a big ALA award. It's a top ten of the year for me.

The Farmer and the Clown (Beach Lane, Edited by Allyn Johnston; Pictures by Marla Frazee

A great introduction to the many ways birds use (and need) their feathers

I'm doing a unit study about birds with my son this week, and we've found some wonderful books to read! I suppose it makes sense that there are more picture books written about some subj.

Well, it isn't. Especially for the four and five year olds who LOVE the Elephant and Piggie books.

Waiting is Not Easy! by Mo Willems - Piggie tells Gerald she has a surprise for him, but it is not there yet so Gerald must be patient.

Told in Tuesday the service dog's voice, this is outstanding nonfiction for 4-6 year-olds

this full-color picture book filled with adorable photographs tells the story of the amazing service dog who helps former U.

Weasels are planning world domination!

Weasels, by Elys Dolan. When a group of weasels plot to take over the world, they encounter some technical difficulties.

Both curious critters volumes pair eye-popping animal photos with poems. Both are winners.

Congratulation to Sigma Pro David FitzSimmons on the publication of Volume Two of Curious Critters! More amazing animals—from cute cottontails to a babbling bunting—posed for portraits. Good thing photographer and writer David FitzSimmons r.

Green Lake's first and second graders are loving the Lulu series by Hilary McKay

Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door (Paperback) (Hilary McKay)

This one really speaks to three-year-olds

In each installment of Three Questions With. we ask a different PJ Library author or illustrator questions about their work, their process, interests, etc. This month we're chatting with Salina Yoon, author and illustrator of Found.

Slightly surreal, totally terrific

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

An all-too-appropriate book for the winter of 2014-15.

BLIZZARD by John Rocco Blizzard is based on John Rocco's childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island. Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations.

Cat lovers know their furry friends like to find the highest available perch from which to survey their domain. But what happens if they fall?

A curious cat plus a big fall leads to squashed confidence. How this cat bounces back will encourage readers everywhere to try, try again. Eye-catching art and crisp graphic paneling invite even the youngest of children to get back on their feet t.

Sure they do

"Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree! 'Hello birdie,' waves one. We have a plan,' hush

Hands down favorite book of the year with the first graders in Green Lake. And their librarian loves it, too. Definitely on the top ten list.

The princess in black / Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

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