You would think that just having come back from Disney that I would be sick of all things kids but when I walked into the Bookshop upon my return and saw all of the new books we have in our beautiful children’s area I couldn’t help but get sucked in.
Creative New Stories
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by James Dean and Eric Litwin
Pete is this really cool cat that has bright white shoes. One day Pete goes for a walk and steps into all kinds of things that cause his white shoes to change color. Being the laid back cat that he is Pete doesn’t let it get him down. This book was a huge hit at our Storytime yesterday morning.
Little Sweet Potatoby Amy Beth Bloom and Noah Z. Jones
This is a sweet (pun intended) story about a little sweet potato that gets thrown out in the world and finds out that not everyone is sweet like he is. He runs into all kinds of mean and silly plants before finally finding where he fits in. This is an a cute picture book about appreciating others and oneself.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaursas retold by Mo Willems
If you know and love Mo Willems (Knuffle Bunny, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and many more award winning children’s picture books) this story will not disappoint! I found my self chuckling as I read along. This is the story of Goldilocks retold with dinosaurs instead of bears. The dinosaurs set a trap of chocolate pudding in the hopes of catching a chocolate-filled-little-girl-bonbon. However, they forget to lock the back door and she gets away. In true Mo Willems style this book is one that you will read to your kids again and again.
Goldilocks and Just One Bearby Leigh Hodgkinson
One day Bear gets lost and finds himself in the big, noisy city. To escape all the noise he goes into a high rise apartment for a bit to eat and a brief rest. While he is sleeping the owners of the apartment return home and find him. Once bear opens his eyes he sees a familiar face, it is Goldilocks all grown up and the Mom of the family. This is a cute take on the classic.
Historical Picture Books
First Mothersby Beverly Gherman and Julie Downing
Fun stories about the women behind the White House, the presidential moms. Did you know that Abraham Lincoln’s mother was a wrestler? With interesting facts and fun illustrations Gherman and Downing make learning history entertaining.
Electric Benby Robert Byrd
Any thing and everything you could want to know about Benjamin Franklin all in a picture book! Living in Philadelphia (or nearby as we are here in the Bookshop) you cannot get away from the presence of Ben Franklin. Byrd shares with youngsters the world of Ben Franklin through interesting facts and vibrant illustrations.
The Conference of the Birdsretold by Alexis York Lumbard and illustrated by Demi
This 800 year old classic is retold with beautiful illustrations. This story of a flock of birds looking for their king teaches the reader about conquering one’s faults and practicing the virtues of humility, patience, and courage. Did I mention the beautiful illustrations? This is definitely a book that you will want to have in your collection and as well as give as a gift.
Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animalsby Helene Rajcak and Damien Laverdunt
Did you know that there was a Pennsylvania Bison? Where did all of the Passenger Pigeons go? In this beautifully illustrated book Rajcak and Laverdunt share some strange and interesting animals that used to roam the earth.
These are just a few of the great new books we have so stop by and check them all out!