SLEEP, HOW NATURE GETS ITS REST, by Kate Prendergast, Candlewick Press

All animals sleep. But do they dream? Facts inspire imaginations in a beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book for curious young minds. Some animals sleep alone. Others sleep in packs. Some slumber at night, and others prefer the daytime for getting some z's. Whether large or small, familiar or unusual, all animals must find a way … Continue reading SLEEP, HOW NATURE GETS ITS REST, by Kate Prendergast, Candlewick Press

CINDERELLA REX, by Christy Webster, Holly Hatam, Epic! Originals, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Cinderella Rex loves to dance, but will she get to attend the royal ball? From Epic! Originals, Once Before Time is a playful board book series of fairy tales reimagined from a time long ago . . . with dinosaurs! In this prehistoric retelling of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella Rex wants to go to … Continue reading CINDERELLA REX, by Christy Webster, Holly Hatam, Epic! Originals, Andrews McMeel Publishing

HIDE AND SEEK, by Katie May Green, Candlewick Press

The mischievous stars of Seen and Not Heard climb out of their paintings for another nighttime adventure in this gently spooky bedtime story. A midsummer moon shines on Shiverhawk Hall, where portraits of children come alive on the wall. As night falls, the playful painted residents wake up for another Gorey-esque rhyming caper. When the … Continue reading HIDE AND SEEK, by Katie May Green, Candlewick Press

DUCK! by Meg McKinlay, Illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom, Candlewick Press

A delightfully duckish tale of farmyard disaster. It’s a quiet day on the farm until Duck arrives. When he starts calling out “DUCK!”, the other animals think he’s just being rude. “You can’t just run around yelling out your name!” they grumble. But what if that’s not what Duck means at all? Perhaps ignoring him … Continue reading DUCK! by Meg McKinlay, Illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom, Candlewick Press

CREAKERS, by Tom Fletcher, Illustrated by Shane Devries, Random House

What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight? Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did. Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared - as if into thin air. Chaos descends … Continue reading CREAKERS, by Tom Fletcher, Illustrated by Shane Devries, Random House

THE UNICORN WHISPERER, ANOTHER PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN ADVENTURE, by Dana Simpson, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Welcome back to the hilarious and heartwarming world of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, where readers of all ages can always find a friend to lend a magical helping hand — or hoof. For 9-year-old Phoebe Howell and her sparkling companion, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, every day is an adventure. In this latest installation of Dana Simpson's … Continue reading THE UNICORN WHISPERER, ANOTHER PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN ADVENTURE, by Dana Simpson, Andrews McMeel Publishing

LITTLE BIG NATE DRAWS A BLANK, by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

The author of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series introduces a younger version of this adventurous, mischievous, wildly popular character! When Little Big Nate gets a new pack of crayons, his illustrations really come to life! In this delightful board book, Little Big Nate's imagination and love of drawing will inspire even the … Continue reading LITTLE BIG NATE DRAWS A BLANK, by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

I LOVE ME, by Sally Morgan & Ambelin Kwaymullina, Andrews McMeel Publishing/Fremantle Press

I love the way my heart knows best. I am me. Who else would I be? I love me! A celebration of individuality and joyous self-esteem in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour. Out 2016 Board Book MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I stopped reviewing board books a … Continue reading I LOVE ME, by Sally Morgan & Ambelin Kwaymullina, Andrews McMeel Publishing/Fremantle Press

MY PET SLIME, Book One, by Courtney Sheinmel & Renee Kurilla, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Piper Maclane wants a pet so badly, but she’s allergic to everything. So she creates her own . . . out of slime! From Epic! Originals, My Pet Slime is a sweet, slimy series about a girl who makes the most of a challenging situation and is rewarded with a bit of magic! Piper wishes … Continue reading MY PET SLIME, Book One, by Courtney Sheinmel & Renee Kurilla, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THE DOG WHO LOST HIS BARK, by Eoin Colfer, Illustrated by P.J. Lynch, Candlewick Press

A warm, uplifting story about a boy, his dog, and the healing power of music marks a first-time collaboration between two former Irish Children's Laureates, Eoin Colfer and P.J. Lynch. Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for as long as he can remember, and this summer, with his father away, he … Continue reading THE DOG WHO LOST HIS BARK, by Eoin Colfer, Illustrated by P.J. Lynch, Candlewick Press