PICK A PUMPKIN, by Patricia Toht, Illustrated by Jarvis, Candlewick Press

Pick a pumpkin from the patch. Tall and lean or short and fat. Vivid orange, ghostly white, or speckled green, might be just right. Pairing a wonderfully rhythmic read-aloud text with expressive retro illustrations, author Patricia Toht and illustrator Jarvis capture all the excitement and familial feeling of a favorite holiday tradition. Readers will be … Continue reading PICK A PUMPKIN, by Patricia Toht, Illustrated by Jarvis, 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

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

MR. POSEY’S NEW GLASSES, by Ted Kooser, Illustrated by Daniel Duncan, Candlewick Press

In a charming tale of an elderly man and his obliging young friend, former poet laureate Ted Kooser and newcomer Daniel Duncan invite us to look at the world with fresh eyes. Mr. Posey is feeling gloomy. Everything seems dull. Maybe he needs new glasses? Perhaps a trip to the Cheer Up Thrift Shop with … Continue reading MR. POSEY’S NEW GLASSES, by Ted Kooser, Illustrated by Daniel Duncan, Candlewick Press

BABYMOON, by Hayley Barrett, Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, Candlewick Press

A newborn family spends a quiet day together. It's their babymoon—a time set apart for them to bond, to rest, and to fall in love. Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. Out March 14, 2019 32 Pages approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a book about family, love … Continue reading BABYMOON, by Hayley Barrett, Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, Candlewick Press

JUST READ, by Lori Degman, Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Sterling Publishing

These kids all love to read—alone or together, on a bus or in a parade. And every time they open a book, they open up a whole new world, too! “A delightful tribute to reading anything and everything all the time. . . . There’s something for everyone.” —Booklist “A chipper, colorful celebration of the … Continue reading JUST READ, by Lori Degman, Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Sterling Publishing

INSIDE OUTSIDE, by Anne-Margot Ramstein, Matthias Aregui, Candlewick Studio

From the creators of Before After comes another striking book of opposites, this time exploring the concepts of within and without with bright, bold graphics. Safe inside its shell, a baby bird prepares to brave the world. A spelunker descends into a wide and glittering cavern while fellow explorers cluster around a crack in the … Continue reading INSIDE OUTSIDE, by Anne-Margot Ramstein, Matthias Aregui, Candlewick Studio

KAHLO’S KOALAS, 1,2,3, COUNT ART WITH ME, Illustrated by Grace Helmer, Edited by Jocelyn Norbury, Designed by Jack Clucas, Andrews McMeel Publishing

From Henri Matisse’s monkeys and Jackson Pollock's poodles to Roy Lichtenstein's llamas and Wassily Kandinsky’s kangaroos, this beautiful 1-10 counting book provides an imaginative learning experience that will appeal to adults and children alike. Introduce your little one to some of the world’s best artists while teaching them their numbers 1 to 10. With illustrator … Continue reading KAHLO’S KOALAS, 1,2,3, COUNT ART WITH ME, Illustrated by Grace Helmer, Edited by Jocelyn Norbury, Designed by Jack Clucas, Andrews McMeel Publishing

CHICKS RULE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Illustrated Renee Kurilla, Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Kids, Manda

All in step with wing in wing . . . Chicks can conquer anything! Nerdy Chick has been waiting all day for the Rocket Club meeting. But when she gets there, she finds a disturbing sign tacked to the door: “NO CHICKS ALLOWED!!!” Puzzled, then baffled, then just plain mad, Nerdy Chick sets out to … Continue reading CHICKS RULE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Illustrated Renee Kurilla, Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Kids, Manda