Spotlight On: Picture Books

Picture Books: Picture books are books that contain many illustrations, and are normally especially for children. We have many picture books in our collection and they are all located on the short shelves that are on the right side of the children’s area. They are arranged by author’s last name.

Rhino Rumpus / Victoria Allenby and Tara Anderson

In bouncing rhyme, three rhino siblings squabble and spat their way through their bedtime routine. When they realize how tired their bickering has made Mama Rhino, the three find common ground in giving her a sweet surprise. (E ALLENBY)

 

Arthur’s Birthday / Marc Brown

Their friends must decide which party to attend when Francine schedules her birthday party for the same day as Arthur’s birthday party. (E BROWN)

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar / Eric Carle

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days. (E CARLE)

The Cow who Clucked / Denise Fleming

When a cow loses her moo, she searches to see if another animal in the barn has it. (E FLEMING)

 

It’s an Orange Aardvark! / Michael Hall

A carpenter ant drills a hole to see what is outside his stump, worrying his fellow ants, and when new holes reveal different colors they fabricate a story about the horrible beast that will soon attack. Pages have holes through which different parts of the illustrations can be seen. (E HALL)

 

The Story of Ferdinand / Munro Leaf

Story of a gentle bull that refuses to participate in a bullfight. (E LEAF)

 

 

Amelia Bedeila’s First Day of Shool / Herman Parish

A literal-minded first-grader’s first day of school is filled with confusing adventures, much to her delight. (E PARISH)

 

The Lorax / Dr. Seuss

A greedy individual thoughtlessly pollutes the air, land, and water of the Bar-ba-loots’ paradise in order to build his giant industry. (E SEUSS)

 

The Thing About Yetis / Vin Vogel

Yetis love snow and all things winter, but sometimes they need a dose of summer as well. (E VOGEL)

 

Cat the Cat, Who Is That? / Mo Willems

Cat the Cat, in a sporty purple dress, says hello to her friends, whose greetings, printed in speech balloons, give a little glimpse into each new character’s personality. Mouse the Mouse is straightforward (“Hello there!”), Duck the Duck is a bit formal (“A pleasure, as always!”), and Fish the Fish is surfer-cool (“Hey, dude!”). (E WILLEMS)

 

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a book.” ~J.K. Rowling

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