The Kids’ Book Corner

Kids’ book reviews and tidbits from an indie bookseller.

New Picture Books: 5/12 May 12, 2009

Filed under: New Books,Picture Books — kidsbookcorner @ 12:58 pm

Today is an especially rich day for new picture books!

A Small Surprise

by Louise Yates

(Knopf, hardcover, $16.99)

Ages 2-5

With just a few words, Louise Yates manages to tell us the story of an amazing rabbit. He is small, but magic. Yates’ delightful illustrations have our rabbit hanging about with circus animals.This is a perfect read for kids who are having trouble being little.

One World, One Day

by Barbara Kerley

(National Geographic, hardcover, $17.95)

Ages 3-6

Filled with beautiful National Geographic photos, this picture book takes us through a day in the life of children all over the world.

Let’s Do Nothing!

by Tony Fucile

(Candlewick Press, hardcover, $16.99)

Ages 4-8

In this animation-style picture book, Frankie and Sal run out of things to do. They’ve played all their board games and read all their comic books, so they decide to do nothing. They imagine that they are stone statues and sit perfectly still, until Frankie imagine pigeons have landed on his head. This book is all about imagination, and it’s hilarious.

Chicken Little

by Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley

(Roaring Brook Press, hardcover, $16.95)

Ages 3-5

This retelling of the classic Chicken Little story shines in the Emberleys’ bold colors.

Yoko

by Rosemary Wells

(Hyperion, paperback, $6.99)

Ages 4-6

This classic is now available in paperback. Meet Yoko, whose mom sends her to school with a lunch full of delicious sushi. When she sits down to eat, her classmates make fun of her for her unusual lunch. But her teacher smartly decides to have an International Food Day, where the kids get to taste Yoko’s sushi and realize that it’s really quite tasty!

Feeling Sad

by Sarah Verroken

(Enchanted Lion Books, hardcover, $16.95)

Ages 2-5

In beatiful woodcut illustrations, this picture book tells the story of Duck, a sad little bird. When frog encourages her to cheer up, she tries to see on the bright side of things. Soon, the sun begins to shine and she is feeling much better. This is a good book for very young children who are experiencing sadness.

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2 Responses to “New Picture Books: 5/12”

  1. readsleepsellbooks Says:

    I love Barbara Kerley, and Kate told me great things about her new book. Must check it out:) And Feeling Sad looks sweet. I need to take a journey to Oblong!!


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