Stacey Loscalzo

Oct 24

Favorite New Picture Books

by Stacey

Over the summer, I wrote about our return to picture books. I am so glad that we remembered that sometimes there is nothing better to do than sit down and read a few books.

Here are a few of latest favorites…


Ball by Mary Sullivan. Ball is an ingenious book about a girl, her dog and a ball, told all with one word. A fun read aloud and a perfect Read Together book.


Black Dog by Levi Pinfold. Black Dog starts with the line, “One day, a black dog came to visit the Hope family.” While this seems like a pretty simple start, Black Dog is actually a tale with pretty big questions.


Hello, My Name is Ruby by Phillip C. Stead. Hello, My Name is Ruby tells the story of a little bird in this big, big world as she searches for a friend.


Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin. Secret Pizza Party is a laugh out loud story of a raccoon in search of a pizza. A weird premise for sure but a super fun read.




  1. Yay!  I loved your last round of suggestions.  I’ll be adding these to our library request list!

  2. Zoe says:

    Lovely selection! And today, as luck would have it, I’m getting to meet Levi Pinfold (at a librarians’ conference)

    • Stacey says:

      Hi Zoe!! It was so lovely to see your name pop up in my e-mail! And how lucky you are to be meeting Levi Pinfold- I thought this book was just brilliant. This time of year makes me think of our Cybils conversations. I’m not participating this year. Are you?

  3. Elaine says:

    these look delicious. Will be heading to VA soon and will have to plan a trip to the library!!! keep ’em coming. 

  4. Shana Norris says:

    Every single one of these looks so very good, Stacey.  I like to get picture books as baby gifts, especially when I know the baby already has a ton of stuff for the first year.  I know what I’m getting my daughter’s dance instructor’s new baby now!

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