Stacey Loscalzo

Apr 22

Picture Book Favorites: April Edition

by Stacey

I can’t believe that another month has passed.

Somehow it’s already time for our new favorites…



The Bus Ride by Marianne Dubuc. This modern day take on Little Red Riding Hood is not to be missed. I’m pretty sure that each time I’ve looked at it, I notice a new charming detail.


Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise written by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Jean Jullien. This book is laugh out loud funny. Turns out Hoot Owl is not such a master after all but it is awfully fun watching him figure that out.


Sidewalk Flowers by Jon Arno Lawson & Sydney Smith. Shh… Don’t tell anyone but we don’t usually love wordless picture books around these parts. Truth be told, I have a hard time ‘reading’ them. At first Katherine put this book aside but we both picked it up again at separate times and I’m so glad we did. The story and the illustrations are equally engaging.


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle and Rafael Lopez. This lyrical picture book is inspired by the true story of a girl who fights Cuba’s traditional ban against female drum players. Richly colorful illustrations are the perfect accompaniment for the strong girl power represented in this story.


By Mouse and Frog by Deborah Freedman. Mouse and Frog got a lot of attention before it’s publication and after reading it, I see why. It is the perfect story of the power of working together and of creativity. This may be my go to teacher gift this year.


Home by Carson Ellis. This is another book that has gotten a lot of attention in the blogging world. Gorgeous illustrations and sparse words show us how different people live around the world.

One Comment

  1. Kristen says:

    Thanks for sharing your finds, Stacey!

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