It’s time for my monthly re-cap of our favorite new picture books. Enjoy and please do let me know what pictures you and your family are loving these days!
Naptime by Iris De Mouy is a sweet tale of many animals who give many great excuses for why they will not take a nap. It turns out that a sweet little girl has a super clever idea that makes them change their minds.
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom written by Angela Johnson & illustrated by E.B. Lewis tells the story of the day the slaves were freed. Katherine sensed right away that this would be a serious book and at first she asked me stop reading. The gorgeous language and picture drew her in though and fortunately, we read all the way through. This is a simple book that told a big story .
Brother Hugo and the Bear written by Katy Beebe & illustrated by S.D. Schindler. Who knew that small children would enjoy a book about monks but somehow this one is very appealing. I suppose it doesn’t hurt that there is also a book eating bear in the story.
The Potato King by Chrisoph Niemann was a slightly strange story about Frederick the Great who helps the potato become a food we all love. While I’m not sure that I am any better for knowing this story, it is an interesting look into history and the illustrations, made with potato prints of course, were fun.
Blue on Blue written by Dianne White & illustrated by Beth Krommes is a rain storm told between the covers of a book. Simple text and gorgeous illustrations make this a book to read again and again.