November is picture book month! It's a perfect time to snuggle together as the season gets colder and share the love of reading with your little one and ones. Here are some great new books that just came in...
Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
When this book brought two librarians to tears with how sweet it was, you know it's a keeper.
This is such a great story of an unlikely friendship that, unfortunately, could not be kept because pine cones cannot live on the ice and penguins cannot live in the forest. Even with this reality, Penguin and Pinecone share fond memories up until the moment Penguin drops Pinecone off in the forest. Still in his/her heart, Penguin goes to find his friend after much time has passed. The next pages are so sweet that you'll just have to read it.
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
As a child that watched Are You Afraid of the Dark every single Saturday night, I would have LOVED this book just as much back then. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots. He eats them everywhere he goes. To school. To Little League practice. Walking home. Until one day the carrots start following him...or are they? A creepiness meant for kids that love to get scared--but with a happy, funny ending.
Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson
A sequel to Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Baby Bear accidentally finds himself outside the forest and in a big, noisy city. In desperation to escape the crowded streets, he finds an apartment building and goes all the way up to someone's nice, vacant home. Very silly humor as he eats things that should not be eaten, sits on things that should not be sat on, and tries to sleep in things that should not be slept in. The busy, bold illustrations match the mood perfectly. I would love to read this aloud.
Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu
What a charming friendship these two make. Amidst disagreeances, laughter, camaraderie, and imaginative fun, Squid and Octopus whimsically steal the reader's heart. Storytelling similar to Frog and Toad and Winnie-the-Pooh. These four stories can be told several times without the listener getting bored.