We love picture books! Picture book stories are for everyone and perfect for sharing. To celebrate another great year at UAPL we are sharing some of our favorites from 2014.
Dena's Pick: The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee. In this wordless picture book a baby clown has fallen off a circus train and is helped by a lonely farmer to find his family again. Wordless picture books are a great opportunity for young readers to tell the story.
Miss Laura chose: Milo is not a Dog Today! by Kerstin Schoene
Milo is a dog who loves to pretend to be other animals. He wants to find a friend who likes to play pretend games too. Can he find a friend to play?
Miss Jennifer had two favorites!
- Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut Ever! by Jeff Cohen is a very realistic story about what happens when little people give haircuts.
- Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster by Mike Wohnoutka: a super cute story about a little puppy who wants to play and finds a friend in a grumpy green monster in the park.
Miss Dana picked: Naughty Kitty! by Adam Stower
Lily is a little girl who has just gotten a kitten and discovers how much trouble kittens can be. This is the sequel to Silly Doggy!
Miss Tracie's favorite is Fox's Garden by Princesse Camcam
A wandering fox is trying to find shelter in the cold winter. A little boy sees this and brings food and puts the fox in the greenhouse. To repay the boy's kindness the fox makes a magical garden appear in the night.
Katie's pick is Nancy Knows by Cybele Young
Nancy is an elephant who has a good memory most of the time. There is something important that she cannot remember! When she takes a quiet moment is when she remembers. The reader can see all of what Nancy knows as the story moves along.
Stephanie has two picks both about famous artists.
- Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales celebrates the imagination of Frida Kahlo for the youngest of readers.
- The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse by Patricia MacLachlan and Hadley Hooper
If you lived in a cold, dreary northern French town, where would you find color? Award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan gives us the childhood of Henri Matisse.
Sue: Sparky by Jenny Offill
A child gets a pet sloth.
Sarah: Telephone by Mac Barnett
A string of birds play telephone on a telephone wire. Funny!
Have a Happy Reading New Year 2015 everyone!