Dec 11, 2014

Fresh Picks! December

As 2014 comes to a close, we thought we'd go out with a bang and have a slew of new books, especially picture books, for you. We'd love to share some of our favorites:

Henny by Elizabeth Rose Stanton. Simon & Schuster. 2014. 

 Henny isn't like any other chicken. Henny has arms.

As a chicken, having arms instead of wings brings many challenges. Henny struggles with being different from her other chicken pals, but soon finds all the wonderful things her arms allow her to do.

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. Candlewick Press, 2014. 

When Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen team up magic happens. Their newest book is no exception. Sam and Dave are on a mission to find something spectacular. When looking for something spectacular the obvious course of action is to dig a hole. They dig, dig, dig, and find... nothing. But that doesn't stop them from having a spectacular day.

Tea with Grandpa by Barney Saltzberg. Roaring Brook Press, 2014.

Especially this time of year, the distance between family members can be difficult. Saltzberg shows how this family spends time together with a little help from their computers, making the distance seem not so far.

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

Beekle's story begins in a far away place where imaginary friends are created. Many nights Beekle waits for some special child to imagine him. Night after night of waiting, Beekle decides to do the unimaginable and go to the real world to find a friend.

We are looking forward to reading with you in 2015!