Friday, May 11, 2018

Spotlight Friday - new picture books, part one 5.11.18

Time to get ready for the weekend!
Kick up your feet and find a good place to read.
Sharing #booklove for your classroom or library.
Spotlighting a book or two because these books deserve the spotlight!

I've had an abundance of newly released picture books pile up at my house.  Going through them and sharing the ones you'll want to find!

People Don't Bite People
written by Lisa Wheeler
illustrated by Molly Idle
This one will for sure be a hit with the younger crowd, but will also hold laughs for the older kids.  Wheeler and Idle take a closer look at all the things teeth should be doing and point out some no-nos!

Abbie Newton
written by Josh Funk
illustrated by Ester Garay
Albie is quite the genius, fixing his stroller when he's just a baby.  But when it's time for school, the kids don't think his skills are that cool, especially since he tends to take and not ask for supplies.  But when the big reveal is shown, the kids see his talent as something great.
I really liked that there was a difference between Albie and his peers, because this is what it looks like in real life.  There are kids that stick apart from their peers for a number of reasons.  Albie didn't change who he was, but he was able to create a change in his peers' perspective of what he was able to create.

Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime!
written by Cate Berry
illustrations by Charles Santoso
Oh my, this is so fun to read out loud!  Reminiscent of Elephant and Piggie, this is for sure a book you want to include in your read aloud pile.
Penguin and Tiny Shrimp will tell you this is not a bedtime book and they have plenty of other things they are not doing instead of going to bed, and that's where the laughter begins.  I was laughing out loud, especially at Tiny Shrimp, he kind of steals the show, in my opinion.
I was laughing out loud so much while reading it, I drew the audience of an eight year old my way.  I tested it out on him, and this book is definitely kid approved!

A Stone for Sascha
by Aaron Becker
A big idea picture book - what starts off as a story about a young girl and her grief over the loss of her dog, turns into a bigger story about the rise and fall of empires and how things can change over time.
I'll be interested in seeing young reader's reactions to this book.

written by Aaron Reynolds
illustrated by Dan Santat
Brought to you by the two dudes who gave us Carnivores, this book, even with its limited vocabulary, will spark conversation and expression.
Seriously, dude.

Misunderstood Shark
written by Ame Dyckman
illustrated by Scott Magoon
And after you finish reading Dude, go right on over to this one to keep the laughs going!  Poor Shark, he's so misunderstood by everyone, they really are misreading his blatant attempts at eating food....  Love this one.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recs, Michele! Excited to read Lisa Wheeler's book--love her titles!