Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Picture Books

Cat Says Meow and Other Animalopoeia - Michael Arndt
Animals and the sounds they make are paired up in this colorful picture book.

The Soccer Fence: A Story of Friendship, Hope and Apartheid in South Africa -
Phil Bildner
Each time Hector watches white boys playing soccer in Johannesburg, South Africa, he dreams of playing on a real pitch one day. After the fall of apartheid, when he sees the 1996 African Cup of Nations team, he knows that his dream can come true.

Maisy's First Numbers - Lucy Cousins
Helps readers practice early number skills by counting three fluttering butterflies, four swimming fish, and five snails in the rain.

Maria Had a Little Llama - Angela Dominguez
In this bilingual version of the classic rhyme, set in Peru, Maria takes her llama to school one day.

Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? - Rita Gray
In this nonfiction picture book for young readers, we learn just why the mother nesting bird stays quiet and still while sitting on her eggs.

Say Hello Like This! - Mary Murphy
This lively split-page-format book shows how animals say hello with different sounds.

Ball - Mary Sullivan
While searching for someone to play ball with him, a dog dreams of fantastical adventures he could have with his ball.

Stone Giant: Michelangelo's David and How He Came to Be - Jane Sutcliffe
There was a giant in the city, and it was a troublemaker. The enormous block of marble had irked the people of Florence for almost forty years. No one knew what to do with it until a young artist named Michelangelo came along.

The Big Book of Slumber - Giovanna Zoboli & Simona Mulazzani
All creatures of the world find time to rest. In this lullaby book, countless cozy animals settle down in their beds.

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