The Children’s Corner is a new feature here at A Librarian’s Library where I showcase the cute, clever, beautiful, and fun picture books I stumble upon while shelving at the library! For all of you parents, babysitters, and future librarians out there, these books are bound to provide at least 10 minutes of glorious entertainment!
It’s been a while since I have featured picture books. It’s not because I haven’t been reading them, though! I just forgot to feature some! I have read some that are just lovely reads for a variety of reasons, so I figured I would feature some of those and tell you WHY they are so lovely! 🙂
A Lovely Twist on a Familiar Tale!
Very Little Red Riding Hood by Teresa Heapy
Illustrated by Sue Heap
“Very Little Red Riding Hood is little. Very little. She’s brave and bossy, fearless and determined, loving and funny. And like all toddlers she likes everything just so – woe betide anyone and anything that gets in her way!…”
Snippet Review: This is such a cute twist on the Red Riding Hood Story. It’s funny, it’s clever, and it’s unexpected. Heap’s illustrations are are beyond precious. Very appropriate for pre-school children.
Have a Lovely Laugh!
Ninja by Arree Chung
“A ninja must be strong, courageous, and silent! He creeps through the house on a secret mission. There may be obstacles! But have no fear—a true ninja can overcome all challenges.”
Snippet Review: This makes a great read aloud, especially for a group of sneaky children! Chung’s Ninja walks the reader through the ways of the ninja, and the illustrations offer some clever contradictions to the very serious rules of the ninja. A fun read, for sure!
A Lovely Magical Picture Book Debut!
Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke
“When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: “Julia’s House for Lost Creatures.” Soon she’s hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn’t a problem anymore for Julia…but getting her housemates to behave themselves is!”
Snippet Review: I am such a fan of Ben Hatke’s other works (Zita the Spacegirl!), and his first picture book delivers a lovely story about being different and finding a place to fit in (though you may have to do some chores!) A lovely picture book debut, indeed!
Those are my lovely picture book recommendations for you! I hope you go and pick one of these up the next time you wonder into the children’s department. They are definitely worth 5 minutes of your time! 😉
Love and Bow Ties,