The Little Guys are many, coordinated, and determined--but what happens when they've hoarded the entire forest's resources for themselves? The illustrations are bright and silly and the Little Guys look like funny, woodsy, goofball gnomes. Recommended by Jarrett Dapier.
Daddy Lion obsesses over his perfect lawn and is aghast when a dandelion grows there. But, he can't bring himself to rip it out because his daughter, Sweetie, loves the little weed. This winning book is a funny ode to the daddy-daughter bond and argues that perfection and conformity are boring. Recommended by Jarrett Dapier.
A scarecrow with a hole in his heart finds friendship and love when a family of crows builds a nest there. Ferry's rhymes are sweet, spot-on, and musical and the Fan Brothers' illustrations are exquisite. Recommended by Jarrett Dapier.
I myself am an exuberant wiggler and hippity hopper! I dance every chance I get, and so does this book. Trying to get to the bottom of why one person just doesn’t seem to have groove in their heart, every page in this book is full of movement, encouraging you to “get weird” and “see where it goes!” So. Much. Fun! Recommended by Caitlin Savage.
Ava looks forward to her special Saturday outings with her mother, but when one Saturday their plans are ruined, they learn that they really only need each other to have a special time. Recommended by Shelley Sutherland.
Water, water, everywhere! This nonfiction picture book shows the reader how water surrounds us and explores its many shapes and forms. The illustrations are clever and inviting. Recommended by Jarrett Dapier.
Sesame Street composer Joe Raposo’s iconic song comes to life with magical illustrations by a range of artists, including award-winning favorites Dan Santat and Tom Lichtenheld, as well as Jon Mathieu, an esteemed Sesame Street illustrator. Of the many books—old and new—out to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary, this tribute will leave you humming the classic tune. Recommended by Mandy O'Brien.
This hilarious whodunit opens with Reuben the bear thoughtfully bringing doughnuts to his friends. Everything is great, until someone points out that his pants are wet! Who could have done such a thing? Reuben is not going to rest until he finds out. This book is very funny, but at its core is a sweet message about acceptance. Recommended by Caitlin Savage.
Alfred wants to read his scary book, not have delightful tea parties with his Aunt, but this is not what polite young boys do. Maybe there’s a way he can do both? Perfect for future Addams Family or Edward Gorey aficionados, this quirky book is equal parts creepy, kooky, and delightful. Recommended by Caitlin Savage.