Pineapple Princess by Sabina Hahn

How do you see yourself? The Picture Book of the Week is Pineapple Princess, written and illustrated by Sabina Hahn. About the Book: The main character in this book is a little girl who just knows she is a princess, if only she could convince everyone else of that. She does al of the things princesses shouldContinue reading “Pineapple Princess by Sabina Hahn”

Gus Was A Friendly Ghost by Jane Thayer and Seymour Fleishman

Have you ever had a friend who caused trouble? This week’s Picture Book of the Week is Gus Was A Friendly Ghost, written by Jane Thayer and illustrated by Seymour Fleishman. This book was first released in 1961 so is technically vintage, but still entertaining. About the Book: Gus lives in a house with a familyContinue reading “Gus Was A Friendly Ghost by Jane Thayer and Seymour Fleishman”

Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories by Annette Bay Pimentel and Magaly Morales

What are your favorite stories? Who told them to you? A parent? A grandparent? The Picture Book of the Week is Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories, written by Annette Bay Pimental and illustrated by Magaly Morales. About the Book: Pura Belpré was a born storyteller who grew up, moved to NewContinue reading “Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories by Annette Bay Pimentel and Magaly Morales”

Maria the Matador by Anne Lambelet

What would you risk everything for? The Picture Book of the Week is Maria the Matador, written and illustrated by Anne Lambelet, author of The Poisoned Apple and The Traveler’s Gift. About the Book: Maria loves churros. Maria loves churros so much that she is willing to face the most ferocious-looking bull she has ever seen–a bull thatContinue reading “Maria the Matador by Anne Lambelet”

There’s a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers

Have YOU ever seen a ghost? The Picture Book of the Week is There’s a Ghost in this House, written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, author of Stuck, The Day the Crayons Quit, The Heart and the Bottle, and many more. About the Book:  A little girl is the main character in this book and the plot is simple.Continue reading “There’s a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers”

Vole and Troll by Iza Trapani

They say music is the universal language. Has music ever changed you? The Picture Book of the Week is Vole and Troll, written and illustrated by Iza Trapani. About the Book: Vole and Troll is a re-imagining of troll under a bridge stories. In this version, vole wants to cross a bridge to get to theContinue reading “Vole and Troll by Iza Trapani”

Amos McGee Misses the Bus by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead

Sometimes we all need a friend to support us when we are down. The Picture Book of the Week is Amos McGee Misses the Bus, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. About the Book: In this second Amos McGee story, the main character is so excited to plan an outing forContinue reading “Amos McGee Misses the Bus by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead”

Pink Is For Boys by Robb Pearlman and Eda Kaban

What is your favorite color? The Picture Book of the Week is Pink Is For Boys, written by Robb Pearlman and illustrated by Eda Kaban. About the Book: Pink Is For Boys is about every color and the boys and girls who love them. You don’t have to be a girl to love pink and youContinue reading “Pink Is For Boys by Robb Pearlman and Eda Kaban”

Monsters In The Briny by Lynn Becker and Scott Brundage

Have you ever wondered about what is down in the depths of the sea? The Picture Book of the Week is Monsters In The Briny, written by Lynn Becker and illustrated by Scott Brundage. About the Book: Monsters In The Briny is more than a book — it is a song. I opens with a krakenContinue reading “Monsters In The Briny by Lynn Becker and Scott Brundage”

Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh and Scott Campbell

Have you ever wondered how your brain stays where it is supposed to? The Picture Book of the Week is Skulls!, written by Blair Thornburgh and illustrated by Scott Campbell. About the Book: Like the name says, this book is about skulls. Specifically, it is about all the things no one thinks about in terms ofContinue reading “Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh and Scott Campbell”