Mootilda’s Bad Mood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, Kirsti Call, and Claudia Ranucci

Everyone has a bad day once in a while, a day when everything goes wrong no matter how hard you try to make it go right. Does it put you in a bad mood? The featured picture book this week is Mootilda’s Bad Mood, written by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Kirsti Call, and illustrated byContinue reading “Mootilda’s Bad Mood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, Kirsti Call, and Claudia Ranucci”

Seaside Stroll by Charles Trevino and Maribel Lechuga

Have you ever imagined what a stroll on the beach would be like during winter? Maybe you have taken a walk like this. Maybe you dream about it. This week’s picture book, Seaside Stroll, written by Charles Trevino and illustrated by Maribel Lechuga will transport you. About the Book: Seaside Stroll features a little girl,Continue reading “Seaside Stroll by Charles Trevino and Maribel Lechuga”

Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

“The greatnesss of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King We are all members of a community. Our families, our schools, our churches, and our neighborhoods are all communities. This week’s picture book is a celebration of the wonderful ways individuals contribute to their community,Continue reading “Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora”

I Don’t Want To Be Quiet by Laura Ellen Anderson

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Are you loud or quiet? Is it possible to be both? This week’s picture book, I Don’t Want To Be Quiet, was written and illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. About the Book: I Don’t Want To Be Quiet is written in 1st person from the perspective of aContinue reading “I Don’t Want To Be Quiet by Laura Ellen Anderson”

Mirabel’s Missing Valentine by Janet Lawler and Olivia Chin Mueller

Christmas just ended, you say? It’s too soon for Valentine’s Day, you say? It’s never too soon for a good book. This week’s picture book of the week Mirabel’s Missing Valentine’s, is a fantastic rhyming story about a shy little cat. About the Book: Mirabel’s Missing Valentine’s is about a shy little girl cat whoContinue reading “Mirabel’s Missing Valentine by Janet Lawler and Olivia Chin Mueller”

The Tree That’s Meant to Be by Zommer

Doesn’t everyone feel a little different sometimes? It doesn’t always have to mean rejection. Sometimes it can mean something unexpected. The picture book selection this week is The Tree That’s Meant to Be, written and illustrated by Yuval Zommer. About the Book: The Tree That’s Meant to Be is a story told from the perspectiveContinue reading “The Tree That’s Meant to Be by Zommer”

If You Come To Earth by Sophie Blackall

In these days of email and texts, letter-writing can seem like an ancient custom or a lost art form. It might seem that way, but letter-writing is actually a handy skill for kids to have, one that they will inevitably use later in life even if it’s only for practical matters. The picture book IContinue reading “If You Come To Earth by Sophie Blackall”

Looking for Smile by Ellen Tarlow and Lauren Stringer

The picture book for this week is Looking for Smile, written by Ellen Tarlow and illustrated by Lauren Stringer. About the book: This week’s story is about Bear and Smile, who are always together enjoying everything from the simple to the exciting. One day, Smile is gone, and Bear is not the same. Bear looks everywhereContinue reading “Looking for Smile by Ellen Tarlow and Lauren Stringer”

The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade and Jennifer Davison

The great thing about picture books is that they can communicate universal truths by crafting imaginative characters and putting them in familiar situations. The situations automatically become less threatening, even funny, allowing kids to laugh at some otherwise serious circumstances. The Picture Book I picked for the week is The Very Last Leaf, written by StefContinue reading “The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade and Jennifer Davison”

A Thousand No’s by DJ Corchin and Dan Dougherty

The beauty of picture books is that they distill a universal theme down to about 500 or so words. When the goal is for the writer to communicate a familiar but unspoken truth with power and heart, this turns out to be no easy feat. The Picture Book of the Week is A Thousand No’s, writtenContinue reading “A Thousand No’s by DJ Corchin and Dan Dougherty”