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August 26, 2016

I'm trying for a picture book review blitz today.

Two White Rabbits, by Jairo Buitrago, pictures by Rafael Yockteng, and translated by Elisa Amado, tells the story of a little girl and her father trying to get to the United States.

Before Morning, by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes, is an exquisite example of an invocation and will get some heartfelt reading this winter.

I just love Grumpy Pants, by Claire Messer, a toddler-friendly story about a penguin who washes his grumpiness away.

And The Monkey and the Bee, by C. J. Bloom, illustrated by Peter Raymundo is a simple chase story with big expressions which is also perfect for toddlers and beginning readers.

Happy reading!



Animal Characters
Grumpy Pants
by Claire Messer

The Monkey and the Bee
by C. J. Bloom
illustrated by Peter Raymundo

by Beatrice Alemagna

by Jonathan Allen

by Tom Angleberger
pictures by John Hendrix

by Mary Jane and Herm Auch

by Keith Baker

by Bonny Becker
illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

by Bonny Becker
illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

by Bonny Becker
illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

by Bonny Becker
illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

by Bonny Becker
illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

by Kelly Bingham
pictures by Paul O. Zelinsky

by Nadine Brun-Cosme
illustrated by Olivier Tallec

by Eve Bunting
illustrated by Serge Ruzzier

by Matthew Cordell

by Deborah Diesen
pictures by Dan Hanna

by Rebecca Dudley

by David Elliott
illustrated by Christopher Denise

by Ian Falconer

by Tatyana Feeney

by Candace Fleming
illustrated by Eric Rohmann

by Roderigo Folgueira
illustrated by Poly Bernatene

by Pippa Goodhart
illustrated by Andy Rowland

by Carter Goodrich

by Piet Grobler and Dianne Hofmeyr

by Chris Haughton

by Kevin Henkes

by Kevin Henkes

by Kevin Henkes

by John Himmelman

by Molly Idle

by Molly Idle

by Ken Kimura
illustrated by Yasunari Murakami

by Jon Klassen

by Jon Klassen

by Rosy Lamb

by Eric Litwin
created and illustrated by James Dean

by Renata Liwska

by Sally Lloyd-Jones
illustrated by Jen Corace

by Arnold Lobel
colored by Adrianne Lobel

by Jeff Mack

by Peter McCarty

by Julie Paschkis

by Jerry Pinkney

by Daniel Pinkwater
illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

by Chris Raschka

by Phyllis Root
illustrated by Matthew Cordell

by Michael Rosen
pictures by Kevin Waldron

by Candace Ryan
illustrated by Mike Lowery

by Tammi Sauer
illustrated by Dan Santat

by Richard Scarry

by Ian Schoenherr

by Corey Rosen Schwartz
illustrated by Dan Santat

by Viviane Schwarz

by Bob Shea

by Philip C. Stead
illustrated by Erin E. Stead

by David Ezra Stein

by Janet Morgan Stoeke

by Janet Morgan Stoeke

by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges
illustrated by Shari Halpern

by Mark Teague

by Samantha R. Vamos
illustrated by Rafael Lopez

by Ellen Stoll Walsh

by Mélanie Watt

by David Wiesner

by David Wiesner

by Mo Willems

by Mo Willems
pictures by Jon J Muth

by Mo Willems

by Mo Willems

by Mo Willems

by Mo Willems

by Mo Willems

retold and illustrated by Helen Ward


Contemporary
Before Morning
by Joyce Sidman
illustrated by Beth Krommes

Two White Rabbits
by Jairo Buitrago
pictures by Rafael Yockteng
translated by Elisa Amado

by Jim Averbeck
illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail

by Jim Averbeck
illustrated by Tricia Tusa

by Magali Bardos

by Jonathan Bean

by Jonathan Bean

by Cari Best
pictures by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

by Sophie Blackall

by Barbara Bottner
illustrated by Michael Emberley

by Sarah S. Brannen

by Sarah S. Brannen

by Shirin Yim Bridges
illustrated by Maria Monescillo

by Toni Buzzeo
illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa

by Helen Cooper

by Shutta Crum
illustrated by Carol Thompson

by Nicola Davies
illustrated by Laura Carlin

by Tomie DePaola

by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
illustrated by Fred Koehler

by Hallie Durand
illustrated by Tony Facile

written by Julie Fogliano
illustrated by Erin E. Stead

by Mem Fox
illustrated by Steve Jenkins

by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury

by Marla Frazee

by Joe Hayes
illustrated by Esau Andrade Valencia

by Amy Hest
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

by Kate Hosfored
illustrations by Gabi Swiatkowska

by Rachel Isadora

by Tony Johnston
illustrated by Jim LaMarche

by Maira Kalman

by Barbara Kerley

by Rukhsana Khan
illustrated by Christiane Krömer

by Irena Kobald
illustrated by Freya Blackwood

by Jon Arno Lawson and Sydney Smith

by Nancy Tupper Ling
illustrated by Jessica Lanan

by Jennifer K. Mann

by Christie Matheson

by Leslie McGuirk

by Meg Medina
illustrated by Angela Dominguez

by Aaron Meshon

by Pat Zietlow Miller
illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf

by Eva Moore
pictures by Nancy Carpenter

by Julie Morstad

by Alison Murray

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

by Jenny Offill
illustrated by Chris Appelhans

by Zachariah OHora

by Patricia Polacco

by Mary Lyn Ray
illustrated by Marla Frazee

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

by Salvatore Rubbino

by Lola M. Schaefer
illustrated by Jessica Meserve

by Josh Schneider

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

by Olive Senior
illustrations by Laura James

by Jessica Shyba

by Lemony Snicket
music by Nathaniel Stookey
illustrations by Carson Ellis

by Lemony Snicket
illustrated by Jon Klassen

by David Soman and Jacky Davis

by Ashley Spires

by Ulf Stark
illustrated by Eva Eriksson

by Maria van Lieshout

by Audrey Vernick
illustrated by Priscilla Burris

by Hyewon Yum


History
Miracle Man
by John Hendrix

Tucky Jo and Little Heart
by Patricia Polacco

by Kristy Dempsey
illustrated by Floyd Cooper

by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus
illustrated by Evan Turk

by Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia

by Emily Jenkins
illlustrated by Sophie Blackall

by William Joyce

by Yuyi Morales
photography by Tim O'Meara

by Matthew Olshan
illustrated by Sophie Blackall

by Patricia Polacco

by Patricia Polacco

by John Rocco

by Salvatore Rubbino

by Uri Shulevitz

by Lane Smith

by Elaine Snyder
pictures by Harry Bliss



Delightfully Silly
Rules of the House
by Mac Barnett
illustrated by Matt Myers

A Hungry Lion, Or: A Dwindling Assortment of Animals
by Lucy Ruth Cummins

by Jon Agee

by Tom Angleberger
pictures by Cece Bell

by Steve Antony

by Mac Barnett
pictures by Adam Rex

by Mac Barnett
illustrated by Jon Klassen

by Katy Beebe
illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Songs and Illustrations by Sandra Boynton

music by Sandra Boynton & Michael Ford
Lyrics and drawings by Sandra Boynton

by Lauren Child
illustrated by Trisha Krauss

by Jules Feiffer

by Chris Haughton

by Oliver Jeffers

by Oliver Jeffers

by Bruce Eric Kaplan

by Laurie Keller


by Alex Latimer

by Margaret Mahy
illustrated by Polly Dunbar

by Margaret McNamara
illustrated by Mark Fearing

by Rutu Modan

by Sara Pennypacker
illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

by John Perry
illustrations by Mark Fearing

by Antoinette Portis

by James Proimos

by Fiona Robinson

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
and Tom Lichtenheld

by Vicki Sansum and Dotti Enderle
illustrated by T. Kyle Gentry

by Jon Scieszka
illustrated by David Shannon

by Dr. Seuss

by Bob Shea

by Mark Shulman
illustrated by Adam McCauley

by Lemony Snicket
illustrated by Maira Kalman

by Alexander Steffensmeier

by Alexander Steffensmeier

by Adam Stower

by Sean Taylor
pictures by Edel Rodriguez

by Sean Taylor
illustrated by Jean Jullien

by Mark Teague

by Audrey Vernick
illustrated by Daniel Jennewein

by Melanie Watt

by Mo Willems

by Mo Willems

by Mo Willems

by Mo Willems



Fantasy
The Whisper
by Pamela Zagarenski

The Most Wonderful Thing in the World
by Vivian French
illustrated by Angela Barrett

by Dan Bar-el
illustrated by Tim Bowers

by Eoin Colfer
illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters

by Norton Juster
pictures by Jules Feiffer

by Kazuno Kohara

by Peter McCarty

by Colin Stimpson

by Bill Thomson