Jamaica Is Thankful by Juanita Havill. Ages 4-6.
Jamaica wants to keep the kitten her friend gives her, even though her brother is allergic. After Ossie suffers a sneezing fit, Jamaica realizes that as much as she wants the kitten, she loves her brother more.
Panda & Polar Bear by Matthew J. Baek. Ages 3-5.
How does an icy Polar Bear meet and become friends with a Panda? He slides into a mud puddle!
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon.
The flowing rhyme zooms outwards from smallness to bigness: "Rock, stone, pebble, sand / Body, shoulder, arm, hand / A moat to dig, / a shell to keep / All the world is wide and deep." At once a lullaby and an invigorating love song to nature, families and interconnectedness.
Happy Belly, Happy Smile by Rachel Isadora.
On Fridays, Louie has dinner at his grandfather's Chinatown restaurant. Grandpa orders Louie's favorite dinner of steamed dumplings, egg rolls and shrimp chow mein with oranges and fortune cookies for dessert. His fortune aptly is Happy belly, happy smile.
Alphabeasties by Sharon Werner.
Alphabetically arranged animal silhouettes are constructed entirely from blizzards of single letters with flaps and folds that add fun visual surprises. Add an alliterated text and kids of all ages will enjoy.
Have I Got a Book for You! by Melanie Watts.
“Say GOOD-BYE to boring books. You know the ones I'm talking about…" Al Foxword delivers a high-pressure sales pitch for this very title—his #1 BESTSELLER! Kids won’t be able to resist reading this one.