Gus & Me by Keith Richards, art by Theodora Richards A wonderfully inspiring story of a musician’s beginning and the grandfather who helped him. One time he led me all the way to the top of Primrose Hill to look at the night stars. Don’t know if we can make it home tonight, Gus said. …
The Girl and the Elephant by Nicole de Cock A gorgeously illustrated tale of a girl and her elephant friend. The two are separated but the swift brings good news. The girl and the elephant become friends. They love being together. Sometimes they play an elephant game. And sometimes they play a girl game.
People by Peter Spier A journey through the world’s people and their customs, holidays, artifacts, and cultures. Some of us are wise. Some are foolish. But most of us are somewhere in between. Most people are decent, honest, friendly, and well meaning, but some are none of these.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce This book is so beautiful and melancholy. A lost man finds a home with books and writes his story. An added bonus: Mr. Morris Lessmore looks like Buster Keaton. Sometimes Morris would become lost in a book and scarcely emerge for days.
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon A young bat loses her mother but finds a nest of friends. A great book about being different from your loved ones and eventually finding yourself. I will fly all day, Stellaluna told herself, then no one will see how clumsy I am.
Finding Wild by Megan Warner Lloyd, art by Abigail Halpin A lyrical adventure on how to find wildness among the tidy. Wild roars and barks and hisses and brays. It storm-thunders and wind-whispers. Wild sings.
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin, art by James Dean Dude. He rocks, in his school shoes. Here comes Pete Strolling down the street Rocking red shoes On his four furry feet.
Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig It’s raining so Pete can’t play. His dad makes him into a pizza. Pete’s father can’t help noticing How miserable his son is. He thinks it might cheer Pete up to be made into a pizza.
Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelman A dog saves Madeline; Madeline (and the girls) save the dog. Miss Clavel turned out the light, And again there was a fight, As each little girl cried, “Genevieve is mine tonight!”