||Nancy's picks for the best picture books
of Spring / Summer 2010. Compiled by Nancy Polette © 2010.
Last updated: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
- Ashburn, Boni. OVER AT THE CASTLE.
Illustrated by Kelly Murphy. Abrams, 2010.
A delightful counting book that introduces all of the workers in a castle watched over by two eager dragons.
- French, Jackie. DIARY OF A BABY WOMBAT
. Illustrated by Bruce Whatley, Clarion Books 2010. Grades K-2
Baby Wombat eats and sleeps and has adventures while its mother sleeps.
- Karas, Brian. YOUNG ZEUS
. Scholastic, 2010. Grades 2-4
A retelling of the myth of Zeus about a young, small hero.
- Galbraith, Kathryn. ARBOR DAY SQUARE
. Illustrated by Cyd Moore. Peachtree, 2010. Grades K-3
Katie and Papa find a way to bring trees to the prairie.
- Geisert, Arthur. COUNTRY ROAD ABC
. Houghton Mifflin, 2010.
An illustrated journey through Americas farmland.
- Heide, Florence Parry Dillweeds Revenge
. Illustrated by Carson Ellis. Harcourt, 2010. Grades 4-6
A very off beat picture book...a tale of revenge and empowerment.
- Heide, Forece Parry. ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER
. Illustrated by Kyle Stone.Hyperion, 2010. Grades K-3
Always listening to your mother depends on who the mother is! A tongue-in-cheek introduction to mother/child relationships.
- Kerby, Johanna. LITTLE PINK PUP
. Putnam, 2010. Grades PreK-2
When Pinks siblings pushed him out of the way, the little pig found a mother dog who welcomed him.
- Kirk, Daniel.LIBRARY MOUSE A WORLD TO EXPLORE
. Abrams, 2010. Grades K-2
Sam and Sarah, library mice, explore the library. Sam must overcome hiss fear of heights.
- Klise, Kate.LITTLE RABBIT AND THE MEANEST MOTHER ON EARTH
. Illustrated by Sarah Klise. Harcourt, 2010. Grades K-3
Little Rabbit plans to feature his mother in a circus act as the meanest mother on earth.
- Long, Sylvia, Illustrator. THUMBELINA
. Chronicle Books, 2010. Grades 2-4.
Hans Christian Andersons tale of the adventures of a thumb-size girl.
- Lyon, George Ella. THE PIRATE OF KINDERGARTEN
. Illustrated by Lynne Avril. Atheneum, 2010. Grades K-3
Seeing double is no fun until Ginny wears a patch on her eye!
- MacHale, D. J. THE MONSTER PRINCESS
. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. Grades K-3
The monster princess wishes to be special and discovers that she is in a most unusual way.
- OMalley, Kevin. ANIMAL CRACKERS FLY THE COOP
. Walker, 2010. Grades 2-4
Filled with puns here is a parody of the Bremen Town Musicians where hen, dog, cat and cow decide to open a comedy club.
- Pelley, Kathleen. MAGNUS MAXIMUS A MARVELOUS MEASURER
. Illus by S.D. Schindler. Farrar, 2010. Grades 3-5
Magnus meAsures everything in the town until he breaks his glasses. What will he do now?
- Rosenthal, Betsy. WHICH SHOES WOULD YOU CHOOSE
? Illustrated by Nancy Cote. Putnams 2010. Grades Pre K-2
Sherman goes through many shoe changes deepensing on his activity.
- Wheeler, Lisa. UGLY PIE
. Illustrated by Heather Solomon. Harcourt, 2010. Grades K-2.
Bear wants to make an ugly pie so he gathers wrinkled raisins, sour green apples and bumpy brown walnuts, but the end result is anything but ugly.
- Winter, Jeanette. BIBLIOBURRO
. Beach Lane Books, 2010. Grades K-3
Juan Luis and his burro travel to the rural villages of Colombia to bring books to children.
- Wilson, Karma, THE COW LOVES COOKIES
. Illustrated by Marcellus Hall. McEldeerry Books, 2010. Grades K-3
Each farm animal has its own special food but the cow loves cookies!
- Underwood, Deborah. GRANNY GOMEZAND JIIGSAW
. HYPERION, 2010
What will Granny do whernher beloved baby pig grows too big for her house?
- Underwood, Deborah. THE QUIET BOOK
Illustrated by Renata Liwska. Houghton-Mifflin, 2010. Grades PreK-2
- How many kinds of quiet can you name?
- Weiss, Ellen. THE TAMING OF LOLA: A SHREW STORY
. Illustrated by Jerry Smath. Abrams, 2010. Grades K-2
Lola who has fits to get what she wants meets her match when her cousin comes to visit..he is even more stubborn and badly behaved than she is.