November is Picture Book Month and here at the WSPL we are celebrating by displaying some of our favorite picture books here at the library. Every Thursday during the month of November we will be highlighting a few picture books here on the blog. We’ll share some old classics as well as some new books that are just hitting our shelves. This week we have some great books to kick off the celebration! All of these picture books can be found at WSPL, stop by and check one out today!
In the Middle of Fall
“This exquisite picture book will inspire youngsters to get outdoors and observe the world around them.”—School Library Journal
New York Times–bestseller and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces the unique beauty of the fall season. Acclaimed artist Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, and busy squirrels. “A picture book to fall for.”—Horn Book
Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek, the award-winning team creators of the acclaimed picture book When Spring Comes, which School Library Journal praised as a “must-have, joyful seasonal title for the youngest listeners,” explore the sounds, sights, smells, and textures of a new season—fall—in this gorgeously illustrated picture book. In the middle of fall, the sky is nearly gray, the leaves have already turned, and all it takes is one gust of wind to turn the world yellow and red and orange.
Kevin Henkes’s layered text features striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter. This engaging and vibrant picture book is ideal for story time, classroom sharing, and bedtime reading all year long.
Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown (Groovy Joe #2)
Groovy Joe is totally fun.
He’s a tail-wagging, song singing party of one!
And he rocks like this:
Disco party bow wow!
#1 New York Times bestsellers Eric Litwin (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes) and Tom Lichtenheld (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site) are back in another groovy story that will have little ones singing, dancing, and learning math to a whole new beat. In his second book, Groovy Joe has a dance party. But Oh no! More and more doggies are knocking on his door, asking to come in. Will there be enough room for everyone? Joe knows just what to do and, soon enough, he everyone moving and grooving — the party has only just begun! Signature rhyme, repetition, and musical writing style, combined with wild and witty illustrations infused and gentle math concepts come together to create an unforgettable new Groovy Joe story all about positivity, creativity, math, and kindness. Groovy Joe is back, ready to get groovy!
The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies (The Berenstain Bears)
Brother and Sister Bear want everything in sight, and they throw tantrums when they don’t get what they want. Wisely Mama and Papa deal with this childhood malady by teaching the cubs about the family budget and the importance of appreciating all that they have already.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Merging expressive cartoon network-esque illustrations with beautiful black and white photographs of Brooklyn, this funny story tells how Trixie and Knuffle Bunny’s trip to the laundromat with Dad goes terribly wrong when Trixie realizes some bunny’s been left behind…! Her attempts to alert Dad all the way home are unsuccessful, until Mom points out that Knuffle Bunny is missing and the family hotfoot it back to the laundromat. Fortunately, KB is safe, if a little wet…