Storytime is a new(ish) feature at The Hiding Spot in which I share some of my favorite new, old, & overlooked picture books.
Not a parent, teacher, or librarian? Picture books make fantastic gifts, from baby showers to birthdays and holidays. As bookworms, we all know how important books are – be the one who hands that special kid in your life the book that will make them fall in love with the magic of reading!
New & Notable
My Pet Book
Written & Illustrated by Bob Staake
Doug Unplugs on the FarmBob Staake once again delights readers with his newest read aloud, My Pet Book. What kind of pet do you get when you don't care for puppy dogs and kittens make you sneezy? Why, a pet book of course! After all, pet books don't run away, they have no fleas, and they don't have to be fed. Inside, there are all sorts of tales sure to keep every owner occupied for hours. And, as our young book owner quickly learns, no matter how big or small, new or old, every book is a friend. Add on Goodreads / Buy It
Written & Illustrated by Dan Yaccharino
Doug is a city-bot, but he's excited for his trip to the countryside to visit his grand-bots. Determined to learn everything his can about life on a farm, Doug plugs in during the drive, learning all sorts of farm and animal facts. When a flock of sheep runs onto the road and the car ends up in the ditch near a real-life farm, Doug gets to experience all the things he's read about and more! In the end, its Doug's research paired with his real-world experiences that allows him to think outside the box and save the day! A great story about the importance of all types of learning and taking a break from technology, Doug Unplugs on the Farm imparts a worthwhile message for all young reader-bots. Add on Goodreads / Buy It
Ninja Boy Goes to School
Written by N.D. Wilson, Illustrated by J.J. Harrison
It isn't easy being a ninja... and school isn't all that easy either. Ninjas are many things - nimble, strong, patient, and fast - and Ninja Boy will need all of his extensive ninja skills to survive a day at school. Vibrant, laugh-out-loud funny illustrations accompany this fantastic read aloud! This is a great pick for back-to-school and the classroom. Add on Goodreads / Buy It
This Is A Moose
Written by Richard T. Morris, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
In This is a Moose, readers are introduced to a moose who wants nothing more than to be an astronaut, despite the fact that that is not what a moose is supposed to do. Multiple attempts to make moose act like a 'normal' moose fail and, in the end, readers realize that 'normal' isn't as easily defined as they might think. This book is laugh out loud funny and perfect for storytime! Add on Goodreads / Buy It
Ninja Red Riding Hood
Written by Corey Rosen Schwartz; Illustrated by Dan Santat
For those of you who regularly read my blog, it will likely come as no surprise that Ninja Red Riding Hood made this list... after all, Dan Santat is one of my all-time favorite illustrators and I firmly believe there can never be too many ninja books. In this second fractured fairy tale from Schwartz and Santat, the Big Bad Wolf decides to step up his game, taking karate lessons to combat the animals that elude him. Of course, he's still no match for Ninja Red Riding Hood and her granny, who see right through his disguise and strongly discourage him from continuing his bullying ways. As always, Santat's illustrations are strong and Schwartz's story is tons of fun, full of rhyme and excitement. Add on Goodreads / Buy It
Love any of the books featured this week? Want to see a certain theme explore, author, or illustrator explored in an upcoming Story Time post? Let me know in the comments!