In “Each Kindness”, award winning author Jacqueline Woodson and amazing illustrator E.B. Lewis have made a wonderful book about how treating people with kindness can help everyone. Maya is a new student and different from her other classmates with her hand-me-down clothes and old- fashioned toys. Maya wants to make friends with Chloe and her gang of friends, but they reject her. Their teacher gives a lesson on simple kindness and Chloe realizes the opportunity for friendship that was missed, and how much better it would have been if she had been kind.
Every member of the Frazzle family is a mess, remembering to wear their winter coats in the summer and to apply their sunscreen in the winter. Aunt Rosemary comes to help organize the frazzled Frazzle family, but with little success. One day Annie Frazzle has an idea that helps everyone, including Aunt Rosemary! A fun, family adventure for ages 4 and up.
You Were the First by Patricia MacLachlan, celebrates all of the stages of the firstborn baby in a family. There may be other children in the family later, but there is always a first one to teach the parents how to be parents. This will make parents and children of all family sizes smile and remember all of the good first times they each experienced. A beautiful mixture of words and illustrations for all ages.
David Wiesner has already won three Caldecott medals for his superior illustrations. His newest book follows the adventures of a cat, some aliens, and the creatures who live in the walls of a house. Will he win an unprecedented 4th medal?
Is your toddler ready to transition from board books to picture books?
There are many stages in child development for parents to realize and assist their children in growing to their potential. Toddlers are still processing everything they touch and hear and see. Transitioning to picture books opens new levels in tactile and visual learning.
You might even become the listener to a story read by your talking toddler.
We love lists at the library! On our parents page we have book lists by subject. Many kids go through a phase where they want dinosaur everything with maybe some trains on the side. You can find those lists here.
If you visited the link to our subject lists and were overwhelmed here are some fun and prolific authors and/or illustrators that have some wonderful books for the 18 month plus crowd.
- John Butler
- Eric Carle
- Anna Dewdney
- Lois Ehlert
- Pat Hutchins
- Karen Katz
- Mary Murphy
- Laura Numeroff
- Leslie Patricelli
- Anne Rockwell
- Jan Thomas