In Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle, the illustrator, Jason Chin, emphasizes the importance of water and its ever changing and evolving forms using expressive full page illustrations. In these illustrations, we follow children as they experience water in all its forms including snow, rain, fog, running in a stream, and more. These vibrant illustrations include some fun surprises and also are exceptional in their depiction of human emotions. The accompanied text, written by Miranda Paul, adds even more to the book in its lyrical and simplistic poetic form. However, don’t let the simplistic text fool you; this book still contains information on the water cycle. Check out this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book!
Book reviewed by Laura B., Youth Technology Librarian
The illustrations are AMAZING in this sweet story of two animal friends who are planting and caring for seeds and then decide to share with others. The book also talks about what you reap if you sow seeds of kindness versus seeds of selfishness.
Life is good when you are an only child! That is until a small person arrives at your house. This is a great picture book about the struggles of adjusting to a younger sibling. In the end the siblings become great friends.
Once upon a time, there was no alphabet. Only numbers. Everyone liked numbers, but there weren’t any books or colors or jellybeans or pizza. Then five friends started wondering if they could so something… MORE. In The Numberlys, most of the book is read sideways, and the illustrations (though mostly in only gray tones) are vibrant and almost 3-dimensional. The author William Joyce is the creator of The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, which is a book, an app, and an Oscar-winning short film.
Book reviewed by Erin E., Youth Services Programming Coordinator
This is so fun! Find out what happens when a baby princess gets mixed up with a pig! It is full of unexpected twists and has connections to familiar fairy tales.