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Via Statesman Journal

Author: Caryn Sutter

‘Day Dreamers’ by Emily Winfield Martin

What it’s about: Fantastical beasts and mythical creatures carry children on a journey through their imagination.

What we think: This book is absolutely magical. The artwork is beautifully and sweetly rendered, and the prose is lyrical and a joy to read. This book is perfect for bedtime, and both adults and children alike will love it. If you loved Martin’s first picture book “Dream Animals,”then you will adore this one. (Good for ages 5 to 9)

 

Madame Martine by Sarah S. Brannen

What it’s about: On a mad dash to retrieve her wayward dog, a Parisian lady climbs the Eiffel Tower for the first time in her life and discovers the beauty she has been missing.

What we thinkUtterly charming. The illustrations are lovely, and the story is very sweet. This is a great book for bedtime as it is not very long; the colorful images are restful; and the text has a soft, lilting quality. (Good for Kindergarten, ages 5-6)

 

Can I Come Too? By Brian Patten and Illustrated by Nicola Bayley

What it’s about: A curious and courageous mouse determined to go an adventure leads a group of animals on a search for the biggest creature in the world.

What we think: Gorgeous! The artwork in this book is so lovely that kids and adults alike will get lost in its pages. The story is engaging and has poetical repetition that children will enjoy. If you like the artwork and stories of Jerry Pinkney, than this is the book for you! (Good for Kindergarten, ages 5-6)

 

‘The Book with No Pictures’ by B.J Novak

What it’s about: Instead of pictures, this book contains ridiculous and extraordinarily silly text aimed at getting adult readers to sound completely ridiculous and keep kids rolling on the floor laughing.

What we think: Kids love nothing so much as an adult that is willing to look and sound completely silly and embarrassing. This is a very funny book and is perfect for those adults that enjoy entertaining kids in this manner. (Good for Kindergarten, ages 5-6)

 

 

Did you know?

The Salem Public Library children’s collection has nearly 90,000 items? Start your hunt for the perfect book online at salemlibrary.orgor in person at 585 Liberty St. SE.

Caryn Sutter is one of the Youth Services staff available at (503) 588-6088