This Week in my Library Basket…

I love my library system. It generously allows patrons to borrow up to 100 items at a time (I have done this more than once), it allows up to 100 hold requests at a time (I have also done this more than once), and its Suggest a Title feature has no how-many or how-often limits (I make 2-3 suggestions per week). Thank you Loudoun County Public Library for indulging this kidlit bibliophile!

Since I don’t have to show much restraint when it comes to books, my library baskets are always overflowing. Let’s take a peek at some of the books I borrowed from the library this week, shall we?

Brand-New Books Basket: Published in 2018

IF THE S IN MOOSE COMES LOOSE by Peter Hermann, illustrated by Matthew Cordell, publisher: Harper (an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers), 2018.

My kids compared this to the PBSKids show Word World. It is a wild romp through spelling and how little changes can make a big difference.

THE BIG UMBRELLA by Amy June Bates, cowritten by Juniper Bates, publisher: A Paula Wiseman Book (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers), 2018.

A lovely metaphor for hospitality and acceptance.

NATSUMI! by Susan Lendroth, illustrated by Priscilla Burris, publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons (an imprint of Penguin Random House), 2018.

This colorful book has the best opening line: “For a small girl, Natsumi did everything in a big way.” It celebrates Japanese culture and finding the right fit for one’s proclivities.

Early Reader & Chapter Books Basket

MY KITE IS STUCK AND OTHER STORIES by Salina Yoon, publisher: Bloomsbury, 2017.

Deceptively simple stories with a humorous twist.

CHARLIE & MOUSE and CHARLIE & MOUSE & GRUMPY, by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Emily Hughes, publisher: Chronicle Books, 2017.

Brotherly love and adventures. A heart-warming first-chapter-book pair.

IT’S SHOE TIME! by Bryan Collier, publisher: Hyperion Books for Children, 2017.

For fans of Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie books, there are now ELEPHANT & PIGGIE LIKE READING! books. This delightful addition is very pun-ny. 😉

More Picture Books Basket

I haven’t had a chance to read these yet. Do any of these look familiar? Please let me know in the comments!

And I’d love to know what is in your library basket!

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