It’s that time of year! When temperatures drop, clothing layers balloon, and dreams of sugar plum fairies dancing in our heads are likely to be set in some sweltering, tropical locale, lit by a beaming sun. Brrr!
Here are some snuggle-worthy children’s picture book titles that are guaranteed to if not literally boost your body temperature then at least get you feeling all squishily heart-warmed and sentimental. If you’re thinking of making a long-term investment in picture books (your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-great alright maybe not that long-term), you won’t go wrong with one of these.
The Quiet Book, by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by the fabulous Renata Liwska, is a sweet, thoughtful little picture book that talks about different kinds of quiet, like “coloring in the lines quiet” or “Best friends don’t need to talk quiet.”
Also check out the Yuletide version, The Christmas Quiet Book (“Searching for presents quiet” and “Trying to stay awake quiet”).
Stuck, by the wonderfully talented and humorous Oliver Jeffers, is a hilarious and endearing narrative of one boy’s efforts to unstick his kite caught up in a tree. His efforts become increasingly dire as the objects he throws in desperate succession become larger and let’s just say unusual.
Click here to check out any of his other wonderful books, which include This Moose Belongs To Me, How To Catch a Star, and The Way Home.
Vampirina Ballerina, by Countess Anne Marie Pace and illustrated by Mistress of the Night Le Uyen Pham, is geared a little more toward the dance-crazed set (and maybe the vampire-crazed set), but it’s definitely cute, and its message of perseverance, hard work, and friendship are universal.
Goodnight, Goonight,Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, is a lyrical, engrossing bedtime story told in rhyme that introduces several construction site machines and their various responsibilities, and bids them goodnight.
Click on any of the titles to visit the OC Public Libraries website to reserve a copy today.