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Picture Book Saturday: Candlewick Rocks Edition!

I love reading picture books! And as much as I try to write about them on the blog, I haven't had much chance. But I had to share these books from Candlewick Press-they are publishing some of my favorite picture books!

Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

Rating: 5/5 Stars

If A Ball For Daisy was the book for dog lovers in 2011, Oh No, George! is the book for dog lovers in 2012. George is left at home and he really wants to obey and be good, but there are so many tempting things around-a cake! a cat! trash! What's a dog to do?

If you have a dog, you'll be sure to laugh out loud as poor George tries to be good, but isn't always successful. Bold retro-style and simple text make this one perfect for storytimes. I can see preschoolers having a blast yelling out "Oh no, George!" This is one of my favorites of 2012!

Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon

Rating: 5/5 Stars

It's the ultimate game of one-up-only this time it's with robots! Two robots meet, but it's not enough to just be robots. I read this one and immediatly gave to everyone I saw to read. I can't read it without cracking up!

Robot Zombie Frankenstein! is another book that's perfect for storytime with it's bright colors and hilarious text. The endpages show the various shapes used to make the robots, which lends itself to a great craft with kids making their own robots. Pair this with Boy + Bot for a perfect robot storytime.

Not only are these books great, but Candlewick has two upcoming picture books that I'm very excited about! I got a sneak peek of them at Midwinter and I'm eagerly awaiting their release this Fall! It's going to  be a great picture book year thanks to Candlewick!

Otter and Odder: A Love Story by James Howe







Full Disclosure: Reviewed from finished copies checked out from the library.

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  1. I love picture books too! Thought I was the only one, but apparently, there's a whole community of adults like us. Sometimes, I am tempted to kidnap a friend's baby for the afternoon just to have an excuse to read them with someone . . . ;-)

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee