Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
The Little House
written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton
A Pocketful of Cricket
by Rebecca Caudill, illustrated by Evaline Ness
Caps for Sale
written and illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina
Taking a nap under a tree filled with silly monkeys may not be such a smart idea for a cap salesman!
The Caboose Who Got Loose
written and illustrated by Bill Peet
Katy Caboose is tired of being at the end of a very long train, going to the same places over and over again. She longs to be free to explore the world she can only see from the back of her freight cars. Rhythmic text like the sound of a train on a track takes you on Katy's journey to freedom.
written and illustrated by Leo Lionni
The Story of Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson
written and illustrated by Don Freeman
This classic picture book tells the story of a teddy bear named Corduroy who lives on a shelf in the toy area of a large department store. When a girl named Lisa wants to take him home, her mother declines as she doesn't want to spend more money, and there is a missing button on the bear's overalls. First published in 1968, Corduroy was voted one of the top 100 picture books of all time in a 2012 poll by School Library Journal. It is a charming story-- illustrating both determination and friendship-- that will appeal to young children.
Check this page monthly for recommendations from our staff! Each month focuses on a different category or theme.
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