September 30, 2015 • BOOKS
DJ Reads: Can’t-Miss New Picture Books
It’s fall, y’all! Time to get cozy with the kiddos and a pile of picture books.
A pick from our resident bookworm: “The PD Eastman classic The Best Nest. It’s a very funny book about a bird couple, who is searching for the perfect nest,” Reese says. “Kids love the silly homes the birds check out, while adults laugh at the relationship dynamic between a man and a woman who are expecting their first child.”
Here are more ideas for every day of the week. All released within the last year, they’ve been deemed worthy of every kid’s bookshelf by our favorite children’s bookstores in the South.
This clever pop-up book helps children identify their feelings—especially the ones about kicking off the week at school.
Emerging readers will love practicing their new skills with interactive, easy-to-read stories about some opinionated farm animals.
Power through hump day with this tale of an adorably illustrated cat who turns a truly terrible afternoon into a fun- and friend- filled adventure.
Get inspired by the story of how Anna Pavlova—one of the most famous prima ballerinas of all time—got her start and became an icon for aspiring dancers everywhere.
If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! by Elise Parsley (chosen by Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, TX)
TGIF with an account of a young heroine whose reptilian show-and-tell wreaks havoc, hilariously.
Those of us who feel a little slothful ourselves on Saturdays will find this book—about a little girl and her mail-order sloth—irresistible.
Sunday brunch gets even better when you don’t just eat bacon; you read about him, too—in a funny story of a slice of bacon so sizzling with popularity that he almost forgets about the important things in life, like family and friends.