Little Sleepyhead - Liz McPike, Elizabeth McPike, Patrice Barton

For the youngest future readers, Elizabeth McPike’s tender verse will soothe every Little Sleepyhead (Putnam, $16.99) at the end of a busy day. Patrice Barton’s expressive double-page spreads echo the engaging text and depict a cast of babies and family members absorbed in pint-sized activities. This gorgeous blend of words and pictures will prompt conversation—even a pantomime or two—and provide a gentle close to the day. Ages 6 months-2. Mary Alice Garber