Staff Pick

Think an alphabet book can’t tell a story? David Melling’s D Is for Duck! (Kane Miller, $12.99) begs to differ. Magician Duck conjures, in alphabetical order, creatures that propel a zany misadventure rife with humor, dialogue, and action expressed through Melling’s jubilant illustrations and only the most essential words. Ages 1-5.

D is for Duck! Cover Image
By David Melling, David Melling (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781610675802
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Kane Miller Books - March 1st, 2017

Staff Pick

 Emily Jenkins’s A Greyhound, a Groundhog (Schwartz & Wade, $17.99) similarly digs deep into a few well-chosen words to build a joyful story of interspecies friendship, while Chris Appelhans’s watercolors frolic with the text on every page. Together, the circular wordplay and illustrations create a dynamic story that delights the eyes and ears. Ages 1-5.

A Greyhound, a Groundhog Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Chris Appelhans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553498059
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 3rd, 2017

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Rhymes propel Kes and Claire Gray’s Dog on a Frog? (Scholastic, $16.99), a hilarious sequel to Frog on a Log? featuring expression-filled illustrations from Jim Field. Rebellious frog upends traditional children’s book notions of just where he should sit (no more logs for that frog!), and the resulting rhymes will surely induce giggles.. Ages 1-5.

Dog on a Frog? Cover Image
By Kes Gray, Claire Gray, Jim Field (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338116953
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 30th, 2017