Is one of your resolutions to read more in the upcoming year? If so, here are some great titles we love and think you should get your hands on as soon as possible!
Mo Willems has got to be one of the funniest writers out there right now for kids. He's able to take a familiar story and give it a fresh and hilarious spin as he does with his latest picture book, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. Parents will laugh out loud as they read this to their kids!
I wasn't sure what to expect from Jon Klassen's follow up to his hilarious picture book I Want My Hat Back. To my surprise, I loved This is Not My Hat even more! Filled with the same wry humor, I found the illustrations here richer and more lush. The words tell one story, the pictures another. This was a popular read aloud during our weekly story time.
With the fun and colorful illustrations in Larry Gets Lost in Portland, kids will enjoy seeing the familiar famous landmarks they've visited- or will visit- as they follow the adventures of Larry the dog!
I tend to recommend The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom to boys who like plenty of laughs and adventure in a book. Readers will enjoy the twists with the stories and characters they may already be familiar with- Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and their respective Princes Charmings. While our heroes do have to battle trolls, dragons, and witches (or, at least, one of each), it's also a journey of self-discovery and finding out what one is truly capable of. Amid all their adventures, it was great to see the friendships between the characters develop.
When customers keep recommending the same books to me, I tend to listen. I understood why Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was such a favorite with kids and parents alike. It's Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz that take place in China. I love stories within stories and Grace Lin's illustrations are just beautiful. This is perfect for anyone looking for a strong female protagonist.
These are just a handful of books we love to recommend at Green Bean Books. One of the best things about being a bookseller is getting to know our customers and trying to find that perfect book for them. So, stop on by and let us help you with your resolution to read more!