These new books will captivate young readers
Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. These new books feature engaging illustrations that captivate readers of all ages.
“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” illustrated by Nicola Slater (Chronicle Books, ages birth – 3)
Grow little readers as they sing along with the bright and fun animals in this board book. Repetition is the name of the game with this one. Enjoy!
“CoComelon: Sweet, Sweet Bedtime” adapted by May Nakamura (Simon Spotlight, ages birth – preschool)
Yes, CoComelon is still the top kids show on YouTube with over 100 million subscribers) and the #1 show on Netflix. But if you want to take a break from screen time, little eyes can always revel in the big eyes and sweet smile of their favorite screen pal. This board book also contains sensory elements, such as a fluffy teddy bear and soft pajamas.
“Book of Dinosaurs” by Gabrielle Balkan, illustrated by Sam Brewster (Phaidon, 5 – 8 years old)
Do you know which dinosaur was the fastest swimmer? Which had the strongest bite? Once your young paleontologist gets their hands on this book, you’ll learn a wealth of facts about dinosaurs. The illustrations here begin with a skeleton, then present the animal as it might have lived. It’s a great take on a subject that’s always a favorite with kids.
“Fantastic Fruits” by Olaf Hajek (Prestel, 6 – 9 years old)
Every page in this book is worthy of a frame, as is every one in this series. Kids will get more facts about their favorite fruits than they ever could have dreamed of, with whimsical illustrations that can prove to be the jumpstart to a summer full of pretend play.
“What a Shell Can Tell” by Helen Scales, illustration by Sonia Pulido (Phaidon, ages 6-9)
If you’re heading to the beach this summer, prepare the little shell diggers with this wonderful book filled to the brim with facts about seashells and their inhabitants. You could come home from vacation with a budding marine biologist.
“All Around Bustletown: Nighttime” by Rotraut Susanne Berner (Prestel, ages 2 to 5)
Bustletown is back – the familiar, oversized hardbacks in this series are a delight that can last from toddlers to adults, if we’re being honest. This one features what’s happening all over town after the sun goes down, with a new detail to find each time you read.