Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Children's Book Roundup (12)

It's been a few months since I last shared what I have been reading with my kids. Here are some of the latest picture books that we have been enjoying.


We Are (Not) Friends by Anna Kang
Two friends are having a playdate and another friend joins in. This book conquers the dreaded topic of a being a third wheel. 

Leondardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
This wasn't my favorite of Willems's books, but it was cute. It's about Leonardo, a monster who feels like a failure. He can't scare anyone, but maybe he doesn't want to? Maybe he wants a friend instead?


Hap-Pea All Year by Keith Baker
This book covers the months of the year in such a cute way. We especially love the rhyming.

Nibbles: The Monster Hunt* by Emma Yarlett
The latest installment in the Nibbles series is a cute one, but not my favorite of the series. This picture book takes us on a fun adventure and there's even a dragon!


Snowmen at Night by Carolyn Buehner
This is a cute story about what snowmen do at night when everyone else is sleeping.

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt
This is one of the best picture books I've read in quite sometime. I love how this book explains the legend of the game and it makes for a great read aloud. It had me smiling and laughing.


The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill
This picture book covers the important topic of bullying in an unexpected way. I liked how the author ended things.

Walking in a Winterwonderland by Richard B. Smith
I love this holiday song and this picture book brings it to life beautifully.


A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting
All the animals want to invite Turkey to their Thanksgiving party, but Turkey thinks they are tracking him down, because they want to eat him! My son was a little worried that the Turkey was going to be eaten, but, thankfully, there's a happy ending.

Because by Mo Willems
This is a beautiful picture book and one of my favorites of 2019. I love following the little girl on her journey to center stage. If you are a musician or a music lover, you will especially appreciate this picture book.


How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander
I am not sure young ones can appreciate this picture book as much as older readers as it showcases a love for reading using poetic wording and fantastic illustrations. All of this made it such a memorable read. I did have a hard time reading certain pages that had mismatched text; I imagine it could be distracting for some children.

Beast Feast* by Emma Yarlett
Fans of Nibbles will be happy to see Yarlett has written another fun tale about a little boy who is going to be "dinner" for a Beast. But don't worry, this one is all fun and not scary! My sons especially liked the various envelopes that had to be opened while reading the story. It made it a little more interactive.

Have you read any of these books? Let me know some of your favorite children's books that you recently read in the comments below.  

*This is an Usborne/Kane Miller book. If you are interested in ordering these books for yourself or learning more about them, please check out my website


  1. So cute! I kind of want to know what the snowmen do at night.

    1. It's a cute read, especially during the holiday/winter season. Unfortunately, we haven't had any snow though! :( It's been a strange winter. Thanks for visiting, Angela.


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