I have so blessed to be able to check out so many wonderful picture books and take time to study and learn from them.
Ollie and Augustus by Gabriel Evans is a fun-loving story and a little boy and his BIG dog. They do everything together. But then Ollie has to go to school. A wonderful story using sparse text and many wonderfully illustrations on the page showing all the wonderful things friends do together. A tale about life, changes, and still friends are friends forever.
We March by Shane W. Evans is a story from sunup to sundown, on August 28, 1963, when a family marched and took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Later in the day, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. This story is simply written but powerfully done will be read over and over by families.
Anna at the Art Museum by Hazel Hutchins is a tale of a free-spirited little girl who accomplished her mother to an art museum. The museum is seen as boring but once there she sets off an alarm and almost upsets a vase and then by accident, she finds a room most people never see inside the museum. Suddenly, the trip was all worth it.
The Tiny Star by Mem Fox is a wonderful story and BEAUTIFULLY illustrations of a tiny star falls to earth and becoming a baby and tenderly and lovingly cared for by the village. This story comes full circle.