Youth Literature: Picture Books

Module 3 Picture Books

Willems, Mo. Waiting is not easy. 2014. Hyperion Books for Children. 57pp. $9.99 ISBN: 978-1423199571

Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, the elephant, but they must wait a very long time, all day long, and Gerald finds waiting extremely difficult. He wonders what it could possibly be. Piggie says it is amazing and the waiting is driving him crazy!

Novak, B.J. The Book with No Pictures. 2014. Penguin Group. 44pp. $17.99 ISBN: 978-803741713

The rule for this book with no pictures is that the reader must say every word within, no matter how silly–words like blork or badooongy face; you might be forced to confess to being a reading monkey, and even sing a silly song.

Beaty, Andrea & Roberts, David. Rosie Revere, Engineer. 2013. Abrams Books for Young Readers. 32pp. $16.95. ISBN: 978-1419708459

Rosie Revere, who attends Blue River Creek School, wants to become an engineer because she loves to build, invent, and create. Her favorite uncle, Fred, laughed at her invention once, so she hides her ideas from everyone until Aunt Rose, sees her most recent failure and all that changes.

Yolen, Jane & Teague, Mark. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? 2000. Blue Sky Press. 30pp. $8.02 ISBN: 978-0590316811

How do you get ready for bed at night? Should you stomp your feet and roar? Dinosaurs show what not to do and teach you how to get ready for bed the right way.

Brown, Margaret Wise & Hurd, Clement. Goodnight Moon. 1947. Harper Collins Publisher. 28pp. $6.19 ISBN: 978-0694003617

It is bedtime in the great green room, and a young bunny says goodnight to all her favorite objects before she can go to sleep and all the while an old woman in a rocker is whispering “hush.”

Litwin, Eric & Dean, James. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. 2012. Scholastic. 32 pp. $11.83 ISBN 978-0007553679

Pete the cat has four groovy buttons on his shirt, but they keep popping off, one by one. Will this problem get him down? Find out how he deals with this terrible button popping problem.

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