Round as a Tortilla: A book of Shapes by Roseanne Greenfield Thong & John Parra – Lovely rhyming text teach both shapes and some Spanish words. Bright and cheerful illustrations add to the fun.
Ball by Mary Sullivan – All this dog wants to do is play with a ball. But that is easier said than done when the people in the dog's life are busy. The words are sparse, but the expressive pictures vividly tell the story.
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld – Learning about punctuation has never been so funny!
Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa & Dan Santat – This monster dad is no monster at all. He’s a really sweetie and really fun, too.
If You want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead – If you want to see a whale, there are many rules to follow. The most important rule: wait, wait and wait.
The Mighty Lalouche by Matthew Olshan and Sophie Blackall – In this underdog story Lalouche is scrawny, but fast and nimble. These are good qualities for a postman turned boxer. The illustrations are fantastic!