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Jampires by Sarah McIntyre
Who could be sucking all the jamminess out of the doughnuts? Jampires! Will Sam find jam? Will the Jampires find their nest? If you like funny, this is the best!
1 / 6
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
If You Plant a Seed is a brilliantly written and exquisitely illustrated book about kindness. Sparse but meaningful text, combined with joyfully detailed illustrations of plants, birds, and animals. I love it!
2 / 6
Stanley the Farmer (Stanley (Hardcover)) by William Bee
Stanley is a hardworking hamster. Illustrations and text are bright and simple, making Stanley a perfect choice for very young listeners. Along the lines of Maisy, but with a crisper, cleaner interface. Nice size, sturdy construction.
3 / 6
It's Only Stanley (Irma S and James H Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards)) by Jon Agee
The Wimbledons can't sleep. What IS all that noise? It's only Stanley, the dog. He's howling at the moon, fixing the oil tank, making catfish stew, ...? Hey, something's fishy here! Classic Jon Agee - droll humor at its best.
4 / 6
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
This one had all the library staff laughing! Wolfie is the cutest little wolf in a bunny suit, but the star of this story is his sister, Dot. Doesn't anyone else realize that a wolf does not make a good brother for a bunny? Every time I read it, I find something else in the illustrations.
5 / 6
The Boy & the Book by David Michael Slater
This wordless picture book about a book and a "rough-and-tumble" little boy will crack you up, and then make you say "Awww!" It's sure to become a librarian favorite. I love it!
6 / 6