One of the displays that we have up here in the children’s department currently is staff picks for picture books (I’m looking at it right now as it’s located directly across from the desk where I am sitting). I love staff pick displays because it’s fun to grab exactly the books you like best and put them out for people to see, especially if they’re older books that don’t get much buzz anymore or books that are little-known gems. It’s also satisfying to see people picking up and taking out our favourites. So here I’d like to present a list, based on the display in front of me, of some of the Cote Saint-Luc children’s department’s favourite picture books:
George and Martha ’round and ’round
by: James Marshall
Five episodes chronicle the ups and downs of a special friendship.
Once a Mouse…
by: Marcia Brown
As it changes from mouse, to cat, to dog, to tiger, a hermit’s pet also becomes increasingly vain.
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
by: Jon Scieszka
The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
The Kiss That Missed
by: David Melling
One evening, when the King is in a hurry, his goodnight kiss to the Little Prince goes astray. After rattling around the Prince’s bedroom it flies out the window and floats into the dark forest. The King orders his Knight to ride into the forest and bring back the kiss. But the forest is filled with spooky things that frighten both the Knight and his horse. How will they ever succeed in bringing the kiss back to the castle?
The Composer is Dead
by: Lemony Snicket
An inspector seeks to solve a murder mystery at the symphony by questioning each of the musical instruments.
What’s Under the Bed?
by: Joe Fenton
When Fred lays down his head, he imagines there is something monstrous under his bed.
The Story of Ferdinand
by: Munro Leaf
Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.
Little Bunny on the Move
by: Peter McCarty
A little bunny rabbit hurries past five fat sheep, over train tracks, and across an open field on his way to a special destination.
Children Make Terrible Pets
by: Peter Brown
When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy lost in the woods, she asks her mother if she can have him as a pet, only to find him impossible to train.
by: Paul Galdone
A cumulative tale about Henny Penny and her barnyard friends who were literally outfoxed on their journey to tell the king the sky was falling.
Le livre qui rend heureux
par: Marije Tolman et Ronald Tolman
Dans une cabane, un ours brun et un ours blanc vivent heureux et contemplent le monde, entourés de nombreux autres animaux. Cet album sans texte permet au jeune lecteur de laisser vagabonder son imagination.
Frisson l’ecureuil se fait un ami
par Mélanie Watt
Frisson est un écureuil extrêmement peureux qui préfère rester seul dans son nid. Pourtant, un jour qu’il explore les environs avec ses longues-vues, il aperçoit un être qui ferait l’ami idéal: un poisson rouge,totalement inoffensif! Le petit écureuil élabore donc un plan afin d’approcher son ami potentiel sans courir de danger. Mais l’arrivée d’un chien bouleverse tout ce qu’il avait prévu. Heureusement, l’inconnu réserve parfois de ravissantes surprises…