2019 Picture Books

Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

Written by Andrew Larsen, Illustrated by Anne Villeneuve Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden is a touching tale of family and friendship. As Vincent stays with his aunt Mimi for the summer, he does not anticipate what adventures he will have. As his new friendship blooms, so do the mysterious “dirt balls” that Aunt Mimi …

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Hair Love

Written by Matthew A. Cherry, Illustrated by Vashti Harrison This is a heartwarming book. It shows the love between a father and daughter as the father tries to help his daughter style her hair for a special day. The digitally created illustrations are lovely and colors are pleasing to the eye. This book is based …

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My Tiny Pet

Written and Illustrated by Jessie Hartland What do you do when your parents decide to downsize and don’t want to have any more pets? Especially if you really want a pet? One little girl discovered a unique solution in her science class. She found a pet her parents would let her have. It’s called a …

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Wintercake

Written and Illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins Thomas has saved apples, berries, plums, apricots, grapes, and cherries all year in preparation for his wintercake (known to us as fruitcake.) On Winter’s Eve Thomas has lost his basket of fruit and is heartbroken. He believes that without the traditional wintercake the holiday is ruined. His friend …

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How to Hide a Lion at Christmas

Written and Illustrated by Helen Stephens Beautifully illustrated, this book tells of the adventures of a pet lion trying to be with his human on Christmas. The story hints at the lengths that friends will go to in order to be together for the holidays. Reviewed by Marni Allred, Media Clerk, Robert Frost ElementaryRating: ★★★★★ …

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