Picture books! What's not to love? Storytelling via an interplay of words and art -- picture books are a unique medium that capture the imagination of readers of all ages.
One of my personal favorites this year is Lenny & Lucy, written and illustrated by the Caldecott-award-winning team of Philip and Erin Stead. They have created a gentle story about Peter and his dog, Harold, who move to a new home, smack in the middle of a deep, dark woods. The illustrations bring to life how big and scary moving to a new house can be for a child, but also how warm and sweet it can be to settle in and make new friends. You really have to see this book -- I truly believe you will want to read it over and over!
Lenny & Lucy
is one of the books being considered for the ACPL Mock Caldecott award, which will be decided on Saturday, December 12. If you would like to be a part of this event, or for more information, please visit the library's events calendar
, or call Children's Services at 260-421-1220.
More great titles are pinned to the ACPL Mock Caldecott Pinterest Board
! We'll be getting together to discuss and vote on these titles on Saturday, December 12, 2015.