This week is a special week in the world of Picture Books. On this date, in 1904, Dr. Seuss was born in Massachusetts as Theodor Seuss Geisel. With original words and characters, unmatched rhyming, and simple illustrations, Dr. Suess appeals to both the youngest of readers with books like One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish and those moving on to the next phases of their lives with books like Oh, The Places You’ll Go.
But of course, these aren’t the only books to highlight today. On Susanna Hill’s blog, she recommends Z is for Moose, by Kelly Bingham, which Hill says is new and “absolutely fabulous.” In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, I’m highlighting Ten Apples Up on Top on my site.
I’ve been working my way through the picture books in my house over the past couple of months and am shocked to say that my favorites have all already been highlighted on my site and Susanna’s. Truth be told, I think my kids are ready for some new content too. That said, we took a trip to the Verona Public Library yesterday and Cheryl Ashley, the children’s librarian, gave me a stack of picture books to bring home. Filled with everything from rhyming to great illustrations to challenges with happy endings, we have a lot of new books to read. Even better, look for recommendations directly from Ms. Ashley in the coming weeks.