Although they missed out on Caldecott accolades, here are some other fantastic picture books from 2008 you’ll want to enjoy:
In a Blue Room
By Jim Averback
Alice can only sleep in a blue room. Will the moon work its nighttime magic? Soothing illustrations and smooth language make this a new bedtime favorite.
By Anita Lobel
Say “Hello!” to these friendly animals! Stunning illustrations juxtaposed with simple text make this a fabulous addition to birth through preschool collections.
By Kevin Henkes
Bear is hibernating and having the most beautiful dreams. The illustrations have an older, charming feel that will make you wish you were dreaming right along with Bear.
The Little Yellow Leaf
By Carin Berger
Will Little Yellow Leaf ever be brave enough to leave her tree? Beautiful art and rhythmic language will make this a new fall favorite!
A Kitten Tale
By Eric Rothman
Four little kittens see snow for the first time. Will they have the courage to go out and play in it? Rothman gives us a short but sweet tale complete with wonderful illustrations.
A Visitor for Bear
By Bonny Becker
Will grumpy Bear succeed in chasing away a persistent little mouse? This incredibly irresistible story makes for a wonderful read-aloud and plenty of laughter.
Suzanne M., Spring City Public Library