We’ve got some beautiful new children’s books in the SVA Library this summer. They’re featured on the small round table in front of the new books shelves:
Let’s take a closer look at a few titles…
Yard Sale by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Lauren Castillo / PZ7.B91527 Yar 2015
Callie’s family is moving to a small apartment in the city, and so many of their possessions are spread on the front lawn for a yard sale. Eve Bunting and SVA alum Lauren Castillo portray an event at once familiar and difficult, making clear that a home isn’t about what you have, but whom you hold close.
Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain? by Harriet Ziefert, illustrated by Brigette Barrager / PZ7.Z487 Whe 2015
This kitty-centric mystery includes rain-centered facts to create a charming fiction/nonfiction picture book. As readers search for Kitty, they’ll also discover what different animals do to enjoy, or avoid, a rainy day. Harriet Ziefert’s rhyming couplets pair with Brigette Barrager’s lush art to make a combination that is sure to please young readers and adults alike.
The Iridescence of Birds by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Hadley Hooper / PZ7.M11972 Iri 2012
If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? Full of lines and dancing figures? Find out in this beautiful picture book about one of the world’s most famous and influential artists.
Beastly Verse illustrated by JooHee Yoon / PZ8.3 .Y66 Bea 2015
A playful romp through verse, rhyme, and gorgeous images, this book carries children into the poetic realm. This volume includes poems from Lewis Carroll, William Blake, Robert Desnos, Hilaire Belloc, William Cowper, Christina Rossetti, and D.H. Lawrence.