Mother’s & Father’s Day Delights:
Five Minutes Peace
By Jill Murphy
Many parents can relate to the opening line of this classic book: “The children were having breakfast. This was not a pleasant sight.” All Mrs. Large wants is five minutes’ peace from her energetic children, but chaos follows her all the way from the kitchen to the bath and back again. From the Publishers Weekly review: “This book is pure joy, one that parents, not just children, will want to keep on hand; Murphy’s frazzled mom will find a soft spot in every reader.”
Be Glad Your Dad…Is Not an Octopus
By Matthew Logelin & Sara Jensen
Illustrated by Jared Chapman
Most of the time, you’re glad your dad is your dad, until he gets grouchy. Then you wish you could swap him for something else. But be careful what you wish for, because it could be way worse…In this silly what-if story, kids will roar with laughter at the misadventures of a monkey dad, an alligator dad, a whale dad, and even a unicorn dad! But nothing can replace the dads who love them more than anything in the whole wide world. Be sure to check out the fun facts about the animals in the story in the back of the book!
When Grandad Was a Penguin
By Morag Hood
Last time I went to see Grandad, he seemed a little different. What do you do when your Grandad starts acting VERY much like a penguin? Find out in this brilliantly funny and heartwarming story. Children will love the witty, sweet and brilliantly surreal depiction of everyday settings and situations in this fish-out-of-water story with a difference. When Grandad was a Penguin is perfect for sharing with children (and grandads) young and old.
Graduation Gift Picture Book for All Ages:
By John Muth
Resonant sayings to inspire happiness and mindfulness are paired with exquisite artwork by Caldecott Honor Book author/artist Jon J Muth, author of Zen Shorts and other outstanding picture books inspired by Zen teachings. This beautiful, small-format gift book contains twelve inspiring and affirmational sayings. Every saying inspires delight, and each picture is worth a thousand words!
From Tree to Sea
By Shelley Moore Thomas
Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
From the edge of the sea to a high mountain top, everything has its place in the world and all living things are connected. The world around us has a lot to tell us if we take the time to look and listen. This tender and comforting picture book celebrates the wisdom in many of the things great and small that make up our wonderful world.