picture books: read 'em!

I love picture books and nobody is ever "too old" for them. There, I said it, now we can move on. There are so many amazing picture books that appeal to all ages. I was inspired by sweet Danielle to write this post -- I have been wanting to share more recommendations from my day job as an elementary librarian. I am constantly browsing and buying kids' books, I might as well share the love. Each week I want to highlight a couple books, new and old, that I love. 

Aviary Wonders, Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual (Kate Samworth)

This is an experimental book that is both hilariously weird and depressing. It shed light on the rapid extinction of many species while at the same time making you laugh and gawk at the beautiful illustrations.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (Mordicai Gerstein)

This is a fun, medium length book with lots of fun foldouts and vertical/horizontally flipped pages. It tells the (now overplayed) story of Phillipe Petit walking between the Twin Towers. The kids cannot believe it's based on a true story, so I always show this the trailer for the documentary Man on Wire directly after reading it to them. They can't believe their eyes!