Feelings - Friendship
Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Under Five
A little boy feels lucky that his dog will protect him when they camp out at night, but Alfie has other ideas. Clever ink and digital illustrations (3-5).
A vibrantly illustrated board book with gentle behavioral recommendations that can make the world a happy place for toddlers (2-4).
The brand-new puppy doesn’t want to sleep alone. Can Henry make him comfortable in his new home? Soft pencil and watercolor illustrations (3-6).
Knowing his goldfish friend is unhappy, a cat figures out how to show him the world. Vibrant watercolor illustrations (4-7).
Silly, nonsensical rhyming words advance this story of jungle animals trying to help their hippo friend. Lively, humorous pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations (4-6).
Vernon the toad is determined to help his new friend, Bird, find his home, introducing him to his animal friends along the way. Humorous mixed- media illustrations (3-7).
As his sister teaches him how to treat a dragon, Simon gets involved in a series of adventures with one. Fanciful illustrations (4-6).
Hugo Hippo and Bella Bird argue over their costumes for the fairy tale fancy dress party. Colorful digital illustrations (3-5).
Can a feisty princess, used to having her way at the castle, learn how to play by the rules in a school competition? Whimsical ink and watercolor illustrations (4-6).
A frantic morning rush to get to school on time ends with a surprise. Rhyming text and gouache and watercolor illustrations (4-6).
All the little ones kiss their grown-ups. Lyrical language and warm digital ink and watercolor illustrations on die-cut pages (1-3).
Two playful friends prepare for a day of kite flying, but a surprise is waiting. Simple, engaging language and colorful mixed-media illustrations (2-6).
Piggie has a new trumpet. Elephant tells the truth about his friend’s “music”—and gets a surprise. Energetic color cartoons add to the humor (4-6).
In rhyming text, the ideas of play and sharing are explored as a young llama meets a new friend, Nelly Gnu. Expressive oil illustrations painted in oil (2-5).
When the book became old and worn, it was no longer taken from the shelf until... Soft watercolor and graphite illustrations of a warm library setting (4-7).
A lonely girl is found in a castle by a lonely dragon and they become friends. Textured oil illustrations (3-6).
A little bear’s friends make his wish come true. Simple, gentle illustrations (4-7).
Jeremy figures out a way to welcome Monster back by involving all the neighborhood kids. Pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations (3-5).
When Mr. King’s friends find value and use in objects he carelessly discards, he is inspired to recycle with invention and fun. Lively, colorful mixed-media illustrations (4-7).
A day full of meltdowns makes Bella and everyone around her unhappy. Will tomorrow be better? Cartoon-like watercolors (3-5).
George is a dog who really wants to be good, but having so many temptations makes that very hard! Quirky, vivid illustrations (4-6).
Goose and Bear are busy making surprises, and Fox is eager to participate. Colorful pastel-like illustrations (3-5).
Livi’s creative procrastination slows her trip to the tub. Will she ever get wet? Playful, digital art (3-6).
Petunia longs to be a wild animal, to her parent’s dismay. Simple line drawings add to the humor (3-6).
What happens when you plant a kiss in the ground? Spare prose is encircled by expressive illustrations (4-6).
After constantly teasing him about his Israeli accent, Tommy’s classmates are surprised when his knowledge of Hebrew makes him a hero. Cartoonish illustrations (4-8).
In this sweet, rhyming story, a street musician and his cat are separated. Will they find each other again? Bright, mixed-media illustrations (2-6).
Will Stewart still be scary if he gets a haircut? Will he lose his identity? Monster-like watercolors (3-5).
Young Sam is scared to share before the class and tries to avoid it. How will he do when it is his turn? Humorous illustrations (3-7).
Everyone is special in his or her own unique way. Soft, detailed illustrations of many different animals (0-5).
Shiny and colorful illustrations waltz us through the adventurous fantasy life of a young boy (4-6).
As the hours pass by, Mr. Wolf wonders whether any of his friends remember that it’s his birthday. Humorous, detailed watercolor and ink illustrations. (3-5).
When a strange little creature hatches, he has no idea what he is. Colorful, animated watercolors (3-5).
The pandas and tree kangaroos are sad that they don’t have new babies to take care of, but an abandoned egg and a stray kitten change that. Bright, energetic mixed-media illustrations (3-5).
Pug Zorro’s feeelings about his new, embarrassing outfit are vividly conveyed in simple text and expressive watercolors (4-7).