September Picks - Picture Books

Most People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780884485544
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 15th, 2017

The world can be a scary place. Anxious adults want children to be aware of dangers, but shouldn’t kids be aware of kindness too?

Michael Leannah wrote Most People as an antidote to the scary words and images kids hear and see every day. Jennifer Morris’s emotive, diverting characters provide the perfect complement to Leannah’s words, leading us through the crowded streets of an urban day in the company of two pairs of siblings (one of color). We see what they see: the hulking dude with tattoos and chains assisting an elderly lady onto the bus; the Goth teenager with piercings and purple Mohawk returning a lost wallet to its owner; and the myriad interactions of daily existence, most of them well intended. Most People is a courageous, constructive response to the dystopian world of the news media.

Here Comes Teacher Cat Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Claudia Rueda (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399539053
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Published: Dial Books - August 8th, 2017

It’s back to school for our New York Times bestselling Cat! This fifth adventure sees Cat bring his special brand of mischief and empathy to the classroom when he steps in as substitute teacher.

Cat is not pleased to be tapped as substitute teacher. Not only is it cutting into his naptime, but a roomful of kittens is a little, well, terrifying. Still, off to school he goes, where, faced with six adorable kittens, he follows the lesson plan—music, building, painting—but in pure, mischievous, unadulterated Cat style. By the end, he and the kittens have formed a rock band, built a fish-spewing fountain, covered the classroom in blue, yellow, and red paint, and Cat has learned a thing or two about inspiring others by being himself. But even more heart-melting is what the kittens have learned from Cat.