The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood was an Indie Childrens Summer Book Pick, one I was excited to get from the library. I liked the muted colors and cute animals depicting all the things that quiet is. This book showcases all the many ways to experience quiet. From "best friends don't need to talk quiet" to "making a wish quiet" and many others, this book could elicit some great conversation with kids, too.
The Sandwich Swap by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah is a cute picture book. I loved the illustrations by Tricia Tusa, showing two very different girls who became friends. I am always somewhat skeptical when celebrities write books, but I did enjoy this story. The two girls are friends despite their differences. However, when a fight breaks out between the girls because of the different foods each girl eats, the girls learn an important lesson about appreciating each other for our differences. This is a story that could be used by many a classroom teacher to foster good relationships within the school and beyond.
Put It On the List by Kristen Darbyshire was a delightful read aloud - especially for my youngest daughter who enjoyed this story about a family who runs out of essential food items, but forgets to buy things when they are at the store. I am sure she was especially delighted because she can relate well to this frequent occurrence in our house.