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Arlo Needs Glasses by B

This is a fun and engaging read about a dog (Arlo) that is having a problem with his sight. Arlo’s owner takes him to get glasses and he has to search for just the right pair! Children and adults will get a kick out of the pop ups, and it sends a positive message to kids about wearing glasses. (Ages 3+) --Reviewed by Melanie of Books Inc. Berkeley

More by I. C. Springman

This is one gorgeous picture book.  From the endpapers, which look like natural fibers and leaves have been pressed into them (a motif which is echoed in the backgrounds of the illustrations), to the fully saturated coloring of the protagonist bird hoarder, More delivers everything a picture book should.  It tells the tale of a bird who lets his collection of salvaged treasures (some might call it “junk”) get out of control and then pares it back down with the help of a concerned mouse friend. 

--Reviewed by Georgianna from Books Inc. Opera Plaza

Little Bear's Little Boat by Eve Bunting

A story so sweet I was tearing up at the end of it. A loving tale about a little bear who builds a boat, but as he gets bigger can no longer fit in it. He passes it along to another little bear and tells him to do the asme as he grows. This board book is perfect for the customer looking for stories with siblings in them. The illustrations being so simple also don't take away from the moral of the story. This book is one of my favorites to show customers!
--Reviewed by Courtney of Books Inc. Burlingame

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber

Ok, you're going on a road trip and you need books for your 3-5 year old and don't have much space. Here, in one volume, are all of the Lyle Crocodile books. From his beginnings on the vaudeville stage to his final home on E 88th St., Lyle reminds us why he is everyone's favorite crocodile.The small ones will be enchanted and you will be reacquainted with and old and dear friend.

--Reviewed by Elizabeth from Books Inc. Alameda

Summer's Summer Reading Suggestions

Summer is one of the Children's Liturature EXPERTS at Books Inc. Laurel Village. You can see more of her recommendations here.
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