‘MR. NOAH AND
BY JANE WERNER
This classic Little Golden Book, now back in print, features artwork of a child playing with her toy Noah’s Ark set, accompanied by a rhyme that preschoolers will love to hear as they identify the animals.
Jane Werner was one of the first editors of the Little Golden Book line. She wrote many of them over the years, including the best-selling classic “My Little Golden Book About God.”
Caldecott medalists Alice and Martin Provensen began to illustrate books together in 1946, many of them for Golden Books. Their Little Golden Book “The Color Kittens,” written by Margaret Wise Brown, is a beloved classic.
‘THE COW WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN’
BY JEANETTE KRINSLEY
Little Golden Books is well-recognized by readers young and old, with stories featuring farm animals as some of their best-selling and most beloved titles.
Little Cow thinks life will be better on the “other mountain,” and convinces a few animals that the grass will be munchier, the bugs crunchier, the water sploshier, the mud sloshier…but when they get there, they find that the grass isn’t really greener on the other side.
This simple, witty tale, brought to life by Caldecott medalist Feodor Rojankovsky, was originally published in 1963 and is now back in print as a Little Golden Book Classic.
‘SAMMY KEYES AND THE POWER OF JUSTICE JACK’
BY WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN
In the latest addition to the Sammy Keyes series, Sammy thought she’d seen all the weirdness her town had to offer — and then she meets Justice Jack, Santa Marina’s very own superhero.
Well, really he’s just a guy in spandex and a mask who rides around town on a dirt bike, hoping to find some crime to fight. The old folks in town think he’s wonderful.
So wonderful that they’ve asked him to track down Sammy’s neighbor Mrs. Wedgewood, who seems to have disappeared — along with a lot of other people’s cash. Sammy’s friends think Justice Jack is funny and cool.
But Sammy thinks he’s kind of … lame. When a real mystery comes along, Sammy finds herself right in the middle of it.
Ages 10 and up.