Great picture books that will charm the socks off you.

Share these new books with a friend, there is something to delight and entertain everyone .

Syndetics book coverA year with Marmalade / [written by] Alison Reynolds ; [illustrated by] Heath McKenzie.
This is a story about friendship, it’s about losing friends and making new ones. It’s a story about change which isn’t always a bad thing.

Syndetics book coverMister Whistler / Margaret Mahy ; [illustrated by] Gavin Bishop.
“Absentminded Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his feet. In a rush to catch the train, he is so distracted he loses his ticket. Is it in the bottom pockets of his big coat or the top pockets of his jacket? Perhaps he slipped it into his waistcoat. Where is Mister Whistler’s ticket?”–Publisher information. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Syndetics book coverArchie / Domenica More Gordon.
Archie, a fashion-loving dog with a faithful pet of his own, leads a quiet life until he gets a sewing machine and begins creating canine couture that captures attention all over town, even from a queen and her two royal corgis.

Syndetics book coverA flower in the snow / Tracey Corderoy ; [illustrated by] Sophie Allsopp.
Luna and Bear are best friends. They belong together like bread and jam! Everything they do, they do together.
When a beautiful flower pops up in the snow, Luna is delighted! But soon the flower fades away, and with it, Luna’s smile. Will Bear ever be able to bring it back… (www.traceycorderoy.com)

Syndetics book coverThe fantastic jungles of Henri Rousseau / written by Michelle Markel ; illustrated by Amanda Hall.
A child’s biography of French artist Henri Rousseau, who spent his life as a toll collector, but created unheralded masterpieces in his spare time. A sophisticated picture book.