By Jan Pease
Blame it on years of working in libraries and bookstores, but I just realized that the books I want to tell you about can be alphabetized, A,B,C,D, and E, but only if you use their titles.
For A, we have “Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings,” by Francie Latour. This colorful book tells the story of a young girl who visits her Auntie Luce every summer. She discovers the wonders of painting and learns about her family and the history of Haiti through her aunt’s talent.
For B, we have “Blue,” by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. This gorgeous book celebrates both the relationship of a boy and his dog and the many shades of blue.
For C, we have “Carmela Full of Wishes,” by Matt de la Peña. This sweet book gives a glimpse into the lives of family members who work hard and love deeply. Mr. de la Peña also writes young adult novels.
For D, we have “Dragons in a Bag,” by Zetta Elliott. This book introduces a new series, as we meet a boy named Jaxon who has a special errand to perform for the somewhat scary woman who raised his mom. He has to deliver a bag full of baby dragons to a magical place, but he can’t let them out of the bag or feed them anything sweet. Of course he does both.
And for E, we have “Elbow Grease,” by John Cena. He is best known for being a WWE wrestler. He also acts, does voices in animated films, and now he’s written a book. Elbow Grease is a small monster truck that wants to compete with the full-sized monster trucks in a Demolition Derby. Will the little guy persevere and show the big trucks he can do it? Is John Cena famous?
These children’s fiction books can be found at Litchfield library in alphabetical order by author’s last name. If that seems confusing, just ask a staff member for a little help. See you at the library!