Here's what I read:
Written by Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
I love this book! A little boy is taken to an amusement park by his Nana and her new husband Bob. Bob's granddaughter Hortense is there too. Hortense and Nana hit it off and ride all the scariest rides. Bob and the boy (who I don't think is ever named) prefer to stay closer to the ground, so they hang out together. The boy is jealous of the time Hortense is spending with Nana. The ending is very sweet - I won't give it away. The people in the illustrations are very cartoony with huge heads and mouths, and the action of the amusement park is well-captured. This is a very cute, modern story with a lot to discuss in the picture details.
Written by Michael Buckley
Illustrated by Dan Santat
Adorable! Kel Gilligan attempts all sorts of crazy feats, like EATING BROCCOLI
Written and Illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Lester is a very particular boy. His hair is always in place and he catalogs his lost and found collection very carefully. When Cousin Clara shows up, she starts to knit sweaters for Lester. Horrible, horrible sweaters. They have too many arms, misshapen hoods, crazy pom-poms, and other fashion monstrosities. Every day Lester manages to find a way to get rid of the sweater - shrunken in the laundry, unraveled in the rain, and even pecked to pieces by ostriches. Cousin Clara is a very fast, knitter, though, and always has another one for Lester. This is a very funny book with excellent pictures and a fitting ending.
By Henry Cole
What a gorgeous book! It is completely wordless, but the story is very clear. I'm not sure young children will understand it, so I'd say this is a picture book for older children - maybe 2nd or 3rd grade even. A little girl finds a person hiding in the barn, and realizes that the soldiers she saw earlier are looking for him. He is an escaped slave, and she is kind to him by leaving him some food. In turn, she finds a doll made for her. This is a beautiful story told with beautiful pencil drawings.