Thursday, October 2, 2014

31 Days of NEW Kids Picture Books: Day 2

My Bus by Byron Barton. April 2014.

From Amazon: "My Bus is a lively celebration of vehicles and transportation, occupations, pets, and basic math concepts. The busy bus driver in Byron Barton's preschool tour-de-force has a job to do. He drives his bus along his route, picks up the cat and dog passengers waiting at the bus stops, and delivers them to their destinations—which in this case include the airport, the harbor, and the train station. Along the way, children are introduced to the concepts of addition, subtraction, and sets. A surprise ending of sorts—what will happen to the very last passenger?—makes this a great read-aloud for story time and bedtime. A companion to Byron Barton's critically acclaimed picture book My Car and a standout addition to this beloved author's body of work. Sure to appeal to fans of Richard Scarry, Donald Crews, and books about cars, trucks, and things that go!"

My thoughts: If you/your kids enjoy simple, brightly colored books, Byron Barton is the author for you! He has written over a dozen books about everyday vehicles, dinosaurs, and one of my favorites - The Three Bears. My Bus follows busdriver Joe's day and incorporates counting and math with cats and dogs getting on and off the bus.

Age: Toddler and up - beginning readers may also enjoy reading the simple sentences themselves.


  1. So I decided to start requesting your reccomended books from our library, so I can read them as we travel along this month...that way the little girl in me can enjoy the stories and colorful illustrations...thx!

    1. Oh yay! We can all use good picture books in our lives, no matter how old we are. :)