Q: I know exactly what kind of book my son/daughter likes but it is kind of hard to describe. Can you help me find some good titles that we would like?
A: Yes, we would love to help! One of the best book requests I ever heard from a parent was for picture books "where there is a lot of things to look at." It turned out her four year old son loved pouring over elaborate illustrations with lots of little details to explore. And guess what? There are lots of children's picture books that fit the bill! The tricky part for this parent was to find those types of books on the shelf when there isn't a keyword for "detailed pictures" or "lots to see" in the library catalog. So how do we find something her son will enjoy?
Looking for books with a certain feel, tone, or specific trait can sometimes be tough. We