In the spirit of all things back-to-school, I thought now would be a good time to draw your attention to something that will, at least, make you smile.
Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus, by Mo Willems, is part of Sterne’s extensive juvenile collection. Of course, juvenile books aren’t strictly for children, as any Harry Potter or Eragon fan can tell you. This particular title, a Caledcott Honor’s book, calls out one’s inner toddler. Even the most straight-laced adult will identify with the wheedling, opportunistic pigeon looking to be the one behind the wheel.
Interested in finding books of your own but aren’t sure where to start? You could start with our list of Newberry and Caldecott Award winners. We also have a number of titles in our collection that might give you good ideas, like A to zoo : subject access to children’s picture books or The children’s and young adult literature handbook.
If you are interested in take a closer look at subtext you can find in our collection everything from The Oxford encyclopedia of children’s literature to Myth, symbol, and meaning in Mary Poppins: the governess as provocateur (an e-book you can access right now, if you are so inclined, whether you are on or off campus).
In the meantime, if you are interested in locating something but need help, feel free to contact your friendly neighborhood librarian!