My mother was a children's librarian, and I am currently a reference librarian in a small public library, so I know children's books. But even though I really like kids and they tend to be my favorite patrons to deal with, I am far from the children's librarian type. Yes, I would like to read the dictionary. No, I would not like to conduct a storytime. Still, there are some picture books that even I enjoy. Much like a good kids' cartoon, a good picture book has aspects of cleverness that only adults truly get; not leaving kids out (that would be silly), but not underestimating their intelligence. And the illustrations have to be great.... More >>>