It has been a bountiful year for picture books and I have been reaping the rewards of this rich harvest for a few weeks now, rounding up lots of great books that I am happy to read at home and at story time at the bookstore where I work over and over. For the next six days you can look forward to two or more reviews of some excellent picture books. Most are new, but a few are old favorites that I found when I rearranged my bookshelves last month. And, I'll end the week with reviews of three new books that I think would make the PERFECT gifts. Hope you find some new (old) favorites out of the bunch! However, before we dive into picture books I want to share a book about books with you - Books Make Me Happy: My First Reading Log created by Judy Pelikan.