Jenny, children's specialist
Most recent staff pick: One Cool Friend by Tony Buzzeo, Illustrated by David Small
Don't miss this picture book, which was recently awarded a 2013 Caldecott Honor! When dapper young lad Elliot asks his absent-minded father for a penguin during a trip to the aquarium, he ends up taking a real one home in his backpack (instead of the stuffed toy from the gift shop that his father thought he was approving of!). Hilarity, of course, ensues.