This is particularly true in our childrens section. There are so many books to evaluate: different genres, dozens of series, commercially popular characters. They come in all sizes and shapes, there are books for early readers, chapter books, picture books for all ages and oh, my, where to begin and end.
As a part of this search I was pleased to discover a series of podcasts offered through iTunesU featuring David Beagley and his classes on Children's Literature from LaTrobe University. When discussing picture books, Beagley used "Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?" as an example. His description of this story and the illustrations about Big Bear and Little Bear intrigued me enough that I ordered a copy for the store.
The edition we carry comes with a CD that can be used in a variety of ways. Some interactive activities are included and the story is read in a couple different ways that parents can use in a variety of situations. The paperback book is sturdy and the pictures large enough to be easily viewed and read by adult and child. You can find other editions at our online store located here