Picture Books At The Library 48

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I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all, but I can share them. Below are a few recent titles. Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible. Rating System: If I enjoyed just the story, or just the art, I’ve given the book a 🙂 . If I liked both, the book gets two 🙂 🙂 . If I absolutely loved the book, I’ve given it three 🙂 🙂 🙂 . Don’t let my ratings keep you from reading a title just because I didn’t give it a smile. You may absolutely love it.

Many of the following picture books were published the latter half of 2015, but my library has just recently acquired them.

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🙂 🙂 🙂 Two sisters look longingly through their window at the snowy sky. One goes out and sculpts a little rabbit, but when she brings it back inside to her wheelchair-bound sister, it begins to melt. So they take it outside and into the forest where enchanted things begin to happen.

A young girl tells readers all about her unique family, comparing them to animals-her mother is tall and beautiful like a giraffe, her father is hairy and fierce like a lion, etc.

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🙂 🙂 Rueben and Felix are best friends with one favorite activity-blowing bubbles, and the bigger, the better. But things start to go wrong after Rueben challenges Felix to a bubble-blowing contest and the two friends become each other’s competition.

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Once upon a time, high atop the world, there lived a boy named Billy Hightower and the wind.  When a new neighbor appears-a girl in a red hat-Billy Hightower can hardly wait to meet her and introduce himself. But the wind has other ideas.

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🙂 Rhyming text conveys the special moments that can be shared by just two people throughout the four seasons-playing in the snow, planting seeds, eating ice cream, carving pumpkins.

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🙂 🙂 Tired of being asked only about the weather, a sensitive groundhog decides to take a vacation right before the big day in February.

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🙂 Election season is here, and Monster is ready to vote! But why cast your ballot when you can run for president and take a stand on important issues.

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In rhyming text, Noni the pony and her friends, Dave Dog and Coco the cat, spend the day at the beach.

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🙂 One little bear shares his dreams for the future with his adoring parent.

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Angelina and the other mouselings at Miss Lilly’s Ballet School perform Cinderella on tour, battling homesickness and bad luck to ensure the show will go on.

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🙂 🙂 Groundhog wants to please all the animals, but half of them want spring to come quickly and the other half do not-and all of them think he controls the seasons.

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🙂 The rhyming text invites the reader to come along with a loved one and share the simple wonders of the world.

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🙂 🙂 When Love Monster receives a box of chocolates as a gift, he has second thoughts about sharing them with all of his friends.

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🙂 Each time Willy walks through a particular set of ordinary-looking doors, he’s thrust straight into an adventure.

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Hazel Nut wants to sing and dance, but Mama, Papa, and Wally Nut are too busy, so Hazel calls in a special family member to get everyone moving.

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The words in this book are playing hide-n-seek and only you can find them!

 

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