Picture Books At The Library 59

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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.)

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Lucy and her dog, Mr. Barker, find themselves lost in a fairy tale where they meet new friends and find surprises around every turn.

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As crickets sing in the breeze, hunting owls watch over the bay, and sea otters doze on the tide, two children on different continents go to bed.

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Every day after school, Hannah sees her classmate’s dog, Sugar. Hannah is afraid of dogs. But one day, Sugar goes missing and it’s Hannah who finds him.

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Mr. and Mrs. Barleycorn find something unusual growing on their land. And when Mr. Barleycorn decides to bring it inside, he brings the outside along with it.

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This story follows the everyday life of two dancers, one a professional ballerina, the other a very young student, both of whom love ballet.

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Two mouse friends have two distinctly different uses for leftovers: one builds, the other eats.

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Three noisy foxes are always banging and clanging and singing and stomping until one day they decide that it might be nice to move somewhere very quiet for a change. 

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Presents animals acting out the verbs made from their names, including hogs hogging, slugs slugging, and others.

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A young boy and girl, with very different ideas about what they want to play, face off during a playdate.

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Simple, playful haiku offer clues about the animal hiding on he next page.

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