Picture Books At The Library 63

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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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While exploring the wilds of the kitchen, Buddy and Earl see wondrous sights, make delicious discoveries and even encounter a couple of unusual monsters.

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One summer in Brooklyn during the 1930s, a young hearing boy and his deaf parents take a trip to Coney Island, where they enjoy the rides, the food, and the sights.

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Dario, a boy from Brazil, makes friends with a young right whale while spending time on the beaches of Cape Cod.

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A boy tries to explain to his mother how the bear at their door got from his cave in the forest all the way to an eleventh-floor apartment.

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A hapless skunk, tied to a balloon, floats past buildings, construction equipment, a zoo full of animals, and more. Who will help him get down?

A girl and her dog conquer their fears of the noisy city while strengthening their bond with one another.

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Youngsters awaken in the morning with the belief that they are the greatest little ones in their world, whether  human child, eagle chick, or whale calf.

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When the new house needs fixing up, a brother and sister accompany their father on a trip to the hardware store to find the tools and materials needed to get the job done.

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An adopted child has difficulty adjusting to a new life with a new mom, but feels better once he realizes that, even though they look different, his new mom loves him just the way he is. 

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A monk in a monastery and a white cat share a quiet existence together (a retelling of the Irish poem Pangur Ban)

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