Picture Books At The Library 71

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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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Henry is having a horrible time camping. So Herman comes up with a plan to  help his best friend have the time of his life.

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An ugly dumpling is ignored and sad until an encouraging cockroach sees the dumpling’s inner beauty and helps him see it too.

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Nibbles the book-eating monster has nibbled his way out of his own book and now he’s causing mischief in other people’s stories.

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Penelope, an exuberant hippo, and Tiny, her cautious mouse friend, plan their act in the school talent show.

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A father shows his love for his three kids by spending time with them.

A little dinosaur has a good time making himself a cake, but after he eats it all, what’s he to do?

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All of the animals find cozy places to keep them safe and warm during a storm.

Grandfather’s garden has an overabundance of tomatoes. So the family sets out to share them with their community.

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When a boy is gulped down by a hungry snake, he finds a clever way to trick the snake and escape its belly.

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A young boy is disappointed when he gets his grandfather’s rusty, old toy firetruck instead of a shiny new one. But when he learns about all the fun his grandfather had with it, he begins to like it after all.

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Flo and Sam help their new friend Bob learn how to play hide and seek.

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A big brother walks his little sister home from school for the very first time.

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When Vincent loses the shopping list his mother gives him, he relies on his memory to pick up what she needs, with unusual consequences.

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Friends Bear and Hare play hide and seek, counting from one to ten each time.

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Secret Agent Man (a.k.a. S.A.M.) needs new shoes. But the mission will be dangerous. Shoe Store Man looks shifty.

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Officer Seth and Officer Thea help a little boy who’s lost find his parents at the local festival.

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Children can be quiet as a mouse, mischievous as a monkey, stubborn as a mule, and so much more.

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Rosie isn’t like her brothers and sisters. She doesn’t have feathers. She can’t fly. And she can’t caw. What is she, really?

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