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.)


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.


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


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.


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


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?


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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