Picture Books At The Library 81

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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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A steamship makes a journey across time from luxury and exclusivity to stewardship and inclusion.

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Six little ninjas sneak into Dojo Daycare to surprise their master on his birthday.

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No hair is too unruly for Maxwell the monkey barber. Whether his neighbors need their manes styled or mustaches trimmed, Maxwell gets them into shipshape.

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Aberdeen is a little mouse with a lot of curiosity, so when a balloon floats by, he can’t help but follow it.

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A boy wonders what happened to his dad to change him from cool to just plain normal.

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Imagined in the form of a secret agent’s set of instructions, Mason and other children negotiate the first day of school.

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Danny will sit anywhere except on the toilet. So the toilet does what any self-respecting toilet would do, he leaves home.

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Anya awakens to discover she has grown a tiger tail, and it just happens to be her very first day of school.

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Imagines the bedtime rituals of different types of trains.

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Buddy does his best to explain to Earl what a baby is, but neither are prepared for the havoc Mrs. Cunningham’s baby wreaks.

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Toby likes being a cat more than a boy. When it’s time to go to school, he becomes a timid kitten.

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Like most everyone around him, a young boy mocks the strange man with bright red hair, who hauled a paint-splattered easel through the French countryside.

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Monsters don’t have friends, but one day, Zander meets Bird and a strange thing happens.

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Ned is a pirate whose fondness for knitting annoys his captain–until one of Ned’s knitted blankets saves the ship from a sea monster.

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A furry, purple monster named Floyd is annoyed because he doesn’t like being called a monster.

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Groovy Joe is a fun-loving dog with a tub full of ice cream–which he shares with his unexpected dinosaur guests.

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The king, the knights, and the villagers are desperate to take down an especially terrible dragon.

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Bedtime means brushing your teeth, putting on pajamas, and kissing your family good night–but little Monsters like to do things differently.

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A young girl witnesses how the seasons change from summer to autumn.

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Henry McHenry is one messy rhino. But today is a very important day. Today, Henry is going to avoid spills.

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