Picture Books At The Library 88

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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.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.

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In this retelling of the classic “Gingerbread Man” story, a ninjabread man with a cookie sword and cookie throwing stars escapes from the oven and runs loose.

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A crew of dinosaur pirates searches for treasure but finds another band of pirasaurs instead.

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Several animals tell a small child how much they care for him.

Farmer Falgu is tired of his noisy farm so he takes a trip to find some peace and quiet.

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The ripple effect of one child’s small action–placing a can into a recycling bin–shows how we can all make a big environmental difference.

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The apple is up high, but Toto is down low. Toto wants the apple. Toto has a plan.

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A child is awoken in the night by the sound of snow tapping upon her window.

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A magical blue bird grants the wish of a spoiled young girl in order to teach her compassion and generosity.

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Kai is a small, green and white pumper truck who does not fit in with the other fire trucks at Firehouse #10.

This book is a rhyming ode to unconditional love and the ups and downs of family life.

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All the forest animals hide in a tree after hearing a loud AAA-OOO sound and thinking it’s a monster.

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Bat thinks he’s found a perfect new home, except that squirrel already lives there.

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An ailing grandfather and his helpful granddaughter play a unique game of seek and find.

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When a boy doesn’t get what he wants because he didn’t say please, he makes up his own magic word.

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With a little bravery, a dash of creativity–and some paints–Little Mouse figures out how to tame even the scariest beasts.

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Cat has made a big mess, but she’d rather move it, jump on it, or hide it rather than clean it up.

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When Bob turns out the light, he sees two eyes in the dark. Who’s that peering in the window?

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When Bear can’t sleep, he goes on an adventure and discovers the wonders of New York City.

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A girl at the beach searches everywhere for her trumpet amid all the animal beachgoers.

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The boy’s alien friend returns and this time the boy goes back with him to his planet where he begins to feel a bit alienated.

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Squirrel meets a bird and at first it seems they have nothing in common, but each encourages the other to try some new things.

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