Picture Books At The Library 104

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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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When Chunk goes missing, Yeti has to go to bed all by himself. Bedtime can be scary without your best friend.

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In a village on the African plains, a little girl stalls bedtime by saying good night to various animals and objects. Gorgeous illustrations! This could be a Caldecott contender for next year!

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Fox has lost a sock. Ox is on the case, but his silly antics frustrate Fox.

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Mr. Fuzzbuster the cat sets off to prove he’s the favorite pet in the house.

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At bath time, Marlo the dog is thrust into an underwater adventure filled with fish and predators.

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A boy shrugs off cleaning up after himself, and his lack of cleanliness meets with disastrous results, an infestation of barbarians!

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A little bear learns from his mother what it means to make and break a promise, as well as the lesson that some things in life simply cannot be promised.

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A bird wants to make friends with a bear, but the bear already has a friend.

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Three great warriors, Rock, Paper, and Scissors meet up for an epic battle that continues to this day.

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After a long winter, ferns uncurl, cherry blossoms pop, animals wake up, and birds return.

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A girl befriends a bee and together they fill their city with beauty. Incredibly imaginative!

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