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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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A celebration of girls expressed through positive affirmations.

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Sophie struggles to put together a puzzle and believes she can’t do it because she isn’t smart.

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The littlest Viking must deal with an even littler Viking, his new baby sister.

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Two cats demonstrate how to take care of a garden. Cute!

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 When cheated by his dishonest ministers, the young emperor of China enlists the help of his loyal tailors to outsmart them.

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A bear family sets out to show baby bear that there are no monsters.

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Duck and Cat have their very first sleepover in the barn. Cute! Awesome art! Love Duck and Cat! 

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A hungry mouse goes in search of breakfast. Fun!

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Little Pip Pip is afraid of the water. Will he ever learn to swim?

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A dinosaur has trouble fitting into his duck family.

Picture Books At The Library 136

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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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A celebration of the bonds of love that connect us all.

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Life is a creature of many shapes. She accompanies us every day–from the day we are born until the day we die.

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Fiona has an accident at school and is afraid her whole class will laugh at her.

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All sorts of things happen at night while a young child sleeps.

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A little girl discovers all of the treasures in her grandmother’s purse.

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Can Klondike wait until his sister’s birthday party to eat a cupcake?

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Two sisters enjoy a winter’s day in different ways. Nice art!

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An elephant meets a tank, but is he friend or foe? Sweet!

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A toy dinosaur gets left behind in a doctor’s waiting room.

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Edie is very good at getting her family up in the morning, decorating the house, jazzing up the dog, and styling grandpa’s hair. Sometimes she needs to be reminded not to be quite so helpful.

Picture Books At The Library 135

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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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Peep waits very impatiently for her first snow. Beautiful art!

As Fergus packs his bags to go on vacation with his parents, he remembers that he loaned his bucket and shovel, goggles, and kite to his friends. Love the art in this one too!

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The author and illustrator argue about how the story should be illustrated.

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A little girl dreams of being a cowgirl.

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A finicky cat asks every animal it comes across what they eat.

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A group of kids wait for conditions to be just right for skating on the frozen beaver flood.

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Delve into the undergrowth to discover the story of a food chain in the jungle.

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A friendship forms between a little girl and the winged horse she receives as a gift.

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Little Owl and Mommy have fun imagining what might hatch from the new egg.

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A boy provides instructions as he searches high and low for an elephant. Clever!

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A boy rescues a whale tangled in a fishing net even though his father told him not to. Heartwarming story!

Picture Books At The Library 134

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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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Not satisfied with his green frosting and little hat, a cookie shaped like a dinosaur demands to be redecorated. FUN!

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Tortoise’s friends try to convince him to stay awake instead of sleeping through winter.

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Here’s what to do if you find a yeti under your bed and decide to wake him. Fun story and art!

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When an uninvited guest interrupts his tea break and decides to stay, Henry is less than thrilled.

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When a polar bear washes up on the edge of the wild wood, the other animals fear and avoid him.

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Jake the mouse is so fast that he outruns a cat, a fox, a wolf, and a bear.

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Sam does not want Eva to add to his drawing, but she does anyway, and things soon get out of hand.

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Bizzy Mizz Lizzie is so busy with violin, ballet, art lessons, baseball, and more, that she dozes off during the spelling bee.

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Fox would rather play than get ready for winter like the other animals. Love, love, love the illustrations!

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A young boy shares how good he feels after a hair cut.

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Strangers seeking shelter from a blizzard are turned away by the other animals.

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A little girl stays up all night, but then is too tired to enjoy the following day.

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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.

This batch is overflowing with fun!

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A look at nature as winter turns to spring and spring to summer. Beautiful!

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A little dragon named Drake is reluctant to listen to his father who tells him to go burn down some houses in the village.

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Panda siblings don’t always get along, but they always agree on one thing: bamboo is the best.

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Belbum the giant has lost his pants and decides to go find them. Funny!

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Winter is coming and the fox is unsure what to do; none of the other animals plans seem quite right. Lovely art!

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A tiny narwhal dreams of exploring the world beyond its fishbowl.

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A little girl sets out to help her grandpa find his Cree language again. Heartwarming!

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Ming and her poppy appreciate life’s simple moments as they walk around town.

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A kitten who just wants to play, gets in trouble when he makes a mess. Cute art!

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An anteater who loves to eat, eats everything but ants. Fun wordplay!

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Snickerdoodle can’t resist Mom’s famous lemon poppy seed cake with buttercream icing.

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Kevin the koala doesn’t like change. How will he cope when a disaster causes his whole world to come crashing down? Fun rhyming text!

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When Baby and Mama go to the market, Mama doesn’t notice all the treats the sellers give to Baby. Cute story and art!

Picture Books At The Library 132

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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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A girl loses her favorite doll on the way to her grandma’s house, but it’s returned to her by someone special. Beautiful illustrations!

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A little girl’s pet turtle sets off to find a gift for the girl’s seventh birthday.

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Even a small mouse can conquer big things. Striking cover!

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A girl hates her shadow and cuts it off, but later she realizes how much an important part of her it was.

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Little Penguin ate his friend Kenneth’s lollipop without asking and now he needs to make things right. Funny!

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A leaping flea sets off a chain reaction of leaping, jumping, bounding creatures. Lovely art!

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A fox attempts to teach a trio of lemmings to read in order to save them from their habit of jumping off cliffs.

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An introduction to numbers and how you can find them everywhere.

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With Dragon as boat and Girl as crew, the two friends sail off in search of Far Away.

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Little Train goes out on the track all by himself for the very first time.

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An exploration of building forts throughout all four seasons. Clever concept book about the seasons!

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Farmer MacDonald’s farm is invaded by a group of escaped zoo animals.

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A mama robot helps her little bot get ready for bed. Awesome, colorful art and fun rhyming text!

Picture Books At The Library 131

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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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Engrossed in a book, Henry decides to ignore the school bell, which sets off a chain reaction.

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A young pirate sets off alone to prove she’s a good pirate, and to make amends for a mistake.

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Les is clean and responsible, while Ronnie is dirty and laid back. Will these opposite feet ever learn to walk in one another’s shoes?

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Annie wants to be in the school talent show with her friends Lillemor and Lilianne, but she won’t listen to any of their ideas.

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A boy and his father make a pizza from scratch.

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When their pizza gets loose and starts wreaking havoc all over town, the witches need help from the neighborhood kids.

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Two young seeds can’t wait to grow up and become pears.

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A bear sits and waits through the changing seasons for his friend to show up.

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Everyone is Strictville is terrified when their town is invaded by hundreds of adorable puppies.

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A brother and sister spend a fun-filled day with their grandparents enjoying the wintry outdoors. Lovely art!

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Lila wants to help her family get ready for Shabbat dinner.

Picture Books At The Library 130

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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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A stranded wolf cub is rescued and raised by a loving polar bear. Sweet!

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Two baby elephants are captured and sent away to perform at a circus.

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When a giant chicken shows up in her kitchen, Anyaugo must find a way to save the yams for the New Yam Festival.

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Fred the beaver tries to make friends with the super cool lumberjack he meets in the woods.

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A boy welcomes several animals into his home who are searching for a warm place in which to settle for winter. Fun read!

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Follow a mother and her family through all the stages and battles of cancer.

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Ira is a bit too enthusiastic about making friends before he starts at his new school.

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Lucy’s had enough of her little sister Mia always wreaking havoc in her room.

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When Molly and Mae meet at the train station, two journeys begin: one through the countryside and one through the ups and downs of friendship.

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Yoomi’s brothers call her a baby because she won’t eat kimchi. Maybe there’s a way to make it tastier.

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Julie helps her grandpa find the perfect new chair.

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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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A little boy and his mother go in search of the moon on a walk through the city.

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During a skink hunt with Papa, little monster wonders if Papa loves the swamp more than he love him. Clever and fun to read!

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Cinderella has a twin named Tinderella and, together, the sisters split all the chores, but they cannot share Prince Charming.

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Melvin gets into trouble at school because he cannot resist making a variety of strange noises, such as a tiger, a shark, and a train.

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Zelda wants to be the first chicken in space, but none of her friends will help her achieve her dream.

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A lonely panda tries to make friends with another panda, but nothing seems to work.

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When a little girl’s father is arrested during a peaceful march, letters of support give him hope and set him free.

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Two sisters worry about all the things they have lost until they finally learn to look toward the future instead.

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As the news tells of anger and hatred, a frightened young girl wonders what she can do to make the world a better place.

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When Malaika’s mom marries a man from Canada, and they have to move there, Malaika has trouble adjusting to her new home and family.

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Tiger tries to prove that the rumors about him being dangerous are not true.

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A little whale sets off to find out what it feels like to be a friend.

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Two boys connect the lines they have drawn, but a mistake causes a growing rift between them.

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Fox invites his friends along on a wild, adventure-filled bike ride.

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A polar bear cub and its mother explore the beauty of the Arctic as the seasons change.

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A brother and sister explore nature as the seasons change from autumn to winter.

Follow along as children experience the endless firsts of growing up–first time tying their shoes, first time catching a ball, etc.

Picture Books At The Library 128

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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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An unusual young girl who lives alone in the woods sets off in search of a bedtime story.

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Wolf meets a little girl, but instead of gobbling her up, he decides he wants to be friends.

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A feather goes in search of the bird to whom it belongs.

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Edna the chicken shows Tyrannosaurus Rex that she’s not afraid of him.

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Mouse makes a pot of blue corn soup, but when her neighbors come calling, will she have enough to share? Sweet story, beautiful art, and a fun read!

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Giraffe and Bird pester and annoy one another because they are not friends. Nice art!

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A school bus tells readers all about how he gets kids to school safe and sound.

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When Bella’s new baby brother takes her special blanket, she must teach him how to make his own blanket just as special.

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A pigeon private investigator helps a little canary solve the mystery of the missing birds.