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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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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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Triangle plays a sneaky trick on his friend Square, but it’s Square who gets the last laugh.

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For an anywhere farm, all that you need is soil, sunshine, water, a seed, and you.

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When one little boy notices a grasshopper, he exclaims, “Mama, look!” and sets off a series of curious baby creatures noticing other curious baby creatures.

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Lucia proves she’s just as brave and daring as the boys on the playground, with or without her mask.

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Percy and his friends spend time at the dog park doing what dogs do best.

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Although unable to grow a beard, Al the garden gnome, after discovering his talent for barbering, wins a special award at the beard contest.

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Sophie has trouble saying hello and thank you. Will she ever learn?

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The Catawampus Cat walked into town one day at a slant, and since then everyone in town is seeing their world with fresh eyes.

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There was a cat who lived alone. Until the day a new cat came.

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A lonely hedgehog sets out on an adventure to find friendship. Cute!

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Alice and Jack were outside playing when they heard something…a strange and curious noise…coming from the forest. Sweet!

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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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Asks readers to think about ways in which the natural world has provided for them by exploring all the different elements of a house.

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A daring young astronaut arrives on Mars, certain he will find life there. But soon he’s lost and there’s no sign of life anywhere.

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A child uses his imagination to build all sorts of things while, at the same time, his father builds a boat.

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A little girl’s favorite stuffed toy has been stolen by a fox and she’s determined to get it back.

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A stray kitten is rescued from the dangerous streets and soon finds a loving home.

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Rosie is a family dog who goes about her day exploring opposites.

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Four young girls search for the perfect hats to complete their big surprise.

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A boy explains to his new baby brother all the fun adventures they will have together.

 

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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.

Wow! I can’t believe this is my 100th Picture Books At The Library post! I enjoy sharing the new titles my library acquires and some of you have told me that my lists have been useful to you. And that makes me happy! So without further delay, let’s take a look at this week’s batch of beautiful picture books.

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A mama bunny tries desperately to get her little ones to settle down and go to sleep.

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Sloppy the tree dragon wants a hug, but Dewdrop the sprite isn’t going to give him one, for a very good reason.

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Trapped by a flash flood with the ox bearing all her community’s rice seedlings, Malini is afraid and wants to run, but the rice must be saved.

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What do you do at a county fair? Count chickens, of course. They’re everywhere!

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Captain Alfred is sailing home when his boat is caught in a mighty storm. Everything aboard is flung into the sea , including a very special egg.

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Nobody is watching. Now’s the perfect chance. Ready bunny.Steady bunny. Every bunny dance.

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Bunny hatches a plan to bring the joy of reading to all his forest friends.

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Little Louie has the worst cold ever. All he wants is his mom, but every time he calls for her, Bob the dog comes running instead.

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When Elephant takes a walk with his green umbrella, he’s interrupted by Hedgehog, Cat, Bear, and Rabbit, all claiming that his umbrella belongs to them.

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Bear likes jam so much that he forgets to share it and he even sneaks it when he’s not supposed to.

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Antoinette the poodle gets the chance to discover what makes her special when puppy Ooh-La-La goes missing.

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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.

There are lots of awesome new titles in this batch!

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Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet–a massive building.

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Kids hunt for clues in the details of the lineups to discover who stepped in paint, who forgot shoes, who got stuck in the tree trunk and more.

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Two mice set off on a storytelling adventure that takes them through cavernous caves, atop crazy giraffes, and over palace walls.

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Mouse is in for a surprise when he picks the wrong rock to stand on as he starts to paint.

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A grandmother uses every creative means of transportation necessary to deliver cookies to her grandson on his birthday.

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Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.

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A perfect day means different things to different animals in Bert’s backyard.

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More than anything, Lola wants a cat, but first she must learn how to care for one.

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In a body of water warmed by the spring sun, a tadpole changes into a froglet and eventually into a frog.

 

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A spirited celebration of the love and affection we feel for our most treasured books.

When the sun rises, a young boy prepares for his greatest adventure…morning.

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With a drip drop plip plop the rain starts–just a sprinkle at first, but as the storm builds, one lone fox seeks shelter.

Ordinarily, famous explorer Sir Sebastian is in command of every adventure, but this time, something seems a bit fishy.

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Bill a tugboat and Mabel a barge go up and down the choppy river together.

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Being a family is hard when you’re homeless and you live with your mom in one shelter while your dad lives in another.

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A young girl tells what it’s like to live with and take care of her dog Sophie.

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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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Learn your alphabet and your pasta as you follow along with an ABC circus that’s good enough to eat.

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A baby, misplaced by the stork charged with delivering him to his new home, embarks upon a wild journey across the world.

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Pax, a young boy, becomes worried when he has to leave his friend Blue behind. 

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Chee-Kee moves with his parents to a new land of opportunity, but doesn’t feel like he fits in.

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Tony was all white, large, sturdy, with wide gentle eyes and a ton of love.

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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.

Note: All of these titles have very different, yet very lovely illustrations.

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Chick finds himself on a madcap chase through the barnyard as he attempts to protect his unhatched little brother from danger.

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There is magic in every tiny seed, and in this book, you become the magician by planting the seeds, watering them, and helping the  sun to shine.

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When his father doesn’t return from a fishing trip, a boy ventures out to find him in a blizzard.

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Little Tickles the bunny must save her siblings when they become trapped inside a hollow log.

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Bizzy declares that it’s Opposite Day, but Dill just wants everything to return to normal.

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In this never-before-published story by Margaret Wise Brown, it’s time for a little bird to fly away. But which direction is best, north, south, east, or west?

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Pip gets mad when Nico doesn’t want to play anything he suggests.

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Rhyming text takes readers through a child’s day, as she imagines what it would be like to be an acorn, a bird, a spider, and more.

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A brave rooster decides he must keep on singing, despite the law forbidding it and the punishments he receives.

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Samson the piranha’s dream is to eat in a fancy restaurant, but piranhas aren’t welcome there.

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Lily wakes up one morning with grumpy feet and it’s up to her friend Bear to cheer her up.

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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 trio of stories in one book–Big Duck, Little Duck, and Porcupine lose their kite in a tree, make new friends, and build a lemonade stand.

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For one young boy, visiting the zoo for the very first times is an adventure.

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A baby hare springs up, up, and away into a flight of fancy as he follows a little girl through the clouds.

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When five hungry animals visit Sam’s ice cream shop, he whips up some amazing creations.

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A nurturing mama, a fearful baby, and a nest in a tall, tall tree–what could go wrong? HILARIOUS!

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Famous magician Monsieur Lapin has found the perfect assistant–Houdini the rabbit.

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Pablo the little lamb discovers something as white and fluffy as he is–his first snow.

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Herb the rabbit is tired of working for a magician and being pulled out of a hat, so he goes in search of a new job.

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Henri the caterpillar dreams of adventure, so he gathers up his courage and off he goes.

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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.

Picture Books At The Library has been on a little break*, but now it’s back and ready to roll for 2017 with lots of great new titles. There’s something for everyone At The Library!

*Due to budget constraints at the end of the year, purchases of new library items slows down considerably, hence the reason for the break.

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A greyhound and a groundhog work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around one another.

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An ox tries to convince a gazelle that he’s in love with her through a series of letters.

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With a red rose in hand, Lazlo sets off for the theater to see the girl of his dreams starring in Alice in Wonderland.

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Shake, tilt, and turn this book to help Bunny navigate the ski slope.

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Monster-like characters tell the little ones in their lives everything they love about them.

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Joshua James can fix anything, except for a broken egg.

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Animal and human mamas, papas, and little ones express their love for one another in their own special ways.

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All lemmings look alike, sound alike, and act alike. Except one.

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Three little birds crack out of their eggs and fly away, leaving one small egg sitting all alone.

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Bold messages and bright pictures encourage readers to embrace all of their unique qualities.

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Far away, near the South Pole, a blue penguin is born.

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A contemporary retelling of the classic tale, capturing life as a struggle between the inner spirit and fate.

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A violent and strong Tyrannosaurus comes to realize the power of love.

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Horace and Hattie watch a caterpillar become a butterfly and are inspired to attempt a transformation of their own. Sweet!

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Did a comet kill all of the dinosaurs, or are they masters of disguise, hiding in plain sight? Super clever! 

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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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All the farm animals want to be let into the house on a rainy day.

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A boy from Haiti processes the grief of losing his parents by playing the drums.

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A determined young girl sets out to track down an elusive red fox.

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Pablo and his sister spend every day rummaging through garbage looking for items their mother can sell to put food on the table.

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The different inhabitants of a city wake up and start their days.

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In  a place called Hunger Mountain, there lives a lord who has everything imaginable, yet never has enough.

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Join in the search for the missing bear while duck tries to convince you a duck story would be better.

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Travel back in time to dance and sing with a prehistoric posse of dinosaurs and kids.

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A young boy tries to imagine what has happened to his loved ones who have passed away.