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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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While getting ready for a bath one evening, a little boy gets stuck in his clothes.

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A boy promises his friend, an elderly lady, that one day he will fix up her old house. Love the use of color in this one!

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Nokomis Josephine walks to raise awareness of our need to protect water for future generations.

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When Lola the armadillo accidentally knocks over a jug of juice, she panics and decides to run away.

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An adventure-loving boy dreams he is Robinson Crusoe.

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A prayer from mother to son that he will always be in safe hands.

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When three bear brothers are sent on an urgent quest, the middle bear discovers he’s just the perfect size to save the day.

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A little toy train has a big adventure in the great outdoors. Great illustrations and nice intro to different types of trains!

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When Moonlight Pond freezes over, the forest animals come out to take part in the annual talent contest, but Toad doesn’t have a talent like the others. Beautiful art!

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Inspired by a real hero dog named Vera who lived at the US Coast Guard base in the San Francisco Bay.

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A young frog is bored and has trouble finding something to do.

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Monkey tries to make a trade with owl for his red balloon. Clever!

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A lyrical celebration of multiculturalism as a parent shares with a child the value of their heritage.

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When a girl finds a mysterious book of martial-arts poses, she ignores the warning printed inside. Fun!

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Leon is confused about where they will put the new baby now that he’s home. Cute!

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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 many tender, madcap ways we love one another.

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When the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma’s house, it’s clear that the house is much too small to hold them all.

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Big Monster must find a way to outwit Little Monster when Little Monster says he’s not tired.

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Edmond Bigsnout sets off to catch a city bunny for his dinner, but is thwarted at every turn.

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When two fearful children are terrified of each other, their monsters try to help.

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When an antlered ship arrives in the harbor, an inquisitive fox joins the crew on a quest for adventure. Beautiful art!

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When a mountain separates Manjhi’s poor village from schools and hospitals, he uses a hammer and chisel, and twenty years of his life to create a road through the mountain.

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Once a year, Abuelo comes from Mexico to visit his family; he brings his guitar, his music, and his memories.

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Cap’n Rex must convince his crew that they can overcome a giant shark, a thick fog, and an erupting volcano to find the buried treasure.

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An excited dog see lots of fun things through the window.

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Little Elliot and Mouse take a trip to the country and make some new friends.

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A day in the life of a squirrel.

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Inspired by Little Kunoichi’s relationship with her pet ninja bunny, Chibi Samurai sets off to find a companion for himself.

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Three kids take a flashlight with them and go outside to play at night. Imaginative illustrations!

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A young boy tries to follow all of the rules in order to attend his friend’s party. Funny!

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When Little i’s dot falls off and rolls away, he sets out on a journey to find it. 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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Napoleon the chameleon tries to make friends with the animals that live near him in the jungle, but has a hard time being seen.

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A young child realizes the connection between the natural world and himself and gives thanks.

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A skater leaves lines across the ice and the page. 

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Spending all of his time on social media making online friends, Nerdy Birdy neglects his live friend Vulture.

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Two dogs decide to follow their dads when they leave for yet another trip, but end up having an adventure of their own.

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When William stumbles upon a delivery of food destined for Fairy-tale Headquarters, he decides to spice things up.

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A young boy and his father awake early to go fishing on the shores of a small pond.

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A bossy girl named Maddie tries to tell Ally and her friends that they have to follow her rules.

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Two dinosaur friends go for a drive, but the driver can’t resist the urge to honk the horn.

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Maria and her family spend the day making applesauce.

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Pepper goes with her mother to the tailor to have a dress made just for her.

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Children excitedly discuss the details of their upcoming birthdays.

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Explore the mysteries of life and death–mourn those who have passed, but celebrate those who have been born.

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Lulu is sick and can’t go outside to climb trees, her favorite thing to do, so she finds another way to climb a tree.

A child walks an old dog very, very slowly.

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A ghost is too afraid to go into the scary dark woods.

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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 toddler enjoys the range of sounds he hears as his busy day comes to an end.

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Uni the unicorn brings a little girl to meet the other unicorns so that they’ll finally believe.

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When a mysterious shopkeeper tells Isaac about a legendary book that holds the answers to every question ever asked, he embarks on a lifelong search for the Book of Gold.

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A boy and his parents drive to the city of Havana, Cuba in their old family car.

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It’s time for Flynn to sleep in his first big boy bed, but there’s one rather large problem–a walrus!

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A twist on the classic fairy tale in which a queen places a pea under a young lady’s mattress to see if she truly is a princess.

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Goose is all packed up and ready to cross the street to the picnic spot. What could go wrong?

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After tossing and turning in his bed, a little boy embarks on a nighttime quest to find a cozy place to rest.

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Groovy Joe doesn’t get upset when his house fills up with dancing dogs. He keeps on rocking.

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Little Chengdu the panda tries to do as much as he can on his own, until he learns he could use some help.

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One night, both Bunny and Dog see a shooting star. Could this shared moment be the start of a friendship.

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A child on a trip with his mom, who only wants to play his video game, goes outside to explore.

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When all of the apples are missing from the tree, Fox sets off to solve the mystery.

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Robot has lost his arm. He searches everywhere, but cannot find it. Incredible cut paper art!

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Two sheep set out on an adventure and meet a third sheep who may actually be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Funny and clever!

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In this nearly wordless alphabet book, a little cat runs away and gets caught up in a wild chase that goes everywhere from A to Z. Also funny and 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.

There’s a book for every taste in this batch!

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A student who uses a wheelchair finds a way to see her dog each day in school.

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A group of kids finds a way to enjoy the day, rain or shine, indoors or out.

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A girl who cannot sleep decides to count sheep and other woolly animals by ones, twos, fives, and tens.

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When the sun goes down, the gorillas come out to dance and play.

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Hippo feels bad that he didn’t bring anything to the picnic, so he sets off to find some berries for his friends.

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Ben loves the very large, very unusual “dog” he adopted, but the townsfolk don’t appreciate the trouble she’s causing.

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When firefighter duckies rescue everyone and everything, chaos ensues.

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A new twist on the classic tale of the hunt for Moby Dick.

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Jack and the townsfolk are tired of eating beans, so Jack climbs up the beanstalk to find something else to eat.

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Counts up ten dogs who are waiting in a shelter, then counts back down to one as each is adopted.

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Rodney’s class goes on a field trip to the park, but it’s not the park Rodney expects.

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A curious cat wonders who owns the moon and all manner of creatures from a bird to the ocean claim it as theirs. Fun to read! Great for repeat readings!

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In the stillness of a summer dawn, two siblings leave their campsite with fishing rods, tackle, and bait and push a red canoe into the lake. Lovely art!

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Philomena gets new glasses, so sister Audrey gets some too. Sister Nora Jane thinks if both of them have them, then shouldn’t she? Adorable!

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Buddy and Earl enjoy their time in school–Buddy as student and Earl as teacher. Cute addition to the series!

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Whobert the owl sets out to solve the case of who killed Perry the Possum. 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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When Mama hears Brooks and Mikey fighting over yet another toy, she takes it away.

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A young boy tracks down an elusive ghost in the hidden rooms of a fantastical magic shop.

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Bear has made a den for himself, and chairs and tables and beds, but something is still missing.

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When school supplies go missing, Chico the monkey investigates the mystery.

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A girl is excited when the circus comes to town, but her family is too busy with farm chores to enjoy it.

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Princess Truly’s adventures are a celebration of individuality, girl power, diversity, and dreaming big.

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Eli the dog has been with Astrid since she was a baby, and now that Eli is getting older, Astrid wants to make fun memories with him. Sweet!

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Mama Lion and Tigey compete in a cross country road race where they discover that coming in first isn’t what makes you a winner.

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Sadie and Sherman set out to save a goldfish that was tossed into the ocean by an ungrateful girl.

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Lily the lamb imagines she’s a gymnast, a cowboy, a cupid, and more, but her big imagination gets her into even bigger trouble. Love the art!

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Little Philbert the mouse tries everything he can think of to get fellow tea lover Oliver the cat’s attention.

Engineer Arielle drives her train through Jerusalem on Israel Independence Day.

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A troupe of merry volunteers attempt to rescue poor Billy Bloo from the goo, only to find themselves stuck as well.

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Six playful penguins follow simple clues that lead them to find each letter of the alphabet.

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It’s almost the first day of school and Bonaparte is literally falling to pieces. Love the art in this one too!

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The kittens need a teacher. Is cat up for the toughest job yet? Fun addition to the Cat series!

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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.

Chirri and Chirra are surprised by the magical world they discover in the tall grass of the meadow.

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Twins Dax and Zoe are ready for kindergarten, but, oh no, they’ll be in different classrooms!

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Frog has had enough of being sat on by Dog, so he changes the rules. Fun!

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Zoey the chicken creates a school in the barn for her friend Sam the pig.

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Arnold is nervous about his first day of kindergarten, so he becomes the brave Super Saurus.

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A boy goes searching for a bear at bedtime. Sweet!

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Manny puts on his invisible cape to stand up to a bully at school.

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Explains the rules a kid must follow to survive the perilous world of the lunch room.

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Here’s everything you need to know to help your teacher get ready for the first day of school.

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Sometimes being a boat is full of adventures on the high seas, but at other times, arguing passengers can run you aground.

Erin sneaks aboard her mother’s fishing boat to find out if the legend of Black Rock is true. Whimsical and artistic!

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Five unlikely heroes must save the Super Happy Magic Forest from Zorgoth, Super Slug of Doom.

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Grace and Walter’s father tells them a scary story about two children in a dark forest. Clever story within a story!

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Casey wants what his older sister has–a shimmery skirt, glittery nails, and a sparkly bracelet.

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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 Lucy’s friend Brock visits, Sparkle is jealous until he discovers he shares Brock’s love of drumming and dancing.

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Follow a little girl as she shares all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives.

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When your brother is a monkey, be prepared for messes and mayhem.

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Race cars line up, ready to zoom down mountains, past waterfalls, and through tunnels to the finish line. 

 

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Zombelina has an idea to help her new friend work through his show-and-tell day jitters.

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When her big sister is too busy to play, a little sister creates Sister Day.

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A cat explains why cats make much better pets than dogs.

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Two balls of clay have a great time shaping themselves into various animals.

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Time Out isn’t such a terrible punishment when you have a spaceship to board, a starry sky to visit, and a moon to circle.

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Mommy and Lila are going to visit Grandpa, but Lila is busy playing in her own imaginary world.

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Follow a little girl in author Patricia MacLachlan’s semi-autobiographical picture book and learn what it might take to grow up to become a writer.

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Millions of children around the world protest bath time every day.

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A little red train picks up a few uninvited passengers.

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When a class pet proves to be more than a handful, the students must convince their teacher to release him into the wild.

 

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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.

Gus wants to take tap dance lessons but he can’t afford tap shoes.

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A rivalry ensues when a new knishery opens up across the street from Benny’s parent’s shop.

 

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A mother Maiasaura dinosaur finds an egg and decides to care for it as if it were her own.

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Mitzi is determined to discover what the strange ingredient in her muffin is.

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Black Belt Bunny faces a serious challenge–making a salad. Cute!

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A hungry giant goes in search of some tasty children to eat. Fun read aloud!

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As George gets ready for school, he realizes he’s forgetting something, but he can’t figure out what.

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A little girl makes a sandwich for her father filled with all of his favorite things.

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When Amanda’s first day of kindergarten doesn’t go to plan, she decides to quit and join her brother in second grade.

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A hungry but generous giraffe gives away all of his apples to the other animals.

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Bear is determined to prepare for his party all by himself. He can get dressed, pick apples, and make sandwiches without help from anyone.

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The dinosaurs cause havoc all over the school.

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Two little mice hear all sorts of noises as they go about their day. Love the use of color in this one!

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Hector collects acorns of different shapes and sizes and stores them in his desk at school.

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All sorts of trains, from passenger to freight, are constantly on the move.

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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.

Fabulous mix of artistic talent in this bunch!!!

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Little Excavator wants to do what the big trucks do, but he’s too small.

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A prim and proper mouse tries to convince the reader that nothing interesting will happen in the book.

A little monster has trouble finding suitable new underwear.

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Babies are cared for by loved ones in every way and grow up in the blink of an eye.

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Little Plane is good at arcs and dives, but he has trouble doing loopity-loops.

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Garcia and Colette can’t agree on where to explore, so they set out on independent expeditions.

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Wally is a boa constrictor who loves hugs, but his friends from school are afraid of getting hugs from him.

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A child searches for the perfect spot to read.

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Sometimes it’s fun to be wet and sometimes it’s not. There are all kinds of ways to get wet.

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Celebrate life with animals of every kind. All around lovely!

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A sweeping view of America, its strength and inclusiveness, from sea to shining sea. Beautiful paintings!

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Two children are left behind at the zoo after dark, and that’s when the magic happens. Fantastic illustrations!

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On a rainy day, Hare finds many things to complain about until Bear finally has had enough. Incredible artwork!

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A little girl and a group of animals challenge the reader to a staring contest. Clever concept!