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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 Busy Creature chomps and chews his way from A-Z. Funny!

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When Tough Tug sails to Alaska for the first time, he finds out what being a tug really means. Cute!

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When five elephants discover a new fruit at the top of a very tall tree, the race is on to see who can claim it first. Clever!

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Five little beavers are hard at work until, one by one, their friends whisk them away to play. Fun!

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A duckling enjoys a rainy day with his animal friends.

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A young girl ponders the colors of her world. Lovely and lyrical!

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Bernie heads out to make a duck delivery, but one of the ducks eats the directions, and now he can’t find his customer. Hilarious with a twist ending!

Picture Books At The Library 141

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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 girl tries several ways to get rid of the hiccups.

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Brothers Charlie and Mouse enjoy a special visit from Grumpy.

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With her shadow’s encouragement, a young dancer psychs herself up for an audition.

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Harbet cannot keep up with the latest hat trends–as soon as he gets a new hat, it’s already old. Love Emily Gravett’s books! Especially love the unexpected ending in this one!

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A boy and his toy dragon search for the most comfortable bed during a dreamy nighttime adventure.

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Little Choo wants to be just like his father Papa Pufferbelly, but pulling a line of freight cars up a steep mountain might be a little too much for the small engine.

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Two young Aboriginal cousins hear the story of the Windigo told by an uncle elder, and track the creature into the forest.

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Nora notices a very large octopus on top of her apartment building, which proves to be a very good neighbor. Fun story and super illustrations!

Picture Books At The Library 140

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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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On one quiet afternoon, a child and a special friend’s unexpected adventure brings joy and excitement and sights never imagined.

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A clever pup ends up in a cozy home and she’ll do anything to stay there.

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While the other pandas try to rush her from one activity to another, Flo enjoys relaxing and really seeing the world around her.

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When his owners bring a baby home, Bobo the dog competes for attention.

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Truly’s magical, sparkling curls have the power to transport her to exciting new places.

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A sleepy bunny says good night to the world around him. Beautiful art!

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Simon tries to convince the big cats that he is a cat too. So fun!

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As five little mice race down the road, they face noisy twists and messy surprises at every turn. Pretty darn adorable!

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Words have escaped from the dictionary and have spun out of control.

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A spacious umbrella welcomes anyone and everyone who needs shelter from the rain. Sweet!

Picture Books At The Library 139

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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 lot of blue in the covers this week!

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Petra believes she is a mountain, but discovers she might be something else entirely.

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A guidebook for every big brother or big sister dinosaur on how to help teach the new baby everything.

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When a beloved tree gets sick, the human and animal communities work together to give it a new life.

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Clever middle child, Cliffy, decides to stay in his cozy, flannel pajamas all day.

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When an oil slick threatens to harm the penguins, some well-meaning humans knit them sweaters to keep them safe and warm

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A child yearns for a horse. Lovely!

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Elmore is lonely and decides to come up with a way to make friends with the other animals. Adorable in both story and pictures!

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Claudia is disappointed when winter comes and there are no more butterflies around that she can paint. Love the art!

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Two siblings make a snowbear then go sledding. Cute art!

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Rabbit works hard to rescue her friend Possum who’s stuck up a tree. Cute story!

Picture Books At The Library 138

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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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One by one, five little ducklings tumble off the bridge into the river below.

A tiny chick’s peep sets off a chain reaction that sends the other jungle animals running in fear. Fun!

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A girl and a boy introduce readers to Holi, the Indian festival of colors. Beautiful art!

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All you need to make Every Color Soup is a pot, a spoon, a helper, and vegetables of many colors. Always a fan of Jorey Hurley’s spare text and graphic art!

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In a game of hide and seek, ten bunnies try to find their friend Fox.

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Determined to prove that he is terrifying, Little Tiger sets out on tiptoe, creeping through the forest to find someone to scare.

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A sister and brother work together to fight crime.

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Samson is the biggest star of Fleabag’s Circus, but it’s not enough–he wants to be the biggest star anywhere.

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While his owner is away, a teddy bear has a wild party with all of his stuffed animal friends from the neighborhood. Clever!

 

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There’s a duck on Alligator’s lawn, and he’s not happy about it. And just whose duck is it? Great art and fun story!

 

 

Picture Books At The Library 137

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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.

Picture Books At The Library 133

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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.

Picture Books At The Library 129

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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.

Picture Books At The Library 127

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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 duck and a mouse happily take up residence in a wolf’s belly.

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Bruce’s house is getting too crowded, so he decides to move.

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Max the kitten and his new friend bird help each other learn how to fly.

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A boy builds a robot of his grandmother, who takes the boy to a very special house made just for him.

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Frank the spider must learn to cope when one of his legs goes missing.

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All day long, Buster the dog and the baby play chase.

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Two boys use all of their quarters to try and get the race car from the gumball machine.

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Horace and Hattie meet a new friend and have fun playing hide and seek with him.

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A step-by-step manual on how to make friends with a ghost, should you be lucky enough to meet one.

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A big sister, who fancies herself a princess, has trouble dealing with her little brother, whom she dubs King Baby.

Picture Books At The Library: Christmas Roundup 2017

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A first introduction to the biblical Christmas story.

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Mouse snoops to find his Christmas gift when he spends Christmas at Bear’s house. Fun!

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A young girl named Marie receives a nutcracker as a gift from her uncle. Beautiful adaptation of the Nutcracker story!

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Peanut is nuts about Christmas and can’t wait to get to his grandma’s house for dinner, but will he get there on time when snow begins to cover the path?

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Otto is very excited for Christmas–perhaps a bit too excited. Will he ruin everything?

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Princess Eliza uses her gadget-making skills to help the elves prepare for Christmas while Santa Claus is sick.

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A little girl is awoken on Christmas Eve by a very special reindeer.

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The children show their dinosaur friends how to properly prepare for Santa’s arrival.

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Little Bunny doesn’t know what to bring Jesus for his birthday. Sweet!

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A pair of cardinals are separated when their tree is cut down and taken to the big city. Lovely!

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Ride along through a winter wonderland with a girl, a boy, a dog, and a pony to the tune of Jingle Bells. Gorgeous illustrations!

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Maxwell sets traps for Santa Claus.

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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!

Picture Books At The Library 125

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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!

Picture Books At The Library 124

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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.