New Picture Books
Susan McElroy Montanari
Check out these new titles! You might just find your next favorite book.
After performing endless tricks and futile searches, a treat-obsessed little dog finally makes a tasty discovery.
When Froggy, Mom, and Pollywogilina set out for the library, Froggy brings a wheelbarrow to hold all the books he plans to borrow but he is so excited that he forgets to use his indoor voice.
In rhyming text, baby animals and their parents wish each other good night.
"Alan is very scary. He says things like 'I'm big, scary Alan! Fear my razor-sharp teeth!' But all is not as it seems. Alan, you see, has a very BIG (not-so-scary) secret" -- Front jacket flap.
"Gnome cannot wait to help his friends harvest the school garden! But his eagerness and excitement get him into trouble, leaving them all saying 'No, no, Gnome!'"-- Provided by publisher.
"Surf's up! Not yet, Dude! Books are boring! Not this one! Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to spend the day at the beach. But as Bro continues to gasp and cheer as he reads his book (Moby Dick), Dude can't help but get curious. Before you can shout 'Surf's up!' both frogs are sharing the same adventure, that is, until they get to the beach"--Excerpt from Amazon.com.
Best friends Sophie and Goose go to the zoo to find a friend for Goose when Sophie goes to school.
A young dinosaur shows how to stay friends even after having a terrible fight with his very best friend.
Susan McElroy Montanari
old she cannot have a puppy because it would just be another mouth to feed, Lula Mae decides to turn one of the chickens into a very special dog.
"A young boy and his father use their imaginations before bedtime to transform an ordinary laundry basket into a variety of transportation vehicles"--Provided by publisher.
A hungry hawk is outsmarted by the rabbit he hopes to have as a meal.
Features an exuberant kitten who does not want to settle down when a sleepy cat declares it is naptime.
Thelma Lynne Godin
A small child helps his reluctant, toddler-like dragon get dressed.
If the crayons cannot stop the scribble monster, this picture book and the play "Frankencrayon" may have to be canceled.
Quirky egg-shaped creatures known as the Hueys explore the concept of opposites.
Nancy and Jojo go on a sleepover, but since it's Jojo's first one, Nancy is determined to make it fun and put her at ease, but when it's time for bed, it's Nancy who grows nervous and needs the help of her sister.
Dinosaur spends a day "helping" his mother, from the time he roars to awaken her until their final contest at bedtime.
A boy is excluded from joining his friends' pet club because of his unusual pet.
"Mabel, the fanciest and sassiest dog the Hamptons has ever seen, causes all sorts of chaos for her parents with her naughty hijinx"-- Provided by publisher.
"A tale of four brothers... and one tenacious little sister!"
Ben Joel Price
Deep Sea Diver, Robot, and Monkey board a submarine, the Guppy, to delve into the darkest depths to discover what has taken the light from the sea.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.
Although Squirrel's friends warn him that bears eat squirrels, and Bear's friends remind him that squirrels make a good midnight snack, their friendship remains strong.
Rodeo Red and her hound dog, Rusty, are happy as can be until Side Swiping Slim comes to town and starts stirring up trouble for them, but when Slim steals Rusty, Red will do anything to get him back--even give up the birthday gift her Aunt Sal, a city slicker, sent.
"Meet Orq. He cave boy. Meet Woma. He woolly mammoth. Now meet Dorq. Dorq big. Dorq strong. Dorq mean. And Caba, he even worse. Ugh! Double ugh!"
Lulu is excited to play with the toy that her best friend Finny brings over, but when the toy loses a wheel and fixing it becomes a game in itself, Lulu realizes that it's even better to play with Finny.
Loving to wear pajamas, the swashbuckling pirates on board the Leaky Parrot take bubble baths, dance, and have pillow fights in outrageous jammies that range from frilly and spotted to green and pink.
Mini finds a dog in the park wearing shoes but no collar and begs to keep him, but soon she realizes that whoever put the shoes on him loves the dog, as well.
Two fuzzy animals have a silly argument about a chair that ends with a surprise.
Hazel Nut wants to sing and dance, but Mama, Papa, and Wally Nut are too busy, so Hazel calls in a special family member to get everyone moving.
In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.
“You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter.” Using a range of images from the World of Eric Carle, and featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar, this special gift book gives all the reasons why someone special makes the world a better and brighter place. Perfect for that someone special on Valentine’s Day—or any day.
"A humorous picture book about a dog's new bed being taken over by a cat"-- Provided by publisher.
"Preparations are in full swing to welcome a new family member in this sequel to the award-winning When a Dragon Moves In. A young boy has become a big brother and he and his beloved dragon dedicate themselves to entertaining the little baby. But when the drooling, crying baby somehow charms the dragon and his attention, the boy decides hes had enough of this baby business. Adult readers will see the dragon as the boys alter ego-eager to cuddle with the new baby before the boy himself feels quite ready, then as a conduit to the boys acceptance of the baby, and finally as kindred spirit with whom the boy can commiserate. Younger readers will love the boys wonderful, though perhaps invisible, dragon friend who helps him be a good big brother"--Amazon.com.
"Two siblings provide instructions for how to surprise one's dad, including surprises you can make, do, or find--and how to plan a Special Day surprise party for him"-- Provided by publisher.
After digging holes and munching on crawly bugs, a chubby mole settles in her cozy burrow for winter. Includes glossary identifying all of the different worms, caterpillars, moths, and butterflies included in the illustrations.
Jon J. Muth
Stillwater the giant panda and his friends Leo and Molly teach each other about patience, sharing, and compassion.
One day, Duncan is happily coloring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
"Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life's up and downs. And even when we disagree with our friends, if they're tried-and-true, they don't stay bent out of shape for long. That's the beauty of a good buddy. This joyous book rejoices in the simple beauties of friendship, and reminds readers of all ages that it's good to have a group of pals."--Amazon.com.
A boy wants all of the pets in a pet store but he and his sister can choose only one.
"Everyone loves Bacon but letting his fame go to his head may prove more dangerous than he thought"-- Provided by publisher.
Spending the night at Gram and Grandpa's house, Llama Llama discovers that he cannot sleep because he has left Fuzzy Llama at home, but Grandpa soon comes up with a solution to replace the stuffed toy.
In this cumulative tale, a chirping cricket calms a worried mouse, a prowling cat, and other restless creatures, helping them to finally fall asleep.
As a hat flies on the wind, different animals encounter it and want to keep it, but the wind keeps blowing until the hat gets back to its rightful owner.
Now that Amber’s mom and Max are married, the three of them are moving to a new house and Amber is worried about more than just packing. How can she leave the home her dad used to live in? And with her dad dating again, how will they ever find time for just the two of them, like they used to? All of these changes make Amber's head spin, but with standardized tests coming up at school as well as a dance competition, she needs to focus more than ever.…Sometimes, Amber realizes, moving on means taking one step at a time.